(HAARETZ) -- El Al Airlines will compensate all 400 passengers on its November 16 flight 002 from New York to Tel Aviv, which was rerouted due to delays to Athens, in order to avoid desecrating the Sabbath.
The passengers will get free round-trip tickets to Europe as compensation for the “inconvenience” caused them, the company reported on Monday. The exact terms pertaining to use of these tickets have yet to be clarified.
The flight earlier this month was beset by a series of delays. If, despite them, the pilots had continued on to their planned destination in Tel Aviv, the plane would have landed after Shabbat started. They opted to land instead in Athens, where all the passengers were asked to disembark.
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