Australian pop duo The Veronicas have accused a Qantas flight attendant of obscuring his ID card days after they were kicked off a weekend flight.
Sisters Jessica and Lisa Origliasso threatened legal action against the airline after being asked to leave a Brisbane-bound plane in Sydney on Sunday morning.
The pair posted on social media on Friday alleging a flight attendant obscured his Aviation Security Identification Card after threatening to call security.
The allegation comes days after the dispute over cabin baggage, which saw Australian Federal Police come on board the flight.
Jessica and Lisa claim the man "turned his body away so we could not see his badge" upon telling them he was going to call security.
“We wish to remove ourselves from this awful and unbelievable experience,” the sisters posted on their Instagram story on Friday.
“To have an airline we have been loyal customers to and ambassadors for, for over 15 years, withhold communication, overextend the use of public resources and allow a false narrative to continue on a public level has been a particularly hard pill to swallow.”
The Veronicas also shared people defending them on social media.
“I was actually on this flight and there was nothing belligerent about the sisters,” one person said on Twitter.
“The QANTAS crew decided they wanted to flex their muscles & were totally over the top.”
Another Twitter user said they were also on the flight and witnessed the ordeal from a “few rows back”.
“Their decision was an overreach and affected every person on that flight,” they said.
The Veronicas ended their lengthy Instagram story by saying in light of what happened to them, they will be making a donation to Bully Zero.
“The last thing we would like to mention for anyone, but especially our young fans reading this incident, is that you are always within your rights to stand up against bullies who try to silence you,” they said.
“And against what is right from wrong.”
Earlier this week Qantas said two passengers refused to follow the cabin crew's instructions and were "offloaded" before the flight took off.
The AFP said officers came on board amid an argument between the two passengers and staff before the women agreed to disembark, with no further issues.
Qantas stood by its initial statement in response to Friday's allegation.
– with AAP
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