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The Best Flight Ever lands in Orlando in support of 27 children battling critical illnesses

Make-A-Wish, American Airlines, The Walt Disney Company and The Points Guy have came together to grant the wishes of 27 children battling critical illnesses.


On Wednesday April 12th, 27 wish families boarded The Best Flight Ever and flew on a one-of-a-kind, chartered plane from New York to Orlando to fulfill their wishes to go to Walt Disney World Resort.


The Best Flight Ever lands in Orlando  in support of 27 children battling critical illnesses

The Best Flight Ever offered a memorable in-flight experience and magical moments provided by American Airlines with travel guru Brian Kelly, widely known as The Points Guy, serving as the onboard emcee.


In addition to interactive games, a special snack menu and surprise moments, the flight featured live entertainment from Michael James Scott, starring as Genie in ALADDIN on Broadway, who hosted a sing-along with the wish kids and their families.


The Best Flight Ever lands in Orlando  in support of 27 children battling critical illnesses

In emotional and joyous scenes, the chartered wish flight landed at Orlando International Airport where they were welcomed with volunteers, donors and supporters cheering at their arrival gate, kicking off their Orlando wish trip experience.


The Best Flight Ever lands in Orlando  in support of 27 children battling critical illnesses

Make-A-Wish has been built and shaped by volunteers, fundraisers, donors or advocates who come together in support of the mission. All of the children’s wishes are to visit Walt Disney World Resort, and together with Make-A-Wish, Disney has helped grant more than 145,000 life-changing wishes like these since 1980.


The Best Flight Ever lands in Orlando  in support of 27 children battling critical illnesses

“A wish can be transformational not only for wish children, but it also changes hundreds of other lives, creating connection and inspiring generosity and kindness within communities,” said Leslie Motter, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America. “Together, American Airlines, Disney, and The Points Guy are giving wish families a chance to make new memories away from hospital rooms and let wish kids be kids, which provides hope, strength and joy for children undergoing difficult medical treatments.”


The Best Flight Ever lands in Orlando  in support of 27 children battling critical illnesses

Make-A-Wish needs almost 3 billion airline miles and points to fulfill travel wishes for children battling critical illnesses each year, making it a critical resource to grant the wish of every eligible child waiting.


The Best Flight Ever lands in Orlando  in support of 27 children battling critical illnesses

As the organization’s longest-standing airline partner, American Airlines generously donated the chartered aircraft and continues to make millions of AAdvantage Miles available yearly for wish travel. Make-A-Wish, American Airlines, Disney and The Points Guy invite anyone who would like to make a difference in the lives of wish kids to visit the official World Wish Day hub at wish.org/worldwishday to learn more about ways to get involved.


That you to our friends ay Orlando International Airport for providing the pictures of the amazing scenes at the airport.


The Best Flight Ever lands in Orlando  in support of 27 children battling critical illnesses

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