A hundred Qantas passengers, including several bound for Perth, arrived at their destinations without their luggage today after a mechanical issue at Sydney Airport.
The airline today apologised after admitting an issue with the baggage belt at the city’s domestic airport meant 100 passengers’ bags didn’t make it on to their flights.
University of Western Australia Professor Peter van Onselen tweeted his frustrations at the airline after his luggage didn’t join him on his flight to Perth this morning.
“Our flight to Perth it was just announced took off with NOBODYS bags. Absolutely unbelievable,” he wrote on Twitter.
However, the airline denies all passengers were left without luggage, claiming the fault affected only about 15 Perth-bound passengers.
A Qantas spokesperson said a back-up baggage belt was now being used and the stray bags were sent to their owners on the next available flights.