Australian airports hit with ‘wild’ delays amid school holidays

Understaffed airports around the country are experiencing a “wild” school holiday rush that means long queues for passengers. Long lines are set to form at understaffed airports as school holidays kick off around the country, with chaos already erupting at Tullamarine in Melbourne on Friday morning. Victoria and Queensland winter school holidays are nearing the … Read more

Airports urge school holiday travellers to plan ahead, with millions expected to fly interstate in July

Authorities are warning people to plan their travels ahead of time as millions stream into airports for the winter school holidays kick off in Queensland, Victoria and the Northern Territory. Airports across Australia are expected to be the busiest they’ve been since the outbreak of the COVID pandemic. It all comes as the industry scrambles … Read more

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin scrap flexible flight rules used during the pandemic

Australia’s domestic airlines have scrapped a major bonus for travelers that was in place during the pandemic. Major Australian domestic airlines have scrapped flexible flight rules brought in during the pandemic. Free flight credits and date changes introduced by Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin will no longer be afforded to domestic travelers from Sunday as the … Read more

Sydney ferries struggle to keep up with demand as fare free holiday travel continues

A perfect storm of peculiar circumstances put enormous strain on Sydney over the Easter weekend, and chaos ensued. Sydney’s ferry system was struggling to keep up with demand on Monday as passengers crowded on vessels or waited in vain for canceled services. A combination of staff shortages, free tickets, sunny weather and a long weekend … Read more

Travel updates: Warning of huge delays at airports after Easter long weekend

Parts of Australia are bracing for major airport delays with some domestic travelers urged to arrive well before their flight. Queensland is bracing for impact as more than 55,000 passengers are expected to move through Brisbane airports’ domestic terminals on Monday. Brisbane Airport’s head of public affairs Stephen Beckett told travelers to arrive at least … Read more

Stranded travellers speak out against Qantas as airport madness continues across Australia

A family has missed their flights to visit relatives in South America, and now blame Qantas for mistreatment and delays. School holidays beginning this weekend, the Melbourne Formula One, the upcoming Easter holidays, newly opened borders, and airline price wars have been driving huge volumes of traffic through the terminals since Thursday. Watch the video … Read more

Sydney Airport delays: Huge queues as travellers flying out warn “leave now”

Aussies have lashed out at Qantas boss Alan Joyce for suggesting the delays at Sydney Airport are partly the blame of passengers not being “match fit” for travel. Fed-up Aussies trapped in hours-long queues at a packed Sydney Airport have lashed out at Qantas CEO Alan Joyce for suggesting the delays are partly the blame … Read more

Airports, airlines brace for busy Easter; Sydney Airport chaos continues for third day

There is more grim news for people flying over the Easter holidays following three days of absolute chaos at Sydney Airport. There is more bad news for people flying during the Easter holidays following days of chaos at Sydney Airport. Melbourne Airport has also warned it expects the Easter holidays to be the busiest travel … Read more

Sydney Airport wait times departures and arrivals: Travel chaos sparks major frustration

Frustrated travelers at Sydney Airport have laid bare chaotic scenes as people grapple with massive queues and huge wait times. Sydney Airport is struggling to cope just a week from the first major holiday period since Australia reopened its borders. Thousands of people were jammed up in long queues on Thursday night that trailed from … Read more