MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Delta is delivering fashion in flight.
The airline revealed new uniforms by fashion designer Zac Posen on the runway Tuesday.
The people behind the Delta ticket counter — your gate greeters and in-flight service — will soon soar with a new look.
“It’s probably bringing a little more of the glamour days back to travel,” passenger Dave Rodak said.
With looks good enough to grace the runway, Delta employees strutted their stuff, showing off the new designer look.
“I love the style, the slim, it’s like the 40s, 50s style, love it,” passenger Trish Sargent said.
The uniforms for customer service to ground support will be made at Wisconsin-based Lands’ End.
The airline added plum to their color scheme. It will keep some of the red, but navy blue is gone.
“I want them to look professional, I want them to look like they care about their job, and if they’re not well-made up, nicely and fitted, well then they don’t care,” passenger Helen Hoffman said.
Some say they do not pay attention to what the employees wear.
“It won’t change my opinion one way shape or form,” passenger Ben Borrell said.
But other passengers admit a uniform can make a difference.
“I think it all adds up,” passenger Mark Darnell said. “I think everything they can do to provide a better service adds up to people, and I fly Delta all the time because I think they provide the best service.”
One-thousand employees will wear uniform prototypes from December through March to test the functionality. Sixty-thousand employees will begin wearing the final product in 2018.
Delta’s last uniform update was 10 years ago.