Got the post-Christmas blues? We have the just the fix. Every year, airlines and airports around the world battle to deliver the most epic Christmas ad which reaches into consumers hearts and tug on the purse heart strings.
Here are our top picks to make you smile again and get over the fact that its another 363 days till Christmas:
A Very Merry Mistake #MirryChristmus #AirNZXmas
Air New Zealand (famous for their safety videos) manage to be the heroes of this ad and poke fun at the Kiwi accent. Kiwis are known to put their own spin on words, mixing up vowels and leaving the rest of the world pretty confused. Santa is one of them, it’s definitely not an easy task for Santa to get his head around every order that comes from New Zealand each year.
WestJet Christmas Miracle: 12 Flights of Christmas
For 12 days, WestJet surprised thousands of guests to spread a little #WestJetChristmas cheer. The WestJetters and special guests brought them to life, but the vision came straight from the minds of those who know Christmas magic the best – children.
The Prodigal Brother – Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines’ “modern take”on the family reunion
“The Prodigal Brother” is a story of three magical scarves, two airlines and one uncle that unite for a fantastical Christmas tale about what matters most at this time of year. With the tagline “Together, We Make Togetherness” the trans Atlantic joint venture partners have delivered what they describe as “a modern take on the classic tale of a Sherpa, a yak, and a magic spider all bringing a family together on Christmas”. As they highlight: “with over 200 destinations between the UK and the US, together, we make togetherness.”
Coming Home for Christmas – #HeathrowBears return for a second instalment
Throughout their 70 years, Heathrow have specialised in reconnecting people with their loved ones, especially at this time of year, because coming home for Christmas is the best gift of all. Among the millions of seasonal passengers, there are some extra-special arrivals that have made it home in time for the big day.
If you missed last year’s debut from the #HeathrowBears you can watch the video, below.
Magic in the air – A Christmas surprise from Finnair
On a flight from Beijing to Helsinki, Finnair gave a few lucky kids the chance to visit Santa’s workshop above the clouds. They asked them to draw the things they would find in a winter wonderland. When the plane landed, they were in for a big surprise!
A kiss under the Airbus A320 mistletoe with British Airways
This Christmas, British Airways want people to #BAtogether. From loading a plane with mistletoe to serenading shoppers with a gospel choir, find out how it spread a little festive magic to London this year.
This Christmas, we want people to #BATOGETHER. From loading a plane with mistletoe to serenading shoppers with a gospel choir, find out how we spread a little festive magic this year.
Posted by British Airways on Friday, December 22, 2017
British Airways also delivered a magical Christmas for one Aberdeen family and there was not a dry eye in the office when we first viewed this touching Christmas story. It is the latest in its #BAmagic campaign for the festive season and sees one 12 year-old boy with cerebral palsy getting more than he wished for this Christmas. It’s a long video, but worth watching – oh, and remember the tissues!
10 years of turning the regional market UPSIDE DOWN
SuperJet International are celebrating 10 years of “turning the regional market upside down.” According to the company “it has been a long journey and, as we always like to say, the best is yet to come”. For all those Netflix fans, this video may look slightly familiar.
American Airlines’ “Happy Holiday”
US carrier American Airlines focused on the tried and tested seasonal formula of the role airlines play in bringing friends and families back together during the holiday period.