There’ll be no shortage of feather boas, sequins and mile-high hair dos when Virgin Blue Mardi Gras-themed flight DJ 857 takes off from Melbourne Airport at 3.45pm this afternoon (February 25).

In celebration of The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, the airline has dedicated an entire commercial flight from Melbourne to Sydney to the glitz and glamour of this annual event.

A number of fabulous famous faces are set to join the flight along with one of Virgin Blue’s own ‘drag queen’ cabin crew team members, Ms Marion De-Pilot. Here at Southern Star, we’ve also managed to sneak one of our trusty scene photographers on board, so check out next week’s issue to find out all the goss – who’ll join the mile high club? Which drag queen’s hair won’t last the distance in that drying, pressurised cabin air? And who’ll be the first to crack and make a saucy ‘cockpit’-related joke?

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