Virgin Atlantic Selling Tickets For ‘Pride’ Flight Featuring Drag Queens And DJs

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Virgin Atlantic airline started selling tickets Wednesday for a “pride flight” that will feature drag queens, LGBTQ flight attendants, speed dating and DJs.

Hosted by singer and actor Tituss Burgess, the flight will take off from Heathrow Airport in London and fly to Newark, New York, The Guardian reported.

Burgess will lead the flight‘s entertainment, which will include drag queen bingo, speed dating, a performing DJ, a Judy Garland singalong and more.

“We’re not the type of company to mark an occasion like this half-heartedly: we’re going to be pulling out all the stops,” Virgin Atlantic Executive Vice President Mark Anderson said, according to The Guardian. “We take our commitments to diversity and inclusion seriously, but you can rest assured we have a lot of fun along the way.” Anderson is also the global LGBT lead for Virgin Group. (RELATED: Dead Baby Found Aboard American Airlines Flight)

The flight will leave Heathrow on June 28, 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, considered the first major gay rights protest in the U.S.


The airline company paired with Alliance for Downtown New York, a district management group, and the nonprofit tourism company NYC & Company to put on the “pride” flight.

Tickets cost £380 — roughly $500 — for an economy seat, and a £699 flight package costs approximately $923 U.S. dollars. (RELATED: Man Tries To Bite Flight Attendant, Then Jumps Off Plane)

The flight will coincide with Pride Month in 2019. Marches, performances, parties, film showings and speeches will mark June 2019’s WorldPride NYC. New York’s annual “Pride Parade” will unfold on June 30, 2019.

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