Don’t blink. There’s an upcoming flight where one of the female flight attendants isn’t

Written by admin on July 26, 2011 – 3:52 pm -

Only the very rich and famous can afford to make such a wager and carry it out with panache. In addition, the proceeds will go to charity, merci. Virgin Airlines Chairman Sir Richard Branson, will be dressed as a female flight attendant on a special flight on May 1st between London to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To make things a wee bit kinky, if one of the 160 passengers bids $650,000, he or she will have the pleasure (?) of shaving Branson’s legs.

You may be wondering how this came about. Branson lost a bet to Malaysian airline mogul Tony Fernandes of AirAsia, a low cost airline that’s ferrying passengers throughout Asia. The two wagered that whichever of  their new Formula One racing teams finished ahead of the other, the “loser” would cross-dress in their respective female flight attendants’ uniforms. And, that means wearing high heels.

A one-way ticket aboard the flight, which will  feature a magic show and live bands will cost about $7,300.00. Proceeds of both the bidding and ticket sales will go to beneficiaries designated by Virgin Unite, Sir Richard’s non-profit foundation.

Mr Fernandes said he’ll let Branson keep his beard. But, the 60-year-old entrepreneur will be expected to wear high heels, put on some make-up and perform all of a flight attendant’s responsibilities.

Do you think people will really be monitoring how well Branson serves drinks and meals to the passengers? My bet would be no. But, it would be fun to watch and have a performance card to fill out. After all, if you can afford to pay that much for a ticket, the service should be impeccable.

Photo: The Power of Giving


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