The Westboro Orthodox Synagogue — aka ultra-Orthodox Haredi Jews from New York — caused <a href="http://tabletmag.com/scroll/188009/seating-dispute-delays-another-flight-to-israel” target=”_blank”>yet another delayed flight to Israel when they refused to sit near any women because, you know, vaginas are icky and will corrupt your soul if you’re within a 5-foot radius of them.
An international flight from New York to Tel Aviv was delayed for half an hour after ultra-Orthodox men refused to sit between two women
The flight crew of Delta Flight 468 departing John F. Kennedy Airport on December 20 attempted to find other seats for the haredi men. But other passengers refused to swap seats in protest at their refusal to sit next to female passengers, according to a Friday report by Israel Radio.The men were finally accommodated by an American passenger who agreed to switch seats.
According to Federal Aviation Authority regulations, a flight is not permitted to take off until all passengers are seated.
In September, an El Al flight was grounded after a group of haredi men refused to sit next to a female passenger, resulting in an 11-hour delay described as a “nightmare” by passengers.
I’ve got an idea: If they don’t want to sit next to women, they have two choices — sit on the wing of the plane or get your ass off the plane and swim to Israel.