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American ready to test new crew uniforms

Employees get a sneak peek at the new uniform prototypes for American Airlines.
Employees get a sneak peek at the new uniform prototypes for American Airlines. Courtesy of American Airlines

American Airlines is giving its new uniforms a second try.

The Fort Worth-based airline will be conducting a four-week wear test of its new uniforms for pilots, flight attendants, gate agents on September 28. Ground crews will be trying out their new uniforms sometime this winter.

The second test comes after employees tried out a different set of prototypes earlier this year and said they were too drab, ill-fitting and producing allergic reactions for some pilots. American hired fashion designers KAUFMANFRANCO in 2013 to develop new uniforms for the airline’s employees.

The new set of uniforms came after employee committees submitted feedback on “wings, name bars and crest designs,” the company said in an employees newsletter on Thursday. They also include a pop of color in a red, white and blue scarf, something that had been suggested by flight attendants.

Employees were given a sneak peek at the new uniforms in Dallas/Fort Worth earlier this week.

“Sharing our feedback made a big difference,” employee Cynthia White said in the newsletter. “After seeing the items today - especially the new blazer - I am so excited for the upcoming wear test.”

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