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El Al And Shabbat  
User currently offlineLima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 14
Posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1634 times:

OK we all know that El Al isn´t allowed to fly on Saturdays due to the Jewish religious laws.
But...El Al has a cargo subsidiary called CAL (or CAI, sorry I don´t remember well).

I had the chance to see CAL´s white-painted B747F´s flying on Saturdays at London Heathrow. Does CAL has a sort of waiver in Israel that allows them to fly during the Shabbat? (BTW, these Jumbo´s carry israeli reg´s. 4X-)

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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1606 times:
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Either what you are guessing is right (waiver), or, its possible that this aircraft wasn't operated by El Al, just for them.

Sammy


User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

Some weeks ago I saw a ELAL 757 in Zurich taking of on a Saturday! Is it possible that they had an foreign crew? I heard that it must be a crew from an american airline?

User currently offlinePu803 From Israel, joined Aug 1999, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

Hi every one!
LY no fly on shabats, from friday eve. to saturday after noon, so, the 757 you saw may be flies after ending shabats.
You can see many israels aircraft on shabats, in europe and around israel (turkey, greece, chypre..) with registration 4X-, as Israir, Arkia, Aroel.... They fly all the week, including saturdays.
You can find some LY fligths also at shabats, to MAD, ZRH. GEN, LCA, BRU.... This are codeshare fligths with foreing airlines.
C U, Ido


User currently offlineAcvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

El Al leases their planes to Arkia to fly on Shabbat. It is possible the 757 you saw was being operated by Arkia.

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

To Pu803: No the Shabbat wasn't yet finished, the sun was still shining, it was at about 1600 hours (4pm). I think Activale is right the plane was leased out.

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