Merry Christmas! The FlyerTalk Secret Santa Returns in 2017!

Taking a break from hurricanes and the late summer heat in the northern hemisphere, the Secret Santa Extravaganza occurs yet again on FlyerTalk for the fifteenth consecutive year — and once again, your host, coordinator and organizer is none other than FlyerTalk member wharvey, who founded the concept on FlyerTalk and launched the first thread back in 2003.

Merry Christmas! The FlyerTalk Secret Santa Returns in 2017!

The expected minimum on which you should plan to spend on your gift purchase is US$50.00 per FlyerTalk member — which cannot be an item worth $50.00 but only cost you ten dollars; and the $50.00 minimum does NOT include shipping, tracking and packaging costs — although no one will mind gifts of higher value or certain paper from airlines and hotels which are considered “priceless.” The gift should be a personal item and NOT donations to a charity organization on his or her behalf.

You may volunteer to be a Secret Santa for up to five different FlyerTalk members — except that if this is your first time participating, you can only sign up for one Santa. Although there is no guarantee, you can “request” particular individuals you would like to get assigned to you for your gift buying. Secret Santas have the option of remaining anonymous. To participate, you must be a registered FlyerTalk member at the time you send your private message and not be merely a “lurker.”


The deadline to participate in what has become one of the fun traditions of FlyerTalk is Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5:00 in the afternoon Eastern Standard Time; so if you want to participate as a Secret Santa, now is the time to do so.

Photograph ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

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