Qantas staff may be green and gold at heart but today their souls (and outfits) will be painted ‘all black’ after the carrier lost a Rugby World Cup (RWC) wager to Air New Zealand.

What started out as friendly banter between the two competing carriers on social media quickly turned into a heated #AirlineWager with the pair putting bets on what the other should do if their national team lost the game.

They considered painting the opposing team’s colours on their aircraft, but that seemed a little drastic. They even tossed about the idea of telling their pilots to speak the other airline’s name during select flights.


However, the pair ultimately decided that the losing airline would wear the opposing football team’s jersey on Monday morning.

Of course, we all know by now that the All Blacks defeated the Wallabies.

Qantas’ team made good on their promise and sported the gear for a few pics before boarding their flight.

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In addition to the wager, Air New Zealand is celebrating the All Blacks win and the #AirlineWager by giving away the sum of the scoreboard in flights to ‪#‎CrazyAboutRugby‬ fans – that’s 51 return economy flights to New Zealand from Australia flying with Air New Zealand.

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On another note, does anyone think Qantas and Air New Zealand’s social media teams deserve a massive pay rise for all the free publicity drummed up over the weekend? #WeDo

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