A group of Canadians were taking a flight aboard the Sunwing Airlines to the north of Mexico the day before New Year’s Eve when they decided it was time to have an on-flight party.
And it’s now caused a federal investigation, sparking a lot of outrage.
At the end of 2021, we were warned of the new Omicron variant, a much milder variant than that of the other variants of the coronavirus, but still, not something to take lightly.
And countries around the world have tightened their restrictions dramatically.
Take China for example, who have gone into yet another lockdown, and are even publicly humiliating rule-breakers by parading them around the streets.
And now, I don’t think the group of Canadians onboard the Sunwing plane are going to be breaking any more Canadian coronavirus rules anytime soon, either.
Keep reading to find out why.
In a series of videos taken the day before New Years Eve, a group of youngsters in their early twenties were seen partying hard in the sky on the way to the north of Mexico.
And it is safe to say that people are disgusted by their behavior.
1 person said: “The reason there is a pandemic is because of people like this,” while another wrote: “So why didn’t they name these so-called Canadian celebrities? That pilot should have turned that plane around and gone home.”
Others shared what they thought of the matter, too.
You could see the group dancing, singing, drinking, vaping, gathering on the aisle, and crowd surfing…
And there were absolutely no flight attendants to be seen.
Why where there no staff? You might ask. Well, because they were hiding, after giving up trying to control the crowd, as per TMZ.
The passangers, who were apparently celebrities of sorts and ‘influencers’ weren’t wearing masks, nor were they following any coronavirus restrictions while they were onboard.
And because of this, the Minister of Transport of Canada, Omar Alghabra spoke out on Twitter, sharing a statement.
“The health and safety of on-board personnel as well as passengers during a flight is a top priority. We are aware of unacceptable behavior and cases of non-compliance with mask-wearing and other air safety requirements that occurred on a privately chartered flight from Montréal to Cancun on December 30, 2021,” he said.
“Our Government takes reported incidents such as these very seriously. We have directed our respective departmental officials to immediately launch an investigation into these allegations of non-compliance with COVID-19 and air safety rules and regulations,” he continued.
He also said that the offences could result in a $5,000 fine per offense being given to the passengers…
And they could potentially face jail time, as well.
The party passengers also had a flight back to Montreal scheduled for Wednesday which has now been canceled by the airline, who have also launched an investigation into the matter.
So, it looks like they’re definitely paying for what they’ve been up to.
What do you think about the situation?