Passengers get free Microsoft tablet and meet Santa on Virgin Atlantic flight

Passengers get free Microsoft tablet and meet Santa on Virgin Atlantic flight
The Children who flew Virgin Atlantic flight VS011 from Heathrow to Boston this past weekend, had a flight they never will forget. Upon boarding the plane, each passenger received a Windows powered tablet. The kids on board used their slates to track Santa's annual journey via the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Track Santa service.

As the plane passed by the coast of Greenland, projections on the ceiling of the cabin made it appear as though Santa had landed on the top of the plane. Saint Nick then walked through the aisles of the plane, talking with the kids and taking selfies with the passengers.

The kids then watched as Santa prepared to take off so that he could resume his journey. Santa's appearance was the result of a partnership between Virgin Atlantic and Microsoft. Both companies worked together to offer something that the children on board will talk about forever. You can watch all of the magic by clicking on the video below. And if you find yourself shedding a tear or two, it's perfectly okay. It just means that you're human.

source: Microsoft via WMPoweruser



1. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Good to see Microsoft putting forth good marketing effort into their product.

3. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Good old Micro$oft marketing on children (poor) and education yes... Really hope this company will die one day and quickly, hopefully by being Eloped.

4. e8ght

Posts: 27; Member since: May 25, 2013

What kind of sick person would think like that? If Microsoft will die 126,000 people around the world would loose their job.

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Agree. Hope Microsoft new leadership would do more good.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

They would find new jobs, hopefully making up for their time doing evil at Microsoft, by going to better companies that do something that authentically contributes to the world vs. just maintaining a parasitical monopoly.

9. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

"... by going to better companies that do something that authentically contributes to the world " That would mean they'd have to go to a non-profit organisation or a much lower-paid job. You don't want that, do you? How can you call the employees evil when most of them are working their asses off for money? Not the biggest comment of the day.

12. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

You give anyone anything for Christmas? Marketing or not, they did a good deed. Hear of any other company donating millions to good cause? You need to get a life other than bashing companies.

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It seems that the big US tech companies (Apple, Microsoft) have nothing to offer except marketing videos that prey on human emotion.

10. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I swear you're like the biggest troll on the planet, if its not Google then its evil , such a dud you are.

5. Hashed unregistered

This is a better marketing technique than bashing and making fun of other companies in ad videos. Good luck Microsoft.

8. Tommy1960i

Posts: 144; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

They gave a lot of stuff for free!!! This is important.

11. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks Microsoft today makes 90 % or more of it's Money from it's "Enterprise software business. It's present CEO Mr. Nadella is Microsoft's Enterprise business Expert. He Will keep that part of Microsoft Business Alive and kicking. Tablets and Smart phones are a side show. Microsoft could sell all it bought from Nokia and do like Apple, Nokia and others do today which is have Foxcom or some other tech manufacturing firm make their smart phones and tablets for them and leave them with the headaches needed to make these devices. Folks Microsoft is no longer the kill competition company it was said to be Under Bill Gates. it has better business models and is Making good money and does not even need to deal with selling smart phones and Tablets to survive. Remember that

13. deuel18

Posts: 41; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

The rumored Mini version of Surface Pro 3 is gone. Will they really release one?

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