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The airline is planning to organize special “refreshments, goodie bags and ‘very special’ entertainment from ‘Leave It To Diva’.”

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‘Up Up and A Gay – We’re Boeing to Mardi Gras’

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Australian budget airline Virgin Blue has decided to cash in on the pink pound ahead of Sydney’s annual gay and lesbian Mardi Gras celebrations.
Virgin Blue will be running a special flight catering for those attending Mardi Gras in Sydney. The flight from, Melbourne to Sydney, which takes roughly one hour will set the party goers back A$199 (Roughly £100) However, this won’t be an ordinary flight. The airline is planning to organize special “refreshments, goodie bags and ‘very special’ entertainment from ‘Leave It To Diva’.”
The price for the gay flight (flight number DJ857) is selling at A$199 which is looking to be nearly twice as much as other flights doing the same route at that particular time on the same day.

According to one day’s records the ‘gay’ flight was costing nearly A$104 more.
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival describes itself as the world’s premier gay and lesbian cultural festival. The event begins on the 19th February and ends with the world famous after party on the 6th March. The Parade, which used to take place on the day of the party, will now take place the weekend before on Saturday 27th February, which ties in with Virgin Blues ‘gay’ flight.
The airlines PR headline for the flight is: ‘Up Up and A Gay – We’re Boeing to Mardi Gras’
Virgin Blue is an official sponsor for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival.

 

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