Fly the WOKE skies! United announces new non-binary gender options and the jokes write themselves

United’s tagline has been, ‘Fly the friendly skies’ for a long, long time.
And it’s worked for them for a long, long time.
So, of course, they are fixing something that isn’t really broken and joining the gender-fluid, non-gender, inter sectional, woke movement by adding non-binary gender options for their passengers so they can, ‘Fly how they identify.’
From United.com:
United Airlines today announced it has become the first U.S. airline to offer non-binary gender options throughout all booking channels in addition to providing the option to select the title “Mx.” during booking and in a MileagePlus customer profile. Customers now have the ability to identify themselves as M(male), F(female), U(undisclosed) or X(unspecified), corresponding with what is indicated on their passports or identification.
“United is determined to lead the industry in LGBT inclusivity, and we are so proud to be the first U.S. airline to offer these inclusive booking options for our customers,” said United’s Chief Customer Officer Toby Enqvist. “United is excited to share with our customers, whether they identify along the binary of male or female or not, that we are taking the steps to exhibit our care for them while also providing additional employee training to make us even more welcoming for all customers and employees.”

Well, this editor identifies as a passenger who only flies first class, so there.



It is pretty damn funny.
Hey, that was our joke!
YAAAS.
And the service in general.

Good talk.

What was the reaction?

While some reacted positively to United's announcement, a number of Twitter users questioned the necessity of bringing gender into flight booking in the first place: "Why include gender at all in the process?" one user wondered. "We're all just packing into a tiny sky tube together for a few hours; why do you need to know what's in my pants first?"
Others unleashed sarcasm in response to the airline's non-binary gender options:
  • "It's so bizarre. 'Fly with us, we will participate in your delusion.' Strange times."
  • "Step 1: Look in your pants. Step 2: Identify if its more inny or outy. Step 3: If unsure consult your government issued birth certificate. Step 4: Check one of ONLY two REAL scientifically sound options 'Male/Female'. If still confused see Genesis 5:2 and a biology 101 book ASAP."
  • "I identify as a shape-shifting reptile, and I demand a window seat."
  • "As a self-identified Apache helicopter I am outraged at this discrimination against my gender."
  • "I identify as an emotional support pet & I would like to fly for free with my owner!"
  • "Just ask the TSA what I am; they probably spent the last 30 minutes feeling me up."
  • "I identify as a customer of an other airline."
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