No more ladies and gentlemen in British Airways

No more ladies and gentlemen in British Airways

British Airways advises pilots and flight attendants not to refer to passengers as “ladies and gentlemen” in favor of gender-neutral terms to celebrate “diversity and inclusion.”
The UK air carrier has ditched the greeting in favor of more gender-neutral terms, reportedly to respect broader social norms and to make children feel included.
Other major airlines, including Lufthansa, easyJet and Air Canada, have already adopted a gender-neutral language.
A BA spokesman said, “We value diversity and inclusiveness, and we strive to make all of our clients feel welcome when they travel with us.”
Last year, Japan Airlines began using gender-neutral terms to “create a positive atmosphere and treat everyone with respect.”
Australian airline Qantas launched its Spirit of Inclusion initiative in 2018 to encourage staff to refrain from using gender-related terms, while US carrier Delta Air Lines will soon use such greetings during on-board announcements to create a ‚Äúsafe , a convenient and comfortable atmosphere. “

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