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This Family Accidentally Booked Virgin Atlantic’s Pride Flight and Had a Blast

News LGBTQIA+ Travel
by Eben Diskin Jul 2, 2019

Accidentally booking tickets to a themed experience could potentially be an awful situation, but this family from Essex, England, certainly lucked out. Kerry Powell, her husband Sean, and their two sons, inadvertently booked themselves on Virgin Atlantic’s Pride flight from London to NYC on Friday. They had booked the flight in September, and when Virgin notified them in October that their flight had been selected to host the Pride event, they decided to keep the reservation.

Hosted by TV and Broadway star Tituss Burgess, the flight featured celebrities and drag queens, including Courtney Act of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Scarlett Moffatt of I’m a Celebrity, and AJ Prichard from Strictly Come Dancing.

The family said the time flew by, and the flight was incredibly entertaining. “It was amazing,” said Mrs. Powell. “We knew what it was all about, it wasn’t a surprise. Everyone was so lovely to the kids.”

Indeed, this video shows the children jumping enthusiastically and dancing with the rest of the crew.

The Pride flight celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, which are considered to have ignited the gay rights movement in the US.

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