On a side note: putting many 'characters' in the one room, e.g James Hogan, Chris Luxon and John Borghetti is NEVER going to end well.
Getting back on topic, no surprise about Sharp. Surely the Singaporean owners at REX could look at replacing Sharp as Chairman with the stuff coming out his mouth which will undoubtedly effect their investment.
The problem is, a lot of ZLs management and even everyday staff seem to love Sharp, which then results in this company-wide culture which revolves around his mindset. Of course business is business and you aren't expected to love your competitor but it shouldn't be publicly thrown around in a childish manner.
At least QF doesn't drag it out. They'll receive a punt from REX, throw one or two statements out and call it a day.
When ZL published that ad in Australian newspapers name-calling and slamming QF, they received a lot of company support for such a childish and dangerous act.https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2 ... rline.html
QF even set up a page on their website dismissing false claims from ZL, as found here:https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/qanta ... -from-rex/
Now I'm not saying QF is the best airline, because they have their flaws too, but I absolutely despise the management and culture at REX that has been brewing for nearly two decades now because of Sharp's attitude and mindset.
The customer staff (FAs, pilots, check-in etc) may be the nicest people you could ever meet and I personally love working with them daily, but anyone higher than that and you begin to see the steaming pile of **** that internal REX is.