Last time I was flying the flight attendant put on black leather gloves during while she was seated during takeoff and landing. She took them of as soon as she got up from the seat.
This wasn't the first time I've seen this.
Is this a safety of flight issue?
The airline I've seen this was Finnair.
There where three flight attendants on the flight, but only one was sitting near me, so I couldn't see what the others did.