Need to stay in high heels throughout boarding
Female flight attendants are protesting an airline’s high heel policy.
Under an old policy, female flight attendants were required to wear high heels at the airport, but could change into flats on the plane before passenger boarding. Now the airline wants them to stay in high heels throughout boarding.
El Al says the directive to wear “presentable shoes” is standard in aviation worldwide. But the workers union instructed its female flight attendants Tuesday to ignore the new directive.
The union said the airline’s stance was “aggressive” and that the policy would impact the flight attendants’ safety and health.
Female lawmakers and a women’s group have called for dumping of the policy.