- A Westjet service from Toronto to Newfoundland was late in leaving the airport
- Two musicians at the gate decided to entertain their fellow delayed passengers
- They all joined in and an impromptu party and sing-a-long started
- People cheered when the flight was further delayed – such was the fun being had
Delays at an airport usually results in very disgruntled passengers.
But when a Westjet flight from Pearson International Airport in Toronto to Newfoundland in Canada was late in leaving – the travellers burst into song and started partying at the gate.
And their impromptu sing-a-long was captured on camera. Footage shows the passengers singing and clapping along to an accordion as they wait to board their delayed flight.
Musicians Sean Sullivan and Sheldon Thornhill began entertaining passengers when their Westjet flight from Toronto to Newfoundland in Canada was delayed
Fellow passengers on the service were delighted with the sing-a-long and started an impromptu party at the gate
Michelle Sacrey Philpott was a passenger on the service and made her way to the gate at the Toronto airport knowing it was delayed.
But rather than seeing angry passengers she saw musicians Sean Sullivan and Sheldon Thornhill playing the guitar and accordion as those nearby sang along, clapped and danced.
Later, the passengers were told that the flight was ready to board and the two musicians had to put their instruments away.
But when they were later instructed to stay put for another 30 minutes while they waited for the pilot to arrive – the party started once again.
Other passengers took pictures of the entertainers and even cheered when the plane was delayed further so they could enjoy the music for longer
Philpott, who was travelling home after a trip to Mexico, told CNN: ‘Everyone cheered. We got the instruments out again and started to continue singing and dancing.’
She uploaded her video of the sing song to Facebook and the clip has now been viewed almost 650,000 times.
She added: ‘Newfoundlanders love to sing and dance. It is such a huge part of our culture.’