Flying the Heavenly Skies


Like flying but want a little more spirituality on your trip? Maybe it is time to book a flight on the Vatican’s newly launched airline. The carrier is actually a chartered 737, and it will focus on flying from Rome’s Fiumicino airport to various Christian pilgrimage sites, including Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the shrine of Fatima in Portugal and Mount Sinai in Egypt.

In-flight entertainment on the way to the world’s holy sites will, somewhat predictably, be religious in nature, the Vatican said.

Also entertaining was the response of European LCC RyanAir, with whom the Vatican is now competing on the Santiago de Compostela route:
Ryanair already performs miracles that even the Pope’s boss can’t rival, by delivering pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela for the heavenly price of 10 euros,” Ryanair said in a statement.

Way to go on comparing yourself to Jesus.

And for folks who prefer the Jewish approach to religion, Israir is a carrier that offers flights between NYC and Israel and they carry a Torah on board some flights for prayers that are offered during the flight. Good times.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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