Though temperatures were still decidedly summery when the United Airlines Fantasy Flight departed from George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Saturday morning, its passengers — pediatric patients and their families — found a winter wonderland upon their return to IAH.
There, patients being treated at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Gulf Coast Muscular Dystrophy Association, Texas Children's Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital were met by Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus United fight attendants and gate employees dressed as elves.
"The employees went all out with costumes, decorations and gifts to make it a special day for the kids," Mary Clark, a spokesperson for United, told CultureMap.
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