Sunwing party plane organizer defends actions in weekend Twitter rant

Jan 9 2022, 1:03 am

Twitter is good for a few things, including live-tweeting all the juiciest bits of reality TV show finales, and going on rants that will last indefinitely on the internet as incriminating screenshots.

Following a flight fiasco where passengers on a privately charted Sunwing flight from Montreal to Cancun appeared to be partying at 30,000 feet, the organizer took to Twitter this weekend to double down on defending the event.

In a tweet on Saturday, January 8, James William Awad defended his company 111 Private Club’s event.


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“The only thing that went wrong on this trip is having our “return” flight cancelled. Relax,” wrote Awad.

In a second tweet, he wrote that only 15 to 20 people were partying on the plane while other passengers were seated.

“That’s barely 8% of the people that participated in that event. The Ratio is great. The 111 Private Club is A1. We’re working on bringing that “bad” ratio down gradually,” he said.


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The few bad apples on the flight could end up costing everyone. The passengers – many of whom are actors and influencers – could be facing hefty fines for failing to follow Canada’s air travel rules.

If they’re found to have been non-compliant with Transport Canada’s regulations and requirements, then each passenger could be fined up to $5,000.

As for Awad, his recent tweets included a clip of a Jimmy Fallon monologue referencing the Sunwing party flight.

Then, he ended his Twitter rant on a sweet note with a message to his followers 4,000.

You can read his official statement on the incident in English on his blog.

With files from Tyler Jadah

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