Air Canada is making some changes in an attempt to be increasingly inclusive to all gender identities.
While the airline has traditionally greeted passengers during boarding announcements as “ladies and gentlemen,” they’ll now use inclusive terms like “everybody” instead.
“We will be amending our onboard announcements to modernize them and remove specific references to gender,” a media spokesperson for the company said in an email to CTV News.
“We work hard to make sure all employees feel like valued members of the Air Canada family, while ensuring our customers are comfortable and respected when they choose to travel with us.”
The new policy, while undoubtedly progressive, is getting mixed reviews on social media.
While many are applauding the company for keeping up with the times and taking all passengers into account, others aren’t as impressed.