10-year-old writes adorable letter to Qantas CEO, gets the sweetest reply
Both the letters are making people on the Internet smile.Updated: Mar 11, 2019 20:33 IST
A 10-year-old with a big dream of starting his own airline has written the sweetest letter to the CEO of Quantas. In his adorable letter Alex Jacquot details his plans to start his own airline he has named ‘Oceania Express’. Introducing himself as the CEO of the venture, Alex has asked Alan Joyce advice on his dream project. His letter is so delightful, Joyce himself has written back to the little CEO. Both the letters are now making people on the Internet smile.
“I’m Alex Jacquot, a 10 year old boy (please take me seriously) and I want to start an airline,” begins the letter. it goes on to explain details about the airline and the work Alex has done so far.
“I have already started some stuff like what type of planes I’ll need, flight numbers, catering and more,” he writes, adding that he has also hired a CFO, a head of IT, a Head of Maintenance, a Head of Board Services and a Head of Legal. He then goes on to ask Joyce some questions including any tips he may have for someone starting a new airline.
The heartwarming letter seems to have made quite an impact and got a reply from the Quantas CEO himself. He’s written back saying that while he wouldn’t ordinarily give advice to his competitors, he would make an exception this time. “I too was once a young boy who was so curious about flight and all its possibilities,” says the letter.
Take a look at the wonderful exchange in the tweet below:
Our competitors don't normally ask us for advice, but when an airline leader reached out, we couldn't ignore it.— Qantas (@Qantas) March 11, 2019
Naturally, there was only one way to respond: CEO to CEO. pic.twitter.com/JTFpzn5a6Y
Since being shared earlier today, the tweet has collected over 17,000 ‘likes’ and more than 6,000 retweets – and still counting. Several people have shared their reaction to the letters.
“Now this is dreaming big! These days, people need to dream big and set goals! What a feeling he must’ve had to the letter,” says one Twitter user. “That is lovely... that young man will never forget this, so well done Alan Joyce and Qantas,” says another. “Wow. This is the nicest thing I read today! ‘CEO of Australia’s oldest airline to CEO of Australia’s newest airline’,” says a third.
First Published: Mar 11, 2019 19:28 IST