Qantas jet lands in Sydney after non-stop flight from London

Andrew Cummings
November 17, 2019

Following the incident, will.i.am sent a series of tweets accusing the flight attendant of racism and identified her by name, which drew a swift backlash on Twitter.

"I'm sorry to say me and my group have experienced they worse service due to a overly aggressive flight attendant", he wrote.

When other Twitter users pointed out that the flight attendant was being subjected to online abuse, the singer urged his 12.8 million followers on Twitter not to engage in that behavior. The result: will.i.am was escorted off the plane by 5 officers. I put away my laptop when she asked.why would she feel threatened by me to call the police?

He maintained the incident was racially motivated as a result of the flight attendant allegedly singled out exclusively individuals of color on the flight.


The musician was wearing noise-cancelling headphones while creating tracks on his laptop and he was unable to hear the P.A. system, he said.

Qantas Airways Ltd could place an order for airplanes capable of ultra-long-haul flights early next year, the airline's chief executive said after completing a non-stop 19-hour, 19-minute test flight from London to Sydney on Friday.

Aside from research, the flight kicked off a year of celebrations for the centenary of the airline, which will officially turn 99 on Saturday. However she has clearly aimed all her frustrations exclusively on the individuals of color'.

During the event, the artist tweeted: "I'm now on a flight between Brisbane and Sydney".


The singer went on to explain the altercation that took place by stating he had his noise-canceling headphones on so he couldn't hear the instructions on the P.A. However, an eyewitness told the Daily Telegraph the incident happened after 50 Cent's guitarist Travis Ferguson refused to check his guitar after the flight attendant told him he couldn't carry it on the plane.

The first Project Sunrise research flight took place last month, carrying 49 passengers and crew from NY to Sydney.

He said: "Qantas I was making music wearing noise-cancelling headphones on the plane..."

Captain Helen Trenerry, who led the test flight, said before takeoff on Wednesday that research data including activity monitoring, sleep diaries, cognitive testing and monitoring of melatonin levels would help determine whether the crew mix of one captain, one first officer and two second officers was appropriate or if more experience was needed. No additional motion was required consequently. "The AFP considers this matter finalised", authorities told the outlet.


The lady believed to be the flight attendant has been contacted for remark.

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