Airlines denying boarding for several Canadian youths due to partying maskless on private charter plane to Mexico

Multiple Canadian airlines are saying that they are denying return flight bookings of three Canadians for partying maskless, vaping, and drinking on a charter flight last week from Montreal, Quebec to Cancun, Mexico.

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On December 30, several Canadian influencers boarded a Sunwing Airlines private chartered plane to Cancun, Mexico. While on the plane, the Canadian youths were seen dancing maskless, drinking, and vaping. 

Upon trying to return home to Canada, multiple airlines are saying they are refusing to take bookings from the youths due to “unruly” behaviour on the departing charter flight. 

Sunwing Airlines said to CTV News that they canceled their charter flight return because the group “did not accept all of the terms” that “ensure the safety of the crew and passengers.”

Other airlines are also saying that they will or have denied bookings from the passengers of the flight to Cancun.

Air Canada told CTV News that “Air Canada is denying boarding to ensure the safety of other passengers and its crew.”

Similarly, Air Transat said on Twitter “that they will be denied boarding based on our legal and regulatory obligations to ensure the safety of both our passengers and crew, which is our top priority.”

The Canadian Federal government also said in a statement that the departments of Transport, Public Safety and Health have all launched investigations into the incident. 

The youths on the flight may also face fines up to $5,000 from Transport Canada for each of the offenses during the flight, the government said

The partygoers may also face additional fines and even jail time if they are found to have endangered others, or if they provide falsified information upon their return to Canada, CBC reports

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has also come out against the actions of the Canadian youths on the December 30 Cancun flight. Trudeau said he was “extremely frustrated” with the Canadians in the video and called it a “slap in the face” to Canadians. 

The Canadian Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos said on Twitter that the passengers on the flight “will be held accountable for their actions.”

Others online are calling for the youths to be stranded in Mexico and to be banned for life from flying. 

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