An entire flight of 180 passengers was left speechless recently when they were treated to random acts of kindness by Jet2.com
To mark International Random Acts of Kindness Week earlier this month, the airline greeted each passenger on flight LS272 from Alicante, landing at 16.30, with a personalised gift – specially wrapped and waiting for them on the luggage carousel when they landed at Leeds Bradford Airport.
The surprise started with a simple question people were asked when checking in for their afternoon flight from the Spanish hotspot, asking what – if anything – they had most missed about home.
Then, whilst the flight of unsuspecting passengers was in the air, a speedy team of the carrier's helpers set to work sourcing and wrapping up gifts to welcome them home with a ‘Random Act of Northern Kindness’. This included everything from those who had craved a good cuppa receiving an afternoon tea gift set and others who had pined for their pet getting gift vouchers to pamper their pooch.
The airline also surveyed more than 1,000 members of the general public to see what they longed for from home when on holiday, with more than half saying they missed their own beds the most. The survey also revealed that females tend to miss their family, friends and pets with men more likely to miss nothing. Both men and women seem to miss a good cup of tea with northerners craving a British brew the most.
Some people admitted, however, that they’d yearned for things slightly more out of the ordinary including the 3% who missed the British weather, 3% who had missed work, and several individuals who missed their laptops and British sweets.