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A man organises in-flight party then sues the carrier

Sunwing airline cancels return charter flight after drinking party

The in-flight party organised on 30 December last year on board a charter flight operated by the Canadian airline Sunwing Airlines received international media coverage. Now the story continues. The organiser of the party, which brought together 154 people on an aircraft from Montreal to Mexico, has announced that he will take legal action against the airline, which refused to make the return flight. 

The reason for the cancellation of the connection was the violation of all anti-covid health measures: they were partying standing in the aisle of the plane, drinking alcohol, smoking, not wearing masks, not respecting social distancing. All scenes were recorded by the passengers and shared on social networks. Once they arrived at their destination, Sunwing Airlines, Air Canada and Air Transat refused to allow the group on board to return home. As a result, many of the children had to find alternative flights, stopping over in the United States and Panama. 

Now, however, entrepreneur James William Awad, 28, is not giving up and is preparing legal action, which he announced at a press conference in the presence of journalists: they "abandoned" 154 Canadians "without knowing if they could afford another night in a hotel, without knowing if they could afford food the next day, without any option to return to Canada". Meanwhile, Transport Canada continues its investigation into the party. 

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency