In an email to employees last month, the airline announced that they were replacing a rule that female cabin staff only had to wear high heels when arriving at the airport and walking past passengers waiting to board. The new rule requires the staff to keep high heels on until every passenger is seated on the plane. The Times of Israel reports that over 200 flight attendants have singed a petition against the new directive. The airline had this to say:
“The company updates its service procedures and within that framework it was decided that the stewardesses teams wear presentable shoes also when welcoming customers to flights,” said Yehudit Grisaro, vice president of customer service at EL AL. “Immediately after the seating, and during the entire flight, activities are in work shoes. We stress that this practice is accepted in the world air industry.”
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