US Airlines To Offer More Gender Options In Booking Process

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US Airlines To Offer More Gender Options In Booking Process
Several major U.S. airlines have confirmed that they'll soon offer more gender options for passengers during the booking process.
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Some U.S. airlines will start offering new gender options for passengers during the flight booking process. 

Airlines like American, Delta, United, Southwest, Alaska and JetBlue have confirmed that they'll offer a gender-neutral option on their booking systems in the next several weeks. It involves adding "undisclosed" and "unspecified" to the current "male" and "female" selections. 

The move comes after a trade group for multiple U.S. carriers approved a new standard on handling non-binary traveler identification. 

Current TSA rules state that a traveler's flight ticket must indicate the same gender that's listed on their ID.

But now that several states have passed legislation allowing gender-neutral driver's licenses and birth certificates, the travel industry's adapting to the changes.

The updated trade guidance will go into effect June 1. The roll-out of gender-selection changes will vary by airline. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.