'Stewardess' Richard Branson fired by AirAsia chief Tony Fernandez

Sir Richard BransonSir Richard Branson (AP)

"It's something I never, ever dreamed of doing," the AirAsia chief said.

"What he doesn't realise is once I go to space, there'll be a low-cost version - AirAsia Galactica, about 10 per cent of the price he's charging," Fernadez warned.

The special flight's fare was Austarlian Dollar 399, with Aus D 100 from each seat to be donated by AirAsia X to the Starlight Children's Foundation in Australia.

Fernandes told reporters he had to be in his underpants for a while as Branson spilled juice on him, but another flight member kindly lent him a pair of shorts while his jeans were being dried.

Fernandes gave Branson a certificate to recognise he had "graduated" as an AirAsia stewardess.

Branson said he has huge respect for the "fabulous flight attendants" who performed their jobs everyday.

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