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2012-12-20 08:30

A BET MADE IS A BET KEPT: Sir Richard Branson (left) is to make good on his lost 2009 bet with Tony Fernandes (right) and work as a once-off stewardess -skirt and all- aboard a flight on Fernandes's AirAsia airline.

 
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - British billionaire Richard Branson will at last wear a red skirt and work as a stewardess on Malaysian budget airline AirAsia in May after losing a GP bet with the founder of the airline.

Virgin boss Branson and AirAsia chief executive Tony Fernandes had agreed in 2010 that whichever of their teams (then Virgin and Lotus) finished lower in the Constructors' championship in what was then their debut season would serve on the other's airline.

TEA PLEASE, SIR RICHARD

Branson lost. Lotus finished 10th and Virgin 12th but the stewardessing trip was postponed early in 2011 when Branson was hurt in a skiing accident.

Fernandes said Branson had contacted him to honour his bet and said: "He will be an AirAsia stewardess in May on AirAsia. Two years late but main point he hasn't forgotten."

Fernandes had previously said that Branson would strut down the aisle to offer coffee, tea or other food and beverages to guests on a special 13-hour Kuala Lumpur-London flight.

Tickets for the flight would be auctioned off for charity.


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