Airline asks passengers what they want for Christmas, delivers gifts at baggage claim

Posted at 11:42 AM, Dec 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-11 11:44:38-05

In a video guaranteed to make you smile, Canadian airline WestJet fulfilled Christmas wishes for its passengers following a recent flight.

Prior to takeoff, a virtual Santa Claus asked passengers at the Toronto and Hamilton International Airports what they wanted for Christmas. Once they boarded their flight to Calgary, the WestJet team went on a shopping spree.

Over 150 WestJet employees played the part of Santa’s elves, purchasing and wrapping dozens of presents that were delivered to shocked passengers at baggage claim.

WestJet posted about the event on their blog:

In early August, we sat down with our friends at studio m and started brainstorming what ‘giving’ looked like at its best. We wanted to do something big, exciting and fresh.

Fast forward three months and, with the help of 175 WestJet volunteers, three airports and Santa himself, we made a Christmas miracle happen for more than 250 guests on two Calgary-bound flights.

We know that Santa has a very busy schedule at this time of year, and can’t be everywhere. So we did what WestJetters do best, and helped him spread some Christmas magic to our guests..

WestJet promised they will donate flights to needy families if the advertisement reached 200,000 views on YouTube. It currently has almost 1.1 million views.