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Qantas dumps economy luggage in Darwin for passengers flying

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

The runway at the airport is being repaired after recent weather damage meaning large planes are under harsh weight restrictions.

The Qantas Dreamliners – including QF1 flights – will be required to leave luggage behind for later flights the plane tips over the weight limit.

Qantas has reportedly warned luggage delays could continue as long as repairs continue, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.  

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Qantas for comment.