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11/11/00
Women Wear the Trousers at BA
- Britain's biggest airline in uniform shake-up

BRITISH AIRWAYS is to drop its trouser ban on women, following a survey by the company.

BA chiefs made the decision after seven out of 10 of its female staff said they preferred trousers to skirts. The trademark wide-brimmed blue hats were also given the thumbs down.

Kate Gay, a spokesperson for the airline, said: "Our frontline staff are on a catwalk every day and are very much our ambassadors, so we want them to feel comfortable."
Paula Doran, BA's uniform design manager said that the new uniform would be a good way of signalling change to staff while showing customers that BA is a 'dynamic and modern organisation.'

This isn't the first time that BA's female staff have been given the option of wearing trousers. Pinstripe suits were first introduced to the airline 30 years ago but failed to take off



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