Airlines to introduce non-binary option on tickets

Several major airlines in the US announced they are going to start offering a non-binary option on their tickets for passengers, AP News reported. It will mean not only the gender-neutral title Mx. alongside traditional Mr., Mrs., Ms. and Miss. It is legally necessary for passengers which have gender-neutral IDs (which are available in certain countries and territories) in order to match the ticket information with the ID data. The non-binary passengers will also be able to assign their gender as undisclosed’ or ‘unspecified’. At least 6 airline companies agreed to join the initiative by February 15th. The airlines are: American, Delta, United, Southwest, Alaska, and JetBlue, they all promised to update their sites as soon as possible to include the changes. American Airlines spokesman Matt Miller said they have a ‘diverse customer base’. ‘This will be well-received, and we’re happy to do it,’ he continued of the new option. At United, spokesperson Andrea Hiller said the company wants ‘all of our customers feel comfortable and welcome no matter how they self-identify’. Beck Bailey of the Human Rights Campaign said he did not know of any non-binary travelers being denied transportation due to their identification.He continued, however, that this new move eliminates a source of stress and fear that they will be stopped while they travel.