Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Richard Branson to work as stewardess/Hostess after losing bet

British billionaire Richard Branson will dress and serve as a stewardess on Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia X on May 1 after losing a Grand Prix bet with the founder of the airline.

Branson, whose Virgin group sponsors the Marussia Virgin Racing team, will finally honour his bet with AirAsia founder and Team Lotus co-principal Tony Fernandes on whose team would finish higher at the 2010 Bahrain Formula One GP.

'He will don AirAsia's famous red female flight attendant uniform and strut down the aisle to offer coffee, tea or any other food or beverage to Tony Fernandes and 250 other guests on the special 13-hour KL-bound flight,' the airline said in a statement.

AirAsia X is a long-haul affiliate of AirAsia and Branson's Virgin Group.

The airline said it was selling 160 tickets for the London to Kuala Lumpur charity flight, with passengers to also be entertained onboard by street magician Dynamo and a four-piece band featuring former Grand Prix team owner Eddie Jordan.

AirAsia is Southeast Asia's largest budget carrier and along with AirAsia X, services about 150 routes covering destinations in Asia, Australia and Europe, the new job is for the 1st of May.

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