This is why people say “If you wanna dream, then dream big” because you never know when it may turn into a reality. The same happened to a 10-year-old Australian kid, who aspires to start an airline.
10-year-old Alex Jacquot from Australia, who wants to start an airline but does not know how to go about it, decided to write to the CEO of Qantas Airlines (Australia’s oldest airline for his advice.
It would have been very unlikely that the boy would be expecting a reply from the Qantas CEO who actually responded via an official letterhead of Qantas airline and invited the boy to meet him and discuss the modalities for setting up his business.
TheQantas CEO said, “I’m not typically in the business of giving advice to my competitors … but I’m going to make an exceon on this occasion, because I too was once a young boy who was so curious about flight and all its possibilities.”
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
The 10-year-old kid in his letter (which has gone viral on social media to Qantas CEO had wrote,”Dear Mc Alan Joyce AO, I’m Alex Jacquot, a 10-year-old boy (Please take me seriously and I want to start an airline, I have already started some stuff like what type of planes I’ll need …, flight numbers, catering and more. I’m the CEO of the airline, which by the way is called Oceanic Express. I/ve also hired a CFO, a head of IT, a head of maintenance, head of on-board services and a head of legal as well, along with my friend Wolf … (vice-CEO.”
“We are both co-founders. I wanted to write to you because I wanted to ask you three things. Number one: I like working on my airline. Seeing as it is the school holidays, I have more time to work. But I don’t have anything to do (that I can think of. Do you have any ideas of what I can do? Seeing as you are the CEO of Qantas. I thought I’d ask to you.”
“Number 2: Do you have any tips on starting an airline? I would be very grateful to know whay you would have to say.”
“Number 3: I’m thinking about, as you are, about an A350 for Sydney/Melbourne to London flights. Seeing as it is a 25-hour flight, we are having a lot of trouble thinking about sleep. Do you have any advice?” “Hope to hear from you soon!” the boy concluded.
As per reports, after receiving a positive response from the Qantas CEO, the 10-year-old kid got extremely excited and now arrangements of him meeting the Qantas CEO are being worked upon.