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User currently offlineDC10Widebody From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 126 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5267 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!


Cheers thanks a lot.
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User currently offlineGayStudPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 452 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5227 times:

Was Anderson Cooper on board??

 Smile

[Edited 2008-06-27 13:41:07]

User currently offlineFutureSDPDcop From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1293 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5153 times:



Quoting GayStudPilot (Reply 1):
Was Anderson Cooper on board??

No

Quoting DC10Widebody (Thread starter):
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?

My Life on the D List condoms were passed out.

Quoting DC10Widebody (Thread starter):
Is this something Air NZ is thinking about doing every year for G&L Mardi Gras in SYD?

This has been done in previous years. Just the first time Kathy Griffin was a part of this.


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5000 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

Quoting DC10Widebody (Thread starter):
Is this something Air NZ is thinking about doing every year for G&L Mardi Gras in SYD?

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


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8654 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4903 times:

What is a pink flight?

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User currently offlineAloha73G From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2354 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4894 times:

http://airnzspecials.com/pinkflight/

google is MY friend  Smile

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User currently offlineGCDEG From Greece, joined Jan 2006, 352 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4823 times:

Here's some more info on the flight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G9geu7tBYE

Quoting DC10Widebody (Thread starter):
the pink feather boa around the nose of the gate of the aircraft

You can see this on the 777 in the video.

Interesting and unusual idea than your regular flight.

GCDEG



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User currently offlineGayStudPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 452 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4620 times:

They should have left the drag queen FAs in SFO and let the shirtless boys serve.  Smile

UA is too boring.


User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4599 times:



Quoting DC10Widebody (Thread starter):
Was the catering standard or upgraded/tailored to the flight?

the carering was standard but the inflight entertainment ie movies was especially selected for this flight



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User currently offlineRedTailDTW From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 751 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4565 times:



Quoting GayStudPilot (Reply 7):
They should have left the drag queen FAs in SFO and let the shirtless boys serve. Smile

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Yeah, staring at shirtless guys all flight is never a bad thing.  Smile


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User currently offlineUSAFDO From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4565 times:

Were the Drag Queens actual Air New Zealand F/A's, or hired for the publicity for the flight?

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4376 times:
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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.


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8526 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4107 times:
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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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User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3933 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



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User currently offlineSFOnative From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3027 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......

User currently offlineVhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1455 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2207 times:

I wonder how they positioned the flight and crew? Did it fly Cargo AKL-SFO and SYD-AKL or did NZ put on an extra revenue passenger flights.




Vhq



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2205 times:



Quoting SFOnative (Reply 14):
Did anyone else think that Kathy Griffins isn't looking so good?

I think she has a staple in the back of her head. She isn't looking all that good. Tired can only be covered up so much with makeup.

But she is still rocks in our book.



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User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2171 times:



Quoting Vhqpa (Reply 15):
I wonder how they positioned the flight and crew? Did it fly Cargo AKL-SFO and SYD-AKL or did NZ put on an extra revenue passenger flights.

No i believe it did the scheduled flight AKL-SFO i believe that day there was no SFO-AKL as for SYD-AKL i would assume it operated as a bookable flight as well ..



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User currently offlineVikingA346 From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2171 times:

so let me get this straight, a bunch of gays get together and put on a circus performance?

[Edited 2008-06-28 20:57:04]


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User currently offlineGayStudPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 452 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Darn those "gays"... what's next, a Hooters flight to SYD? What has become of civilized air travel??

User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 24974 posts, RR: 85
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
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Quoting VikingA346 (Reply 18):
so let me get this straight, a bunch of gays get together and put on a circus performance?

I guess that could be a straight view of it. Or - some straights.  Smile

mariner



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2439 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2051 times:



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 16):
But she is still rocks in our book.

Really? I personally can't stand her!



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