Qantas flights will be back in the air today but as we reported over the weekend, a number of touring bands were affected after all planes were grounded. Now it appears Kings Of Leon were caught up in the mayhem. Drummer Nathan Followill was due to fly in for the band’s November Australian tour but
Touring bands have been heavily affected after Qantas grounded all flights yesterday. US band Heart, who were in Newcastle supporting Def Leppard, ended up stranded at the airport with a crew of 18. Thankfully band manager Sue Wood managed to rebook with United Airlines; she was shocked at the actions of Qantas saying:
Qantas have just announced at a press conference that they will ground their whole fleet of aircraft including cancellations of all domestic and overseas flights. The announcement comes during an ongoing battle with a number of unions who Qantas believe are making unreasonable demands.