These major airlines to add a non-binary gender option for flight booking

Published on : Monday, February 18, 2019

When booking their flights, air travelers in the United States will soon have new gender options. The non-binary option will accommodate individuals who do not fit neatly into the male or female category. The major airlines in the U.S. who plan to have these options are Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest, JetBlue, and United. Other airlines may follow suit.




The shift toward more inclusive gender options comes after two major trade organizations, Airlines for America (A4A) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), adopted more inclusive international standards for all fliers. From June 1, A4A and IATA will allow member airlines to offer two additional options: ‘unidentified’ or ‘unspecified.’ These will be in addition to the ‘female’ and ‘male’ gender options.




The change should also streamline security procedures that have long caused distress to non-binary people, including transgender travelers. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has policies in place for security screening accommodations for transgender fliers.





Airlines would work toward updated guidelines that respect all fliers, regardless of gender or gender presentation, while also adhering to domestic and international laws about passenger identification.




United Airlines will offer ‘Mx.’ as an option along with ‘Mr.’ and ‘Ms.’




Tags: , , ,

One Response to These major airlines to add a non-binary gender option for flight booking

  1. colin says:

    nice and the CRS has only one space in the TSA field -seems that needs to be updated as well !

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 07 thehotelshowsaudiarabia 2019
  • 07 WTM Africa 2019
  • 09 travelmeetasia 2019
  • 10 Asia Pacific 2019
  • 10 Hotel Management Thailand 2019
  • 11 Bar and Restaurant Investment 19
  • 11 Digital Travel 2019
  • 12 kitf 2019
  • 12 Routes Europe 2019
  • 13 Food Hospitality2019
  • 14 SWTF 2019
  • 15 PATA 2019
  • 17 AITF 18
  • 17 getglobal 19
  • 17 itehk 19
  • 18 UITT 2019
  • 30 PATA


    1. ibtm ARABIA

      March 25 - March 27
    2. Medical Travel & Wellness Conference 2019

      March 26 - March 28
    3. Deluxe Travel Market Ukraine

      March 26
    4. UITT 2019

      March 27 - March 29
    5. Deluxe Travel Market Kazakhstan

      March 29
Get our toolbar!
Review on