Where do flight attendants buy their tights?

August 10, 2017 under Practical

Satin Touch 20 pantyhose on the airplaneJust recently I returned from my trip to US and I wanted to write about two conversations I had with flight attendants on the way there and back about pantyhose. I was curious to hear whether why they choose not to wear compression hosiery even though it is fully covered by their work benefits and where they buy their regular ones.

On my way to JFK one of the flight attendants was very friendly to me and I asked her, out of professional interest, what hosiery she wears. She said that she actually buys her tights at the dollar store! Somehow whether she buys it for $2 or for $15 from the department store, she still ends up getting snags in them the first time she wears. Thus, she figured, why spend more.

When I asked about compression, she said that she has one pair that she got through the company. It helps her legs and she really should wear it, but it’s too much hassle. Compression hosiery needs to be put on wearing latex gloves and it has to be washed in a specific soap solution.

My suggestion to her was to buy a few more of those compression tights and alternate them, so she can wash them all at once. I also gave her my card and offered to give her some free Fiore hosiery to try out and review. There are moderately priced options out there that don’t have as high of a mark up as the ones at the department store.

On my flight back I asked another flight attendant about her tights and the story was almost the same. She buys her regular hosiery from Aldo shoes. Exactly like the lady before her, she also owns one pair of compression hosiery that she was specifically measured for. However, she lost weight and her compression tights no longer fit her properly.

For all the flights I wore pantyhose myself, it’s doesn’t look credible to ask someone a personal question, claiming you are from the hosiery industry, if you don’t look the part. On my flight to JFK I wore Wolford tights and on the way back out of Boston I wore a pair of thicker Taiwanese ones that were a gift from a friend. Fiore tights make up the majority of my personal collection, but I also like to try on different brands in order to be able to compare and give people good feedback in terms of benchmark brands.

Queen of Sky – Blogging Dangerously

May 6, 2013 under What to Avoid

queen_of_skyThis wonderful lady, Ellen Simonetti, had a job as a flight attendant at Delta Airlines a while back and ran a blog called Queen of Sky about her personal life.

But after taking such photos (even though not provocative) and posting them on her blog, the airline terminated her employment without a warning.

Could it really be that this Queen of Sky in her flight attendant uniform with sheer glossy pantyhose and a flirty pose would cause someone to fire her for posing in an empty airplane?  Could it somehow still be too sexy?

Perhaps nobody would know who she is if this wouldn’t happen to her and she wouldn’t file a lawsuit against the airline.  But I guess that her termination lead to her popularity in a way.  I even read about her in a book on blogging!  It’s a whole different matter whether she used that popularity to her benefit or not – at least her original blog doesn’t exist anymore, for example.

Either way, be careful what you do at work and where you post it.  Some companies really do feel protective of their uniforms being photographed, etc.  A great publicity success for the Queen of Sky, after winning that lawsuit, and a lesson for the rest who are not up for lawsuits.