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What It Was Like Aboard Virgin Atlantic's Insanely Fun Pride Flight

June 30, 2019
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What It Was Like Aboard Virgin Atlantic's Insanely Fun Pride Flight
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In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and NYC hosting World Pride, Virgin Atlantic took to the skies on June 28 to celebrate with a Pride-themed trans-Atlantic flight from London to New York and TPG was lucky enough to be invited along.

Photo courtesy of Matt Crossick/PA Wire

The flight was decked out to say the least, from live performances to Drag Queen bingo, this was not a flight to catch some shut eye on (nor would you want to). Drag Queen bingo included awesome prizes like economy and upper class tickets to anywhere that Virgin flies. The all-LGBTQ+ crew was accompanied by a star-studded manifest including Courtney Act, Titus Burgess and more. There was even a Stonewall riot veteran, Tree Sequoia, joining in on the fun.

Some of the highlights of the flight included various DJ sets complete with dance parties in the onboard bar. Entertainers and Drag Queens strutted their way down the aisles, getting everyone excited for the festivities to come in the Big Apple. And of course, there was some fruity specialty cocktails included in all the fun.

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When passengers arrived to Newark, the high energy continued with a cheerful welcome committee upon disembarking.

The flight was such a success that CEO Sir Richard Branson announced at a mini press conference that he decided on the spot that Virgin would be doing it all again next year.

Contributor Eric Rosen was invited to join the Virgin Atlantic flight experience free of charge on behalf of The Points Guy.

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Images by Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Featured image by EDITORIAL USE ONLY (l-r) Tess Tickle, Emma Royed and Miss Cara on the Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays Pride Flight from London to New York. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday June 28, 2019. The one-of-a-kind flight was celebrating World Pride in New York City and was filled with exclusive entertainment from Jodie Harsh and Tituss Burgess as well as other surprises. The flight was staffed by LGBTQ+ crew members demonstrating Virgin’s commitment to celebrating diversity in all its shapes and forms. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/PA Wire