Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Uniform: What Is It Like?
Qatar Airways Uniform is widely recognized and admired worldwide. This is because of
its elegance and design.
What are the items that comprise the uniform of the Qatari ag carrier?
We will discover it here.
Qatar cabin crew uniform: What you need
The uniform will be given to you towards the end of your Ab-Initio Cabin Crew Training
course, which lasts around 8 weeks.
This is where you will be taught all the skills and drills that cabin crew know in order to
go for their ights.
First, you will be taken to the Uniform Department where skilled tailors will see you and
give you items to try on.
Don’t worry these men and women have a lot of experience and can guess someone’s
size just by looking at them!
Keep in mind that Qatar Airways is a Muslim Airline, therefore, uniform tting is
So, expect a somewhat loose skirt, trousers, and shirt.
Note: If there are alterations to be made, this will only be done through the Uniform
Department and not outside.
Even though the uniform is part of the package oered in the job specications, it is
technically not free.
Items such as suitcase, trolley, and handbag will be deducted during the rst 3 months
of your contract via a small fee.
And when it’s time to resign you must return every single item in the exact count as they
were given to you since you joined or else, you will be charged for lost uniform and it
can be quite a shock to your pocket.
Every year depending on your joining date, you will be entitled for a new set of uniform
3 dining jackets
4 name badges
4 scrunchies (females)
a winter coat (not usually worn).
Laundry is included and usually, there is a laundry station in each male or female
accommodation where you can drop o or pick up your items during specied timings.
There are 2 dierent colors QR’s cabin crew uniforms: Grey and Burgundy.
But why there’s a couple of cabin crew wearing Grey colored uniforms and the others
are wearing burgundy?
This is because the Grey one is given to Cabin Services Directors and Cabin Seniors
because of their rank.
The rest of the cabin crew wear burgundy.
Before each ight cabin crew will get checked by the Grooming Ocers.
This department makes sure that everyone is in line with the standards of the company.
The grooming ocers go to each brieng room checking things like uniform tting
correctly (not too tight, not too loose), hairstyle done properly, makeup is correct, nails
are maintained, stockings are skin-colored appropriate, etc.
If there is any discrepancy, it will be informed to each cabin crew individually who must
correct it immediately if possible.
Female crew uniform components
This is a description of items provided for female crew and when do they have to wear
Jacket – It’s used mostly while walking at airports and during boarding and
deplaning/disembarkation. It must be worn fully buttoned and if not worn folded inside
out over your arm.
Blouse – The number of blouses given initially is 6. You must always have a spare one
inside your cabin trolley in case you get yours damaged or stained in-ight. Since the
fabric is very light, a camisole (white, beige or skin color) has to be compulsory worn
inside and over your underwear.
Skirt / Pants – 2 skirts and 2 pants will be provided. As mentioned earlier, the tting has
to be modest, meaning not too tight nor too short. The length of the skirt has to cover
your knees. It is optional if you want to wear pants or skirts. But to me, trousers are
more comfortable during longer ights.
Shoes – Each crew member is given 2 pairs of shoes.
High heel shoes to be worn on ground, so used while reporting for duty, during
boarding and disembarkation, at airports, company headquarters, promotions etc
Lower heel shoes are used in-ight, which means once cabin crew are released from
their jumpsuits after takeo. From that moment on they change into the low heeled
shoes and they will change back to their high heel shoes before landing. The brand is
usually Hush Puppies. You can nd Hush Puppies shoes and similar ones here.
Hat – The iconic oryx hat must also be worn while on ground duties and is only to be
removed once the aircraft doors are closed. Crew will only be provided with 1 hat.
Dining jacket – This jacket is part of the uniform to be worn for service and you must
remove it before landing. Each crew member will be provided with 3 pieces
Belt – A belt is a mandatory item and must be worn either with the skirt or with pants.
You are entitled for 1 belt.
Scrunchie – Females are provided with 4 burgundy scrunchies that are to be worn while
styling the hair in a bun.
Name Badge and One World Alliance pin – Both items must be worn on the left hand
side of each jacket, dining jacket and blouse/shirt. You will be given 4 name badges and
Winter coat & Gloves – The coat is given to be worn at very cold destinations but to be
honest is rarely worn. 1 pair of gloves is also provided to use during winter time.
Scarf – Only to be worn by Cabin Services Directors and Cabin Seniors.
Handbags, trolley, and suitcase – A set of 3 is provided and comes with Crew tags.
The suitcase – This is a big suitcase to be carried when you have a layover and it’s
usually placed in the cargo, our normal clothes, shoes and toiletries are carried inside.
Trolley – This is hand luggage size, it will be placed in the cabin and we must carry a list
of mandatory things inside:
cabin shoes: remember the low heeled shoes allowed during the ight?
a kit called “plonky kit” (for emergencies: containing tape, panadol, torch, sewing kit,
stapler, calculator and scissors)
our dining jacket for the service
extra stockings in case they tear
a pair of smart casual clothes and makeup items. The smart casual clothes are in
case of an unexpected layover during a turnaround.
Handbag – It is carried attached to the trolley and contains personal items such as
lipstick, pens, mirror, hand cream, notebook, wallets and phones etc.
Male crew uniform components
Jacket – Used while on ground duties and removed once the aircraft doors are closed.
Long sleeve shirt – To be worn with a white tank top underneath.
Tie – Provided by the company. It is Burgundy in color for standard cabin crew and Grey
for the Supervisors. You will get a brief on how to tie it.
Epaulet – To be placed on top of the shoulders, with the Oryx logo faced inwards.
Vest – It is the equivalent of a dining jacket and must be used inight.
Pants – Loose tting and their length has to be mid way of their shoe sole. Back pocket
has to be empty with the button closed.
Belt – Worn at all times.
Shoes – Male crew do not have 2 styles of shoes. They can use the same for both
ground or ying duties and must be neatly polished.
Socks – Should be black in color with no patterns and they should be at least calf length.
Gloves & Winter coat – To be used at cold destinations, but usually not used.
Bags – Males will also get a trolley and suitcase and are to keep the same mandatory
items inside their cabin bag. No handbag.
Watches – They should be discrete.
No stones, dial can be white, black or metal and in a conservative size.
Oversized watches are not permitted. Straps can either be leather, silver, gold black or
Rings – A total of 2 rings is allowed. These must be plain in design and silver or gold
Bracelets and Necklaces – Are not allowed while wearing the uniform.
Eyeglasses or contact lenses – Conservative eyeglasses are allowed if you present a
proof that you require them, you can also wear contacts. Spares – either glasses or
contact lenses– to be carried inside the cabin trolley are a must.
Earrings – Worn only by female crew. Earrings will be pearls in white color. Silver or gold
are allowed and just one per ear.
No other piercings are permitted.
Braces– Not allowed