06/01/2022 18:15:04 PM Pallabi Sanyal 819
By Chandrayee Roy Choudhury, Canada : A group of Quebec influencers and reality show stars could be facing thousands of dollars in fines, after videos surfaced showing them partying without masks on board a Sunwing flight from Montreal to Cancun.
Dec. 30 flight showed passengers ignoring public health measures, jumping and dancing in the aisle, vaping and openly passing around a bottle of hard liquor on the plane. In one video, a person could be seen crowd-surfing while the plane was in the air.
There could be fines of up to $5,000 from Transport Canada for each offence on board, it said.
Additional fines and even jail time could follow if passengers were found to be endangering others, or if they provide falsified information upon their return to Canada.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he was "extremely frustrated" seeing the videos.
"It is a slap in the face to see people putting themselves, putting their fellow citizens, putting airline workers at risk by being completely irresponsible."