Spirit Airlines flight attendants upset over new uniforms


Published: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 11:08 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 11:08 a.m.

MIAMI Flight attendants for Spirit Airlines are unhappy with a new uniform design that includes aprons that display the logos for alcoholic beverages.

The Association of Flight Attendants chapter at Spirit Airlines said in a news release that the uniforms send the wrong message to passengers and make it harder to enforce safety regulations.

The president of Spirit's flight attendants union chapter said in the statement that "turning flight attendants into walking billboards is unacceptable."

In the news release, the union also said it found some of Spirit's advertisements to be demeaning.

A spokeswoman for the Miramar-based carrier said the company stood by its initiatives, which helped it maintain low fares and "keep secure jobs for our valued employees."

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