Airline spokesman Ed Sims: “The uniform is “contemporary”, based on New Zealand themes that still allowed individual choice by addressing body type and personality preference.
A flight attendant: “The flight attendants look like drag queens off the Air New Zealand ‘pink’ flight. I haven’t worn that colour since I was five.”
Jack Yan, publisher of fashion magazine Lucire: “I know airlines find differentiation very important today, but I’ve some doubts on whether pink conveys any national values.”
Me: “The only time I saw patterns and colours in that combination was when someone slipped some LSD into my beer at the “Three Magpies” in 1971. I don’t think I want to go there again….”