We can pretty much all agree that flying is the absolute best, most efficient way to travel any distance. Advancements in technology have made air travel safer, cheaper, and more efficient than ever before. It’s to the point now that the planes almost fly themselves. That isn’t to say we don’t need a pilot, but the days of requiring three in the cockpit are over, which is a good thing because a couple major carriers are now allowing male pilots to dress like ladies and wear makeup! We might need to add that extra pilot back in the cockpit so “Judy” can reapply his lip gloss in the rearview safer. British Airways made a recent announcement aimed at allowing male pilots to class the joint up a little and bring some glam back to air travel. Check out this little slice of crazy.
“Be bold, be proud and be yourself,” the airline reportedly wrote in an internal memo, adding that they hoped this groundbreaking moment would be “embraced by everyone regardless of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, background, culture, sexual identity or otherwise.”
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I don’t recall anyone ASKING for this, so British Airways apparently decided to get out in front of it and be proactive. Weird flex by British Airways, but it’s 2022, so why not? Of course, I’m not sure anyone on the plane is really concerned with whether or not Jerry in the cockpit had matching eye shadow and nail polish, actually every time I have flown, I am more concerned with not finding out first-hand what a water landing means. Just a thought, but how much longer are we going to be able to call it the cockpit?
Male pilots and cabin crew at the airline now can wear a “touch of mascara and lip color,” false eyelashes and painted nails.
“We are proud of our colleagues at British Airways, and we are committed to an inclusive working environment,” a BA spokesperson told MailOnline. “We have worked with our people to create updated guidelines for grooming, beauty and accessories, allowing colleagues to bring the best, most authentic version of themselves to work every day.”
So, while I still have to basically get undressed to fly and cannot carry many items with me that might allow me to be my “most authentic version” of myself, the people tasked with actually flying and running the plane can be slapping on false eyelashes and refreshing their rouge (is that a thing) at thirty-six thousand feet. That seems a bit dangerous if you ask me. Have you ridden with someone (a woman) trying to apply makeup while they drive? These are supposed to be the “friendly” skies, not “swerving all over” the skies.
Since no one has an original idea anymore, the ironically named Virgin Airways has also announced some changes.
The airline will apparently be introducing pronoun badges and will allows its pilots to choose the uniform of their choice – red or burgundy – regardless of gender. Men can also wear skirts and women can wear trousers.
Women wearing trousers? Why, what kind of Communist airline is this! What’s next? Is Frontier going to let furries fly the planes? Maybe Allegiant can staff their planes with drag queens? Though in fairness they will need some wider aisles for the drink service.
It’s a crazy time folks. I think I may just stick to driving. I’ve yet to stop at a truck stop and see a big rig driver in a feather boa and tiara, but it’s still early, I guess.