As Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ tops the download charts this week, Sir Richard Branson has come to the party with the ultimate guide to 'getting lucky' at 35,000 feet.
Marking the launch of the inaugural Vegas flight this week, Virgin America unveiled a first-of-its-kind seat-to-seat delivery service, allowing guests to shout each other food and drinks through the Red in-flight entertainment system.
What does it mean?
“Travellers can now send an in-flight cocktail to that friendly stranger in seat 4A – and then follow up with a text message using the seat-to-seat chat function also on Red – making getting lucky all that easier,” Virgin America said on their website.
Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson has even put together a video guide to help you ‘get lucky’, detailing how you can better your chances with that special someone in the sky.
Branson begins by giving tips for picking up women such as sending her a cheque for their favourite charity in the mouth of a puppy, taking her for a ride in a space ship, or ballooning her to a private island.
For those who are a restricted by budget, Branson suggests: “Try treating her or him to something delicious using the new seat to seat feature of Red. Just order a meal, drink or snack, select his or her seat and don’t forget to seal the deal with a suggestive seat to seat chat.”
“I’m not a betting man, but I’d say your chances of deplaning with a plus one are at least 50 per cent. Best of luck up there.”
The video has been receiving mixed public reactions from the public since its launch on You Tube last week.
“Richard Branson is one of the greatest business men of our time. His philosophies and business styles have always been ahead of their time and this is yet another example of Sir Richard thinking out of the box,” said one commenter on the Virgin America website.
“Getting lucky in the air, now we can all join the mile high club,” said another commenter on Richard Branson’s Facebook page.
But not everyone was as happy with the ‘Chief Entertainment Officer’s’ guide to getting lucky, with one Facebook commenter saying “so women can expect to get sexually harassed on your planes now?”
One comment on You Tube says “Ugh. Women had better pick a different airline,” while another calls Branson a “dirty old man”.