Underprivileged kids travel to the 'North Pole'

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist
By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

PHOENIX -- Over 120 kindergarten and first graders went on a flight to the North Pole Friday morning as part of a fantasy flight for Valley underprivileged kids.

"It's a 45 minute flight, we've got a really fast jet today, and then when we get to the North Pole that's when they're gonna see Santa and have all the fun,"
Captain Bob Miller said.

Miller was one of United Airline's first pilot volunteers for the Friendly Fantasy Flight Mission.

Children boarded the plane and flew to the North Pole, a portion of the United Terminal transformed in to a winter wonderland.

There, the kids got to meet Santa, hang out with over 60 ASU athletes, and eat food.

The decorated North Pole even had snow.

"Everything from take-off to landing it's just been nothing but smiles and screams of delight and joy, it's been great fun," Jeff Munn said.

The program has been running since 1996.