Buh-bye to gendered airline greetings.
EasyJet, a low-cost European airline, has reportedly advised its in-flight crews to refrain from using the standard “ladies and gentlemen” greeting when welcoming passengers.
The inclusive change follows a tweet from an EasyJet passenger, Twitter user @InductiveStep, who urged the airline to stop using the phrase. (EasyJet told CNN that the move was not a direct response to the tweet, which was posted in August.)
In the tweet, @InductiveStep asked, “Are you in some kind of competition to see how many times you can reinforce gender binaries? … An organisation as huge as yours must do better.” Read more…