United Airlines Makes History by Offering Non-Binary Gender Booking

United Airlines took a history-making step to make their airline the first in the United States to offer non-binary gender booking options.

Now, passengers have the option of selecting the title “Mx.” on their frequent flyer profile as well as while they book their flight. Additionally, passengers will be able to identify themselves as M (male), F (female), U (undisclosed) or X (unspecified) to correspond with their passport or identification. According to the New York Times, while the policies enabling people to identify as non-binary in their documentation is at times disjointed in its efforts, it is progressing in a more inclusive direction overall.
United Airlines took a history-making step to make their airline the first in the United States to offer non-binary gender booking options. Now, passengers have the option of selecting the title “Mx.” on their frequent flyer profile as well as while they book their flight. Additionally, passengers will be able to identify themselves as M (male), F (female), U (undisclosed) or X (unspecified) to correspond with their passport or identification. According to the New York Times, while the policies enabling people to identify as non-binary in their documentation is at times disjointed in its efforts, it is progressing in a more inclusive direction overall.
“United is determined to lead the industry in LGBT inclusivity, and we are so proud to be the first U.S. airline to offer these inclusive booking options for our customers,” United’s Chief Customer Officer Toby Enqvist said in a statement. “United is excited to share with our customers, whether they identify along the binary of male or female or not, that we are taking the steps to exhibit our care for them while also providing additional employee training to make us even more welcoming for all customers and employees.”
Last year, Airlines for America and the International Air Transport Association approved changes to booking procedures to allow for non-binary gender options. United is the first airline to implement the new best-practice standards.
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