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Great News! United Announces Plans for New Designer Uniforms

Date: May 9, 2017
Type: AFA Article

After several months of gathering feedback from frontline employees and Union representatives, United management shared with employees the results of an industry-wide search to find the best brands to help in creating completely new uniforms that will present to our customers the new spirit of United.

Recognizing that each of us contributes our unique talents and abilities, in different ways, to the success of our daily operation, management has acknowledged that a one-size-fits-all approach to the development of new uniforms is likely not the best way to achieve success.  For this reason, United selected partners of distinction who will play specific roles in the new uniform program.

Tracy Reese, a renowned New York designer who has ties to the Midwest, will create the new female uniform while Brooks Brothers will design the male uniform for Flight Attendants and Pilots.  Ms. Reese will collaborate with Brooks Brothers, our country’s most experienced clothing retailer, in manufacturing both the male and female uniforms all the while upholding their two century old tradition of quality and value.  The roll out for our new look is anticipated to be sometime in 2019.

Over the next several months, management will be working closely with frontline employees to learn our views on the essential components of a quality uniform that fits the work we do every day as Safety Professionals.  You are encouraged to participate in the uniform roadshows that will be taking place around the system.  Stop by and be a part of shaping the future vision of the new look that will become our own.

Representatives from Brooks Brothers and Tracy Reese's team will be available at the following locations:

  • EWR: 5/22 - 5/23

  • IAD: 5/26 and 5/30

  • IAH: 6/2 and 6/5

  • DEN: 6/8 - 6/9

  • LAX: 6/13 - 6/14

  • SFO: 6/19 - 6/20

  • ORD: 6/23 and 6/26

Over the course of the next several days, Tracy Reese will be visiting the following locations:

IAD: Wednesday, May 10th

  • 8  - 11 a.m.: Inflight briefing rooms 10 and 11
  • 1 - 4 p.m.: Young traveler's room (near gate D3 on the concourse level)

IAH: Thursday, May 11th

  • 8 - 11 a.m.: Terminal C Group Room (near gate C45)
  • 1 - 4 p.m.: Inflight Base Lounge 1-5

DEN: Friday, May 12th

  • 8 - 11 a.m.: Inflight Base
  • 1 - 4 p.m.: Lance Bell Conference Room (located upstairs near the Inflight Base and SOC)

LAX: Saturday, May 13th

  • 8 - 11 a.m.: Break room area in the rotunda near the OZ offices (mezzanine level above gates 73/75)
  • 1 - 4 p.m.: Inflight Base

SFO: Sunday, May 14th

  • 8 - 11 a.m.: Baggage Claim area near claim 1
  • 1 - 4 p.m.: Inflight Base Conference Room

LHR: Friday, June 30th

  • Times and locations TBD

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