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Is This True About Virgin's A340s?  
User currently offlineUps763 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

I was reading today in "Giant Jetliners" by Guy Norris and Mark Wagner and this caption was accompanied by a Virgin A340 pic:

"It is rumored that Richard Branson, the owner of Virgin Atlantics, negotiated a better deal for his A340s by betting the Airbus President, Jean Pierson, that he could remove that Frenchman's wristwatch without him knowing. Branson then apparently hypnotized Pierson and successfully removed his watch. The exact discount is unknown!"

Is this true? If so, cool!!

Matt

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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1574 times:
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I highly doubt it. I'd be amazed though if it was true.


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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5486 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

lol, we're talking about branson here....anything is possible.

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1507 times:
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Just remember, Branson is a big joker, he get's up to a lot of funny things. Like flying around the world in a hot air ballon, well.....not that funny.

Arsenal@LHR



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User currently offlineC-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

Hahahaha that is awesome if true, what a guy Sir Richard is!

Jeremy



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User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

or could it be that the book made you an april fools joke?.............

User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

No I read that a few years ago in a magazine. It wouldn't surprise me at all, you are talking about Richard Branson.

Cheers,

Justin


User currently offlineDecman From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

I also have read that before, can't say if its true of not though.

User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

I have had the pleasure of meeting Richard Branson once when I was younger, he is a great man. If this were true, it wouldn't surprise me at all!



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User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 603 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

I seen him in Heathrow last year when I returned home, he is cool



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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

Like everyone else, it would not surprise me to be true. But if it is it would be in one of his auto/biographies. It was not in "Loosing my Virginity". But Branson may not have had any airbusses then too.

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

Virgin Atlantic definitely had A340s when Losing My Virginity was published.

V/F



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User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1109 times:

I wonder.....

I have the exact same book and have read that caption many times, thinking about it.


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