Party flight: 12+ passengers return to Montreal, 1 isolating with COVID in Tulum

One of the passengers hurled homophobic abuse at a reporter at the airport.

Journal de Montréal is reporting that at least 12 passengers from the infamous influencer party flight returned to Montreal from Cancún last night despite being banned by three airlines. The Canadian Border Services Agency met the passengers after they exited the plane around 7:20 p.m. and detained them for a couple of hours. At least one of the returning passengers, according to a CTV report, was handcuffed at the airport upon arrival.

A Journal reporter and photographer were subjected to abusive insults from one passenger, who yelled “d’hostie de fif” and “tapette.”

Meanwhile, another passenger from the Dec. 30 flight revealed to the Canadian Press that she is isolating in Tulum after testing positive for COVID-19, and fears dozens of her fellow travellers could be infected. The passenger in question is Rebecca St. Pierre, a 19-year-old from Trois Rivières who says she won the trip through a contest on Instagram.

According to La Presse, passengers from the Montreal to Cancun party flight could be subject to fines of up to $5,000 from Transport Canada for breaking public health and airline rules.

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