Nintendo and Southwest Airlines gave lucky customers a surprise they won’t forget. Each customer onboard the full flight, were given a free Wii U Deluxe console bundle. A 100 passengers on flight 1883 from New Orleans to Dallas Love Field received Nintendo’s console after they were met with Nintendo’s famous plumber Mario. Mario surprised the Customers with a special announcement during the flight, and Nintendo and Southwest Airlines representatives were on board to share the surprise to customers.
The surprise kicked off a larger partnership between Nintendo and Southwest that will bring big smiles to thousands of travelers through the fun and interactive entertainment of Nintendo video game systems and games during this busy holiday season. As the official video game partner of Southwest Airlines, Nintendo is setting up Wii U Gaming Lounges in some of Southwest’s most heavily trafficked airports between now and Dec. 22. Passengers can pass the time before boarding by playing Super Mario 3D World and other newly released games, if their travels take them through the following airports: Dallas Love Field, Chicago (Midway), Denver, Atlanta, Tampa Bay and St. Louis. Up to four players can join the fun at each game kiosk for free.