Flight Delays? Try Animal Sacrifice?

By | September 6, 2007

According to the Washington Post, officials at Nepal Airlines sacrificed two goats to appease Akash Bhairib, the Hindu Sky God, after problems with one of their Boeing 757s. The goats were slaughtered in front of the plane at Kathmandu International Airport in accordance with Hindu traditions. It is common in Nepal to sacrifice animals like goats and buffaloes to appease different Hindu deities.

The Post asks if perhaps the U.S. Airline industry should give the idea a try. The TSA requires us to take off our shoes, limit the carrying of liquids, forbids matches but allows lighters, etc. Is animal sacrifice such a nutty idea in comparison?

So, the next time your plane is delayed, take out your trusty emergency chicken and sacrifice him to the American god of air travel…whomever that may be.

Author: Guru

Guru is the Editor of Flight Wisdom and a long time aviation enthusiast.