Trixie Mattel and Bob the Drag Queen Just Made JetBlue’s Most Fabulous In-flight Safety Announcement
RuPaul is taking to the skies.
In honor of Pride Month, JetBlue named one of its new aircraft “Shantay Blue Stay,” inspired by the “Drag Race” host’s famous catchphrase: "Shantay, you stay."
And, in order to honor the new aircraft, two of the show’s most famous queens, Bob the Drag Queen and Trixie Mattel, boarded the plane and gave the in-flight safety announcement. It was, of course, filled with cheeky innuendos, serving “legroom realness” and a warning to buckle seatbelts in the event of unexpected opulence — or turbulence.
Bear in mind, the nearest way to sashay may be behind you.
Passengers flying through JetBlue’s hub at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport Terminal 5 will see RuPaul quotes, displays and photo opportunities.
“With crewmembers and customers reflecting incredible diversity, we celebrate all our differences and live JetBlue’s mission to inspire humanity as a leader in inclusion both inside and outside the company,” Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue’s president and chief operating officer, said in a statement. “Every day, but especially as we celebrate World Pride in our hometown, 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.”
The name “Shantay Blue Stay” will remain with the Airbus A320 for as long as it is in service with JetBlue (which could be more than 20 years).
In honor of Pride, JetBlue has also donated to the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative. On June 28 (the kickoff of Pride weekend), the airline will match every dollar spent on drinks at the Stonewall Inn bar to the LGBTQ organization (which will, in turn, benefit the Tennessee Equality Project Foundation and Project Q&A).