– The Swiss do not welcome ‘ladies and gentlemen’ on board
In the future, the Lufthansa Group’s crew will welcome their guests on board with impartial greetings. Everyone should feel addressed.
The German group Lufthansa and its Swiss subsidiary will not use the “Sir or Madam” salutation on their flights in the future. English “Ladies and Gentlemen” must be a thing of the past.
Instead, cabin crew should welcome their guests on board with gender-neutral makeup, a company spokeswoman confirmed in Frankfurt on Tuesday. The regulation applies to all airlines in the group, including Austrian, Swiss, Eurowings and Brussels Airlines. At first she had “Bild Zeitung” mentioned.
“It is important for us to take everyone into account in our speech,” a Lufthansa spokesman told the newspaper. A variety of expressions can be thought of, such as “hello,” “good evening,” or simply “welcome on board.” The decision will be made by the president in each case.