Cathay Pacific flight attendants and The Flight Attendants Union have expressed concern about the Hong Kong airline’s uniform, which they have described as “too sexy” and which foster an environment for sexual harassment. It is not quite the uniform above.
The uniforms (below) feature a shorter blouse and tighter skirt than many flight attendants would desire, and sexual harassment issues have apparently climbed since the uniforms were introduced. It is estimated that “each cabin crew member on one in every 10 flights” will experience some kind of sexual harassment, and that Cathay Pacific “intentionally [uses small, tight uniforms] to make us look a bit sexier and to let the passenger see more,” and is therefore part of the problem.
Cathay Pacific has responded, saying that “Crew are welcome to exchange their uniform any time if they feel the fit is not right,” although that seems to imply that one can always get a different short blouse or tight skirt, but that the style of the uniforms isn’t (yet) up for debate. That said, if Cathay Pacific thinks it has problems, wait until the girls who took part in the Qingdao University Flight Attendant Bikini Contest realize that, oh hey, that probably shouldn’t be part of the job interview.