Bears in the air at Robin HoodNovember 4, 2013
The next time you jet off for a family holiday at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield make sure your children bring their most prized possession – their teddy bear!
Children travelling with Thomson Airways from Doncaster Sheffield Airport will have the opportunity to ‘check-in’ their teddies and receive a special boarding card which they can exchange for a Very Important Buddy (VIB) tag at the boarding gate. New for this year, children will also receive a special VIB passport enabling them to detail their important travel details and complete lots of activities – they even get a VIB sticker for their teddies.
The airline hopes that the introduction of the Very Important Buddy passport will help children keep track of all the exciting places they have been with their teddies, as well as documenting their trips away with Thomson.
Steve Gill, Managing Director at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, said: “We are a very family friendly airport and it is great news that Thomson is offering this extra special service to our young passengers.
“I am very much looking forward to seeing our young travelers arriving at the airport with their teddy bears and watching their delight when they receieve their Very Important Buddy passports. I am sure they will keep them as a special reminder of their holiday and flight from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.”
Carl Gissing, Director of Customer Service for Thomson Airways, added: “As a family friendly holiday company, we have been delighted to see the success of the VIB service and were keen to find ways to refresh it.
“We always like to make a fuss of children travelling on our holidays, both in resort and on their flight, so extending our VIB programme to include the new passport was a great way to keep track of their cuddly companion’s travels. Not only will the children continue to travel in the knowledge that their beloved bears are safe and well, the passport will provide entertainment for the child whilst on board our aircraft.”