With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start planning all of those festive dinners and get-togethers! With all of those good times usually comes a few family members from out of town who may or may not know their way around good ol’ TO — especially when it comes to landing at Toronto Pearson Airport.

Because you were so well brought up, you know you’re going to give in to obligation and trek to the airport to meet your fam at the arrivals gate. But is there anything more nerve-wracking, stress-inducing, and unpredictable than driving to the airport in the middle of hectic holiday traffic and crazy weather?

Putting aside some of the usual worries and etiquette mysteries that come along with greeting someone after a long plane ride, timeless questions linger: How many mints is enough before kissing your long-lost significant other? How should you approach giving a warm hug? How do you show excitement through a simple wave? Is the number of flowers you offer directly correlated to that person's length of trip?

All key questions to ponder, which is exactly what UP Express did in their recent The Welcome Committee campaign, where they sent a super honest, enthusiastic, and funny welcome committee to Toronto Pearson Airport to help give unsuspecting individuals a leg up in reuniting with their loved ones!

Plus, if you’re on airport-pickup duty this year, we’ve got some excellent news that you’ll definitely want to hear. You can hop on an UP Express train from Union Station all the way to Pearson — and it’ll only take 25 minutes to get there! Have you ever heard of anything more convenient? Didn’t think so.

To accommodate any and all kind souls who plan on making the trip to Pearson for the purpose of picking up a loved one (or not-so-loved one — we all have that one uncle), there is absolutely no easier way to get from downtown Toronto to Pearson than with the UP Express Meeter & Greeter ticket. 

Once you buy your Meeter & Greeter ticket, it’s valid for four hours, plenty of time to grab a coffee, or wait for your family as they collect their bags before heading back downtown!

Oh, and the best part? The UP Express Meeter & Greeter fare is only $12.35 for a roundtrip from Union. UP Express is here to wipe away some of your holiday stress. It's the fastest, most reliable and affordable way to meet and greet any of your beloved guests flying in from out of town this holiday season.

The modern fleet of UP Express trains offers passengers the most relaxing journey, giving you more time to catch up with family and loved ones. No need to worry about comfort and amenities; these climate-controlled trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, flight information, and plenty of cargo areas for luggage. Plus, since they run every 15 minutes and connect passengers from downtown to the airport in just 25 minutes, seven days a week, 365 days a year, you're always taken care of!

The UP Express Meeter & Greeter Ticket

Price: $12.35 from Union Station

Address: Union Station & Terminal 1, Pearson International Airport

Why You Need To Get It: You need to go to the airport anyway, and there’s literally no easier way to get from downtown to Pearson in a flash!

Want to find out more about the UP Express? Check out their website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube for more info!

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