American Airlines has become the second U.S. carrier to feature more than two gender options, adding “U” and “X” designations for customers.
United Airlines was the first American airline to offer more than male and female options for ticket purchasers in March. American and others are following suit as airlines seek to adapt to regulatory changes in states that allow people to identify outside of the two traditional genders on driver’s licenses.
“We recently completed system updates in an ongoing effort to offer nonbinary gender selections,” American Airlines spokeswoman Stacy Day said. “Taking care of our customers and team members is what we do, and we are glad to be able to better accommodate the gender preferences of our travelers and team members.”