DC10Widebody From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 126 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5272 times:
I was watching Kathy Griffin's show last night and she was on an Air NZ Pink Flight, from SFO-SYD. It appeared to be a charter flight but I am hoping some Air NZ people out there can answer a few questions.
Was the crew a volunteer crew or especially selected for the flight (I ask because pilots were doing the can can with pink feather boas in the boarding area before the flight, not something you see often).
What sort of swag etc was handed out on the flight? I noticed some pink bags being handed out as people were boarding....did this double as the amenity kit?
Was the catering standard or upgraded/tailored to the flight?
Is this something Air NZ is thinking about doing every year for G&L Mardi Gras in SYD?
Any other info on the Pink Flight would be especially appreciated, by the way the pink feather boa around the nose of the gate of the aircraft was...well I am just going to say it...FAB!
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5005 times:
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I can't answer most of the questions, but I can answer these ones
Quoting DC10Widebody (Thread starter): Was the crew a volunteer crew or especially selected for the flight (I ask because pilots were doing the can can with pink feather boas in the boarding area before the flight, not something you see often).
The crew can choose if they want to operate any Pink flight that NZ operates, no crew member is forced to operate those flights
NZ has done this for several years now. The first was from AKL-SYD iwhich I believe was 2004. Each Pink flight is a charter flight with a charter flight number (four digit flight number). When you book the flights, the flight appears on NZs booking system in pink, so you can clearly see its a special charter flight, so if that type of flight doesn't suit you, then you don't accidently book it
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4112 times:
Quoting 777ER (Reply 11): Quoting USAFDO (Reply 10):
Were the Drag Queens actual Air New Zealand F/A's, or hired for the publicity for the flight?
Real NZ employees who I said in reply #3 offered to crew the flight.
at least some of the drag queens were not NZ crew - Buckwheat is a full time drag entertainer and I think that Miss Ribena is as well , but I cant say for sure whether Tess Tickle and Venus Mantrap were NZ crew or professional drag queens
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Nzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3938 times:
Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 12): at least some of the drag queens were not NZ crew - Buckwheat is a full time drag entertainer and I think that Miss Ribena is as well , but I cant say for sure whether Tess Tickle and Venus Mantrap were NZ crew or professional drag queens
all the drag queens i believe were not airline employees only the actual crew both cabin and flight deck were NZ employees
SFOnative From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3032 times:
I saw this too flipping through the channels last night. Did anyone else think that Kathy Griffins isn't looking so good? I think she has had some face work done, and she looks even older now. Time has not been kind to her......