Branson serves it hot on AirAsia flight, still gets fired

  • Agencies, Kuala Lumpur
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  • Updated: May 13, 2013 00:31 IST

British billionaire Richard Branson strutted his stuff as an AirAsia flight attendant Sunday - complete with fishnet stockings and figure-hugging red skirt.

But his new career lasted just a day as he was fired by the Malaysian budget carrier's chief executive Tony Fernandes for tipping a tray full of orange juice over him.

Fernandes also said Branson's skills as an attendant were "rubbish".

The British tycoon's star turn on the six-hour flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur was the result of a lost Grand Prix bet.

Branson had agreed with Fernandes in 2010 that whoever's Formula One team - then Virgin and Lotus - finished their debut season lower would serve as a stewardess on the other's airline.

For Sunday's flight, Branson kept his trademark beard but shaved his legs and topped off the look with bright red lips, heavy eye make-up and a blonde quiff.

He served tea, coffee and meals and obliged the snap-happy passengers.

 

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