Richard Branson Moves April Fool's Day to May 1, When He'll Dress in Flight Attendant Drag
Do you enjoy seeing billionaires publicly embarrassed? Then have we got a date for you to mark on your calendar. May 1 is the reschedule date for the Air Asia X flight from Kuala Lumpur to London on which Sir Richard Branson will dress in drag and serve as a flight attendant. Of course this is due to him losing a bet with Air Asia's CEO Tony Fernandes over whose F1 racing team would have a better 2010 season. Fernandes' Lotus won the bet and now, instead of Tony as a Virgin Atlantic trolley dolly, Branson will don an Air Asia skirt suit (hopefully specially made).
You'd think this whole stunt would be best suited to April 1April Fool's Daybut it's already been delayed. The original drag day was planned for February 21, but had to be postponed due to Branson breaking his leg (after another skier ran into him) on the slopes in Switzerland.
Here's what Tony Fernandes had to say about the upcoming event:
Richard has to deliver on this bet, and the latest I have heard, without him breaking his legs anymore, is May 1 - which is just after the royal wedding. So he may be borrowing the new princesses wedding dress and then changing into an AirAsia stewardess outfit, but the last information I got and an announcement will be made soon is that he will be flying London-KL in May.
The whole flight will be sold for charity and although tickets aren't yet available, they should be up for grabs quite soon. Now we're wondering if they'll welcome passengers in drag too?