Be Good for Goodness Sake - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

- From One Destination Across the Globe to the Next, AirTran Airways Tracks Santa's Travels -

Dec 24, 2010, 15:00 ET from AirTran Airways

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), is issuing the second of three Satellite-based Aviation Navigational Tracking Apparatus (S.A.N.T.A.) reports. The following information regarding Santa Claus' international flight is based on data from AirTran Airways' System Operations Control Center in Orlando:

  • Having just completed a brief stop in Beijing, Santa, Prancer, Vixen and the rest of the cheerful crew were spotted dashing their toy-filled sleigh over a herd of red pandas in the Himalayas.
  • After a long flight westward, Santa took some time out in Istanbul, Turkey, for a tour of the famous Basilica Cistern monument.
  • After briefly losing Santa on the satellite, an eyewitness account confirmed that Santa met up with Mrs. Claus for an afternoon snack in Greece. With three pats on the back and a toast for good luck, Santa and his eight reindeer waved goodbye to Mrs. Claus and continued on their merry way.
  • A short time later, Santa was spotted taking a nap in Stockholm, Sweden, at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, tucked deep into an aisle seat, snoring and all. It must have been that large plate of feta cheese in Greece that did him in.
  • "The Claus" was last seen over the Norwegian Sea on his way to Denmark.

AirTran Airways is advising people to keep an eye out for the final S.A.N.T.A. update, scheduled to cross the national wire at 7 p.m. EST.

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