Ups763 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 2260 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!"
LMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1830 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.