- British Airways suspends announcement of ladies and gentlemen in flight
- The company said that this word is against the spirit of being gender neutral.
- Many other airlines have already banned such words.
People traveling on British Airways will no longer hear Ladies and Gentlemen. The company has issued special instructions to its pilots and cabin crew to avoid this address. Airways says that it has taken such a decision to avoid gender discrimination and promote socialism. Even before this, many other airlines have implemented such orders.
Decided to make flight gender neutral
Britain’s flagship carrier British Airways is banning the term ‘ladies and gentlemen’ in an effort to be gender neutral. Other major airlines, including Lufthansa, EasyJet and Air Canada, have already adopted gender neutral language. Japan Airlines also started using gender neutral language last year to create a positive environment and treat everyone with respect.
Many airlines of the world are already following
Australian airline Qantas in 2018 asked employees to refrain from using gender-specific terms. Whereas, Delta Air Lines of America is soon going to use such language during the onboard announcement. The company says that it is going to make its flight a safe, comfortable and dignified place for employees and passengers.
There was a dispute over the closure of the drinks trolley
British Airlines discontinued the drinks trolley on its flights this summer. After which his decision was criticized across Britain. The airline had said that now if passengers are in need of drinks, they can book through the app. The airline said that the move was taken to reduce weight and food wastage.
British Airways clarified on criticism
Critics said the country’s flagship airline lacked a personal touch. She is not giving respect and importance to the passengers. After which a British Airlines spokesperson said that we believe in a diverse and inclusive society. We are committed to ensuring that all our customers feel happy while traveling with us.