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Virgin Australia staff take on #DontRushChallenge, wield lightsabers for Star Wars Day

Hot of the heels of Emirates and Air New Zealand’s take on the #DontRushChallenge, Virgin Australia has thrown its hat in the ring.

It started as a challenge between friends, going from loungewear to on fleek, but the #DontRushChallenge has taken on a life of its own and caught the eye of the travel industry.

Now, Travel Weekly has seen its fair share of entries to the #DontRushChallenge. But we must admit, Virgin Australia’s could be the best yet – I mean who can compete with a scarf-draped dachshund?

Check it out for yourself below:

Proving that it knows a thing or two about pop culture, Virgin Australia went one further by celebrating Star Wars Day (4 May 2020) like a Jedi Knight, with a lightsaber welcome to one of its jets.

To all those who missed that joyous of Star Wars days: “May the fourth be with you.”

Virgin has built a bit of a reputation for generating positive vibes on social media ever since the coronavirus crisis shuttered the commercial aviation industry, with staff having previously performed choreographed dance routines to hits such as Tina Turner’s “Nutbush City Limits” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'”.


Featured image: Virgin Australia on Star Wars Day (Twitter/Virgin Australia)

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