Air Canada has announced something that will place a lot of people out there. The flagship airline from Canada has announced that they will no longer use the term ‘ladies and gentleman’. The airlines has reported that they will use the term ‘everybody’ instead of the ‘ladies and gentleman’ used right now. This is obviously a way by the airlines to stop making use of the gender-suggestive terms. Instead, we know that “everybody” is gender-neutral which means that everyone gets included in a single word. The airlines say that these terms will be used in the onboard announcements for its passengers. However, they might also be used for other addresses made to their passengers as well.
A media spokesperson spoke to CTV and revealed that “We will be amending our onboard announcements to modernize them and remove specific references to gender,” and added that “We work hard to make sure all employees feel like valued members of the Air Canada family, while ensuring our customers are comfortable and respected when they choose to travel with us.”. Now, Air Canada is yet to respond to a comment on why this decision was taken. But it is pretty obvious that more corporate houses are also taking similar steps where we have seen that more gender options are being added on identification cards and birth certificates.
On the other hand, we have also seen that Airlines for America has added gender options such as “undisclosed” and unspecified” to its list which should give its passengers more options to choose from if they want to. At the moment, Air Canada has not revealed when these changes will come into effect But we expect them to take place sooner rather than later.