The founder of Virgin Airlines, British billionaire Richard Branson worked as a flight attendant on a rival's flight after losing a bet.
The billionaire served as a flight attendant on an AirAsia flight owned by Malaysian businessman Tony Fernandez. During the six-hour flight from Australia to Malaysia, Branson served drinks and food, and informed passengers about takeoff, landing and flight altitude. To do this, the tycoon had to dress in a skirt and blouse, as well as shave his legs and lipstick.
Fernandez, to whom Branson lost the bet, was on the flight as a passenger. He rated Branson's job as a flight attendant as "worthless, " and then fired the tycoon altogether after he deliberately knocked over a tray of orange juice on Fernandez. Because of this, the AirAsia owner had to take off his pants to dry them. After landing, Fernandez and Branson posed for a photo together.
Part of the proceeds from the sale of tickets for the flight will be donated to the Australian fund for the needs of seriously ill children. As AsiaOne reports, each ticket cost about $ 400, of which $ 100 will go to charity.
Branson lost the bet in 2010. Businessmen argued, whose Formula 1 team will perform better at the end of the season. The British billionaire's Virgin finished in 12th place, behind Fernandez's Team Lotus. Branson was going to work as a flight attendant in 2011, but then he was prevented by an injury that the tycoon received while skiing.