27 SEPTEMBER 2010
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SKYSCANNER, the flight price comparison website, has taken advantage of London Fashion Week to ask users which airline they thought has the most stylish cabin staff uniforms. For many years carriers have insisted that their front line troops, the flight attendants, have looked very smart, competing against each other in terms of style. Elder readers may recall the chic uniforms of Pan Am and British Caledonian. Welsh designer Julien MacDonald took his needle and thread to BA’s uniform in 2004 in an effort to stop cabin crew looking like “someone’s old granny”. A respectable 15% of Skyscanner users think that BA, which sponsors Fashion Week, should take the top title in the style poll. Air France commissioned Christian Lacroix to design a whole wardrobe of items for cabin crew in 2005. Lacroix designs for a top grade list of celebrities, and Skyscanner users are suitably impressed, with 17% voting Air France’s uniforms as the most stylish. The airline that Skyscanner users actually deemed to be the most stylish is Qatar Airways. The airline’s retro-look crimson uniform took a massive 33% of all votes. www.skyscanner.net
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