//Why not call air passengers comrades, if they can no longer be called ladies and gentlemen?

Why not call air passengers comrades, if they can no longer be called ladies and gentlemen?

Those who fly British Airways will no longer hear “ladies and gentlemen” in announcements. Pilots and flight attendants will use gender-neutral greetings instead.
The announcements that one hears when on board an airplane are to “reflect the diversity” of those who travel by air.
Unlike the English language, the Russian one has a strong presence of the category of gender. The exception, perhaps, can be made in relation to the genderless word “comrade”, which equated representatives of the two sexes. Such a lingual innovation infuriated Bulgakov’s Professor Preobrazhensky, but a series of Russian revolutions could serve as an excuse for such a speech pattern. Yet, the Brits did not stop to do nearly the same in peacetime.