WestJet ‘Christmas Miracle’ Goes Viral On YouTube
By Space Coast Daily // December 18, 2013
REAL-TIME SANTA AND 175 'ELVES' PULL OFF HEARTWARMING CHRISTMAS SURPRISE
Check out this YouTube video that highlights a Canadian airline’s brilliant promotional idea to provide a real-time encounter with Santa via a kiosk as passengers on two flights check in, and then delivery of the gifts that they had requested from Santa at the end of the 4-hour flight in baggage claim of their destinations.
While the two flights were airborn, over 175 WestJet workers scrambled to buy everything the passengers had asked for from the blue-clad kiosk Santa. In all they wrapped and labeled 357 gifts, which they purchased at discounted prices from Best Buy and other partners at a nearby mall. Presents included cameras, phones, clothing, socks, underwear and even a big-screen TV, just to name a few. Ken dolls were provided for the women who had asked for husbands, and toy cars for the people who asked Santa for a new car.
The reaction of the unsuspecting passengers as the gifts roll down the baggage carousel is heartwarming and fun, and would even put a smile on the Grinch’s face.