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10-year-old writes heartwarming letter to Qantas CEO, gets the most wonderful response

A 10-year-old Boy Wrote A Letter To The CEO Of Qantas Asking Him For Advice On How To Run His Own Airline.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pallavi Singh | Updated on: 12 Mar 2019, 08:49:47 AM
10-year-old writes heartwarming letter to Qantas CEO./ Image: Twitter

New Delhi:

A 10-year-old boy wrote a letter to the CEO of Qantas asking him for advice on how to run his own airline. It was the sweet response by the airline’s CEO Alan Joyce that won many hearts online. Alex Jacquot, in his adorable letter, wrote his plans of starting a new airline named ‘Oceania Express’.

Introducing himself as the CEO of the venture, Alex has asked Alan Joyce advice on his dream project.Now, Alex’s handwritten letter, and Mr Joyce's sweet response to it, have gone viral online after being shared on Twitter by Qantas. ''I’m Alex Jacquot, a 10 year old boy (please take me seriously) and I want to start an airline,'' begins the letter.

''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. While ending the letter, he also asked Alan Joyce if he could offer any advice on how people could sleep during long flights.

The CEO, in response, wrote, "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."

He further added that he generally doesn’t give business advice to competition but he was making an exception in this case. ''I too was once a young boy who was so curious about flight and all its possibilities,'' says the letter. He also invited Alex to a meeting to "compare notes on what it's like to run an airline."Take a look at the wonderful exchange in the tweet below:

Since being shared earlier today, the tweet has collected over 17,000 ‘likes’ and more than 6,000 retweets – and still counting. The tweet triggered several reactions on social media. This is how netizens reacted:

According to Daily Mail, Alex's mother Natasha Jacquot said that she was not expecting such a great response. The family is now waiting on a confirmation of the dates for Alex's meeting with Mr Joyce.

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First Published : 12 Mar 2019, 08:49:40 AM