United Airlines to Offer Non-Binary Gender Booking Options

There are two big things I want to do en femme.  I would love love love to be a bridesmaid, but a more realistic goal is to fly pretty.

Thanks to their new policy, I will probably fly United Airlines.

From their website:

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.”


On a related note, we should also be up to date on TSA’s policy when it comes to gender non-conforming, non-binary and transgender people.

Love, Hannah


5 thoughts on “United Airlines to Offer Non-Binary Gender Booking Options

  1. “corresponding with what is indicated on their passports or identification” leads me to believe your passport or drivers license has to show the same non-binary category. Unsure if that’s possible yet, but it’s a great start!


    1. I’ve got to renew my driver’s license in a couple of months, and had been debating changing to “X” for gender (an option in Minnesota). With this new policy, I believe that the debate is over. X it will be.


  2. Fly pretty whether the airline offers it or not!! I have done it several times on Alaska Airlines and have never had an issue. I book in my male name and use my male travel documents. I have gotten a few comments like “You’ve changed your hair!” or “new glasses?” but quite often it’s been “Have a nice day miss!”. I usually carry my breast forms in my carryon and don’t wear any other padding through TSA in case I got the scanner, but if you just get the metal detector it’s no big deal. Go for it , have fun and tell us enough the adventure!


  3. Hannah, don’t give up on being a bridesmaid. Or even go for being a bride. Renewing vows can be an option. If enough of us do it, we’ll all get to be brides and bridesmaids. 🙂


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