Delays and chaos at Sydney Airport as fog and technical issues force travelers to queue outside

Senseless photos show thousands of travelers queuing on the road outside Sydney Airport as technical glitches and early morning fog spark chaos

  • Fog caused flight delays of up to 40 minutes at Sydney Airport on Monday
  • The line to get through security stretched across the terminal and onto the street
  • The airport said a technical problem meant a security lane was not working
  • Travelers have shared shocking photos of thousands of people waiting outside in the cold

Thousands of travelers have been forced to wait outside Sydney Airport in the cold as early morning fog causes massive flight delays and endless queues.

A huge queue stretching across the road outside the terminal was seen on Monday morning as frustrated travelers waited to pass through security.

As the fog cleared just before 9 a.m. local time, the airport warned that flights could be delayed for up to 40 minutes.

Shocking photos showed countless people queuing in the street, while inside the terminal, travelers had to queue at the back of check-in counters unsure whether they would be flying in ‘hour.

Thousands of travelers were forced to wait outside Sydney Airport in the cold as early morning fog caused massive flight delays

Technical problems and morning fog forced travelers to wait outside the terminal as huge queues formed

Technical problems and morning fog forced travelers to wait outside the terminal as huge queues formed

Huge lines seen at Sydney Airport on Monday morning

Huge lines seen at Sydney Airport on Monday morning

Thousands of people were warned of flight delays due to fog on Monday

Thousands of people were warned of flight delays due to fog on Monday

The airport apologized and said a technical problem caused one of its security lanes to stop.

‘We are truly sorry for the inconvenience. A technical glitch means that we are temporarily operating one less safety lane than normal in T2. We are working with the airlines to get everyone on their way, thank you for your patience,’ the airport tweeted.

Qantas flights were also delayed due to fog but the airline’s passengers were unaffected by queues at T3.

Travelers said trying to board their flights on Monday was a “total nightmare”.

A line was seen snaking around Virgin's check-in counters at Sydney Airport on Monday

A line was seen snaking around Virgin’s check-in counters at Sydney Airport on Monday

Thousands line up inside the airport while others wait outside

Thousands line up inside the airport while others wait outside

Qantas also warned of delays for passengers traveling on Monday

Qantas also warned of delays for passengers traveling on Monday

“Worst security queue I’ve seen in 30 years of travelling,” one tweeted along with a photo of a line stretching hundreds of feet in length.

“I’ll probably be in line to go through security longer than I’m in the air,” said another.

“If people catch their flight this morning it will be a miracle,” read one tweet.

“I’m in the parking lot, waiting in line for the security check. I think I’m about an hour away from getting there. Travel really sucks,” said one woman.

“If you’re flying in from Sydney Airport T2 this morning and you’re not already there, you might want to reconsider.”

Lines are seen snaking around check-in counters at Sydney Airport on Monday morning

Lines are seen snaking around check-in counters at Sydney Airport on Monday morning

Thousands of people had to queue for hours on Monday

Thousands of people had to queue for hours on Monday

Sydney Airport apologized for the inconvenience

Sydney Airport apologized for the inconvenience

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