We used to call female flight attendants ‘air stewardesses’ or ‘air hostesses’.
KUALA LUMPUR, August 1 — Those who find the outfit of Malaysian flight attendants too revealing can just look away, Transport Minister Anthony Loke told Dewan Rakyat today.
The Seremban MP was responding to remarks by Tumpat MP Datuk Che Abdullah Mat Nawi from PAS, who said the uniforms of flight attendants of Malaysian airliners were too revealing as compared to the outfits of other international airlines.
“I don’t have a comment on this because whether it is revealing or not, then the eyes should stray away from looking at the stewardess.
“This is a subjective matter. Just don’t look at the stewardess,” said Loke.
31 January 2018
Hanya anak kapal lelaki dalam penerbangan AirAsia ke Aceh
KESEMUA anak kapal syarikat penerbangan tambang murah Malaysia, AirAsia yang membuat penerbangan ke Aceh akan terdiri dari lelaki, berikutan arahan yang mewajibkan anak kapal wanita memakai tudung sebaik mendarat ke wilayah itu.
Dalam satu kenyataan kepada The Malaysian Insight hari ini, AirAsia berkata ia maklum akan peraturan yang dikenakan oleh pihak berkuasa Aceh.
“Kami komited untuk memastikan operasi kami mematuhi peraturan itu. Buat masa ini, kesemua penerbangan pergi balik ke Aceh akan dikendalikan oleh anak kapal lelaki.”
Pihak berkuasa Aceh berkata anak kapal wanita Islam yang gagal mematuhi arahan itu akan dikenakan hukuman oleh polis syariah.
Bagaimanapun, tidak dinyatakan apakah jenis hukuman tersebut.
Aceh orders Muslim stewardesses to wear hijab; AirAsia, Firefly crewmembers affected https://www.nst.com.my/world/2018/01/330632/aceh-orders-muslim-stewardesses-wear-hijab-airasia-firefly-crewmembers-affected …
Indonesia’s conservative Aceh orders headscarves for Muslim flight attendants
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) – Authorities in the Indonesian province of Aceh have ordered Muslim flight attendants to wear headscarves when flying into the ultra-conservative Islamic region, officials confirmed on Wednesday.
Aceh is the only province in the predominantly Muslim country to implement Islamic law. Muslims elsewhere practice a moderate form of the religion, leaving women free to choose whether to cover their heads.
The regional government, allowed greater autonomy under a 2001 peace deal with the central government, sent a letter to national carrier Garuda Indonesia and budget carriers, such as Malaysia’s AirAsia and Firefly.
“All female stewardesses must wear a ‘jilbab’ (headscarf) Muslim fashion in accordance with the rules of sharia,” the authorities said in the letter.
The international airport in Banda Aceh, the provincial capital, services dozens of domestic flights every week, and international routes to neighboring Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.
Non-Muslim flights attendants were not required to wear headscarves, but Muslim staff would be asked to wear them on flights in and out of Aceh, said Mawardi Ali, chief of the Aceh Besar region where the airport is located.
30 January 2018
29 January 2018
Vietjet blasted over lingerie model football stunt
VIETNAM’S budget airline has apologised for sending scantily clad models to join the country’s under-23 football squad on a flight home, after social media cried foul over the “cheap” PR stunt.
Vietjet – best known for its bikini-clad air hostesses – came under fire for sending models in barely there costumes to join the footballers heading home from China, where the team suffered a crushing defeat against Uzbekistan in the Under-23 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Championship on Saturday.
Social media in the communist nation erupted over the photos, including one of an awkward-looking young man being embraced by a model in a low-cut silver belly top and red underpants.
Others showed the sequin- and feather-adorned pin-ups posing on the private flight that Vietjet chartered for the team after the tournament.
The event captivated football-mad Vietnam and elevated the athletes to national heroes.
But netizens in Vietnam were not impressed with the airline models.
“Vietjet’s move was so rude, cheap, and offensive to the team, the fans and even its passengers,” Facebook user Nguyen My Linh wrote in a post that received 1,700 likes and more than 100 shares by midday Monday.
Though the airline has grabbed headlines by staffing some of its inaugural flights with air hostesses in nothing more than bikinis, many online users said it was inappropriate to send the lingerie models to accompany the young men.
“It’s disgusting. I will boycott Vietjet for this,” Le Nguyen, an office worker, told AFP today.
