Veronicas threaten legal action for Qantas

Lisa (L) and Jessica Origliasso had to leave a Qantas flight after rowing with the cabin crew.
Lisa (L) and Jessica Origliasso had to leave a Qantas flight after rowing with the cabin crew.

Pop duo The Veronicas say they had no idea what was going on when they were removed from a Qantas plane amid an "incredibly intimidating" dispute over cabin baggage.

Sisters Jessica and Lisa Origliasso have threatened to sue Qantas and the media after being asked to leave the plane in Sydney before it took off for Brisbane on Sunday morning.

Qantas says two passengers refused to follow the cabin crew's instructions and were "offloaded" before QF516 took off.

The Australian Federal Police told AAP officers came on board amid an argument between the two passengers and staff before the women agreed to disembark, with no further issues.

"The AFP considers the matter finalised," they said.

But The Veronicas have hit back on social media threatening legal action, saying the incident 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," they said on Instagram.

"The incident was escalated without explanation why from the cabin staff. We co-operated with all requests from authorities and exited the aircraft."

The Veronicas, who caught a later flight to Brisbane, added they were pursuing legal action over the incident, and media reports of it.

They said they would not comment further.

But they later tweeted that a passenger had helped them "resituate" the bags with no issue .

"The police were called because we asked for the crew's names, and instead of giving them to us, they told us they were calling 'security'. "

"We had no idea what was going on."

Members of the public have tweeted their support.

"I was sitting right in front of you girls and believe the whole incident was an over reaction on Qantas' part," said one.

Australian Associated Press