On Christmas Eve, Spanish carrier Spanair surprised 190 passengers with gifts at baggage claim. See what happens.

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On December 24th a Spanair flight from Barcelona to Las Palmas arrived close to midnight. 190 people were flying while everyone else celebrated Christmas Eve.

What a beautiful surprise. Watch the video below. You’ll be glad you did.

And no, passengers were not charged a ‘surprise’ fee.

From Spanair, “Christmas is a very special moment so we decided to do something special for them, too”.

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Spanair’s Chief Commercial Officer Nuria Tarre said the company spent two months planning the promo. Instead of luggage, gifts appeared on the baggage claim carousel, each with a name on it: a teddy bear for a toddler, an underwater camera for a couple going on vacation, and so on. “Each of the gifts had their name, and they were appropriate, whether it was for children, older people, Spaniards or foreigners,” Tarre said. “We tried to customize the gift.”

5 comments for “On Christmas Eve, Spanish carrier Spanair surprised 190 passengers with gifts at baggage claim. See what happens.

  1. January 8, 2011 at 8:38 am

    That’s the coolest thing ever!

  2. January 8, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Isn’t it? Imagine the scene ‘behind the scene’ as baggage handlers placed gifts on the conveyor belt. Oh the anticipation and excitement!

  3. January 9, 2011 at 11:39 am

    This would be the only time I’d kick myself for NOT checking a bag. What a lovely thing to do. And such a terrific video. Thanks for sharing all this.

  4. JTW
    January 12, 2011 at 1:54 am

    “This would be the only time I’d kick myself for NOT checking a bag.”

    Passengers didn’t look too surprised seeing the packages. I guess they were cued in before deplaning, so you’d have known to go to reclaim 🙂

  5. January 12, 2011 at 10:04 am

    What a party pooper you are JTW. They looked suspicious, confused, stunned, shocked. They’re coming off of a flight and expecting luggage to appear. What do you expect?

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