LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
OF YOUR CHOICE. PUBLISH IT HERE AS WELL. FREE.
What is Publishaletter
Write a letter
Read Letters to the Editor sent to Sydney Morning Herald Sun (Sydney) -
SYD early morning flight
Read Letters by Categories
Arts & Culture
Business & Economy
Careers & Jobs
Politics & News
Society & Lifestyle
Terrorism & War
Rate this letter:
Still Not Rated
5 = Excelent
Posted in Publishaletter.com By :
Letter to the Editor Sent to :
Sydney Morning Herald Sun (Sydney)
SYD early morning flight
Dear Editor What a "farewell" from Australia! On Tuesday 28th March 2017 my wife and I were booked on 6.00am flight to London Heathrow with Emirates/Qantas. Anticipating a 3am check in we saw no reason to go to an expensive airport hotel for a few hours and felt it would be better to make a long night of it. However, nothing had prepared us for actual events. Having arrived at the airport at about 10.45 pm, we had coffee at an Italian Coffee bar and thought we could settle down and wait until check in time. Several other passengers seemed to have the same idea. However, at midnight we were asked to move further down the concourse to what turned out to be the ticketing area for airport trains. There were already many passengers there and there was no chance of any seating. Many people had stretched out on the cold, hard floor but there was not even wall space to lean on by this time. Some of the passengers seemed to be even older than I am - a mere 72 and there were some wheelchairs. The rest of the airport was completely closed down . We had received no warning of this until it happened. We believe that in the UK it is possible to enter an airport 24/7 and so we were surprised to be treated in this squalid manner. It was quite a warm night and my wife and I were able to find a bench outside. However, at about 1am a very noisy refuse truck arrived to empty large bins from the airport. Well, it has to be done but it further enhanced the discomfort and lack of rest for all these passengers. Clearly the airport authority of SYD has no notion of a duty of care to such passengers in this not unusual position. We had after all, only intended to arrive a few hours early for our flight. This was our third visit to Australia and we have greatly enjoyed them all. We are quite experienced flyers and this was undoubtedly the worst airport experience we have ever had. It was also the poorest "farewell" from a country we have ever known. SYD was no credit then to your wonderful country. I cannot imagine what defence there can be for such blatant mistreatment of passengers. Yours faithfully Patrick Hastings
Read letters with Related Tags :
Comments on this letter
No Comments written so far.
on the letter? Write in box below.
Inappropriate letter? Indicate why the letter should be removed.
Enter here letters
in the box
below (Capital Letters) :
What is this ?
I agree to the terms of service
Read Letters by Country
Browse letters by recent Topics
PublishaLetter allows you to send Letters to the Editors of thousands of Newspapers and Magazines across the world. In case the letter is not printed, we also publish it right here, for everyone to read and comment on. Free. Click below.
Write A Letter
How it works
Terms of services
Publishaletter.com is a forum and content herein does not reflect the views or opinions of Publishaletter.com LLC.
Copyright © 2015 Publishaletter.com.
Site Developed and maintained by
(A division of