US comedian Gareth Reynolds is unintentionally delaying the end to his Australian tour.

Currently in Australia after wrapping up his ‘Kicking It tour, the comedian – known as one half of the smash-hit podcast, The Dollop – took to Twitter to discuss the ongoing transportation issues he has faced in Australia.

“We have had many flights delayed or canceled on our Australia tour,” he wrote. “All due to ‘mechanical issues’. Certainly not covid taking out workers. All the planes are just breaking at once. As they do.”

“This flight is canceled two days in advance,” Reynolds added. “That’s not how it works.”

One fan responded by sharing the Transport Workers Union tweet from earlier today: “BREAKING: Federal Court upholds ruling that @Qantas illegally sacked 2000 workers, with compensation and penalties to be paid,” it read. “Congratulations to all workers for their strength, unity and resilience in this fight.”

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The tweet refers to the Federal Court today unanimously upholding the decision that Qantas breached the Fair Work Act when it axed 2,000 employees during the pandemic in favour of cheaper outsourced staff.

The blow comes just days after the airline announced plans for new non-stop international flights to London and New York from Sydney.

Another fan wrote, “I mean, they do break all the time, but usually there are people to fix them.”

Amongst many “long-COVID” quips and one suggestion to, “Just row a boat out to sea for a bit, you’ll soon be picked up and deported by Dutts,” fellow comedian shared the same grievance.

“SAMMMMEEEEEE! Currently delated 45 mins and counting,” she wrote, before adding, “Literally every flight I’ve taken this year (8 so far) has been delayed considerably.”

One fan had a philosophical response to the delays.

“They didn’t fly for 2 years – if you didn’t move for 2 years, you’d have mechanical issues too, Gareth. Hope you enjoy your tour anyway,” they wrote.

Another theorised it was the country’s way of holding the comedian.

“Maybe we are just trying to keep you… ever think of that? Or did you just think about yourself…” they wrote.

It looks like Reynolds’ cat had the final say on the situation.

“So Qantas is delaying my reunion with my angel baby,” Reynolds wrote. “This is him hearing the news. #ThisIsJose”

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