Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau has weighed in on the Sunwings party flight from Montreal to Cancun in which maskless “media influences” vaped and drank onboard, calling them “idiots” as Canadian airlines moved swiftly to ban those passengers on their own flights.
Canadian Prime Minster Forcefully Condemns Sunwings Party Flight To Cancun
A group of young people who call themselves the “111 Private Club” chartered a flight on Canadian budget carrier Sunwings Airlines from Montreal to Cancun on December 30, 2021. Onboard, the party began, with passengers removing their masks, emptying their seats into the aisles, vaping, and drinking alcohol from large bottles.
The viral videos have sparked outrage across Canada and led Sunwings as well as Air Canada and Air Transit to ban the passengers from returning to Canada on their flight. According to 19-year-old Rebecca St. Pierre, a passenger onboard, she’s now stranded in Mexico after testing positive onboard along with 30 other passengers from the flight.
An investigation by Transport Canada is underway and the passengers could receive fines or even jail time upon their return to Canada.
Appearing at a press conference on Wednesday, Trudeau was asked about the incident. Calling them “idiots” he added:
“There will be a full investigation into exactly what went on in this situation. I think like all Canadians who have seen those videos, I’m extremely frustrated.”
“We know how hard people have worked to keep themselves safe, to limit their family gatherings at Christmas time, to wear masks, to get vaccinated, to do all the right things, and it’s slap in the face to see people putting themselves, putting their fellow citizens, putting airline workers at risk by being completely irresponsible.”
James William Awad, the event organizer, has thus far avoided an apology for what occurred onboard, calling it a “simple” party and promising to investigate:
I take this matter very seriously. A simple party on a plane did all this buzz. I will take a moment to sit down and re think everything. Especially how I can do things better next time. Give me a moment to understand the situation better.
— James William Awad (@111jameswilliam) January 5, 2022
Anger is building over a group of passengers who defied COVID-19 regulations in order to party onboard a charter flight from Montreal to Cancun. An investigation is underway and Prime Minster Trudeau has also weighed in with strict words of condemnation for passengers onboard.
Why do these “influencers” all look the same? Seems is if the only people they influence are each other.
Yeah. It’s much better to go party in blackface than chartering a flight to Mexico. Super happy I sold my properties in Vancouver to Chinese investors. I guess compared to china, Canada has marginally more freedom.
WTF @Hal????? Glad you sold and left Vancouver…..
I think you forget that Trudeau went to parties in blackface.
Seems to be a bit racist too my man!
How is this news? Maybe Trudeau should focus on the crappy health care due to fear of Omicron, and airline monopolies Canada offers. A joke of a PM.
I don’t condone what happened onboard, but I’m honestly shocked it has created such an outrage, to the point that even the PM has to weigh in.
The Canadians are overall a more sensible bunch than people from the USA. That means that things that we just see as really stupid provoke outrage among them.
Looks as though the sweet Canadians are more politically polarized than they let on. This article has to do with an incident that occurred on an airplane in Mexico remember?
A case of a idot calling and idot and idot. The vacine as proven it can’t prevent the spread of covit. It can only mitigate the effects of catching it. Besides the filters on the plane are first class and everyone on board had to produce a negative covit test, roughtly no one on board has covit, so how can they spread it
“… she’s now stranded in Mexico after testing positive onboard along with 30 other passengers from the flight.”
Jim, dude I get what you are saying, really I do. But have you ever considered going back to school and learn how to SPELL CORRECTLY? Just an observational thought.
I’m curious as to why Sunwings refused to fly them back when they’re the ones who were chartered to fly them down. It seems there were perfectly okay with the raucous behavior on board until the video went viral. Had they not been, I feel like we’d have heard about this prior to the video. I haven’t seen a timeline necessarily, but this seems a little bit like CYA for Sunwings.
Exactly! It seems to me that the real idiots here were the crew. They would not have tolerated that behaviour on a commercial flight and I am rather surprised by the lack of any reference to an internal investigation by the airline itself. In my view, if things were as bad as they appear to have been, cabin crew should be given warnings and additional training and the pilots should probably be looking at a career change- imagine what could have happened if there was a need to evacuate the plane or something.
I’m sure they could at least get as far as the US. All they need to do is take some sort of ground transport the the US / Mexican border and walk across unimpeded- thousands do it every month.
Trudeau is completely right. Of course they’re idiots and a-holes. Duh.
Trudeau has single handedly turned Canada into a lessor version of Communist China. Granted without the good economy and great Covid numbers China has. Canada is well on its way to 3rd world status and losing its area in Epcot to Ghana. It’s what happens when you elect someone who thinks blackface is acceptable.
Seems to be a bit racist too my man!
Laughing at all the mock outrage from frustrated conservatives over Trudeau, and claims that Canada is on its way to Third World status.
This is why people regard you as clowns.
That party looks to die for.
I was in that part of Mexico the last part of the year. Plenty of Canadians (and people of every country) we’re running around and partying like covid didn’t exist. I guess it was a little rude to the flight crew, but they chartered the flight, so it seems like a lot of faux outrage. I’m sure the crew was out partying too during their layover.
As for testing negative. That’s stupid. They should have just got a fake negative test to come back like many many people I know who did the same that week.
Listen Jerry, I’ve been doing some thinking. I want my suit back.
Can you imagine waking up and taking the opinion of Fidel Castro’s illegitimate son seriously?
I think Trudeau must be looking in the mirror when using the ‘I’ word. Takes one to know one. One of a handful of politicians on earth who makes Biden look ok.