“The crew on @AirCanada flight 698 did all they could to try and land early this morning in St. John’s, but the winds proved too high! They tried 3 times to land and ultimately had to fly back to Toronto,” he said on X, formerly Twitter.
“They took off at 9:43 PM EST and landed back in Toronto at 4:39 AM EST. 7 hours in the plane.
“To those of you on the flight, my heart goes out to you as I know what that’s like. But please keep in mind that any choice made in flight deck has your safety in mind. The weather will be better tomorrow and flights should get back on track…”
Commenters had all kinds of questions for Sheerr, like why did they fly back to Toronto (he didn’t know), did the passengers get extra Aeroplan mileage credit, while others said not being able to land is their “worst fear.”