Anyone still doubting the value of the pink dollar should definitely reconsider as Virgin’s first ever Pride Flight, launched in October of last year, is already sold out.
Conceived as an “all-out celebration of queer culture 38,000 feet above the Atlantic,” the Pride Flight features a crew composed entirely of members of the LGBTQ community. Titus Brugess, an Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fan favorite, is even acting as host on the flight.
A promotional video was launched along with the announcement, which you can check out below:
The Pride Flight celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City, as well as NYC’s hosting of World Pride 2019. Aside from Burgess, entertainment on the flight includes inter-seat speed dating, a Judy Garland singalong, Drag Queen Bingo, and an onboard DJ.
Fundraising will also be done on the flight, with The Attitude Magazine Foundation receiving a portion of the ticket sales.
Virgin Holidays is also highlighting a number of hotels to stay in during World Pride 2019, such as the Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, The Beekman A Thompson Hotel, and the Conrad New York.
It also has a specific section on its site specifically for LGBT travels, with San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, Canada, Mexico, and Bali ranking as their top destinations. The company was also awarded the Silver award at the British Travel Awards for Best LGBT Holiday Company.
Wow. Way to go virgin. Using our community as your advertising space.
Thanks for all the help.
Go fuck yourself
Why seeing it negatively? What if they want to show their support to the community? Didnt think about this?
This isn’t support. It’s opportunism pure and simple. Support would be a free flight.
All of the Cabin Attendants are women (ok let’s not split hairs). Revealing of a sexist view? Or another push of stereotypical behavior?
The speed dating part … will participants have to declare which LGTBQ+ letter they are and then which letter(s) they’re seeking?