Oh baby - it’s a Christmas shopping flight to New York for Sunderland couple

Dawn and Paul Ray, from Fullwell in Sunderland, who are off to celebrate Paul's 30th birthday and the impending birth of their baby.
Dawn and Paul Ray, from Fullwell in Sunderland, who are off to celebrate Paul's 30th birthday and the impending birth of their baby.
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PARENTS-TO-BE Dawn and Paul Ray from Fulwell are taking a bite out of the Big Apple.

The couple are enjoying their “baby-moon” – their last chance to get away before Junior arrives – in New York, thanks to airline Jet2.com.

The company is offering two Christmas shopping flights to New York direct from Newcastle Airport and Dawn and Paul were among the hundreds of eager shoppers flying out yesterday.

Customers checking in were treated to an American-style send-off from the winter wonderland dressed check-in desk.

Along with specially created “I Love New York” bags for every passenger, customers were given the red carpet treatment, serenaded with famous New York songs and treated to bucks fizz and pretzels.

Managing director Ian Doubtfire said: “The fantastic celebrations today show how delighted we are to still be the only airline providing flights to New York from Newcastle Airport.

“Our New York shopping trips have been very popular with North East passengers in the past, so it’s great to continue offering this perfectly timed Christmas shopping trip which is really well received by those looking for a festive break.”