Lonely Planet Writer

Turkish Airlines baby grows up and joins flight team

A man born on a Turkish Airlines flight in 1990 has grown up to become a flight attendant with the same airline.

Turkish Airlines.
Turkish Airlines. Image by ERIC SALARD / CC BY-SA 2.0

When asked in his interview why he chose the profession, Erkan Geldi replied ‘actually, the occupation chose me!’ Erkan was born on the flight from Izmir to Frankfurt, Germany, as the airplane made its descent, and was named after the pilot that flew the aircraft that day. So far, he has not had to deliver any babies since becoming a flight attendant with the airline. Read more: dailymail.co.uk