8 April 2017
Ministry to give new SOP for cabin crew interviews
PETALING JAYA: The transport ministry is expected to present new guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOP) for airlines to comply with during interviews with female candidates for employment.
The National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (Nufam) said it has been informed of the decision made at the ministry’s meeting with airlines stakeholders yesterday, following an outcry over reports that Malindo Air required flight attendant aspirants to strip to their bras during interviews.
In a statement today, Nufam secretary-general Mohd Akram Osman lauded the decision, saying it was timely and will prevent any untoward harassment incidents on young women seeking a job as a flight attendant or other frontline roles.
“There should always be a tight policy on interviews for airline cabin crew, especially involving female workers.
“We do not want to hear complaints from female candidates stating of any abuse or harassment during these interview sessions,” he said.
5 April 2017
Teehee. Now Firefly joins the fun.
TONY FERNANDES POKES FUN AT RIVAL MALINDO AIR: ‘WE WON’T ASK YOU TO STRIP DOWN’
No stripping required: AirAsia pokes fun at Malindo Air with recruitment ad
These applicants were told to strip down….
Employer has the right to ask interviewees to take off tops, says Malindo
Malindo Air is mired in controversy after it reportedly requested its interviewees to strip down their tops in the March 11 walk-in interview, Malay Mail Online reported today.
Its public relations and communications director Raja Sa’adi Raja Amrin, however defended the move, saying it was the right of the employer to request potential flight attendants to expose their chests to interviewers.
He, however clarified the interviewees were required to remove their tops, but not bras as claimed by the complainants who went for the interviews.
The airline wanted to see if applicants had visible marks due to the material of Malindo’s uniform, as their uniforms were “partially see-through”, he was quoted as saying by the news portal.
“It is not an issue. We have the right to conduct such body checks on them. I think most airlines do the same,” he said, adding that this was a norm for most airlines as the cabin crew needed to be presentable.
“We need to see if they (applicants) have scars, pimples or tattoos that could be seen through the uniform. Our flight attendants wear a corset inside and if it is covered by the corset, it is okay,” he added.
Malindo Air’s stewardess are clad in either a high-collared white blouse or a white kebaya top paired with a sarong.
“We need to know if there are scars or any marks as you can see their legs when they walk,” he said, responding to question that the interviewees claimed they had to bare their legs thigh-high.
“The slit is also tailored in such a manner where it will enable flight attendants to move around easily, especially during an emergency,” he elaborated.
Malaysiakini has attempted to contact Raja Sa’adi and the airline’s CEO Chandran Rama Muthy for their comments.
Malindo Air: “We can’t just let the Members of Parliament say all the awful sexist things.“
So Malay Mail, you do an exposé on
@malindoair‘s violation of flight attendant recruits’ bodies by using a woman’s body to sell the story?
Kebiadapan apakah ini terhadap wanita? *flip meja*
Flight attendants outraged over Malindo Air stripdown
PETALING JAYA, April 5 — Flight attendants were outraged over Malindo Air’s grooming check during walk-in interviews on March 11 which required applicants to strip down to their bras.
Calling the fiasco “ridiculous and disgusting”, they said they had never come across such a screening procedure.
Malaysia Airlines cabin crew staff Sharifah Muhazlisa Syed Mohd Bakar, 42, was surprised when told candidates were asked to expose their chests, lift their skirts, fold up their pants or remove their pantyhose.
Sharifah said she was never asked to remove her clothes when she first joined the airlines in 1996.
“Those with long sleeves were asked to roll up their sleeves to check for tattoos and scars. That’s it,” she said.
“The official from the airlines should know better.”
A 28-year-old flight attendant with AirAsia, who requested anonymity, said it was unacceptable to ask female flight attendants to remove their clothes to check their skin.
“My current employee asked if I had any tattoos or scars but I was never asked to take my clothes off,” he said.
“The airline (AirAsia) will not have a problem with stewards or stewardess having tattoos or scars as long as they were covered by the uniform.”
A Singapore Airlines flight attendant, who declined to be named, was shocked and angry when told of the incident.
“That is crazy! I do not understand why they would have to do that. Those girls are not there to show off their bodies,” she said.
31 March 2016
Vietnam’s Bikini-Clad Carrier Seeks IPO To Be ‘Emirates Of Asia’: VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Co., the Vietna… http://bit.ly/1Rf9sqN
A 2014 photo shows an employee walking under a VietJet Air aircraft, operated by VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Co., at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Photo by: Brent Lewin – Bloomberg)
VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Co., the Vietnamese carrier known for its bikini-clad flight attendants, may hold its initial public offering as early as the second quarter as it plans to build global routes and become a top budget airline in Asia.
