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United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

United is the first U.S. airline to let its passengers pick a gender option other than male or female when booking tickets. Delta and other carriers said last month that they plan to make similar moves shortly. We’re with they/them. Continue reading United Becomes First Airline to Add Gender Identifications for Non-Binary Flyers

S​outhwest Co-Founder Herb Kelleher Dies, Leaving a Legacy That Changed Airlines Forever

Herb Kelleher, the Southwest Airlines co-founder and former CEO who sketched the idea for what would become the world’s most influential low-cost-carrier on a napkin in a San Antonio restaurant more than 50 years ago, has died. He was 87.

“Today, we’ve lost our beloved friend Herb,” Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said Thursday in a video message. “Herb loved people. He loved life, and without a doubt he loved Southwest Airlines.”

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