A surprise announcement by Qantas has left thousands of passengers stranded at airports around the world.
Australia's biggest airline has grounded all of its flights amid a labour dispute with union members.
Julia Gillard, the country's prime minister, forced an emergency meeting and mediators are trying to reach a solution between Qantas and the labour unions.
Arbitration discussions are to resume by midday Sunday.
Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Perth.