Your New Flight Attendant: Richard Branson or Tony Fernandes

To promote their new Formula One racing teams, airline tycoons Sir Richard Branson of Virgin and Tony Fernandes of AirAsia have made quite the unusual bet.

They are each a principal sponsor of F1, and the loser in a stakes race will have to dress up as a flight attendant and serve passengers on the winner’s airline.

That means Fernandes could play dress up on Virgin, or Branson could be a trolley dolly on AirAsia X, AirAsia’s long-haul carrier. Ironically, Branson’s Virgin Group has a 20% stake in AirAsia X.

You may have to see it to believe it, but AirAsia’s marketing group is nearly there with this Photoshop concoction.

Branson AA Pic.jpgThat photo may be funny, but the two are serious: Fernandes said in a statement AirAsia is applying for Branson’s security clearance from Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation.

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3 Responses to Your New Flight Attendant: Richard Branson or Tony Fernandes

  1. Tolou 22 December, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    I must say that Sir Richard Branson looks as amazing as a woman as He does being a man.
    His picture in the red two piece suite, with black heels and painted finger nails was very refreshing I laughed a lot, you made my day.

    Cheers to both airlines and to formula one

    Tolou

  2. Will Horton 22 December, 2009 at 6:13 pm #

    Ha thanks! It amused us too!

  3. Korrin Marlisstifeck 27 March, 2010 at 7:11 pm #

    ya u guys r reall weirdos umm ya saying this guy is hot is totally gross ok kaybye

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