We swear every airline is in trouble every other week — we could start a whole new site just on posts about people ticked off at airlines. NBC News has picked up on a Twitter thread by an Arizona mother who slammed Delta Air Lines because it only offered the options of male and female in its ticketing process, meaning she “couldn’t” buy a ticket for her nonbinary child.
An Arizona mother is calling out Delta Air Lines after she said she could not buy a plane ticket for her nonbinary child due to the airline’s lack of gender options during the booking process. https://t.co/kAG0KfalhW
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 10, 2022
NBC News reports:
A mother from Arizona is calling out Delta Air Lines after she said she could not buy a plane ticket for her nonbinary child due to the airline’s lack of gender options during the booking process.
In a Twitter thread Thursday, Dawn Henry, 52, said she was trying to buy a surprise plane ticket for her adult child when she discovered Delta only provides male and female gender options. Henry’s 21-year-old child is nonbinary, meaning they identify as neither exclusively male nor female, and they have an “X” gender marker on their birth certificate and Washington state driver’s license.
Henry said in a tweet that “nonbinary people are not allowed to fly” and that Delta’s policy “makes it impossible to buy a ticket.” That’s because the TSA says it will ensure that a passenger’s ID and boarding pass match.
Enough. Just enough already.
— CRGuy1975 (@CRGUY75) January 11, 2022
The world is full of problems. This isn’t one of them.
— Aisling Weir☘️🇮🇪 (@WeirAisling) January 11, 2022
Just book the damn seat, you don't have to make an issue of everything
— anyoneforbaileys 💙 (@DavidBailey1975) January 10, 2022
— Jodie Hayes (@bocojodie) January 11, 2022
Oh dear here comes the lawsuit and policy changes
— Roxie (@roxietherocket) January 10, 2022
I would say something but I don't want to get banned or targeted by the alphabet community
— Christopher (@a_brown35) January 10, 2022
She couldn’t book a ticket on American and United, which do have a nonbinary drop-down option?
Welcome to America. Land of the lawsuit. Everybody get on line.
— Peace! (@AlbertoAmanini) January 11, 2022
Someone's looking for a lawsuit. Just put anything down, nobody is critically looking at that.
— StefanieWithanF (@stefaniess1129) January 10, 2022
These stories make my ass tired.
— Larry BeSaw (@lbesaw847) January 11, 2022
Oh, please. Get me off the crazy train.
— Tired of being politically correct (@USBornNRaised) January 11, 2022
Being mad at customer service reps is news now? 🙄
— Dr. Caroline, #SmilesMatter 🇺🇸 (@Carolin45762919) January 11, 2022
Delta had apparently promised to add an “other” drop-down option back in 2019 but said in a statement it is “back on track to be able to offer a non-binary gender option in our booking systems in 2022.”
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