Christmas Surprise

It’s that time of the year again! So here is my last and very Christmassy post for the year. 😉

Airports during the holiday season are generally filled with disgruntled people facing delays, lost luggage and other mishaps. So Canadian airline, WestJet decided to use this moment to treat weary travelers with a Christmas miracle.

With the help of a virtual Santa Claus, the airline asked unsuspecting passengers waiting to board their flights to Calgary from Toronto and Hamilton International Airports what they had on their Christmas wishlists this year.

Then with more than 150 WestJet employees they set about playing Santa’s elves, gathering personalized presents and delivering them to the Calgary airport before the unsuspecting passengers landed. At the baggage claim the passengers received their holiday miracle…

This however was not WestJet’s first attempt into spreading airport Christmas cheer. Last year, the airline had created a Christmas themed flash mob, complete with dancing elves, in the middle of an airport…

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here’s a lovely remake of “Little Drummer Boy” by Pentatonix to bring this last Ramble of the year to a close. 😎

Zappos Thanksgiving Baggage Claim

Zappos is an online shoe and clothing shop that loves to create unexpected stories that surprise and delight people while they go about their every day activities. So on the eve of Thanksgiving 2013 they created a delightful surprise for weary airplane passengers on what has come to be known as the worst travel day of the year.

At Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, American Airlines travelers were presented with a baggage claim that had been transformed into a wheel of fortune game in which everyone came out as a winner. The results…

This reminds me of a similar activitation done by Spainair on the eve of Christmas 2010. Click here for details.