A Bet is a Bet! Qantas Crew Wears All Black Jerseys After Losing Wager

1st Nov 2015

They might have done so reluctantly and with more or less fake smiles, but Qantas cabin crew didn't back down from their word and wore the "hated" All Black when they showed up for work on Monday morning.

Why? Because their national team lost against New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup Final this Saturday and a bet is a bet.

Before the final game the two carriers and, well, rivals, started a bit of a "war" on Twitter, teasing each other what would the loser have to do. One of the propositions was for the losing airline to fly the winner's colours, so if New Zealand wins, Qantas would have to paint its planes in black and in case Australia wins, then Air NZ planes would have to wear Australia's colours.

The two companies, however, finally agreed that the loser would wear the winner's jerseys. Air New Zealand first made the suggestion on Twitter:

"@Qantas OK, how about this? On Monday in the air, your crew wear our jerseys. #AirlineWager #NZLvAUS"

Qantas agreed:

"@FlyAirNZ It's on! But let's not leave the pilots out, yours shall speak our name when the #Qantas @Wallabies win! #AirlineWager #NZLvAUS"

Unfortunately for Qantas, New Zealand won 34-17 and the crew had to wear All Black jerseys on Monday morning.

Qantas even put this on Twitter, with a few pictures of their staff wearing New Zealand's jerseys:

"A bet is a bet. Today we followed through with #AirlineWager and we accepted jerseys from @FlyAirNZ."

Air New Zealand congratulated their colleagues on Twitter for being "good sports", saying:

Today @Qantas played good sports and followed through with #AirlineWager wearing @AllBlack jerseys on board."