Jetstar cancellation on Singapore Grand Prix leaves Melbourne passengers stranded in Changi Airport

A single flight cancellation from Singapore to Melbourne on Saturday night meant hundreds of Aussies were left stranded, with most of them spending an entire day inside the airport.

The Jetstar flight was cancelled around midnight on Saturday leaving passengers scrambling for accommodation, with many forced to sleep in Singapore’s Changi Airport.

The grounding of flight JQ8 occurred in the middle of the busiest weekend for Singapore and its hotel industry, with the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix driving up prices and limiting availability. 

Travellers were offered up to $800 to cover the cost of their hotel room for the night – a drastic increase from the usual $150 usually offered – but the money did little given most of the region was booked out.  

‘This is what it looks like at a Singapore gate lounge when Jetstar cancels your flight at midnight and says you can find your own hotel until the flight resumes in 24 hours,’ one traveller John Lethlean posted on Instagram. 

‘Oh and…

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