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Snag Seats on the Qantas WorldPride Flight Now!

Ok, we just told you about the Air New Zealand flights from Auckland and San Francisco to Sydney WorldPride, but today, you can book seats on Qantas Airlines’ special flight to the global LGBTQ+ event! 

The Qantas WorldPride flight from Los Angeles to Sydney takes off on February 22, 2023, providing members of the LGBTQ+ community in the U.S. with an opportunity to travel to Australia and celebrate Sydney WorldPride.

Lucky passengers can score tickets that start at $1,545 for a roundtrip flight aboard the 236-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with Economy, Premium Economy, and Business class cabins. Once onboard the flight, Australian stand-up comedian Joel Creasey will be your entertaining host, and in a recent Instagram post, he’s not holding back his excitement about his appointed duties. “I cannot wait. I’ve been practicing my entire life for this,” said Creasey.

Onboard Qantas’ WorldPride flight, customers will enjoy an array of experiences hosted by Australian comedian Joel Creasey, including live inflight entertainment, limited edition ‘Rainbow Roo’ Qantas pajamas designed specifically for the flight, and Australian chef Neil Perry, the Director of Food, Beverage, and Service for Qantas, will create the onboard menu!   

But wait, that’s not all! All passengers on the flight will receive a special gift from Qantas – a general admission ticket to Live and Proud: Sydney WorldPride Opening Concert, featuring special guest performer Kylie Minogue.

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the Australian national carrier was proud to continue its work as a champion for diversity and equal rights, including on LGBTQI+ issues.

(Photo Credit: Qantas Airlines)
(Photo Credit: Qantas Airlines)

“Supporting the LGBTQI+ community is part of the Qantas spirit, and this flight will be operated by members of the Qantas Illuminate network, a community of Qantas LGTBQI+ employees and their allies,” said Joyce. “We are proud to bring visitors from the USA not only to celebrate Sydney WorldPride but also to experience all that this vibrant city and country has to offer.”

Ahead of Sydney WorldPride, Qantas has partnered with the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) to support people traveling to Sydney for the festival. John Tanzella, President and CEO of IGLTA, welcomed the new partnership with the “flying kangaroo.”

“For more than 25 years, Qantas has been an outstanding advocate for LGBTQ+ communities across Australia, and a champion in promoting a safe, equitable, and diverse culture for both their customers and staff,” said Tanzella. “We’re so excited to welcome another leading travel brand that has demonstrated long-term support for our community into our family of Global Partners.”

(Photo Credit: Qantas Airlines)
(Photo Credit: Qantas Airlines)

Sydney WorldPride CEO Kate Wickett said the Qantas WorldPride flight will make it easy for visitors from the U.S. to travel to Sydney for the festival.

“I can’t think of a more dazzling or glamorous way to arrive in Sydney than on this incredible WorldPride flight,” said Wickett. “The USA is by far the biggest market for international visitors coming to Sydney for WorldPride and we’re excited that Qantas is helping our guests arrive in fabulous style.”

The Qantas WorldPride Flight will go on sale today with seats bookable at www.qantas.com/worldpride.

Vacationer Staff

Vacationer Magazine's writing staff works hard to bring you all the latest LGBTQ travel articles to help inspire and inform.

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