The travel plans of some Virgin passengers travelling to Sunday's NRL grand final have been thrown into disarray due to a glitch with the airline's check-in system.
"We are currently experiencing a disruption to our check-in systems due to an Optus technical issue," the airline said in a tweet on Sunday afternoon.
We are currently experiencing a disruption to our check-in systems due to an Optus technical issue. Latest info here https://t.co/3TaFZ5JwLY— Virgin Australia (@VirginAustralia) October 1, 2017
The Adelaide Crows, who were scheduled to fly home from Melbourne after Saturday's loss in the AFL grand final, are reportedly among those affected.
Significant flight delays due to a nationwide system outage. Players and staff currently at Melbourne Airport, update to come asap.— Adelaide Crows (@Adelaide_FC) October 1, 2017
NewsCorp Australia reports that a Virgin flight from Townsville due to land in Sydney before 4pm will now arrive at 4:30pm AEDT, making it a rush for Cowboys fans to check in to their hotels then get to Homebush.
All flights leaving Melbourne to Sydney are said to be on schedule.
Twitter users took to the social media platform in the wake of the "meltdown".
The staff in Melbourne are doing an exceptional job under difficult circumstances 👏— Pete Rodgers (@peteismaximus) October 1, 2017
More to come.