Over the last few months, American has been testing new uniforms across all work groups. We’ve previously heard complaints from flight attendants and gate staff over the new designs, but pilots are now voicing their dislike as well. Pilots say the uniforms fit poorly, have insufficient pockets, and are more uncomfortable than the 20+ year old uniform they are replacing. Gregg Overman, a spokesman for the Allied Pilots Assn., had this to say:
The biggest problem is that the lining of the jacket is a blend of 96% polyester and 4% elastane, a combination that does not breathe. Like most working people, pilots spend a lot of time in their work clothes.
An American Airlines spokesman said “there will be significant changes to the prototypes based on all of the good information we’ve received from employees.”
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