Virgin Australia will rule the skies with two ‘Pride Flights’ to Sydney, ahead of the city’s popular annual Mardi Gras parade. If you’re up for a few hours of fabulousness, then you’re sure to be in for a treat!

Hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under alumni, Maxi Shield and Coco Jumbo, along with Penny Tration and Tora Hymen, the flights include a pre-flight party, mid-air drag performances, bottomless beverages and plenty of glitter.

If that’s not enough, $30 from each ticket sold will be donated to Minus18 – an Australian charity that improves the lives of our LGBTQIA+ youth. Here’s everything you need to know about booking the 2022 ‘Pride Flights’.

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Virgin Australia Pride Flights 2022

Travel period: Friday 4 March 2022

Here are the details of the two Virgin Australia ‘Pride Flights’, which take off on Friday 4 March 2022:

  • Melbourne to Sydney: VA845 departing 1 pm, arriving Sydney 2:25 pm.
  • Brisbane to Sydney: VA946 departing 12:05 pm, arriving Sydney 2:40 pm.

Fares are capped at $150 in Economy and $399 in Business Class. Economy tickets are coded as ‘Economy Flex’, which earns at least 750 Velocity Points and 25 Status Credits. Business Class tickets will net you at least 1,995 Velocity Points and 55 Status Credits.

You can also redeem your Velocity Points for a ticket under a points + pay arrangement, but the value isn’t as good. We suggest you just buy the cash fares outright.

Summing up

The spirit of ‘Pride’ is well and truly alive at Virgin Australia!

Every year, we are fortunate to fly guests to Australia’s largest gay and lesbian celebration in Sydney, and as the ultimate festival of love, acceptance and inclusivity, we could not miss the opportunity to bring our wonderful Pride Flight celebration back again in 2022. 

This year not only will we operate a Pride Flight from Brisbane, but we are doubling our pride services to also include the first Virgin Australia-operated Pride Flight from Melbourne, and we expect tickets to sell-out quickly.

– Lisa Burquest, Virgin Australia Chief People Officer, 2 Feb 2022

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Virgin set to soar with two ‘Pride Flights’ from $150 was last modified: February 2nd, 2022 by Brandon Loo