The Veronica & # 39; s have Qantas & # 39; bullies & # 39; after they were kicked off a flight last weekend due to a baggage conflict.
In a series of posts on their official Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts, Jessica and Lisa Origliasso revealed that they were taking & # 39; legal action & # 39; against the airline and issued a telephone recording, photos & alleged witness statements in support of their version of the events of the dispute.
& # 39; We acknowledge when we make mistakes, but refuse to accept shame if we have been wrongly targeted, & # 39 ;, was the opening statement from The Veronicas.
& # 39; We are wrongly the target & # 39 ;: the Veronicas have Qantas & # 39; bullies & # 39; because they kicked them off a flight because of a baggage dispute
Incident: The singers were accompanied by an Australian federal police officer from an airplane on Sunday due to an alleged hand luggage incident
The twins said they & # 39; loyal customers and ambassadors & # 39; were for Qantas for 15 years, and the conflict with the national airline is & # 39; a difficult pill to swallow & # 39; been.
The singers were accompanied by an Australian federal police officer from a plane on Sunday due to an alleged hand luggage incident.
Qantas said in a statement at the time that two passengers refused to follow cabin crew instructions and were & # 39; unloaded & # 39; before the plane left.
The Veronica & # 39; s claim that they were asked by cabin crew to move their cabin baggage during the flight but were unable to reach the overhead lockers due to their small size.
In their Friday statement, they accused the airline of & # 39; withholding communication & # 39 ;, & # 39; excessively expanding public resource use & # 39; and & # 39; continue a false story & # 39; in a statement.
The recording of the phone call they had posted was with a man who claimed to be sitting in front of the sisters and said Qantas staff & # 39; overreacted & # 39; because the couple & # 39; were not aggressive anyway & # 39 ;.
He also claimed that a business class passenger who did not witness the argument embellished the story of events so that he could sell it to newspapers.
The sisters claim they have 16 minutes of footage from the 22-minute incident, although only a few seconds have been released so far.
& # 39; We acknowledge when we make mistakes, but refuse to accept shame if we have been wrongly targeted, & # 39 ;, was the opening statement from The Veronicas
Disappointed: the twins said they & # 39; loyal customers and ambassadors & # 39; were for Qantas for 15 years, and the conflict with the national airline is & # 39; a hard pill to swallow & # 39;
The Veronica & # 39; s claim that the situation escalated quickly after they had asked two flight attendants for their names.
It is reported that one flight attendant concealed his name card, which is contrary to the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 if that is true.
& # 39; You always have the right to stand up to bullies trying to silence you. And against what is good from evil, & # 39; was their final statement.
& # 39; In the light of this, we will make a donation to bullyzero.org.au. & # 39;
Serious allegation: one flight attendant would have concealed his name tag, which is contrary to the aviation security regulations 2005, if that is true
Final statement: To complete their secondment, the sisters said they were revolting & # 39; against bullies & # 39; and donated money to a bullying charity
In Tuesday's episode of The Project, previously unseen images of the incident were broadcast during an interview with the singers.
In the images there was an officer who spoke with the women when they picked him up with their cell phones.
Later they were seen walking out of the plane while two Qantas employees watched and a police officer escorted them back to the airport.
& # 39; This is a legal issue, not a publicity stunt, & # 39; said Jessica, after comedian Tommy Little asked if the incident should promote their new MTV reality show.
Standing up for themselves: & # 39; This is a legal issue, not a publicity stunt & # 39 ;, said Jessica, after comedian Tommy Little asked if the incident should promote their new MTV reality show
The twin singers were on the QF516 between Sydney and Brisbane, started at 10 am & m.m., when the incident occurred on Sunday.
At that time, Qantas confirmed to Daily Mail Australia on Sunday that the twins were able to board a later flight to Brisbane, which departed at noon.
& # 39; We were so confused as to why asking for their names led us to be removed by three federal police & # 39 ;, read the first statement from the sisters.
& # 39; What a disturbing and embarrassing experience. We still cannot believe that this happened and that the flight was delayed so long when we had no idea what was happening. We are still in shock and so upset. & # 39;
Stunned: & # 39; We are still in shock and so upset & # 39 ;, said the sisters after the incident. Pictured in June
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