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UK-based airline Scraps Gendered Uniform (Video)

UK-based airline Scraps Gendered Uniform (Video)

The UK-based airline said that, effective immediately, all of its pilots, flight attendants and ground crew members will be given a choice to wear either of its Vivienne Westwood-designed burgundy or red uniforms featuring pants or skirts — “no matter their gender, gender identity, or gender expression.”

Virgin Atlantic said it wants to “champion the individuality” of its staffers by enabling them to wear clothing that “expresses how they identify or present themselves.”

Besides the new approach to work clothing, the carrier, which described itself as “the most inclusive airline in the world,” also rolled out optional pronoun badges for its employees and passengers……..Continue Reading



The badges can be requested by travelers at check-in starting Wednesday.

“This move enables everyone to clearly communicate and be addressed by their pronouns,” the airline stated.

As part of its progressive new policy, Virgin Atlantic has also updated its ticketing systems to allow for those who hold passports with gender neutral gender markers to select “U” or “X” gender codes on their booking, as well as the gender-neutral title, “Mx,” instead of the traditional “Ms,” “Mr” or “Mrs.”

Currently, citizens from a small number of countries including the US, India and Pakistan, are able to hold these gender-neutral passports.

The airline has recruited a group of TV personalities and social media influencers, led by RuPaul’s Drag Race star Michelle Visage, to promote its non-gendered uniform policy.


UK-based airline Scraps Gendered Uniform (Video)

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