The IPO’s exact timing will depend on market developments domestically and globally, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, chief executive officer of Vietnam’s only privately-owned airline, said in an interview on Friday. The company hasn’t finalized how much it wants to raise and could offer as much as a 30 percent stake, the regulatory limit for foreign holdings, she said.
22 December 2015
Rayani Air, Malaysia’s newest airline, and syariah compliant, gets brickbats over the uniform of its non-Muslim flight attendants.
Stewardess uniform in focus again, this time for syariah airline
“Congratulations Rayani. I appreciate your effort to heed syariah. But I don’t want people to later question why your non-Muslim staff are not in loser clothes, and not in T-shirts, like they do now.
“Many international airlines, like Emirates and Etihad, have attendants dressed in looser clothing,” Adillah Hanim Mahmud said on the social media.
Netizen Johan Dihani agrees.
“Are the flight attendants dressed in long-sleeved shirts and blazers? Why not dress in looser tunics to obscure their figures. Come on, you said you are syariah compliant,” Johan said in his posting.
Malaysia’s first shariah airline is called Rayani Air http://buff.ly/1O33hZc
#RayaniAir, Malaysia’s first “Syariah-compliant” airline, has begun operations: http://hype.my/2015/96113/rayaniair-syariah-compliant-airline-takes-to-the-skies-for-first-flight/ …
19 December 2015
Malindo Air: Wow, look at all the neck and front showing! Definitely, the UMNO delegate will want to sew them collars!
Look at those legs! The UMNO delegate would want to cover up those legs!
13 December 2015
SINGAPOREANS NOTICE UMNO DELEGATE’S REMARK.
Remember what Singapore Girl wears? I suppose he would like to sew collars for them?
UMNO delegate wants to sew up MAS uniforms….
‘Let’s sew up revealing ‘MAS uniforms’: UMNO delegate http://ebx.sh/1NWG0Uv
12 September 2015
This is what an air stewardess wears on a MAS flight.
Someone wants to do something about it as he believes that it is too revealing.
Delegate offers to sew up ‘revealing’ MAS stewardess uniform
UMNO AGM An Umno delegate who was annoyed with the uniform of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) stewardess which he deemed too revealing has offered sewing services to help them cover up.
Ahmad Darus, a delegate from Penang who was debating on religion and education at the Umno general assembly today, noted that women at his party branches were good at sewing.
“I think many of the Wanita chiefs at our party branches are actually tailors.
“If (MAS) does not have money (to sew up the uniforms), then send them to the branch Wanita chiefs, they can help sew them up,” he said.
Ahmad added that he could not comprehend why MAS, which is state-owned, can allow such attires.
“The men are dressed decently but the women, we let them wear ‘unsewn clothes’.
“I cannot understand… the uniforms are prepared by us (government-owned MAS), it is not like they are free to wear according to their whims,” he said.
18 September 2015
Looking so fly: Here are 13 airlines with the best-looking flight crew http://goo.gl/l0ZVRG
Looking so fly: Here are 13 airlines with the best-looking flight crew
Click on the link for the photos:
Etihad Airways reveals new uniform
Etihad Airways reveals new uniform worthy to be called couture http://goo.gl/ilfgJt
AsiaOne Travel | Tue, Dec 23 2014
Etihad Airways revealed last week a brand new set of uniforms together with the arrival of Etihad Airways’ fleet of Airbus A380 and Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
Created by Italian Haute Couturier Ettore Bilotta at his atelier in Milan, the new uniform merges dramatic elements of old-world haute couture from 1960s Paris and Rome with contemporary runway looks of London, New York, Milan and Tokyo to create “timeless sophistication”, which was part of the brief he was given.
The new uniforms will be making their debut from Dec 27.
Made from 100 per cent Italian wool and in Italy, the uniforms feature an intricate jacquard design – some 30 per cent of the outfits were handmade.
This is Ryanair
Ryanair’s popular – and controversial – cabin crew bikini calendar has been scrapped, the airline’s chief executive has confirmed.
The calendars, which feature 12 members of the low-cost airline’s female cabin crew posing provocatively in bikinis, have been published annually since 2008.
As well as raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity, the calendars have raised plenty of eyebrows, with advertisements for the product banned in 2011.
