· Alaska Airlines
Our northern most airline not only offers travel inspiration for gay travelers, but offers discounts to members of the LBGT community. To have a gay ol' time north of the border, head to their website and check out the deals.
· American Airlines
One of the most gay-friendly airlines in the US, AA has been given a top score in the Human Rights Campaign for their friendly policies. Their Rainbow Pride is a place to plan, book and read about new destinations.
Originally started as a privately chartered cruise outfit, Atlantis (not associated with the Bahamian resort) has grown to be one of the largest gay-owned and operated tour companies in the world. While docking in ports around the world, Atlantis also offer resort holidays for working on the tan.
· Cruise lines
While no specific cruise lines have special websites for gay and lesbian travelers, some are more welcoming with special mixers and social activities onboard for those interested. Norwegian, Crystal, Cunard and more all host LGBT get-togethers to get to know fellow travelers, and have even hosted all-gay charters in the past. Looking for something more tailored? See Atlantis above.
While the cheeky airline doesn't have a specific site for gay travelers to visit, Jetblue does sponsor the Long Beach Pride Parade, so if you're on the West Coast, swap the beads for some wings.
· United Airlines
Like Jetblue, United doesn't have a dedicated website, but they do partner with International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association to help out with itinereries for their gayest destinations.
· Virgin America
Their cabin atmosphere is regularly compared to a disco (that moodlighting!), but Virgin America doesn't set aside a special portion of their website for gay travel. Instead, all are welcome all the time with the same travel specials. Virgin America is also an official sponsor of San Francisco Pride, as well as AIDS/Lifecycle and the GLAAD Media Awards.
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