- Jun 16, 2008
Last year, they flash mobbed Calgary International Airport, turning the entire terminal into the North Pole. So how does WestJet top that?
Very easily. Enjoy.
Very easily. Enjoy.
VIDEO: WestJet Delivers Holiday Joy in Spectacular Form
By Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren / Published December 9, 2013
Many airlines do something special for the holiday season, but WestJets recent adventure sets a whole new bar. The Canadian carrier surprised passengers from two flights bound for Calgary by granting them their holiday wishes this year.
The feat was accomplished with a bit of holiday trickery. Utilizing an interactive ad display, Santa chatted with unsuspecting passengers in Toronto and Hamilton International Airports about what theyd like for Christmas. As each of the two flights took off into the skies over Canada, over 150 WestJet employees took off for stores around Calgary to collect the gifts.
When both airplanes landed later that day, the passengers gathered in baggage claim and waited for their luggage. Instead, dozens of fully wrapped gifts began pouring onto the belt, personally addressed to each family member (and later also received their luggage).
The entire experience was caught below, utilizing nineteen hidden cameras. Watch the full video below.
Cool holiday themed videos are not new to WestJet. Last year the carrier made a cool video as well, again with hidden cameras, in Calgary as they turned a run of the mill boarding lounge into the scene of a giant North Pole themed flash mob.
Lesson learned? Work Calgary into your early December travel plans. If youre lucky something pretty cool will happen.
More seriously, both projects have gone to support WestJets broader efforts in the community. This year the carriers WestJet Cares for Kids, will donate flight through Ronald McDonald House Charities, once the video reaches 200,000 views. Last years nearly topped half a million this years should do even better.
To borrow a phrase from Santa, A Merry Christmas for all, and to all a good flight.