The photos with the three statues representing Chinese most worshiped deities have become viral on social media after more passengers were stunned to discover the “divine creatures” were traveling to business class from Xiamen to Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur.
Mazu, the Chinese goddess of the sea, protector of fishermen and sailors, Qianliyan and Shunfeng’er were transported to Malaysia on a commercial flight as a part of a cultural tournament and a religious festival organized by China’s Meizhou Mazu temple.
While Qianliyan has clairvoyant powers, Shunfeng’er the demon possesses the ability to hear all the whistling winds in order to help seamen and sailors to navigate through a storm.
The incredible photos quickly spread on most Chinese social platforms, depicting the statues leaving the Chinese temple house by checking in at Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport.
“How did they pass through the security filters?”, asked user Tong Huichun on China most popular socializing application WeChat.
“It is normal for Mazu to be in the tournament. He has not flown anymore” another user has added.
According to the BBC, the religious statues were escorted by a delegation of 130.
The statues flew comfortably at the business class and each ticket cost the officials £237 pounds.
Moreover, the stewards have secured their seat belts and placed them on the front seats.
Special harnesses have been tied to prevent them from damaging during a turbulence.