The Age brings word of trouble for Qantas when they failed to keep track of large numbers of babies flying to Canberra:
- Hundreds of babies, flying to Canberra next month for a national home-birth rally, were this week bumped off flights after the airline’s computerised booking system failed to alert staff that too many infants were being put on each plane.
Civil Aviation Safety Authority rules stipulate that only eight babies are allowed on each flight to match the number of infant oxygen masks available, but more than 20 babies were booked on some journeys.
The mothers are not at all pleased about the disruption to their plans to fly in and fly out the same day.
But a little bit of a windfall to the Canberra economy as many are being forced to spend the night to spread the load across more flights.