At 7:00 AM, Friday December 5th, 2014, United Airlines will operate our 19th Fantasy Flight.
One hundred twenty elementary children from Concordia Elementary School and Children First Academy will board a special Fantasy Flight to the North Pole.
After a short flight, the plane will return to a separate gate decorated as “Santa’s Winter Wonderland”. They will be greeted by Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Arizona State University students, the Phoenix Police and K-9 Unit and the Phoenix Fire Department. The children will enjoy games, food, drinks, face painting, and music. Each child will receive a special bag that includes toys, blankets, socks, gloves and toiletries.
The Phoenix Fantasy Flight was originated by Captain Bob Miller, Rich Vehring, retired Phoenix City Manager, and Debbie Schulte, PHX customer service agent. This year the retirees, employees, pilots, and flight attendant’s held several fundraisers including wine tastings and a raffle to cover the expenses of operating the event.
The Phoenix Fantasy Flight is a designated 501 C 3 public charity and any donations or bequests are tax deductible. Checks can be made payable to United Airlines Fantasy Flight, United Fantasy Flight or Fantasy Flight and mailed to 737 E. Runaway Bay Place, Chandler, AZ 85249.
Diane Fernichio, coordinator for Concordia Elementary School said last year that, “The Fantasy Flight and the efforts of all the United Airlines volunteers have provided these special children with an experience they will remember for a lifetime.”