Barça wants all-female Turkish Airlines cabin crew
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a penalty against Getafe during a La Liga match away to Getafe on Sept 15. The Argentine legend has received too much attention from male flight attendants on THY flights. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Catalan football giant Barcelona has requested all-female cabin crews during flights with official sponsor Turkish Airlines due to the extreme interest male attendants usually show in the players, Airporthaber has reported.
Male flight attendants constantly ask for autographs and jerseys from globally loved players like Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, something that has ultimately become a problem for team officials.
Turkish Airlines has therefore granted Barcelona a handpicked crew, made up of 20 female flight attendants, to accompany the players during their flights.