VIDEO: WestJet Surprises Passengers with a Christmas Miracle

Written on December 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm , by

Air travel during the holiday season can be stressful—long lines at check-in, delayed flights, overcrowded planes … just thinking about it puts a damper on my holiday spirit.

But the video above reminds me just how much the holiday season brings out the best in everyone, even airlines.

Canadian carrier WestJet is spreading a little Christmas cheer and taking the edge off travelers with their “Christmas Miracle” stunt. If you haven’t watched the video already, here’s what happens:

The airline sets up virtual kiosks at Hamilton and Toronto international airports for two Calgary-bound flights. Passengers scan their boarding pass, prompting a video of a WestJet Santa asking what passengers want for the holidays. Unbeknownst to passengers, there are more than 150 volunteers recording their requests who then run out to buy, wrap and deliver all the presents to the airport upon the flight’s arrival. Passengers are surprised when wrapped boxes with name tags fall out of the luggage carousel.

It gets better. According to the airline, once the “Christmas Miracle” video hits 200,000 views, the company will give out free flights to the Ronald McDonald Charities for families in need. The viral video has already surpassed this goal.

It’s wonderful to see Christmas wishes come true, big and small.

 

 

 

 

 

13 Responses to “VIDEO: WestJet Surprises Passengers with a Christmas Miracle”

  1. A VERY HEART FELT MESSAGE!!! THANK YOU WESTJET!!! EVEN THOU MY SPIRIT FOR THE HOLIDAYS ARE NOT AT BEST I JUST WANTED TO SAY MAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, CREW, AND HELPERS HAVE A VERY SAFE AND MERRY HOLIDAY.

  2. So awesome that you did that for these families, makes me feel like there really is a Santa Claus! Incredibly nice gesture in this time of corporate greediness. Kudos to West Jet!!!!

  3. Many happy tears.. that was just wonderful. Thank you for giving them Santa :)

  4. God Bless You All! There is a Santa!!!

  5. This was the sweetest thing I have EVER seen in my life, sat here and cried I was so happy and touched for these people. This made my day..What a great thing to do! I appreciate the airlines for doing this. Way to go WestJet. :D
    From the State of Pennsylvania resident

  6. I don’t have a website but I just wanted to say how wonderful this was of all those people to do this for others. It made me cry – good tears!

  7. Cried for all the happy smiles, this is just wonderful that a corporation (airline) would do this, God will bless you as you blessed your passengers, Merry Christmas to all at WestJet.

  8. This is the TRUE meaning of Christmas. May those of us who have seen this pass it on and pay it forward

  9. absolutely wonderful–what a beautiful gesture and lots of work for the volunteers–I really enjoyed the film.

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  11. So happy you shared this with us. You surprised so many people. What a wonderful way to celebrate the season. It is something that the passengers and the employees will not forget. May each of you be blessed this Christmas.

  12. It had me crying I can’t believe they helped all those families

  13. This video made me cry too.
    Thanks that there are still good things.