After a protracted pandemic-related delay, United’s frontline staff members finally had a chance to see the revamped designs for the flight attendant and pilot uniforms.
Since 2017, when the Chicago-based airline first enlisted the help of designer Tracy Reese and menswear retailers Brooks Brothers, United has been working on its new uniform project, and various iterations of the designs have already been revealed.
The style of the uniforms are obviously Star Trek-inspired, with two hues of blue serving as the major accent colors. Additionally, United Airlines will incorporate name tags with the employee’s preferred gender pronoun, following the lead of other airlines that have updated their uniforms to reflect the times.
United already permits staff members to use their chosen pronouns in email signatures “to create space for employees of all gender identities to be seen and referred to in the manner that is most affirming, respectful, and courteous.” One of the first major airlines to permit employees to wear pronouns on their uniforms is United Airlines. The new name tags and wings will be worn by flight attendants starting “later this year.”
United Airlines stated We will keep working to create a workplace and airline where each of us and all of us feel seen. Our aim is for every employee to feel included and empowered to make a measurable difference in our success.