Sunwing-Official Airline of the Hells Angels

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Sunwing-Official Airline of the Hells Angels

Postby opp7010 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:58 pm

On the 5th of February I flew flight WG514 from Cancun to Toronto. The flight was delayed 3 hrs due to weather in Toronto, which was understandable.
After the initial delay, we all got on our plane, only to be told that we had to wait an hour for one more passenger. Finally, after an hour of waiting, our extra "passenger" arrived. The male party was greeted by clapping on a plane of unhappy travelers. The "passenger" then announced that he had been deported because he was a Hells Angel. This action by the Mexican authorities is understandable and commendable, as the Hells Angels are an internationally recognized Organized Crime Group. I had the seat right infront of the "passenger", and got to observe him and his interactions with flight staff.
- the flight staff fawned over this miscreant. I don't know whether they were intimidated by him or not, but we all became second class to this idiot who didn't even pay Sunwing for a ticket.
- the flight staff served him a glass of red wine while we taxied to the runway.
- the flight staff ignored the fact that he was on his cell phone during the entire take off, till he lost tower due to altitude.
- the flight staff again served him beverages prior to the entire plane.
- the flight staff told the Hells Angel that he would be "hassled" when he landed in Toronto.
- the flight staff hustled the Hells Angel off the plane before any other paying passengers, because his being "hassled" would make him late.
This "passenger" received far better treatment than any other passenger on the plane. It is apparent to me that Sunwing and its staff are enamored by the Hells Angels and treat them better than other passengers.
I will never give Sunwing another dime, lots of travel companies and airlines out there.
Just an FYI for my traveling brothers and sisters who care where they spend their hard earned dollars.

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Re: Sunwing-Official Airline of the Hells Angels

Postby Alberta Blue » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:12 pm

You should post that to Sun Wing's Facebook page.

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Re: Sunwing-Official Airline of the Hells Angels

Postby meathead1 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:22 pm

I'm sure the media would be interested in this.
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Re: Sunwing-Official Airline of the Hells Angels

Postby GoodWitness » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:26 pm

Sunwing Vacations
27 Fasken Drive
Toronto,Ontario
M9W 1K6
(416) 798-8760
Colin Hunter (Chairman)
Stephen Hunter (President and CEO)
Mark Williams (President)

These guys might like to know that their paying customers are knowingly endangered (the cell phone) by the actions of their aircrew to suck up to an admitted criminal getting a free ride home.

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Re: Sunwing-Official Airline of the Hells Angels

Postby Bitterman » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:52 am

Passenger "said" he was a hells angel.

Regardless of how this guy was treated by the flight crew...
I doubt a real, full patch HA would announce to a plane load of strangers that he was...
Admit nothing.
Deny everything.
Make counter accusations...

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Re: Sunwing-Official Airline of the Hells Angels

Postby opp7010 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:33 am

Bitterman,
Last time I checked, the act of wearing a patch announces to "strangers" what you are...

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Re: Sunwing-Official Airline of the Hells Angels

Postby mack_silent » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:12 am

Surprising that Sunwing risks the safety of other paying passengers by allowing a deported person with criminal ties fly without a law enforcement escort.
KCCO. Wake up. Kick butt. Repeat.

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Re: Sunwing-Official Airline of the Hells Angels

Postby Stinger » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:40 am

File a formal complaint.

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Re: Sunwing-Official Airline of the Hells Angels

Postby Apollo » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:55 am

Bitterman wrote:Passenger "said" he was a hells angel.

Regardless of how this guy was treated by the flight crew...
I doubt a real, full patch HA would announce to a plane load of strangers that he was...


There are no set rules or profiles. A full patch HA would say he is one. And some wont. Its not a olden day hard fast rule that they would always keep it to themselves.

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Re: Sunwing-Official Airline of the Hells Angels

Postby opp7010 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:37 pm

I made a complaint to Sunwing through my travel agent. I also emailed one myself. If I ever get a response I'll post it.
I feel foolish because my travel agent warned me about the company in the first place, and I didn't listen.

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Re: Sunwing-Official Airline of the Hells Angels

Postby meathead1 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:13 pm

Oh well-lesson learned, right?
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Re: Sunwing-Official Airline of the Hells Angels

Postby Bitterman » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:51 pm

opp7010 wrote:Bitterman,
Last time I checked, the act of wearing a patch announces to "strangers" what you are...



I did not read anywhere in the OP that said HA was wearing a patch...
Admit nothing.
Deny everything.
Make counter accusations...

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Re: Sunwing-Official Airline of the Hells Angels

Postby Punisher-One » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:30 am

I've dealt with quite a few HA over the years and I've never had any of them "announce" to anyone that they were HA. They generally frown upon that sort of behavior.

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Re: Sunwing-Official Airline of the Hells Angels

Postby opp7010 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:49 am

punisher and bitterfella,
I see you both think I'm lying, based upon your extensive experience with OMG's.
It must be far greater than mine.
And I'm sure you base all your investigations upon this all encompassing experience, knowing that nothing has ever happened that you haven't experienced.
I'm sure no one puts anything past you two.
Feel free to forget about this thread.

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You arent kidding, lesson learned is right. I should have listened to a professional. And I have someone at home who keeps reminding me...

All,
I'll give it a week, and see if I get any response from the company.


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