We’ve all suffered through some seriously long airport queues, but this may very well take the cake for being the ‘world’s longest check-in’ line’.

We can almost feel the frustration of travellers booked to fly with Virgin Australia, who rocked up to Sydney Airport to find the check-in queue was out the door – literally.

Passengers on Twitter say they were waiting for up 40 minutes in a line that started at the Virgin Australia check-in and baggage drop counter and snaked its way outside the terminal.

We didn’t believe it at first too, but then we saw the pictures on Twitter like this…

And this…

Passengers were understandably a little frustrated about the extensive wait and turned to social media to describe the fiasco as ‘shameful’ and ‘complete chaos’.

Others were a little kinder and appreciated the effort put in by staff to keep guests calm in person and on social media.

Virgin Australia told media that the queue was caused by an influx of travellers returning from their Christmas holidays.

The spokesperson assured that the check-in counter was fully staffed and worked hard to get through the ‘busiest day of the year’ for flying.

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