Saturday, September 08, 2007


Talking point

I often wondered if 'liberals' who encourage diversity would flock to airlines crewed and maintained by congoids in preference to airlines run by wicked white men.

Loki
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Diverse airline maintenance practices

This should make you feel warm and fuzzy - book your flight now!


MSNBC.com

Airline sacrifices goats to appease sky god

Nepal's state-run carrier makes offering after technical problems with 757
Reuters

Updated: 3:50 p.m. ET Sept 4, 2007

KATHMANDU - Officials at Nepal's state-run airline have sacrificed two goats to appease Akash Bhairab, the Hindu sky god, following technical problems with one of its Boeing 757 aircraft, the carrier said Tuesday.

Nepal Airlines, which has two Boeing aircraft, has had to suspend some services in recent weeks due to the problem.

The goats were sacrificed in front of the troublesome aircraft Sunday at Nepal's only international airport in Kathmandu in accordance with Hindu traditions, an official said.

"The snag in the plane has now been fixed and the aircraft has resumed its flights," said Raju K.C., a senior airline official, without explaining what the problem had been.

Local media last week blamed the company's woes on an electrical fault. The carrier runs international flights to five cities in Asia.

It is common in Nepal to sacrifice animals like goats and buffaloes to appease different Hindu deities.

Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited.

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