United Airlines provided a sneak preview of its new uniform after the original rollout was delayed by three years.
The new uniforms were created by fashion designer Tracy Reese and retailers Brooks Brothers and Carhartt in 2019, but the launch was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“That extra time has allowed us to build off a solid foundation of pieces that were celebrated, and reimagine those garments to better align with the changing needs of our airline,” a United Airlines representative told AeroTime via email.
The uniforms designs are evidently inspired by Star Trek, with two shades of blue as the main dominating colors.
And in line with other airlines where changes to their uniforms are keeping up with the times, United Airlines will also include name tags denoting the preferred gender pronoun of the employee.
“This program tells the story of our airline — a story of our everyday trailblazers who connect people and unite the world. It has been years in the making, and we’re excited to be on a journey that serves the needs of our current and future employees,” the airline representative told AeroTime.
The new designs are set to undergo a series of wear tests in the coming months and are set to roll out in 2025.