WestJet’s Newest Brand Video May Make You Cry

WestJet’s Newest Brand Video May Make You Cry

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Oh WestJet, did you really have to make me (almost) cry on a Friday afternoon? The Canadian airline has this week released its first brand video since the start of the pandemic. My gosh, it’s touching, and I’m sure so many people will be able to relate. I don’t want to give anything away, just give it a watch:

What do you make of WestJet’s new brand video? Are you crying, or almost crying?

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  1. Steve

    Screw westjet, they are refusing to refund my flights as an american citizen and only issueing expiring credits which i cant use because the border is still closed yet my friend also booked on the same flight last year was issued a full cash refund due to his Canadian citizenship.

  2. Azamaraal

    Is creditian really debit or credit? Yea! Welcome back snarly.

  3. Herman

    Absolutely beautiful and related to many people that have been apart for long time due to the pandemic. WS is way much better than AC... I stop flying AC due to their arrogant attitude and overprotected by the Canadian Government...

  4. wish I could travel too

    Awwwwwe-dorable!

  5. Eskimo

    Is it because WestJet refused his refund so he has to fly all the way from Kelowna?

  6. mon

    @Creditian flights are generally fairly cheap on Westjet.... Especially from YYC... generally $80-$150 oneway... AC is much more expensive but if often preferred as they have better aircraft cabins across the fleet

  7. Aaron

    It's certainly touching, but not cry worthy. Also, I'm not a huge fan of making old people come to see young people. It should be the other way around. Especially since Canadians can freely cross the border into the US by air, but not vice versa currently.

  8. Chico Escuala

    If there was truth in advertising they'd show the unfortunate old man having a stroke on the flight because of blood clots from the gene therapy.

  9. iamhere

    Agree. Cry for what? It was not as touching as the blog article makes it out to be. Besides I thought this was a blog focusing on points, miles, and reviews of hotels and flights. How does this represent any?

  10. Stephen Morrissey

    Weii done Westjet. Not so much Cretin. I mean Creditian...

  11. Cheryl Barker

    oh I laughed out loud as my eyes filled with tears. laughed out loud because you were right, it's a tear jerker!!!

  12. Victoria S.

    I didn’t want to cry, but…

  13. Lukas

    Unfortunately, Ben you blew it for me by including the main picture, so I knew the twist ending right away...

  14. Kar

    I know it sounds precious but I find this video a bit disheartening because in my family, our grandparents wouldn't get up from a chair for us, let alone get on a plane and travel just to see us, or show any level of real attachment... I wonder if this representation of a grandparent is as common as we think.

  15. Creditian

    Cry for what?
    Overpriced tickets in Canada?

  16. DenB

    Yes, Ben, it's moving. It did bring a tear. And I thought the play on the names was clever, although perhaps lost on non-Canadians. So, while most of the messages herein will be along the lines of "you shouldn't be writing about this" or "this content is politically correct virtue signalling" or "only snowflakes express love for their grandkids", I confidently predict that the majority agree with you. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  17. stogieguy7

    This was going to make you cry? Are you serious? It's just typical (PC approved) sentimentality. Save your tears for real events.

    1. David

      What's with the toxicity? I guess you don't cry because you're an internet tough guy?

  18. JIC

    I’m flying westjet for the first time in 2 hours!

  19. JamesS

    A nice play on words as I was surprised they would show a Dreamliner flying to Victoria, BC, but a really touching video that aligns well with where Canada is in their vaccination process and how people are looking forward to traveling for a purpose.

    1. P-LGA

      Actually if you listened closely to the arrival announcement, the flight was to Toronto =) The nurse thought he was flying to Victoria, B.C., but hes actually flying to his granddaughter <3

  20. LovetoFly

    Meh. There is nothing moving or sentimental about this at all. Amateur attempt to tug at the heartstrings. I was more annoyed that the seat next to him was empty knowing that someone was on the upgrade list.

    1. LovetoFly

      Sorry....it was such an emotional journey for me, somewhat akin to watching the Hallmark channel. Even though I'm a 1K with United, I'm switching all my travel to Westjet because of this commercial. Thank you for helping me with my repressed emotions.

    2. wurohe

      What airplane/ class is Gramps sitting in? Don't know Westjet's seat configurations well

    3. MichaelT

      787 Premium Economy from what I could see.

    4. george

      Gooey sentimental slop! lol lol

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JamesS

You must be a joy to be around.

David

What's with the toxicity? I guess you don't cry because you're an internet tough guy?

Creditian

Cry for what? Overpriced tickets in Canada?

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