Virgin Australia Gets Punters Race-Day Ready With Hat Valet

2 November 2015
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Race-goers, the biggest event of the sporting calendar is almost upon us and it's not too late to get to the track in style.

Virgin Australia is once again launching its popular Hat Valet, a first-class service ensuring the most important fashion accessory on the track travels in style.

The airline will hand-deliver hats and fascinators from Sydney to Melbourne to ensure the well-heeled set arrives race-day ready for this year's Spring Racing Carnival.

Exclusive extras available in Virgin Australia's flagship Sydney Lounge include complimentary blow-dries and hair styling, make up touch ups, ModelCo make up kits, and a dedicated shoe shining service by social enterprise franchise, Buffed.

 Spring Racing Carnival darling Rachel Finch at the Hat Valet launch

Last year's Spring Racing season saw Australians spend up to $50 million in race wear, with headwear flying out the door at a rate of one piece per minute at retailers like Myer.

Virgin Australia's Hat Valet services are available up until November 7 for all Business Class guests, Platinum, Gold and Lounge members through the premium kerbside entry of Virgin Australia’s Sydney Lounge.


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Anna Howard

Give me street food over Michelin stars, cellar doors over wine bars and small towns and wide open spaces over big cities any day. Travel for me means ticking off the 'to eat and drink' list one regional flavour and wine bottle at a time.