Welcome to Gay Travel Today! I’m Teraj and I’ll be your guide as we explore, engage and indulge in the world of LGBTQ+ travel today.
When booking airline tickets, most passengers are still required to specify and choose their gender, but this is slowly changing. Not too long ago in 2018, both the International Air Transport Association and Airlines for America approved amendments for booking procedures to allow for additional options for non-binary passengers. Paving the way forward, there are a few airlines in both the US and Europe that are allowing customers to identify as something other than ‘male’ or ‘female’ when booking. To take advantage of these changes within airline travel and booking procedures, you’ll need to have a gender-neutral passport or travel document. There are around a dozen US states that are now offering non-binary or ‘X’ markers on driver licenses and state ID’s. Canada’s own, Porter Airlines claims to have been the first to introduce booking options for non-binary people; while Air Italy became the first in Europe to offer a third gender option; and in March 2019, United Airlines was the first in the US to offer an ‘X’ option for those not wanting to mark themselves as ‘male’ or ‘female’ while booking travel arrangements. It also added Mx to its drop-down menu of prefixes. Have any of you out there ever booked a non-binary flight? If so, we’d love to hear about your experience on social media, so share it and #GayTravelToday and also #Sagitravel.
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