United Airlines are the first US airline to offer non-binary gender options on their booking forms.
The airline announced they now offer the title ‘Mx’ for non-binary and gender fluid passengers. They also worked with LGBTI organizations the Human Rights Campaign and The Trevor Project to train their employees. This includes the correct use of pronouns.
Fly how you identify. Our new non-binary gender options are now available.
— United Airlines (@united) March 22, 2019
In addition to ‘male’ and ‘female’, the forms will also offer ‘unspecified’ or ‘undisclosed’ for passengers booking tickets.
United is becoming the first U.S. airline to offer non-binary gender options!
We are excited to continue working with @TrevorProject and other organizations to provide employee training on non-binary inclusion, preferred pronoun use and workplace LGBTQ competency. #BeingUnited pic.twitter.com/Chu2WJLDlM
— We Are United (@weareunited) March 22, 2019
‘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,’ United’s Chief Customer Officer Toby Enqvist said in a statement.
All of the US’ five biggest airlines – American, Delta, United, Southwest and Alaska – announced in February 2019 that they would offer non-binary options.
CEO & Executive Director of The Trevor Project said in a statement: ‘We are thrilled to bring Trevor’s expertise on the mental health of LGBTQ people to United to ensure its employees maintain safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ employees and guests.’