Fear not, Christmas lovers – Saint Nick’s Dec. 25 visit will in no way be postponed.
Traveling during the holidays can be stressful, but even Santa Claus is dealing with the headache of making his way through the airport security.
At Gatwick Airport in England, Santa was stopped Tuesday by the security screeners as he made his way through a checkpoint with his bag full of gifts. The orchestrated search was a part of the famous pilot’s maiden flight on board an easyJet Airbus A320.
The santa claus, who has a more than 1700-year flying career, is helping easyJet to usher in the season by a special passenger on more than 100 flights across Europe during the holidays.
On a snowy December morning outside A Terminal of Gatwick Airport, Santa was seen clambering up and down an escalator without a reindeer close bij…De Drum goes on behind the scenes of EasyJet’s last minute Christmas campaign #Christmas https://t.co/oHHywJfwdv pic.twitter.com/dEzb6f3YHq
— iProspect Newcastle (@iProspectNCL) December 21, 2017
In total, Santa will meet the estimated 20,000 passengers in advance of Christmas.
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To celebrate the holiday, flights, easyJet, caregivers and employees rigged a plane with hidden cameras to capture the reactions of the children on board the Santa’s first flight. After everyone was seated, Mr. Claus made an announcement over the pa system and surprised passengers with gifts.
“We fly millions of people at home or on holiday during the Christmas period and we want to make the festive feeling began to board,” easyJet’s head of cabin crew Tina Milton said in a statement. “We have hired the world’s most famous pilot to fly at more than 100 selected flights and give more than 20,000 passengers an incredible surprise.”
This article originally appeared on TravelPulse.