Canadian Day flight organizer says passengers are still stranded in Mexico, and he understands why millions – including PM Justin Trudeau — are upset.
James Awadthe founder of the 111 Private Club – who organized the trip – says everyone was tested for COVID before boarding, and that the only travelers on this plane were in his group … he chartered a entire Sunwing Airline aircraft for the event only.
Awad says, “As I thoroughly examined the current situation, I understand why many fellow citizens are unhappy with the current situation.
He goes on to explain that he worked tirelessly to try to get passengers back to Canada, discussing a plan with the airline that included no food or drink service, masks, no standing in the aisles as well. only proof of a negative PCR test.
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However, Awad said he couldn’t come to an agreement with Sunwing because he felt passengers would need a meal on the 5-hour flight. Awad says he tried to charter a plane from other airlines, but also hit a wall.
As we pointed out, the flight — from Montreal to Mexico filled with Canadian revelers with vaping, open container consumption and loud music.
The Canadian Prime Minister called the event a “slap in the face” to citizens who had followed the rules and worked to try to stay healthy.
To that, Awad says, “I learned a lot and I’m still learning from this experience. Learning from them is what makes the difference.”