If You’re Lucky, An Airline Will Make Your Holiday Wishes Come True

Two patrons of the Maple Leaf pub in London hugged after they were given free airline tickets home to Canada for the holidays.
Two patrons of the Maple Leaf pub in London hugged after they were given free airline tickets home to Canada for the holidays. –Air Canada/YouTube

If you are in the right place at the right time, an airline can make all your holiday wishes come true.

Who can forget last season when WestJet performed a “Christmas Miracle’’ by giving personalized gifts to 250 passengers traveling from Hamilton and Toronto to Calgary. The video, posted below if you missed it, drew more than 36,000,000 views on YouTube. (WestJet played Santa Claus again this year, though not at an airport but in a Dominican Republic community).

This year, Air Canada wants in on the holiday fun (and some positive marketing, no doubt, after a 2014 year that brought unpopular checked baggage fees and pilots nabbed with porn .

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Air Canada released the above video Wednesday in which two men dressed in pilot uniforms walked into a Canadian pub in London called the Maple Leaf and promised free flights home for the holidays to every patron there. The video is called “Air Canada: Gift of Home for the Holidays.’’ The crowd, as you can imagine, went wild and many happy tears were shed. The free ticket recipients even busted out into a rendition of “O Canada.’’

Last week we told you about the airline KLM surprising passengers with a handwritten message from loved ones on their seatbacks during its “Cover Greetings’’ campaign.

So if you’re traveling by air this holiday season, brace yourself for a holiday miracle. Or, more likely, get ready for a carry-on ban, a high Wi-Fi bill, or very long lines.

Happy holidays!

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