Sun, Celebs and Her Very Own Aircraft! Kirsty Jets Away on Jet2holidays’ Party Plane


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April 30, 2019 at 14:05

Kirsty Connor from Giffnock near Glasgow experienced the trip of a lifetime this weekend along with 99 friends and family, celebrity guest Rylan Clark-Neal, and a private DJ set from Rudimental, after she won our national Party Plane competition.  

The 36-year-old married Mum was whisked away on her very own VIP party plane to Majorca after she was selected from thousands of entries to be named the winner. Kirsty’s fantastic “Just Plane Lucky” entry won a public vote, thanks to its creativity and ingenuity, which included a unique video based on the distinctive soundtrack to our TV advert - complete with lucky pants, a Rylan-themed cake and fancy-dress outfits.

Kirsty was joined on the once-in-a-lifetime trip to the 4-star Melia Calvia Beach in Majorca, by her husband John and 99 companions from an online community group. The group hold a special place in Kirsty’s heart as she joined it while on maternity leave and was looking for a hobby when feeding her baby at night. The group is made up of individuals from right across the UK, and although they interact daily, the Party Plane Trip was the first time that many had met in person.

The trip was made even more special with Kirsty celebrating her 36th birthday the day before the getaway, and her husband celebrating the same birthday recently.

The weekend was jam-packed full of fun and action, including a treasure hunt, a quiz with Rylan, chill out time to explore the local area and relax by the pool, plus a private DJ set from Rudimental.

We launched the competition to celebrate the arrival of the 100th aircraft into our fleet, and we invited the nation to create their very own party plane, to be in with the chance of winning the aircraft for the weekend. Kirsty’s submission was selected from nine finalists as the winning entry in a public vote, after Rylan had shortlisted the nine from thousands of entries from across the UK.

Kirsty said: “This trip with Jet2holidays has truly been a holiday of a lifetime and one we will never forget. I feel ‘plane lucky’ to have been captain of my own VIP party plane for the weekend and to have brought everyone in the community group together. It’s exceeded all my expectations from start to finish! We really didn’t know what to expect from the trip as the jam-packed schedule was kept a complete surprise from us all.

“The best part of the weekend was the gala event on the final evening when our party theme we’d created for the competition was brought to life with a lucky themed buffet, cocktails and a massive once-in-a-lifetime party. When Rudimental were announced on stage and performed the special DJ set, we couldn’t believe our eyes – it was very surreal to be dancing alongside Rylan!

“We can’t thank Jet2holidays enough for arranging this amazing getaway, and Rylan for joining us aboard our “Just Plane Lucky” trip. We feel like we are walking on cloud nine and it will take us a long time to come back down to reality!”

Making the trip even more magical, we gifted Kirsty with a family holiday to a European destination of her choice for herself, her husband and their four-year-old son, Leon.

Rylan Clark-Neal said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to share the weekend with 100 lovely passengers and the fantastic group at Jet2holidays. We have all had the best time and just like the passengers, I feel very lucky to have been part of it.”