Pakistan International Airlines has laid out a new rule for flight attendants that they must wear underwear not just while on duty but during layovers as well. What’s more, airline “grooming officers” will be checking, “monitor[ing] cabin crew ‘at all times'” and will have to “report back if there is any ‘deviation’ from the rules.”
“It has been observed with great concern that a few cabin crew tend to dress casually while traveling intercity, staying in hotels and visiting various suffices. Such dressing leaves a poor impression on the viewer and portrays a negative image of not only the individual but also of the organisation,” an internal instruction memo, a copy of which is available with Geo.tv, sent by PIA General Manager Flight Services Aamir Bashir read.
…”The clothing worn by males and females should be in accordance with our cultural and national morals,” the guideline read.
PIA has previously required flight attendants to go on weight lose binges losing at least 5 pounds per month over half a year. But I don’t know what sort of brand image the airline thinks it’s protecting. Pakistan International Airlines is the worst airline in the world of any carrier its size.
(HT: Paddle Your Own Kanoo)