“Turbulence… you shake everything!”
Clear the runway and keep those safety belts fastened, honey, because JetBlue is slaying the runway and serving nonstop Pride.
The airline has partnered with RuPaul’s Drag Race on a Pride Month initiative and officially named one of its new Airbus A320 aircrafts the “Shantay, Blue Stay.”
To christen the plane, JetBlue invited Drag Race Season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen and All Stars Season 3 winner Trixie Mattel aboard to sissy that inflight announcement. Remember when Bob subbed for Katya on The Trixie and Katya Show? It’s like that but with uniforms and unlimited snacks.
— JetBlue (@JetBlue) June 13, 2019
These two fierce flight attendants hope you’ve packed your charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent, but they ain’t mad if your items are too big to tuck. And yes, mile-high clubbers, they will spill the tea—all over your laps.
The new video lives on JetBlue, VH1, and Drag Race social channels, and a “making of” version will air on JetBlue flights, AdWeek reports.
Drag Race also celebrated Pride Month and “Shantay, Blue Stay” last week with a temporary takeover of the JetBlue terminal, T5, at New York’s JFK Airport featuring Drag Race photos, costume displays, printed quotes, and a hair and makeup station.
— Black Lives Still Matter (@thatonequeen) June 13, 2019
“Every day, but especially as we celebrate World Pride in our hometown [of New York], JetBlue values the uniqueness of each and every individual—not only because it’s the right thing to do in keeping with our integrity value, but because we think it’s more fun that way, too,” said JetBlue president and COO Joanna Geraghty in a statement.
“For more than a decade, RuPaul’s Drag Race has celebrated inclusivity in all forms,” said Amy Wigler, VH1’s SVP of integrated marketing/branded content. “It is VH1’s goal to align the show with like-minded organizations who are also committed to bettering humanity through love and acceptance, which is why we are thrilled to be partnering with JetBlue on this very special Pride Month initiative.”
The “Shantay, Blue Stay” aircraft, operating on routes throughout the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America, will keep its sassy name for as long as it’s in service. Come through, JetBlue!
Prepare for takeoff below.