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Qantas dumps economy luggage in Darwin for passengers flying

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Qantas passengers flying from Australia to London have their luggage dumped in DARWIN – and it didn’t arrive to the UK for THREE DAYS

  • Qantas passengers on a flight from Darwin to London were left without luggage
  • Economy passengers were informed just 15 minutes before the plane landed
  • The three-day delay was caused by plane weight restrictions at Darwin airport 

Economy class passengers on board a Qantas flight to London were informed just 15 minutes before touchdown that their luggage had been left behind in Darwin.

Qantas has apologised to passengers who flew from Sydney to London last week after recent airport repairs meant luggage was offloaded during refuelling in the Northern Territory.

The luggage didn’t arrive in the UK until three days after passengers had landed, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Qantas has apologised to passengers who flew from Sydne y to London last week after recent airport repairs meant luggage was offloaded during refuelling in the Northern Territory

Qantas has apologised to passengers who flew from Sydne y to London last week after recent airport repairs meant luggage was offloaded during refuelling in the Northern Territory

Passengers flying on Monday were still being affected by the baggage chaos, being told at Sydney Airport that it would follow on a later plane and be couriered to their homes – leaving them arriving in London with few possessions. 

Qantas has flown via Darwin for Sydney to London flights since the beginning of the Covid pandemic. 

A spokesperson for Qantas told Daily Mail Australia that the luggage delay was caused by runway repairs at Darwin airport  which have now been fixed.

‘An issue with the runway pavement at Darwin Airport resulted in temporary additional weight restrictions on our flights to London last week and unfortunately that meant we weren’t able to carry some passengers’ bags on their flight,’ they said.

The luggage didn't arrive in the UK until three days after passengers had landed in London

The luggage didn’t arrive in the UK until three days after passengers had landed in London

‘Bags were reaccommodated on later flights and are couriered directly to customers as soon as we’re able to confirm the correct address. 

‘We apologise the inconvenience this has caused our passengers and thank them for their understanding.

‘We’re advised that the pavement issue causing the weight restriction has now been fixed.’

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