When we board a plane to some far-flung destination, we’re used to being greeted by smiling cabin crew dressed in smart uniform.
Yet sometimes, cabin crew throw off the shackles of their airline’s dress code and embrace something completely different… or just ditch clothes altogether.
Whether it’s promoting a new film, raising money for charity, or simply celebrating a special occasion, some cabin crew really know how to get into the swing of things.
Air New Zealand gets a Middle-earth makeover
The long-awaited film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is due to hit cinemas next month, and Air New Zealand is already spreading Tolkien fever.
The airline announced a partnership with the movie franchise in July, outlining plans to turn one aircraft into an airborne billboard for the first film.
Air New Zealand cabin crew donned Middle-earth attire as part of the promotion, which includes a special edition of the in-flight safety video.
Lufthansa crew get into Oktoberfest spirit
Oktoberfest is a German celebration known around the world, attracting millions of visitors in search of beer and merriment each year.
Oktoberfest is such an international event these days, Lufthansa’s Munich-based cabin crew felt they could hardly ignore the festival.
Ryanair cabin crew bare (almost) all for charity
It seems that nobody told Ryanair that the charity calendar “fad” is dead and buried, as the airline has just launched its Girls of Ryanair 2013 calendar.
Twelve of Ryanair’s stewardesses headed to Paphos, Cyprus, for the saucy photoshoot of the airline’s sixth calendar.
It’s all designed for a good cause though, with all proceeds going to the Polish-based charity the TVN Foundation.
“Ryanair’s gorgeous cabin crew are pleased to once again strip off for charity and this year they have selected TVN Foundation who help a range of causes across Poland,” said Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara.
“We hope that the 2013 Charity Calendar will raise up to €100,000 to help TVN Foundation buy hospital equipment to help children suffering from mucoviscidosis (cystic fibrosis).”