Dozens of Canadian passengers who went viral after video showed them partying maskless on a plane are now stranded in Mexico because airlines are refusing to fly them home. They’ve also become pariahs in their home country over their antics. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weighed in on the controversy,
What started as a free trip to Mexico has turned into an absolute fiasco for the group, which is reportedly made up of social media influencers and Canadian reality TV stars. They flew down to Cancun for a New Year’s Eve celebration on Dec. 30 from Montreal. The charter, operated by Sunwing Airlines, carried 130 passengers, according to the New York Times. All but 27 of them are apparently still stuck in Mexico.
Sunwing Airlines, which operated the charter flight to Cancún, canceled the return flight after their own investigation found that the passengers “exhibited unruly behavior and did not respect aviation or public health regulations.”