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Diabolo
13th Dec 2006, 12:39
STAR ALLIANCE NEW Member Sacrifice a Camel.

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1851932006

Sacrifice of a camel :uhoh: :ooh:


THY (Turkish Airlines) celebrated its getting rid of RJ type planes, which were called back due to the problems they caused for years, by sacrificing a camel at Atatürk Airport.

RJ type planes, which were included in Turkish Airlines' fleet, have now become a thing of the past. The last plane made in Britain, as the contract has ended, is being recalled. The technical personnel of Turkish Airlines (THY) have broken ground for ahappy ending, with this event.

Turkish Airlines sacrifice a camel for getting rid of RJ

Turkish Airlines have gotten rid of 11 RJ model planes, which have continued to cause trouble and have had many accidents. Turkish Airlines administration sacrificed a camel in order to commemorate the event.

Turkish Airlines sacrificed a camel after getting rid of 11 RJ model planes which were known for causing trouble and having accidents. The planes were taken out of the flight schedule in 2004 and after being serviced were then brought back into the rotation. THY began returning planes when their contract ended without resigning a new one. Turkish Airlines' technical personnel have broken ground with an unbelievable event commemorating the happy ending. They sacrificed a camel bought with the money gathered from everyone and distributed it to the personnel working in subcontractor companies.
:ugh: :ugh: :ugh:

oncemorealoft
13th Dec 2006, 13:05
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6175893.stm

Turkish Airlines gets the hump

A job well done is worth celebrating, but Turkish Airlines say staff went too far when they sacrificed a camel.

To mark the last delivery of 100 aircraft, maintenance workers clubbed together to buy the beast - and then consume it.

The sacrifice took place at Istanbul international airport.

"They didn't ask permission," a spokeswoman for the airline told the BBC, adding that the boss of the offending staff had been suspended.

hetfield
13th Dec 2006, 13:28
Good job Turkish!

But there are still too many camels in airline business left.

Carmoisine
13th Dec 2006, 13:29
Not to worry Leo. Plenty more where that came from. Another Camel sacrifice scheduled real soon. See you on the 21st :E

Re-Heat
13th Dec 2006, 13:41
Barbarians.
Implying bullfighting is not barbaric? - they are in the EU already. Somone else is uncultured - not the Turks...

The Otter's Pocket
13th Dec 2006, 13:44
If that is their culture let em get on with it. Too many liberals telling us what to do as it is.:mad:

Bearcat
13th Dec 2006, 13:46
Barbarians.
That rich coming from you.

SeattlePilot
13th Dec 2006, 14:08
This tells you how the current Turkish administration filled up the airline with religious fanatics. If you are an AKP (the ruling party) supporter you get a job in THY; otherwise you get denied for a job.
These are the same people who question the application of non-Muslim Turkish citizens the application for various position. (this was brought up by a F/A candidate).

THY is a nice airline with good service but the people who are running it have the mentality of a cave men.

Lucifer
13th Dec 2006, 14:20
Gee, you sound like the Generals...

Final 3 Greens
13th Dec 2006, 14:20
What is wrong with eating a camel?

Many animals are slaughtered w in legally approved abbatoirs, with religious ceremony (sacrificed), e.g in the UK and it is quite legal.

Many Europeans also eat horse meat.

I fail to see the issue here, good luck to the THY workers.

If they clubbed it to death in public, then I would take a different view.

Will Hung
13th Dec 2006, 14:38
A camel is a thoroughbred racehorse designed by a committee !

E cam
13th Dec 2006, 15:03
Leo needs a holiday. In Turkey.

Hotel Mode
13th Dec 2006, 15:11
You sure that they werent celebrating that they managed not to crash the remaining 11? They had an appalling safety record with this fleet all pilot induced. There cant be many airline fleets in the world that have trashed 21% of a fleet in 13 years.

FIRESYSOK
13th Dec 2006, 16:07
At least we know what Turkey will bring to the EU table.

The Otter's Pocket
13th Dec 2006, 18:37
Come on fellas lets not get the hump with each other...

pilotpantsdown
25th Jul 2007, 13:20
Hotel Mode

I never knew it was that bad. Maybe a contributary factor to this fleet's bad record is the contaminated air issue. There's a thread elsewhere on this forum. Poisoned pilots don't tend to fly too well.

Camel kebab anyone?

Hotel Mode
25th Jul 2007, 13:30
the RJ100's didnt really have a contaminated air problem