Please refresh the page and retry. T HEY should weigh no more than eight stone, be younger than 26, and display "the bloom that goes with perfect health", said a New York Times article in But times have changed and now air hostesses are being freed from rigid beauty standards, as high heels, compulsory skirts, and now make up are no longer part of their compulsory dress codes.
In news that doesn't feel quite right inVirgin Atlantic has finally told its female cabin crew that they no longer have to wear makeup to work. The airline shared its new styling guidelines on Monday, stating that flight attendants can choose to go without makeup, but they are welcome to wear lipsticks and foundations from its existing colour palette if they wish to. Announcing the news, the airline said the change would allow "increased level of comfort" and "more choice on how they want to express themselves at work".
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Please refresh the page and retry. S ir Richard Branson is planning to cut air stewards' pay below the minimum wage, whistle-blowers claim, as they threaten strike action over Easter. In cuts branded "unfair" by staff, Virgin Atlantic air stewards' base salaries will increase marginally while allowance benefits, which make up a third of their pay, will be halved.
Virgin Atlantic has told female cabin crew they will no longer have to wear makeup in the air. The airline will also provide female crew with trousers as part of their standard uniform, rather than only providing them on request. Although low-cost carriers, such as easyJet and Ryanair, have relatively relaxed rules on crew presentation, most full-service international airlines prescribe what makeup must be bought and worn.
Richard Branson, who founded the first Virgin Records shop inproved that he excelled in non-music related businesses as he entered the sphere of aviation with the introduction of a fully functioning, high-quality airline in under days. While the male flight attendants donned mostly black suits with light gray trousers and dark, rather serious striped ties, the women sported red. Pollen was responsible for giving the ambitious airline its striking signature "Virgin Red" color, which earned her a place in airline history.
Mandy Smith is a happily married mum of a two-year-old who lives with her husband Glenn in West Sussex. Her life is routine, comfortable and calm. But it wasn't always like that - for 12 years, Mandy was a "trolley dolly" for Virgin Airlines, jetting around the world dealing with passengers, celebrities, colleagues and crises all at 20,ft.