This is a really nice example of Holiday cheer and giving back that made me smile! United flew more than 800 children on Fantasy Flights to the “North Pole” this month. The kids, many of whom suffer from serious illnesses or are in recovery, after a quick flight, “arrived at magical winter wonderlands – airport gates employees had completely transformed with lights, Christmas trees and other spectacular holiday decorations.” Reported as new release on United.com’s website.
Fantasy Flights to the ‘North Pole’
“At the North Pole, Santa and Mrs. Claus handed out presents and the kids joined in festive activities and games to finish off their unique and well-deserved journeys.”
- 12 airports (Boise, Chicago-O’Hare, Cleveland, Denver, Houston Bush, Guam,
Los Angeles, Newark, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Francisco, Washington-Dulles)
- More than 800 children and their families
- 1,400 employee volunteers
- More than 2,500 presents
- Thousands of feet of Christmas lights
- 300 employees in costume
- More than 100 Christmas trees
With only one week to go till Christmas, I’m really feeling festive and hope you are too! It is nice to see airlines doing good will this time of year! This was really nice and the plane looks jolly dressed up like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!