Lucky Kids Get Hottest Ticket in Town for Holiday Season

United Airlines takes children to see the North Pole in time for Christmas.
3:00 | 12/25/13

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Thanks, george. A special trip to the north pole. This is a tough time of year to get plane tickets. But some very lucky children managed to get on to a united airlines flight to this holiday's hottest destination. Abc's sara haines was there for the trip of a lifetime. Reporter: It's not every day you get to fly to the north pole. But that's exactly where little anu is headed. The 4-year-old joins dozens of other deserving kids. Have fun, okay? Reporter: Some stricken with cancer. Others facing family hardship, for an all-expense-paid trip to santa's workshop. Curtesy of united airlines. Show me how excited? This excited? This is how excited you are? Did I nail it? Lucky for me, I got to tagalong for the flight. I'm going to the north pole. Let me tell you, if only all commercial flights were like this. There was the singing. ♪ Jingle bells, jingle bells jingle all the way ♪ Reporter: The jolly elves. And have we mentioned the in-flight clown? Thank you. Enjoying it. Hi. Very excited. Reporter: The fun didn't stop on the plane. Greeting the kids at the north pole, a bevy of kid-friendly icons. And of course, santa himself. Amid playtime with elves, families forgot the illness, the sadness faced at home. My kids, having so much fun. Reporter: What did you think when you heard about this? I was excited. Happy. I couldn't believe it. Reporter: At day's end, came the presentation of presents. A fitting way to end the day. A christmas these kids will never forget. For "good morning america," sara haines, abc news, the north pole.

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