The Veronicas deny ‘belligerent behaviour’ on Qantas flight

The duo were kicked off a flight
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Sisters Lisa and Jess Origliasso have denied in strong terms reports they were booted off a Qantas flight by Federal Police after an argument broke out between the Aussie pop stars and a crew member.


According to The Courier Mail, passengers on board the 10am flight on Sunday September 22 were forced to wait on the tarmac after the duo refused to put their luggage in the overhead compartment as instructed.

However, The Veronicas deny fellow passengers claims they were being belligerent, and not listening to the instructions given to them by cabin crew.

Replying to an Instagram post about the incident, the girls wrote, “We actually already had our bag up in the overhead. The female flight attendant wanted Lisa’s bag spun around. Lisa asked the attendant if she could help assist her, because she couldn’t reach it (we’re only 5″1). The attendant said it was against company policy. And a lovely man behind us helped instead.”

The Veronicas
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The girls continued: “Then right before take off, the flight attendant bought over the manager and pointed us out. He proceeded to lecture us about company policy. We listened and asked for their names, and they refused to give us their names and announced they were going to call security on us. We had no idea why. That’s when we started filming.”

The sisters say they are “still shaken by it all” and “don’t understand why they announced us on the plane as security risks, when we were just sitting there saying nothing.”

The Veronicas
(Credit: Instagram)
The Veronicas
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The Veronicas
(Credit: Instagram)

The 34-year-old twins and musical duo from Brisbane are one of Australia’s best-known acts, having had hits with Untouched and You Ruin Me, as well as been awarded major music prizes and been recognised for their animal conservation work. 

Qantas has since released a statement saying: “After boarding, two passengers refused to follow crew instructions and were offloaded.”

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