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Rex vs Qantas gets nasty as Sharp and Joyce trade insults

written by Robyn Tongol | April 28, 2021

REX 737 and JETSTAR A320 face to face at YMML by VICTOR PODY 2
A Rex 737 and Jetstar A320 face to face at YMML (Victor Pody)

Domestic aviation is roaring back with aircraft back in the air and most staff now stood up. Surely, it’s a time for celebration in the industry, right? Qantas and Rex have other ideas.

In this episode of the Australian Aviation Podcast, host Phil Tarrant and guest Adam Thorn discuss why Qantas’ Alan Joyce and Rex’s John Sharp traded withering insults in newspaper columns last week, from ‘broken propellers’ to ‘desperate’ balance sheets.

Who is right and what’s the motive for such personal attacks? And, who actually gains from this unpleasantness, or is it entirely about bruised egos?

Finally, we touch on the stunning recreation of the 747’s upstairs cocktail lounge, hiccups with the trans-Tasman bubble and the latest on the sheep farmer taking the RAAF to court.

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Comments (3)

  • Matty


    Grow up boys…..

  • Lynden Kemp


    Most of this appears created by Joyce. He does this sort of thing often.
    Seems childish!
    Is he past his “use by date”??

  • Gazza


    Here Here! I echo Marty’s sentiments – for a couple of educated people……. acting like school children in the playground.

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