Qantas Grounded: Kings Of Leon Drummer Stranded

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 had to take diverted flights through Dubai.

The drummer tweeted:

Dear Qantas, u suck, thanks 4 fucking up my trip 2 Oz. Joberg-Dubai-Sydney. 24 hours in the air. That’s how much I love Oz.

But it seems it wasn’t all bad with a following tweet reading:

The silver lining is that we are throwing one hell of a halloween party on the plane. I’m going as the drunk guy in seat 5a

The band are due to kick off their Australian dates next Friday (November 4) at Sydney’s Acer Arena, with shows in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth also pencilled in.

Customer Support for Qantas customers

Domestic customers:

If you are away from home and between flights today, Qantas will arrange accommodation, meals and transfers for you.

If you are away from home and beginning your journey today, unfortunately you will need to source your own accommodation; we will reimburse you for reasonable out of pocket expenses including accommodation, transfers, meals and incidentals up to a total value of AUD 350 per person per day. A limit of AUD 250 per night for accommodation and AUD 100 for incidentals (meals and phone calls) per person per day applies.

International customers

Qantas will arrange accommodation, meals and transfers for you.

Full details of how to claim your reimbursement, including an online claim form are available on Please ensure you keep all receipts in order to make your claim..

Qantas is requesting that only passengers within the next 24 hours call its contact centres: 13 13 13 from within Australia.


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