Relief to get home

AMONG the thousands of Qantas passengers trying to figure out how they would get home over the weekend was Rockhampton girl Makhala Swinson.

The 18-year-old had been holidaying with family in Cairns and was set to catch a JetStar flight to Brisbane this morning, but was very concerned about the connecting flight to Rockhampton which was run by Qantas.

She was relieved to discover yesterday that because her flight was through QantasLink it would most likely not be affected.

QantasLink, which is a subsidiary company of Qantas, handled all Qantas flights into the Rockhampton airport and had received minimal impact by the grounding.

The news was a relief to Makhala who was travelling on her own, and with no other arrangements said the thought of being stranded in the capital city was a dark one.

"The idea of being stuck in Brisbane is a bit scary."



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