American Airlines Plans Second Field Test of New Uniforms

By Jesse Sokolow on 2 May 2019
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IMG_8490 2 (1)American Airlines announced a second field trial of the airline’s planned new uniforms. The trial will start on May 10 and will be solely for the synthetic version of the uniforms. This phase will end in July.

The first field trial, which was for the wool-blend versions of the uniforms, started on November 13 and was conducted in two phases. This field trial ended on April 30.

The new uniforms are being manufactured by Lands’ End. They will be tested by more than 1,000 flight attendants and customer service agents at airport locations.

American chose a new uniform supplier following numerous complaints that its then new flight attendant uniforms, introduced in September 2016 and produced by Twin Hill, were causing allergic reactions in wearers.

The current schedule calls for employees to be able to place orders for the new uniforms starting this fall, with an eye towards a delivery in winter.

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