Pop icons Veronika Australian federal police reportedly hijacked a plane from Sydney to Brisbane today after failing to comply with cabin crew instructions.
jess and Lisa Origliasso they were reportedly escorted out of the plane on Sunday morning after about ten hours of delay. The sisters were said to have refused to put their luggage in the Brisbane flight compartment, it said Courier mail.
Veronica was reportedly escorted off the flight after a fight broke out between "intact" sisters and cabin crew. If you have ever caught a flight, you will know that you must comply legally with the cabin crew instructions at all times. This is usually for security reasons, but if you make an argument, chances are you will get off the flight.
According to passengers on the flight, the couple was "obstructed and not following directions" before the Feds were apparently called. The traveler, who wanted to be known as Greg, he told Courier Mail that co-passengers and staff had become impatient with the couple.
"They were in a belligerent state, 'I refuse to do what I said, because' garbage is important to me, '" Greg said.
Greg, who humbly bragged about flying in business class (I'm jealous of Greg), claimed that cabin crew were openly discussing their options and whether to remove the sisters from the flight.
Another passenger took a picture of how the sisters appeared to be drawn from the federal.
According to Greg on Facebook, the sisters filmed the violence and were rude to staff and the Australian Federal Police before being flagged as a "security risk" and removed from the flight.
"They went marching, and one of the (sisters) was filming the whole thing," Greg said.
Veronica did not release an official statement, but did comment on their co-driver's Instagram comment, trying to explain the "crazy" situation. Honestly, that seems like a huge discomfort.
"We actually already had a bag in our head. The female flight attendant wanted Lisa's bag to roll around. Lisa asked the attendant if he could help to help her because she couldn't come (we were only 5" 1). and instead he was helped by a nice guy behind us, "Jess said in a joint account. "Then just before takeoff, the flight attendant bought a manger and pointed us out. He continued to teach us about company policy."
The sisters claimed that it was all a big misunderstanding and the girls were just confused about what was really going on, which is why they started filming.
"We were so confused as to why asking for their name resulted in us being removed by 3 federal police," they said on Instagram. "Such a disturbing and unpleasant experience. We still can't believe it happened and the flight was so long that we had no idea what was going on. "
Qantas released a statement confirming that two people on flight QF516 were removed from the flight. QF516 was a Sydney-Brisbane flight scheduled to depart at 10am on Sunday.
"After boarding, two passengers refused to follow crew instructions and were transhipped," the statement said.
The flight eventually took off after a 40-minute delay, with the sisters reportedly able to fly to Brisbane later on Sunday.
"We're still in shock and so upset," the couple said.
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