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Airlines around the world are making the language they use to passengers more inclusive of trans people

Airlines around the world are making the language they use to passengers more inclusive of trans people

Air Canada is taking a more inclusive approach to cabin announcements by dropping “ladies and gentlemen” in favour of gender-neutral “everybody”.

It follows a similar move by United, which this year became the first airline to offer a third gender option for passengers.

The citizens of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Malta, New Zealand, Netherlands, Pakistan, India, Ireland and Nepal can all choose to be recorded as gender-neutral in their passports. The UK Government, however, has controversially blocked such a move.

Image: Transgender flag. Credit: Sharon McCutcheon

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