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Alaska Airlines shows its Pride with LGBTQIA+ livery

June 18, 2021
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Fly With Pride Alaska Airlines plane.
Alaska Airlines shows its Pride with LGBTQIA+ livery
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Alaska Airlines going all out for Pride celebrations this year honoring the LGBTQIA+ community with a special livery celebrating the community.

Alaska's freshly modified "Fly with Pride" A320 jet made its debut this week with what Alaska calls a “Parade in the Sky,” starting in Seattle, with stops in Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, and San Diego on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

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Alaska said:

"This month, to commemorate Pride month, Alaska surprised not one—but four lucky flights on a newly decorated Pride-inspired plane supporting the LGBTQ+ community. The plane, the first of its kind in the United States, will fly throughout our network for the next year. "

Alaska Airlines adds, "The special Airbus A320 aircraft features airplane decals with iconic rainbow stripes & inclusive colors, winglets, and the words 'Fly with Pride' adorned the side."

Related: What your favorite travel companies are doing to celebrate Pride

(Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines)

The first day saw the journey start with celebrations in Seattle.

Pride flag being raised at Alaska Airlines Seattle headquarters on Tuesday June, 16, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines)

There was a full-on party at the gate and during boarding, and during the first flights.

The plane went on to Portland, San Francisco and then San Diego where celebrations continued. Guests were surprised with swag bags, large folding fans that filled the plane with popping sounds when they were snapped out. The airline even gave out free roundtrip tickets to anywhere Alaska flies.

It looks like it was quite a day.

(Photo courtesy of Alaska Airlines)

You can find the plane working domestic routes all summer. Track it using the plane's registration number AS N854VA on one of our favorite tracking sites - FlightRadar24.

(Screenshot courtesy FlightRadar24)

Alaska Airlines says, "We are committed to making Alaska a place where everyone feels respected and belongs and proudly celebrate the diversity of our employees and guests this Pride month and all year long. Learn more about how you can celebrate Pride this year with us and more about our goals to create belonging and a more inclusive workforce."

Pride is important to us at TPG too.

TPG has partnered with nonprofit Rainbow Railroad for years to rescue LGBTQIA+ individuals, and we are intensifying those efforts this year.

Brian Kelly and The Points Guy team are matching donations up to $100,000 to Rainbow Railroad! Go to this link to help: www.donate.rainbowrailroad.org/thepointsguy

Featured image by Fly With Pride Alaska Airlines plane. (Photo courtesy Alaska Airlines)
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