Christmas eve has turned out to be somewhat of a disaster for many as flights to Sydney and Melbourne have been canceled.
Well while this is bad news, all isn’t lost as alternative transport has been given to those who were scheduled to fly on the 24th December.
Many customers have found themselves in a pickle as they would no longer arrive on time at their destinations since as many as 10 flights have been rescheduled.
Now, customers have been informed about the change but only received these notifications that were sent as late as 9 PM on Thursday night.
This decision comes as the majority of the staff needed to be tested for the coronavirus as well as self-isolate during this period.
Christmas eve flights Re-scheduled
According to News.com, all of the passengers were offered replacements or alternative transport to get them to their destinations. These routes would then change their arrival time to eight hours later.
Many Twitter users have since taken to social media to express their frustration as their Christmas eve plans have been thrown into complete disarray.
Omicron Variant Causes Chaos On Christmas Eve
With the micron variant lurking around, infections continue to increase all the while Victoria brings back the indoor mask mandate.
In the meantime, the federal health minister urged Australians not to be alarmed by the increase in covid infections as the number of people with serious admitted to hospital remains low.
Mask Mandates Brought Back
Thus far, the NSW, Victoria, and Western Australia have announced the introduction of mask mandates to slow the spread of the virus in what is considered to be the busiest time of the year.
In the midst of this chaos, many have been scrambling to get rapid anti-gen tests with the lines for it snaking along.
Among other things, the police expressed their disappointment in the shutdown of a Toowoomba event after protests against mandates.