After landing in the top eight for the NRL and coming in as the underdogs, the North Queensland Cowboys have made it to the Grand Final.
Their poor supporters however seem to be stuck in Townsville, unless they are willing to take out a second mortgage for the sake of seeing a second potential premiership for the team in three years.
Needless to say, the appearance of the supporters could also be what gets the Cowboys over the line, making the crowd at the stadium 50/50 as opposed to 90 per cent Storm fans.
Return flights will set back most latecomers more than $1100 that could have been booked for $300 two months ago.
State LNP Leader Tim Nicholls however has called on airlines to treat fans fairly and said diehard North Queensland Cowboys fans should absolutely not be used as cash cows by airlines looking to make a quick buck.
“It is totally unacceptable and un-Australian for airlines to start price gouging North Queensland Cowboys fans simply because their team made the grand final,” this leader says.
I don’t know who this man is but he should be our Prime Minister.
If the Libs are planning on pulling another one of their overnight Prime Minister swapsies, now would be a good time to do it.