Sir Richard Branson honoured his bet to serve as an AirAsia Xcabin crew, by donning the low-cost carrier’s red uniform – which includes a skirt- aboard a charity flight on 12 May.
The founder of Virgin Group had his legs publicly shaved ata cocktail event the evening before the flight, which operated from Perth toKuala Lumpur, says AirAsia.
Branson and Fernandes wagered a bet on which one of theirFormula One racing teams would finish in the best position in the 2010 FormulaOne Grand Prix season, with the loser to serve as a female cabin crew aboardthe winner’s airline.
Fernandes’ team finished two spots ahead of Branson’s teamin the final rankings.
“This has been a real first for me but I have enjoyed theexperience and I have nothing but respect for what our fabulous flight attendantsdo every day to keep us safe,” says Branson.
AirAsia X will donate proceeds from the charity flight, includinginflight sales and duty free merchandise, to Australian charity StarlightChildren Foundation. It estimates that it will raise over Australian dollar(A$) 200,000 ($199,800) for the Foundation.
A brief ceremony also took place at the low-cost carrierterminal in Kuala Lumpur, where Branson was awarded the AirAsia cabin crew graduationcertification along with the airline’s crew uniform and shoes.
AirAsia X’s chief executive Azran Osman-Rani also posted a video of Branson performing the inflight safety demonstration on YouTube.
Pictures credit to: AirAsia.
Video credit to: AirAsia X chief executive Azran Osman-Rani