January 7. A number of Canadian influencers and reality stars are stuck in Mexico after footage of their maskless in-flight party went viral.
According to CBC News, the group flew from Montreal to Cancun on a Sunwing flight that was privately chartered by promoters 111 Private Club on December 30. However, footage of the flight showed that it quickly turned into a rowdy party that blatantly disobeyed COVID safety regulations with maskless guests filling the aisle to drink, dance and vape together ahead of the six-day, all-inclusive event. At least one person has already tested positive for COVID-19.
As a result, Sunwing canceled the group’s return flight to “ensure the safety of crew and passengers,” per a statement. The airline’s decision apparently came after 111 Private Club’s James William Awad refused to accept all of Sunwing’s terms, as Awad said “Sunwing refused to provide meals to the group for a [five-hour] flight.” Even so, he went on to insist he agreed to most of the terms, including paying for in-flight security.