WestJet surprises plane loads of passengers with Christmas wish list gifts (VIDEO)

WestJet Christmas Miracle 2013

WestJet and Santa teamed up to delight two plane loads of unsuspecting travellers with a real-time holiday surprise.

The WestJet Holiday Miracle 2013

While passengers at Toronto and Hamilton International Airports were waiting to board their flight to Calgary, a virtual Santa Claus learned what passengers wanted for Christmas. After everyone boarded their flights, 150 merry WestJetters became Santa’s helpers, taking off to a shopping spree to deliver personalized gifts to guests arriving in Calgary as part of a true holiday miracle.

Nineteen hidden cameras captured guests at Toronto and Hamilton International Airports confiding their Christmas wishes with a virtual Santa Claus while waiting to board flights to Calgary.

Guests were surprised upon arrival when a festively decorated baggage carousel came to life. On this special day, it was not just their suitcases that arrived, but the gifts they had asked for merely hours before.

Gifts included toys, Samsung Galaxy smartphones, scarves, flights home for the holidays, socks and underwear, a snowboard, an Android tablet, cameras, LCD televisions and much more.

Last year, WestJet’s inaugural holiday video reached nearly 500,000 views in just weeks. Once the video reached the milestone of 25,000 views, the airline donated flights to a family in need through WestJet’s community investment program.

This year, WestJet Cares for Kids will continue this tradition by donating flights through Ronald McDonald House Charities once the video reaches 200,000 views.

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