Believe it or not, the Vatican provides air transport for pilgrims. The Sunday Times reported that the city had its low-cost charter inaugural flight from Rome to Lourdes yesterday with a Boeing 737, with the papal logo and a crew trained “in voyages of a sacred nature”.
But Boeing 737s are currently under the spotlight with its crashes and explosions and wing slat investigations.
Ben Mutzabaugh, blogger for USAToday's Today in the Sky wrote: "For once, the phrase “on a wing and a prayer” could be taken literally.
One of his readers left a comment along the lines of introducing a frequent friar programme.