Orthodox Rabbis: Shun El Al

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Haredi rabbis advised ultra-Orthodox Israelis not to fly with El Al, the country's national airlines.

The edict came after representatives of the ultra-Orthodox community failed to reach an agreement with El Al to operate special flights for religious Jews.

In their announcement, the rabbis stipulated that Orthodox families traveling abroad for Passover choose airlines that offer movie-free flights or alternatively, request special seating without in-flight movies.

The rabbis distributed a list of suggested airlines, noting which ones enforce modest dress codes for their flight attendants.

El Al representatives said they had looked into filling one flight with all haredi passengers.

"There was an attempt by one travel agent to fill an entire flight with haredi passengers, but it fell through," El Al responded.

"Had he succeeded, El Al might have been willing to look into the possibility of making certain adjustments, as it does when an organized group occupies a whole airplane," the airlines said.

Source: YNet news

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