Tens of thousands of passengers have been affected by the Qantas shutdown that occurred over the weekend. Among them are some Aussie and international stars, who either made interstate travel plans to attend Derby Day or have plans to jet in for promotional duties. According to the Herald Sun, Channel Seven had to send a private jet to fetch The X Factor judges Ronan Keating and Mel B to ensure they made it back for tonight’s live show in Sydney. Other TV stars, such as the actors from Home and Away and Packed to the Rafters, and Today’s Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson, flew to and from Melbourne via Virgin. The Qantas debacle has also affected the arrival of US stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kardashian sisters Kim and Khloé, who are all expected to make appearances during the Spring Racing Carnival. Qantas today announced that they hope to resume flights by this afternoon.