WestJet is known for surprising their customers and putting together amazing videos. And in their latest they broke not one but TWO Guinness World Records, and hooked up one lucky traveler with an amazing prize! They accomplished the feat during a flight from Toronto to Vegas and of course they put together a video so you can see how it all went down.
You can watch it here:
As you saw in the video above, one lucky passenger won a WestJet VIP Vegas Upgrade. So what was included? Here’s the list:
- $2500 USD shopping spree at The Forum Shops at Caesars in honor of their 25thanniversary
- VIP Table at JEWEL Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino
- Complimentary brunch at Herringbone at ARIA Resort & Casino
- Future stay and pool cabana at Flamingo Las Vegas
- Complimentary dinner for two at STK at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
- 2 VIP tickets to Blue Man Group with back stage meet and greet at Luxor Hotel & Casino
- Two tickets to Cirque du Soleil
- Two tickets to BAZ – Star Crossed Love at The Palazzo Las Vegas
- Two night stay at The Venetian Las Vegas
- Bose Headphones courtesy of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
- Two round-trip flights from WestJet
The entire flight also got a special gift. They received discounted tickets to Cirque du Soleil shows, complementary cocktails from STK at The Cosmopolitan, and $25 gift cards for the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
As for the World Record, it’s technically for “Greatest Light Output In A Projected Image”, and to set it, WestJet built and illuminated a kilometer-wide prize wheel in the Utah desert as this flight was heading to Vegas. So what exactly goes in to record-breaking version of a gaming wheel? Here’s the breakdown:
- six months of planning
- 40 crew members
- six days of building in scorching heat
- 61,483 feet of cable
- 160 guests on their way to Las Vegas
In the end the LED wheel was seen on descent into Las Vegas at 12,000 feet. The wheel was 785,398 square metres in diameter and reached 4,666,000 lumens – breaking the previous record of 4,264,346 lumens.
Guinness World Records confirmed a new record has been set by WestJet:
Greatest light output in a projected image: 4,666,000 lumens.
Largest circular projection: 785,398 sq m (8,453,953.71 sq f) ✈️ https://t.co/lxr3ECbh0L
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) May 10, 2017
Anyone else wish they were on that flight?