Love is in the air: Virgin Australia’s first-ever flight crewed by couples takes to the skies

A Virgin Australia pilot kisses his cabin crew partner on her cheek in front of a Virgin Australia aircraft
Virgin Australia
Natalie Clarkson
by Natalie Clarkson
14 February 2022

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Virgin Australia operated its first flight comprised entirely of crew who have met their soulmate on the job. 

The loved-up couples, including pilots and cabin crew, were joined by celebrity CFO (Chief Flower Officer) and The Bachelor alumni Brittany Hockley, as well as honeymooners who had their romantic trips postponed due to coronavirus.  

The love-filled flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast took three couples on a mission to re-do their honeymoons. Each couple is now enjoying an overnight stay at the stunning JW Marriott Gold Coast, complete with bubbles, handmade chocolates, complimentary breakfast and breathtaking ocean views. 

Onboard the flight, Brittany Hockley was the one handing out roses, rather than waiting to receive them. She gave each guest a long-stemmed rose to spread the love and inject some romance into the experience from the moment they stepped on the aircraft.

Virgin Australia is also dropping 1.5 million airfares to some of Queensland’s hottest destinations, with some fares less than $69. The sale fares will be available at and include flights to the Gold Coast, Cairns, Hamilton Island, Sunshine Coast and the Whitsundays. 

Visit Virgin Australia now to start planning your romantic trip and let love fly.