As part of an ongoing inflight burger saga, Virgin Australia Airlines has buddied up with Auckland institution The White Lady to give away hundreds of free burgers. This Wednesday between 12 and 2pm in Britomart's Takutai Square, the 70-year-old burger joint will hand out 500 King Burgers — a combination of New Zealand beef, melted cheese, onions, a fried egg and lettuce.
The giveaway follows the airline's launch of its 'Got Beef?' campaign — a nationwide search to find the country's best meat supplier for trans Tasman flights after Air New Zealand announced the arrival of the Impossible Burger.
The introduction of the plant-based burger, which cooks, smells, tastes and bleeds like beef, didn't go down well with local farmers and politicians, with many suggesting that the airline should be backing the New Zealand meat sector rather than the Silicon Valley-produced synthetic burger. The Impossible Burger will roll out on flights between Los Angeles and Auckland this October.
Anyway, you're probably here for the free burgers. Find them this Wednesday, 1 August from 12-2pm at Takutai Square, Britomart.