CEO of Virgin Airlines, Sir Richard Branson proved that he was a real man after honouring a crazy bet he made with CEO of Air Asia, Tony Fernandes.
Both men are fans of Formula 1 racing and made a bet on the Abu Dhabi grand prix, with the loser to dress up as a female stewardess and serve on the winner’s airline.
Sir Branson ended up losing, and he took his bet to heart, dressing up as a stewardess and serving on a charity Air Asia flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur.
A cheerful Branson, who was tasked with pouring beverages, serving meals and making flight announcements, posed with Fernandes and popped champagne after stepping out of the plane at Malaysia’s main low-cost carrier terminal south of Kuala Lumpur.
He said in brief remarks that he was “glad to have gotten the bet over with and (was) looking forward to getting back into my clothes.”
“I always wanted to be an air hostess, but it looks like I have to get back to normality,” Branson said. The flight helped raise money for an Australian foundation for hospitalized children.