Porter Airlines passengers stranded and…

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Around two hours say, they were forced to delete videos of the incident from their phones by an airline staff member, who also threatened to have them arrested if they didn’t comply, Ahhhh NO. After would-be passengers of the Toronto-bound Porter Airlines flight learned that their trip would be canceled due to a mechanical malfunction on the aircraft, they were ordered to leave the plane and wait in the terminal building.


“There was a problem with the latch door to the luggage compartment and when it passed 10 o’clock apparently the crew couldn’t fly anymore because … in their words, they would turn into pumpkins,” Kira Wegler, a Toronto resident returning home from a Florida vacation with her family.


After being told that the gate’s public address system was not working, passengers had to line up to get information individually from Porter staff. Things became heated however, when frustrated passengers began to pull out their phones and video record Porter staff delivering information.


“At that point, the personnel came from behind the desk and started threatening us to call the police if we don’t delete the videos off of our phones and show evidence that it’s gone from our trash bin,” said Wegler. She said passengers were warned that if they failed to delete their video recordings, they “were going to have us arrested.” Wegler said many of her fellow passengers agreed to delete their videos. However, she decided to keep some on her phone, despite airline staff’s threats. Okayyyy, someone missed their crisis management course!


Article credit: Newsweek

Photo credit: Kira Wegler /Toronto Star

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