Virgin Atlantic, Microsoft teamed up to give passengers the gift of Windows tablets

Passengers on a Virgin Atlantic 787 Dreamliner flight VS11 got a special treat from Santa and Microsoft yesterday, December 21. Starting at boarding, the passengers were given brand new Windows tablets from Santa.

Once on board the flight to follow Santa's flight around the Atlantic via NORAD's Track Santa. Every so often during the flight, Santa would radio in with a holiday message for the passengers. The elaborate set up included Santa "landing" on top of the plane during flight, coming into the cabin through a special "Santa hatch".

During the flight, Virgin also gave away several Microsoft prizes. Passengers had a chance to win a number of Xbox prizes, as well as Windows devices from Dell, Lenovo, and Microsoft if they won competitions during the flight.