Last year a new airline standard was rolled out no longer requiring passengers to declare a gender to fly. Several states provide an ‘X’ option (unspecified) on their IDs for gender, for instance. A ‘U’ option for undisclosed is also available.
American Airlines added this to AAdvantage in December but only just rolled this out for Secure Flight – the airline notified agents on Friday that this is now available in Qik.
When this became available last year for AAdvantage, and with other airlines rolling this out to reservations, I’d just assumed American was already doing this for secure flight. It surprised me to see they only just rolled it out.