WestJet’s Beautiful Christmas Surprise – I Love This Airline

Christmas holidays are just around the corner and as you may or may not be aware or know about this, but in the last week or two, there has been a video that has gone viral around the world with millions of viewership of WestJet Airlines  when WestJet employees went on an incredible journey to surprise many of their Customers with unexpected packages and gifts awaiting them at the baggage claim area of Calgary’s Airport. In the beginning, there was a screen where you scan your boarding pass and a Santa Claus appears and he knows each passenger by their first and last names, Santa asks what they want for Christmas, whereas behind the scenes the Staff of WestJet were so organized and they wrote everyone’s wishes and then set out to buy these gifts, some thought it was a joke by saying they want Underwear and Socks, A Family wanted a TV, some wanted Tablets, a Camera and so much more. So everyone received exactly what they wanted for Christmas. The Person who wanted Socks and Underwear is probably kicking himself saying Oh my goodness, what did I do? lol

WestJet Flights were from Toronto and Hamilton on their way to Calgary so the team of WestJet staff sent e-mails right away to Calgary and where the staff there ventured off so quickly to buy the presents, bring them back to the airport and get them wrapped up and shipped to the Baggage claim area and get them all ready until the flights arrived there. More than 150 passengers came to a complete shock and some cried, were emotional and so many incredible things unfolded.

This and other reasons are why I love WestJet, they care about their customers and passengers, they go out of their way to make sure all passengers have everything they need, they have incredibly and awesome planes that is so comfortable. I flew with WestJet twice, so I know exactly how that felt. I wasn’t so lucky about the presents, but that is besides the point. Many airlines can learn and thing or two about service, about how to care for customers with always smiling, and so much more. WestJet is an airline that does not cut corners. They do everything so professionally yet wonderfully. This Christmas surprise was one that I will never forget and I keep playing this video on replay, and I have seen it more than 15 times. The smiles on these passengers faces and staffs faces are so beautiful, it is great to feel appreciated and money does not even justify anything at that point.

Passengers pay so much for airfare, people do their best to try to go away on trips and this tastefully done beautiful Christmas surprise was all worth it. I wish all airlines can give something back to their passengers. Not only to safely land and take off with their passengers to different destinations, but to show appreciation by eliminating the $25.00 luggage check bag fees, and by offering more services to better airlines. It goes a long way. These airlines do not realize it, but the more they do for passengers and keeping everyone happy, the more business they will have, the more better things will become. Money should not be everything, and Westjet made that very clear with what they did for these people. These things like what WestJet did to their passengers go a long way. It feels nice to be appreciated, it feels nice to make us passengers feel like we’re important, feel like were priority against anything else. Thank you Westjet for doing this. Beautifully and well done. Your forever customer, Talin Orfali — I will definitely be flying my third time again, but I hope soon.

Here is the video I am talking about. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zIEIvi2MuEk

Life as a Canadian born Armenian…

When I was very young, My Parents, Grandparents, Armenian Priests, and Armenian Teachers, always taught me the importance of keeping my heritage and culture alive. I started by going to Armenian Saturday School to learn the alphabet, reading, writing, history, culture, heritage, then following Armenian Sunday School which taught me about the Armenian Church, history, and christianity. Soon after I graduated both schools, I officially went to the Motherland Armenia to see the real deal. All the beautiful and important things I learned came before my eyes. I could not believe, that I was standing on Armenia’s ground and soil. I had tears roll down my eyes feeling ever so happy, yet emotional at the same time.

After returning from my Motherland Armenia, I automatically started to come out to Armenian events, listening to Armenian music, joining committees such as ACYOC (Armenian Church Youth Organization of Canada), as well as Armenian Bible Fellowships, joining events with ACYOA (Armenian Church Youth Organization of America) in the United States of America, Joining in Armenian conventions, conferences, Going to Ottawa, Canada every year for the commemoration of the April 24, 1915 Armenian Genocide and to march with my fellow Armenians, Joining in Armenian message boards, and websites on the internet, continuing to further my experience and my life as an Armenian, being a teachers assistant at St Sahag St Mesrob Armenian Saturday School where I spent 10 years as a student, and now as I look at the students now, I always remember my times as I look at them. I get emotional at times when I hear the Music, the School and our National Anthem. I will be continuing my journey to even doing more.

I have made many friends from all over Canada, such as Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, St Catherines, Laval, as well as USA, West and East coasts, meeting people from out of North America and I love each and everyone of you and I hope that our bonds and our friendships never fade away. You all carry an important part of my heart and soul.

It is my priority in my life to be Armenian, to assist Armenians not only in Canada, but all over the aworld, to instill in others that nothing is more beautiful and precious than being Armenian. It is a gift from God and I will use that gift to its fullest. Many people these days take being Armenian for granted, and I will do the best of my ability to strengthen, to guide those people to the right path and teach them the way. It is so important to strengthen our bonds. We are very few in this world and we must stick together, grow together, love each other. Being in Canada or wherever you are from, we must find a way to stick together.

If it wasn’t for my parents, brother, grandmothers, My grandfather the late Habib Torossian, My teachers, My grade 8 teacher Baron Antranig Chilinguirian, Bishop Hovnan Derderian, Bishop Bagrat Galstanian, Bishop Khajag Barsamian, Bishop Ararat Kaltakjian, Fr. Zareh Zargarian, Fr Myron Sarkissian, Fr Gomidas Mirzakhanian, Fr Vasken Boyadjian, Fr Keghart Garabedian, Rev Hayrik Hovanisyan, and all the priests and Armenian people I have met along the way, I wouldn’t be where I am today and I love you all deeply and I thank you all very much for everything you all have taught me along the way.

So, Thank you for everything. I will use the knowledge and information that you all embedded into my heart, mind, and soul and preach and teach that to everyone. God Bless Armenia, God Bless Armenians, God Bless everyone