Virgin Airlines now selling tickets for first ever ‘Pride’ flight
Virgin Airlines is set to make history next year with their first-ever "Pride Flight," a flight that is set to be operated by an all LGBTQ crew.
With next year marking the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots, New York City has decided to celebrate the momentous anniversary of what is considered a turning point for LGBTQ rights and World Pride day for one giant celebration.
In order to do so, Virgin Atlantic Airlines will be hosting a special one-off flight will see the airport bring guests from London to New York. The one-off flight is set to make its departure on June 28 of next year, where guests on board of the plane will be going to New York in celebration of World Pride day.
Entertainment for the hours-long flight will be given byTituss Burgess, who you might recognize from his work as Titus Andromedon on Netflix's hit show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
As CNN notes, Burgess will be "overseeing" the entertainment onboard, which features appearances and other live performances from several people over the flight's lengthy travels.
Per the report, it's been revealed what exactly that entertainment is, well, let's just say it will include things like drag queen bingo, an on-flight DJ, speed dating and a Judy Garland singalong.
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In a statement, Tituss Burgess said of the upcoming flight:
"The LGBT community has made enormous strides over the last 50 years, and I'm so proud to partner with Virgin Holidays and Virgin Atlantic to mark this occasion in style and celebrate the hard-won freedoms from those who came before us."
Before continuing on to say: “At a time when we’re seeing the rights of minority groups under threat, it is more important than ever we stand up and make our voices heard.”
You can watch an announcement of the flight below:
Tickets for the flight are currently on sale. Flight-only tickets go for a starting price of £380, or you can add a full three-night package starting at £699.
A part of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the Attitude Magazine Foundation, where it will "advance community pride initiatives in the UK."