UPDATE: The date for the flight has been postponed to 4 July 2011, where Sir Richard Branson will serve on the AirAsia X flight from Stansted, London to Kuala Lumpur. We look forward to seeing you on-board, Sir Branson!
Nope, it's not Santa Claus. It's Sir Richard Branson in a hot red AirAsia female flight attendant uniform! A year ago, two airline tycoons were both making debuts in the Formula One racing scene with their respective racing teams- AirAsia boss Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes unveiled his Lotus F1 Racing team while Sir Richard Branson of the Virgin Group launched Virgin Racing.
As Tony Fernandes was confident his team would edge out his counterpart's squad, the eccentric Sir Branson raised the stakes and issued a comedic bet between the two that would change one of their lives: The team that fared worse in the F1 championship would have their owner don the air stewardess uniform of the winner's airline and would have to serve on the other's aircraft as well.
Therefore if Tony Fernandes lost the wager, he would be clad in the Virgin stewardess uniform, serving on Sir Branson's Virgin Atlantic Air. And Sir Branson would reciprocate the challenge if Lotus Racing beat his Virgin squad. Well, that's exactly what happened as Lotus Racing outperformed Virgin Racing and so it'll be Sir Richard Branson who will be putting on make-up and strapping on a pair of high heels as he performs duties as an AirAsia stewardess.
Sir Branson is set to serve on a long haul AirAsia X fight from Kuala Lumpur to London. The sales from the seats will be auctioned off to the public and the proceeds collected from ticket sales will be donated to Sir Branson's chosen charity. So his hard work, strutting down the airbus aisle in those painful heels will definitely pay off. Not only has Tony Fernandes presented Sir Branson with his AirAsia uniform, he has also pinned his personalised AirAsia stewardess' badge on him- making him an official AirAsia staff for a flight.
Every week we will release a simple question in relation to the Tony VS Richard bet on the Koolred Forum, and all Koolred members are welcome to submit an interesting reply to the question in no more than 100 words. There will be a different question every week and the contest will run from 2nd December till 22nd December 2010.
So this week's question will be from 2nd till 8th December and a new question will be posted on the 9th December 2010. Just like the winners' podium in F1 races, we will have three winners with the best answers every week. The winners will be awarded exclusive Lotus Racing merchandise worth up to RM500!
So get witty and join the "Lotus Racing Forum Contest" on Koolred by signing up on Koolred today. If you're already a member, simply log in and look out for the contest post in our Forum Page. Hurry now, these great Lotus Racing merchandise await you at the finish line!