30 Oct '11, 1am

Confusion, frustration at Changi after Qantas cancels flights; about 2,600 passengers affected

Confusion, frustration at Changi after Qantas cancels flights; about 2,600 passengers affected

Travellers forming long queues at Changi Airport's Terminal 1 yesterday, hoping against hope to check in for their Qantas flights. -- PHOTO: DESMOND LUI FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES By Amanda Tan All that Mr Bineesh Thekkan wanted to do was to go home. He had spent a tough eight months out at sea as a seaman and was supposed to fly back to Mumbai last night. But when he arrived at Changi Airport, he found that his Qantas flight - together with all others with the Australian carrier - had been grounded. The 23-year-old was frantic when The Sunday Times spoke to him on Saturday. 'My company is in India and they booked me this ticket. My agent just dropped me off here and I don't know anyone else here,' he said.

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