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Qantas Airways CEO Invites 10-Year-Old 'Airline CEO' to Meet

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Mar 11, 2019 12:16 PM 2+ week ago

Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce speaks to media Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia.

When Alex Jacquot, a 10-year-old boy, wrote to Qantas Airways CEO Alan Joyce for advice on operating his "airline," Oceania Express, the more experienced CEO didn't hesitate to respond.

"I have already started some stuff like what types of planes I'll need, flight numbers, catering and more," Jacquot wrote in a handwritten letter.

Jacquot said he's also gotten his company, Oceania Express, off the ground by naming himself and his co-founder CEOs and hiring a chief financial officer, head of maintenance, head of onboard services and head of legal.

The 10-year-old also asked the rival CEO if he had any idea of what he could for his company during his school vacation and what tips he might have on starting an airline.

"I'm thinking about, as you are, about an A350 for Sydney/Melbourne to London flights," Jacquot said, alluding to Qantas' Project ...

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