Virgin Atlantic announces “Pride Flight”
By Staff on Thursday, October 11, 2018
Lucky passengers on a flight from London to New York will be experiencing the flight of their lives with Virgin Atlantic’s ‘Pride Flight’. The one-off experience will be a celebration of LGBTQ culture & coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which have often been credited for initiating the gay rights movement.
The flight, launched in collaboration with ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ star Tituss Burgess, will have a LGBTQ crew and promises to be ‘a true celebration of queer culture at 38,000ft above the Atlantic’. Entertainment includes an on-board DJ, Drag Queen Bingo, inter-seat speed dating and Judy Garland karaoke!
A portion of ticket sales will also be donated to The Attitude Magazine Foundation.
Mark Anderson, Global LGBT lead for Virgin said: ‘We’re not the type of company to mark an occasion like this half-heartedly and we’re going to be pulling out all the stops to ensure the Pride Flight is delivered with a large serving of Virgin flair.
‘We take our commitments to diversity and inclusion seriously, but you can rest assured we have a lot of fun along the way. This is going to be a show-stopping, ground-breaking, one-of-a-kind experience that we can’t wait to bring to the skies next June.’