Gay mardi GrasThe cost of being gay used to be social now it’s financial. But in a nice kind of way. Virgin Blue is running a special Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras flight between Melbourne and Sydney on February 25 on which a one-way ticket  costs A$199 including “refreshments, goodie bags and ‘very special’ entertainment from ‘Leave It To Diva’.”

They better be good because DJ857 passengers will be paying A$104 more than those on other Virgin flights leaving around the same time (on today’s prices). You could buy a lot of, um, other Mardis Gras stuff for that kind of dosh but the flight’s sure to be fun. PS: How bad is this Virgin Blue PR headline: ‘Up Up and A Gay – We’re Boeing to Mardi Gras’. It’s for real.

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