FRASYD From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 176 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1544 times:
I just read in an online article that Sydney Airport had to be evacuated this Wednesday morning because of a guy that tried to board a QF-flight SYD-LAX without having a boarding pass. The article doesn't state any details.
Do you have any more information on why the guy tried it? Seems like a small over-reaction from the airport!? Was it the T1 only? Or even the domestic side as well?
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12839 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1528 times:
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Yes there was a security scare this morning at SYD. It happened because of a passenger who did not have a boarding pass had entered the 'Passenger Only' area. The 'Passenger Only' area was emptyed nd all passengers had to go throu secuirty again. The rest of the airport was not cleared ie Check-in zones. Heaps of flights were delayed as a result but heaps of passengers would prefer to have gone throu the checks again after they found out what happened
QANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1420 times:
Firstly - Sydney airport is very safe - there is no need to be overyly concerned about two isolated indicents (Ryanair!!!). Sydney is a big airport and has a lot of international traffic. Occasionally these things happen - but it doesn't mean that Sydney is becoming a Port Moresby or a Honiara.