Gay Qantas CEO responds in cutest way to 10 year old’s letter
Gay Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has invited a 10 year old for a meeting after the boy sent him a handwritten letter asking for advice.
The boy, called Alex Jacquot, urged Joyce to “please take me seriously” before explaining that he wanted to start an airline called Oceania Express and needed tips on how to get his company off the ground.
He asked the Australian CEO for general advice before saying that like Qantas, he was thinking of acquiring “an A350 for Sydney/Melbourne to London flights.”
Our competitors don’t normally ask us for advice, but when an airline leader reached out, we couldn’t ignore it.
Naturally, there was only one way to respond: CEO to CEO. pic.twitter.com/JTFpzn5a6Y
— Qantas (@Qantas) March 11, 2019
“Seeing as it is a 25-hour flight, we are having a lot of trouble thinking about sleep. Do you have any advice?” he asked.
Gay Qantas CEO Alan Joyce replies with heartwarming letter
Joyce responded to the boy with a letter which has gone viral since Qantas posted it on Twitter on Monday (March 11), attracting more than 26,000 retweets and likes.
In the heartwarming message, sent on February 19, the CEO said: “Thank you for letting me know about your new airline. I had heard some rumours of another entrant in the market, so I appreciate you taking the time to write.
“First, I should say that I’m not typically in the business of giving advice to my competitors. Your newly-appointed Head of Legal might have something to say about that, too.
“I too was once a young boy who was so curious about flight and all its possibilities.”
— Gay Qantas CEO Alan Joyce
“But I’m going to make an exception on this occasion, because I too was once a young boy who was so curious about flight and all its possibilities.”
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