Waiting for your luggage at baggage claim can be a real drag. Passengers who just arrived just after midnight on Christmas day at Qubec City Jean Lesage International Airport received a special little surprise.

While the 36 passengers waited for their luggage, wrapped packages starting coming out, each with one of their names on it.

“People were very surprised. They were waiting for their luggage and when they saw the first gifts, they watched in disbelief. One of them found that each box was labeled in the name of a passenger and all began to make the distribution supported by our employees,” said Jonathan Trudeau, airport spokesperson.

The presents ended up being fleece blankets with “YQB” embroidered on them (the airport’s code). The flight was the first one of Christmas day and the airport wanted to celebrate with something a bit different.

Thanks to James Burke for pointing this story out to me. Note that the original story was in French and I used Google to translate — meaning the quote might not be spot on. 

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i`ve always heard negative things about QUEBECERS, that`s what i call the christmas spirit, way to go.

What a fun holiday surprise for those folks. Air Canada is a sedate carrier, but they do have a sense of humor, so more power to them!


I think that’s so cool. The sad thing is if happened here in the USA somebody would probably sue the airport authority because it wasn’t politically correct.

I did happen happen in the USA, just last month in fact, on a Virgin America flight at San Francisco: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz4aBsIG_xQ

So what I want to know, is did they also get their actual luggage? Or did that accidently get sent to the North Pole? 😉

Oh yea — they had to sell their luggage to get the fleeces made up :). Of course I am joking :).


Sounds like fodder for a cheesy Disney Christmas movie… Throw in a couple of puppies and it’s a shoo-in…

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