El Al Causes Fury After Friday Night Flights

The Ultra-Orthodox community in Israel is quite angry that El Al recently flew several flights after sundown on a Friday night because of an airport strike that would’ve potentially stranded many passengers.  El Al
typically doesn’t fly on the Sabbath, which has made Israel’s religious leaders quite happy (this is an amazing feat for an industry that is so fixed-cost-intensive.  Not flying 7 days a week is nuts.)  However, with this supposed transgression, religious leaders are now calling for a boycott of the carrier.  Which makes no sense whatsoever, as no other airline is willing to forgo 7-day-a-week flights.  It’s a long drive from Tel Aviv to London.  For its part, El Al execs said they won’t fly on the Sabbath again.

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