The Veronicas will pursue legal action after getting escorted off Qantas flight

The Veronicas are pursuing legal action after getting escorted off a Qantas flight over the weekend.

Qantas flight 516, travelling from Sydney to Brisbane, was delayed around 40 minutes after the incident yesterday morning.

Qantas released a statement confirming two people had to be removed from the flight for refusing to follow crew instructions.


Twitter reports from passengers suggest the situation related to The Veronicas’ bags in the overhead compartment, which the pair were unable to move because they were too short to reach.

According to reports published and re-shared by the duo on social media, a flight attendant had refused to touch their bags, though a nearby passenger was able to help.

It’s then understood that right before the flight took off, the cabin manager came over to the pair and gave them a lecture about following cabin rules, and when The Veronicas asked for the names of the staff, the situation escalated.

An argument then reportedly followed, before the Australian Federal Police were called in to escort them off the plane.

The Veronicas posted to their official Instagram account last night, calling the incident ‘intimidating’ and ‘confusing’, and say they will be pursuing legal action.

“The incident that occurred on Qantas flight 516 today was incredibly intimidating and confusing.

“The details reported are false and in conflict with video recorded during the event, and witness accounts from the flight.

“The incident was escalated without explanation why from cabin staff.

“We cooperated with all requests from authorities and exited the aircraft.

“We are pursuing legal action in regard to this incident and all resulting media reports, and will be making no further comment at this time,” the post reads.


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