July 27, 2021

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"Hello, ladies and gentlemen, aboard the plane."  You will not hear this greeting on board Lufthansa anymore

“Hello, ladies and gentlemen, aboard the plane.” You will not hear this greeting on board Lufthansa anymore

A spokesman for the German company told AFP that this step will be takenTo make all passengers on board feel welcome, including those who do not identify as male or female.

“Instruction to work crews to choose a greeting that includes all passengers,” he said, adding that the word “dear guests” or “good morning / good evening” will be used.

The new policy will be introduced gradually at both the German airline Lufthansa, as well as in Switzerland, Austria, Brussels and Eurowings.

The company said so It is a response to the “rightly held discussion in society” about the gender identity of non-binary people and the desire to “appreciate all guests on board”.

Germany has joined a bizarre international debate over a more “inclusive” language that takes into account different gender “identities” and an increasingly multicultural society.

In recent days, major cities including Berlin, Munich and Hamburg have announced that their transport networks will stop using the word “Schwarzfahren” (black driving) to describe ticketless travel – in response to complaints that it is racist.

Source: AFP, thelocal.at, niezalezna.pl

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