Qantas boss Alan Joyce has had his sprawling $19 million waterfront mansion plastered with eggs and toilet paper as the beleaguered airline battles with passengers, crew and former staff.
The CEO and his husband Shane Lloyd only moved into the spectacular new Mosman home on Sydney’s lower north shore in May but it was targeted by angry protesters overnight on Monday.
Neighbors in the upmarket suburb spotted splattered eggs and long lengths of toilet paper stuck to the roof of the six-bedroom harborside palace on Tuesday.
The garage door also appeared to have had fruit or some other substance thrown at it.
Qantas boss Alan Joyce has had his sprawling $19million waterfront mansion plastered with eggs and toilet paper as the airline continues to be embroiled in a series of furious rows with passengers, crews and former staff
Neighbors in the upmarket suburb spotted splattered eggs and long lengths of toilet paper stuck to the roof of the six-bedroom harborside palace on Tuesday
The garage door also appears to have had fruit or some other substance thrown at it
Police have yet to identify a culprit, but there is a long list of possible suspects after the reputation of the airline took a nosedive during the Covid pandemic.
Many passengers claim they are still waiting for a refund on tickets they bought but were unable to use after Qantas canceled countless flights.
Others who did get a flight have since suffered lost luggage and wait times of up to 12 hours on the phone to speak to customer service to track it down.
The airline also axed thousands of ground staff and outsourced their work in the early stages of the pandemic in a move which is still causing havoc for travelers.
Cabin crew staff were also down because of Covid cost-cutting as the airline scrambled for survival.
Qantas boss Alan Joyce splashed out on a sprawling $19 million waterfront mansion overlooking Sydney harbour
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce only moved into the spectacular new Mosman home on Sydney’s lower north shore in May but it was targeted by furious protesters overnight on Monday
Joyce, 55, and his husband Shane Lloyd bought the palatial 1908 Federation residence in Mosman, trading up from their inner city penthouse at The Rocks
Around 15,000 workers were laid off without pay or forced to take leave in mid-2020, while another 2,500 were laid off in August 2021 – despite Qantas receiving $2 billion in government assistance.
Former employees now remain without work while current employees allege the airline is taking advantage of their loyalty.
The airline is facing some of its worst performance levels in history with more than half of Qantas passengers having their flight either delayed or completely canceled last week, in a horror seven days for both Qantas.
Qantas canceled 6.7 percent of domestic flights with an on-time performance of just 44 percent.
Joyce, 55, and her husband bought the four-story 1908 Federation home on the lower north shore, trading up from their inner city penthouse at The Rocks.
The 15-room home has six bedrooms and multiple living areas, including outdoor living spaces on two massive decks in breathtaking gardens overlooking the bay.
The 631 square meter home was completely rebuilt in 2015 into an enormous four-level home, set above a large three-level parterre garden that leads to the waterfront.
The airline is facing some of its worst performance levels in history with more than half of Qantas passengers having their flight either delayed or completely canceled last week, in a horror seven days for both Qantas
At the water’s edge it has a jetty that could accommodate a 7.6 meter sailing boat, with Sydney amateur sailing club Mosman Rowers located directly opposite.
It also has a valuable and rare permanent berth and its very own shark-netted sea pool.
The mansion boasts four bathrooms, a home cinema, its own wine cellar and a huge double garage.
It was the roof of the garage which was targeted by the eggers, who threw several eggs at the roof and then slung lengths of white toilet paper across the tiles.
Mr. Joyce will almost certainly have to hire tradesmen to clear the roof as it is three floors up from the entrance courtyard below.
Joyce and Lloyd’s new 631 square meter home was completely rebuilt in 2015 with Seattle architect Paul Moon transforming the house into a modern classic
Neighbors sympathized with the Qantas boss in the wake of the attack after details were posted online.
‘This is disgusting. What a horrible thing to do,’ posted one, with many agreeing. ‘Vandalism either way is not good,’ added one.
Others were more critical.
‘Qantas worker here,’ posted one. ‘Poor guy – maybe he can send his outsourced workers to clean it.’
Another added: ‘I’m sure he will just use cheap labor hire to clean it!’
Others saw humor in it and teased about the possible production of a podcast about the incident, taking the mickey out of locals’ habits.
‘It was 9:02pm, pitch black and the neighborhood was silent,’ wrote one in the local Facebook group.
Inside the home has six bedrooms and multiple living areas, including outdoor living spaces on two massive decks overlooking the busy bay.
After being on the market for several months, it was sold by former foreign exchange dealer Alison Ethell and her sister Jane, who bought it for just $1.25 million 19 years ago.
After kissing Paris the cavoodle on the nose Jenny whispered, “Don’t worry, I’ll teach him a lesson for that last minute flight change, I can’t believe I lost my extra legroom seat!”
‘She donned her Carla Zampatti Covid mask, took 2x rolls of toilet paper from the guest bathroom and grabbed a few eggs before hastily slipping out under the cover of darkness – the benefit of poor street lights was in her favor…’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Qantas for comment.
NSW Police said they had no record of a complaint about the incident.
Joyce takes home an estimated annual salary of $1.9 million as Qantas boss. He and Lloyd also own a summer getaway house at Palm Beach, which they bought for $5.25 million in 2015.
Joyce and Lloyd were married in a lavish ceremony on the rooftop of The Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay in 2019 in front of over 100 family, friends and fellow executives.