Following his announcement of the cancelled calendars on Irish radio station Today FM, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary hinted that the move had been a reluctant decision but was not in keeping with its family-friendly image.
That’s what you call a landing strip! VietJet Air slammed after publicity images featuring scantily-clad ‘cabin crew’ are leaked online
VietJet Air claimed that photos of models in airline colours were not part of an official advertising campaign
But the airline has claimed the photos are not a part of an official advertising campaign. Vu Pham Nguyen Tung, the development director for the airline, told Vietnam’s Thanh Nien News that the photos were just for a trial shoot and that the carrier had not decided whether or not they will use the photos.
Tung also denied the release was a PR stunt to gain attention for the airline.
Racy photos of scantily-clad VietAir flight attendants stir controversy
Posted: Sep 24, 2014 6:51 AM Updated: Sep 24, 2014 6:51 AM
Tái xuất “bikini” – VietJetAir khuấy động festival hoa Đà Lạt
A PAS MP and youth leader, when commenting on the downing of MH17 in east Ukraine, had called on MAS to review its crew’s un-Islamic uniforms as well as its policy to serve alcohol on board.
7:56AM Jul 25, 2014
Union wants hijab option for Muslim MAS cabin crew
The National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (Nufam) has reiterated its call for Malaysia Airlines (MAS) female crew to be given the option to observe the Muslim dress code.
Responding to snide remarks linking the MH370 and MH17 tragedies to MAS crew’s “un-Islamic” uniforms, Nufam said such attacks were uncalled for as the crew have no say on their uniforms.
It said to accuse the Muslim female crew of ignoring their religion is “not true and unfair”, as the crew themselves had sought for the option to don headscarves, or the hijab, to cover their hair.
“It is time a hijab uniform is looked into for those Muslim crew members who opt to wear them during flight,” it said in a statement.
AS IF MAS DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH PROBLEMS! Now, a minister has to open his big mouth..
Wednesday June 18, 2014 MYT 9:57:18 PM
Transport Ministry: Muslim stewardesses should be allowed to ‘cover up’, no plans to remove alcohol
A MAS stewardess in her kebaya-styled uniform.
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has been told by the Transport Ministry to give Muslim stewardesses the option to don Syariah-compliant uniforms.
In a parliamentary written reply to Ahmad Marzuk Shaary (PAS-Bachok), acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin said airlines had the freedom to choose their own cabin crew outfits, as long as they followed security standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
“The Transport Ministry has asked the national airline to allow or give an option to their Muslim stewardesses to wear Syariah-compliant uniforms ,” he said.
Hishammuddin said Malaysia Airlines had informed the Ministry that its kebaya-styled uniform reflected the carrier’s “Malaysian Hospitality” identity.
“It is also the airline’s commercial decision to determine the choice of their uniform based on their corporate image,” he said.
WOULDN’T YOU CONSIDER THIS UNIFORM TOO SEXY, EVEN BIZARRE, GIVEN THE CONTEXT?
The incident has just been reported but isn’t it ‘old’ news? There is an August 9, 2012 report of a similar incident involving VietJet Air.
Video: Bikini Dane On VietJetAir (mặc bikini múa trên máy bay-full)
Vietnamese Airline Fined Over Unapproved In-Flight Bikini Dance Show
WOULD YOU CONSIDER THIS UNIFORM TOO SEXY?
“Yes,” say Cathay Pacific flight attendants.
The Sydney Morning Herald
Cathay Pacific female uniform too revealing, says union
Cathay Pacific flight attendants want the Hong Kong airline to redesign their uniforms because they are too revealing and may provoke sexual harassment. Photo: AFP
AirAsia Advised to Review Female Flight Attendant Attire
Apparently, the AirAsia flight attendant uniform is too skimpy!
The Transport Ministry wants budget airline AirAsia to review its female flight attendants dress code. They claim that the female flight attendant uniform is too sexy and it does not represent the Malaysian national identity.
The issue surfaced after a Kelantan lawmaker from the United Malays National Organisation(UMNO) , Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz, commented that the airline’s uniforms were “sexy” and “did not reflect the national identity”.
“Airlines have to abide by the safety standards, among others, and comply with emergency evacuation in the allotted time, as set by the Civil Aviation Department and the International Civil Aviation Organisation,” acting Transport Minister Hishamuddin Hussein said.
THIS IS THE MALAYSIAN AIRLINE SYSTEM (MAS) FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNIFORM
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