Ahead of Sydney’s iconic Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade — on Saturday 6 March 2021 — Virgin Australia is launching its first-ever ‘Pride Flight‘ to take rowdy revellers from Brisbane to Sydney the day before.

Tickets are available now for the special themed flight on Friday 5 March 2021; VA946 which pushes-back at 12:05pm AEST from Brisbane. One-way fares are set at $150 in Economy and $350 in Business Class; the latter inclusive of lounge access.

All tickets include a baggage allowance, seat selection and Velocity Points, of course. Don’t forget to earn double points on the flight by activating the offer in your Velocity account before booking.

Unfortunately, Velocity Points can’t be used on this flight, either as reward seats or as the mixed ‘points + cash’ option. However, since you’re booking a cash ticket, you’ll also earn Status Credits as well as the points:

  • The $150 Economy (Freedom) ticket will earn 25 Status Credits
  • The $350 Business ticket will earn 55 Status Credits

A fabulous flights with all the trimmings

Virgin Australia Group Chief People Officer, Lisa Burquest, said she is proud to lead a company that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness.

I’m incredibly proud of what Virgin Australia stands for in the community and our inaugural Pride Flight is going to be a unique celebration not to be missed.

A number of our team members identify as LGBTQ+, and we embrace the challenge to not only create an inclusive organisation where everyone can be their true self at work, every day, but an organisation that is representative of the communities in which we live, work and fly – the Pride Flight is a testament to that.

Pride Flight is about supporting the LGBTQ+ community and we’re going to have a lot of fun with it.

– Lisa Burquest, Virgin Australia Chief People Officer, 11 Feb 2021

So what exactly makes Virgin’s ‘Pride Flight’ stand out from the rest? For starters, this all-inclusive COVID-safe flight will include mid-air drag performances, bottomless beverages, DJ entertainment and a whole lot of ‘rainbows and glitter’.

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Penny Tration with her fellow cabin crew members.

The flight is hosted by Sydney drag icon and Virgin Australia cabin crew member, Penny Tration.

I’ve been flying with Virgin Australia for 14 years and it’s an honour to show Australia just how proud we are and we’re literally putting the most fabulous flight in the air and I can’t wait.

Arm doors and cross-check, we’re about to take fabulous flying to a whole new level!

– Penny Tration, Virgin Australia cabin crew member

Summing up

Virgin Australia’s maiden ‘Pride Flight’ is set to soar on Friday 5 March 2021. Tickets are extremely limited, so be sure to head to the dedicated booking page to secure your seats. Velocity members will also earn at least 10 points per A$1 spent if they activate the double points offer before booking.

The ‘Pride Flight’ falls within Virgin’s latest flexible change and cancellation policy, which promises free flight changes and cancellations to a Travel Credit should you need to reschedule your flight (and a full refund will be offered if the flight is cancelled for whatever reason).

Virgin’s first ‘Pride Flight’ set to take-off was last modified: February 11th, 2021 by Brandon Loo