Haredim’s Refusal To Sit next To Opposite Sex Delays Delta Flight

10/22/2014 - 20:00

A Delta Airlines flight to Israel was delayed after haredi Orthodox men and women deplaned rather than sit next to members of the opposite sex.

FAA Suspends Flights To Israel

El Al to maintain flight schedule; the three U.S. carriers have cancelled their non-stop runs.

07/21/2014 - 20:00

The Federal Aviation Administration prohibited all U.S. airlines from flying to Israel for at least 24 hours.

Delta Airlines has suspended its flights to Israel, following rocket fire near Ben-Gurion Airport. JTA

Delta Won't Ask Passengers' Religion On Saudi Flights

08/23/2011 - 20:00

Delta Airlines announced that it will not ask its customers to disclose their religious affiliation, despite partnering with Saudi Arabian Airlines.

The announcement followed a controversy two months ago when a Delta spokesperson suggested that, because Saudi Arabian Airlines was joining the SkyTeam Alliance, Delta might have to refuse boarding to passengers with Israel stamps on their passports. The Saudi government requires that travelers disclose their religion, and American Jews and others with Israeli stamps in their passports have been refused visas to the country.

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