Published on December 9th, 2013 | by Emma Hackwood


Westjet Gives a Christmas Surprise to Travellers

Airports are sometimes the least of jolly places to spend your holidays with some travellers facing delays, cancellations or other mishaps. But our friends at WestJet decided to treat travellers to a Christmas miracle by having 150 WestJet employees take on the role as Santa’s Little Helpers.

The airline set-up a station with a virtual Santa at Toronto Pearson Airport and Hamiltion International Airport for travellers waiting to board their flights to Calgary. Once they told Santa what they wanted for Christmas, the Westjet team took off on shopping sprees to find those items so people could receive their Christmas wishlist upon landing in Calgary.

The entire event was captured by hidden cameras, and Westjet’s Vice President of Communications and Community Relations, Richard Bartrem explains more behind their project in this video:

Well played Westjet, well played indeed!



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Emma Hackwood

a freelance copywriter, amateur glider pilot and full-time adventure seeker, has travelled extensively in pursuit of her lifelong dream of simply seeing it all. Up to over 50 countries, she lists American Samoa and the seldom visited Marquesas Islands as her current favourite destinations, with a wandering eye on Guam and Tonga to complete her Pacific escapades.

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