Over 10,000 Qantas passengers will face more strikes today, Friday 28 October, with 66 flights delayed by up to 70 minutes due to continued industrial action by the Transport Workers' Union (TWU).
Members of the TWU – which includes baggage handlers, catering workers and ground staff – will walk off the job as Qantas holds its annual general meeting today.
The airline said in a statement that it "is finalising a new schedule and will contact passengers who face significant delays" during one-hour strikes.
A further Boeing 767, used on the airline's mainline capital-to-capital routes, will also be grounded due to maintenance backlogs.
A smaller Boeing 737 will be returned to service, however. "While our Boeing 737 fleet health is improving, the health and reliability of the B767s continues to be affected by the cumulative effects of months of union action," Qantas executive Lyell Strambi said.
Will your travel insurance cover further Qantas strikes? You may want to read the fine print of your policy.