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Richard Branson's guide to 'get lucky'

April 25, 2013, 10:04 am Angie Takanami Yahoo!7

As Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk’s new track ‘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.

Richard Branson s guide to get lucky
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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”.

What do you think? Will you be using Richard’s advice to try and ‘get lucky’ in the sky?

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23 Comments

  1. Steve H09:14pm Sunday 28th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Don't care ,can't stand the guy..

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  2. southerncrow09:12pm Sunday 28th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    What's wrong with all you people? Once upon a time it was actually considered normal to be social.

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  3. D.D.12:49pm Saturday 27th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Richard Branson Best BIZ Man in the World

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  4. Daniel03:13pm Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    women need to calm down and take a few steps back....There is just as much chance for sexual harrassment as leaving your house everyday!

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  5. John02:26am Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Of course all the very rich, the millionaires and billionaires all have capitalism to thank for their wealth and success, capitalism is the only way a person can become obscenely wealthy, theres no way a person can become very wealthy under communism as communism does not allow a free market and a free economy to exist and under communism everyone has exactly the same amount of wealth, even though capitalism is a greedy corrupt system it's the only system that works, no other system works and communism didn't work, communism was a failure economically, just look at communist countries such as North Korea and Cuba, their economies are in shambles.

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  6. John02:12am Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Well of course if your a man that's very wealthy like he is your going to be very lucky and your going to be able to get any woman you want. You can have anything and you can buy anything with money, that's the way it is in this shallow superficial narcissistic hedonistic world.

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  7. dawn01:51am Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    What are the chances of someone I like sending me a meal or snack? What are the chances that they'll choose something that I like? Sounds very stressful! Thanks but no thanks.

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  8. sam12:29am Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Really out there all way round. Questions of appropriate behavior that airlines would usually expect and us as usual individuals would like are open for interpretation there.

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  9. 12:11am Friday 26th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Good thinks ends in good way. Make sure stay with good and positive thinking that will last for long time. Well well

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  10. Julia Halal09:17pm Thursday 25th April 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Perhaps we may be looking at Richard Virgin, not Richard Brandon. He may get lucky soon !!

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