Qantas is slowly putting its fleet of aircraft back in the air after a chaotic 48 hours during which every international and domestic service was suspended.
The airline took the decision to axe services as part of a massive and risky move in its ongoing row with striking staff.
However the airline and representatives of employees involved in the ongoing strikes were told by an independent employee tribunal body in Australia to find a permanent solution to the industrial dispute.
Services are returning to normal after the airline was granted permission to resume flying by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in Australia.
The airline estimates services will be back to normal over the course of the next two days, but certainly the systems behind the scenes are scaling back up much quicker than when the services were suspended on Saturday.
In the immediate aftermath of the closure of services, flight search on the Qantas website and some online travel agencies was still available and GDSs were showing availability on many segments.
Qantas codeshare airlines, such as American Airlines, had shut down options in the GDS quickly but, curiously, Qantas had not.
However, with the resumption of services today, search and booking on the main website is up and running and GDSs are already showing full inventory.
Although the impact over the weekend was chaotic, it would appear the recovery of getting everything back online and functioning is taking much less time than shutting it down.
But the mayhem is not over just - distribution teams will be managing the external side of getting fares and availability on-track and in the various channels the airline operates, while the reservations department will have the daunting task of arranging seats for the thousands of passengers stuck in limbo for the past two days.
There is plenty of speculation and commentary that the move has backfired on the airline, although if the decision to ground planes was to simply bring about a new a chapter to the negotiations in the dispute, then it has actually worked.
Stranding 70,000 angry passengers in various locations around the world is clearly a show of brinkmanship, but whether the reputation of the airline will return to normal as quickly as the aircraft in the sky is another matter.