El Al to Hasidim: Don’t smoke on plane

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The El Al rabbi this week issued a leaflet with strict instructions to Hasidic pilgrims flying to Ukraine for the High Holidays, following passengers’ inappropriate behavior on the airline’s planes in recent years – including smoking, refusing to put on their safety belts and destroying equipment.Some 22,000 Hasidim have embarked on the pilgrimage to Rabbi Nachman’s grave in the city of Uman on 120 different flights operated by Israeli and foreign airlines.

El Al’s chief purser issued his own memo to the air crews, reminding them to thoroughly examine the credit cards used by the Hasidic pilgrims, not to leave their bags in the luggage compartments and to lock their cellular phones in the cockpit to avoid theft, which is said to be common on these flights.

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