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sixtyseven
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AC Gives The Gift Of Home

Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:56 pm

Excellent video. The reactions are great!

http://youtu.be/u8yACoTY7OQ
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RE: AC Gives The Gift Of Home

Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:06 pm

Wow, very cool. A nice gift for many of them.   
 
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RE: AC Gives The Gift Of Home

Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:23 pm

Looks like we are working on a new holiday tradition up here in Canada: duelling xmas smaltziness from our two biggest airlines.
 
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RE: AC Gives The Gift Of Home

Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:19 am

My vote goes to AC this year... Or I guess its a like now. Bringing Canadians home for the holidays is nice.

[Edited 2014-12-03 21:22:14]
 
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RE: AC Gives The Gift Of Home

Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:16 am

Quoting yeginleduc (Reply 3):
My vote goes to AC this year... Or I guess its a like now.

I have to agree. This Air Canada production was simple, calm, and polite...not overdone... which truly is the Canadian way of doing things.

While the Westjet gifts in the Dominican Republic was a nice gesture, the production was WAY too slick (perhaps a US production company?) ...I think (and certainly hope) the same production company will NOT be used at Westjet next year, for their Christmas Miracle.
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RE: AC Gives The Gift Of Home

Thu Dec 04, 2014 7:28 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-BKX3G0BpQ

The Westjet Christmas Miracle video.


Had the Miracle video been done in the same vain as the "reason behind" video below...they would have knocked it out of the park:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOUxDT5oUWA&feature=youtu.be
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RE: AC Gives The Gift Of Home

Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:08 am

I'd have an easier time feeling good about these videos if I didn't know they're meant purely for promotional purposes and have nothing to do with a genuine spirit of generosity (i.e. giving with no expectation of getting something in return). Bah humbug.
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RE: AC Gives The Gift Of Home

Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:30 am

Quoting A346Dude (Reply 6):
I'd have an easier time feeling good about these videos if I didn't know they're meant purely for promotional purposes and have nothing to do with a genuine spirit of generosity

I see your point and of course there's the promotional purpose behind the video. Still AC handed out a bunch of tickets that will allow some to travel home after all. It's still better than when a business hands out some sort of voucher that will get you something only if you buy another stuff in the first place.
 
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RE: AC Gives The Gift Of Home

Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:25 pm

The AC "pre video" is better......speaks volumes of the employees

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfEv8X4RCIo&list=UU-oAkZkE0UlaJVwu3Za1iKg
 
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RE: AC Gives The Gift Of Home

Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:31 pm

Quoting sixtyseven (Thread starter):

Excellent video. The reactions are great!

http://youtu.be/u8yACoTY7OQ

It says video is private, cannot access. Do you have another link?

[Edited 2014-12-04 09:32:31]
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RE: AC Gives The Gift Of Home

Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:51 pm

Well no other replies, So I'm going to post a working link...probably "old news" anyway...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5YvVB1FJrs

[Edited 2014-12-05 06:52:32]
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sixtyseven
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RE: AC Gives The Gift Of Home

Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:22 pm

Try this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5YvVB1FJrs
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RE: AC Gives The Gift Of Home

Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:14 pm

and, not to be outdone, WestJet hits back with its own Christmas video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-BKX3G0BpQ&feature=youtu.be


THIS one I approve of even more...
 
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RE: AC Gives The Gift Of Home

Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:18 pm

Quoting YYZYYT (Reply 12):
and, not to be outdone, WestJet hits back with its own Christmas video

Actually, Westjet's video was out first. Their heart is in the right place, but it was way too slick of a production for my tastes.
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RE: AC Gives The Gift Of Home

Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:21 pm

Quoting rikkus67 (Reply 13):
Actually, Westjet's video was out first. Their heart is in the right place, but it was way too slick of a production for my tastes.

I quite agree - last year's seemed more genuine somehow. But I like how / where they chose to do it this year.

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