In the Pink
Air New Zealand will launch its first “Pink Flight” from San Francisco to Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in February next year. Modelled on a similar trip from Auckland to Sydney this year, the flight will feature drag queens, pink cocktails, gay-friendly films and a cabaret performed by the flight crew. “They could probably do very well with it,” said Michael Wilke, executive director of New York-based advertising advocacy group, the Commercial Closet Association. “It really sounds like someone put together the idea of what a gay cruise is and just applied that to the air. And even gay cruises don’t feature employees in particular outfits or gay-themed movies.” The Pink Flight is scheduled to depart San Francisco International Airport on 2006 February 28.