Pre-dawn queues already in the hundreds as airports brace for holiday chaos

Pre-dawn queues already in the hundreds as airports brace for holiday chaos

Travellers around the country are being told to brace for another round of airport chaos, with millions of passengers set to jet off for the school holidays. Melbourne Airport was already packed ahead of 6am this morning, with long queues for checking in. The airport has said it is expecting 2.1 million people to pass through from today to July 14, compared to 1.7 million over the busy Easter period. Sydney Airport has issued a similar warning to customers, forecasting another 2.1 million people through the airport from June 27 to July 17. This also easily outstrips Sydney's 1.8 million airport travellers seen over Easter. Meanwhile, a memo from Swissport, a contractor for Qantas, has revealed that baggage handlers will be paid an extra $50 a day until the end …
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