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Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan  
User currently offlineAeromexico495 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 7 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

Hello!!

I have a question. During Ramadan, Muslims do not eat anything. Do any middle easterna airlines serve meal service during Ramadan?

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User currently offlineJason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

Not all passengers who fly on Middle Eastern airlines are Muslims.

I know some people who fly Kuwait Airways from the US to Amsterdam (and don't continue on to Kuwait City).

You can always opt out of a meal.


User currently offlineBoeingrulz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 481 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 hours ago) and read 1919 times:
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Remember also, that during Ramadan, fasting is only from sun-up to sun-down.

Carolyn


User currently offlineRwy31R From Saudi Arabia, joined Aug 2001, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Furthermore...

Muslims are allowed to break thier fast during traveling, sickness.. so meals are offered as normal.

in SV for example... they announce that due to ramadan drinks/ meals will be served if requested. they have enough for all on board.

Regards.



"Saudia Three Five hold short Three One Right"
User currently offlineRwy31R From Saudi Arabia, joined Aug 2001, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Furthermore...

Muslims are allowed to break thier fast during traveling and in ill health.. so meals are offered as normal.

in SV for example... they announce that due to ramadan drinks/ meals will be served if requested. they have enough for all on board, and feel free to dig in!

Regards.



"Saudia Three Five hold short Three One Right"
User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

Wouldn't it suck if you were a Muslim during their holiday traveling from New York to like Sydney where it stayed light the entire time.

User currently offlineJason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

That was a close-minded and insensitive comment, ILS.

Of course there are special guidelines that make exceptions for activities like traveling.


User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

>That was a close-minded and insensitive comment, ILS.

Umm... please tell me that was mocking the wacko ultra-PC crowd on the forum and you're not serious.  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineJason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

Zach,
I'm glad you can read me so well. Hehe


User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

I'm still laughing at the comment in the thread starter. *chuckle* Big grin

Aaron G.


User currently offlineHoffa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 hours ago) and read 1813 times:

They (airlines like SV and GF) do serve meals during daylight hours as normal during Ramadan. Its up to the passenger to decide whether or not to eat it. AFAIK for Islam, the obligation to fast is removed if you are travelling---even still, most don't eat if they can avoid it.

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

The truth is that fasting is prohibited during travel so all Muslims except for the extremeist kind do take advantage of this decree and refrain from fasting and all Muslim airlines serve full meals and snacks on all their flights at all times during the month of Ramadan, breaking a fast is a great sin so not keeping it when travelling or unwell is preferred, people who have kept fasts during sickness or while travelling have been dishonouring the leave allowed to them by God and have been disrespectful toward the month and the fast itself which they have had to break knowing they were not in a condition to have kept it and were given the leave not to keep it, same goes for travellers, making religion and related activities tough on onself is also not allowed nor appreciated in true Islam Smile


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User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1455 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

the last post is not neccesarily true, maybe if the flight is short i keep my fast, but if im on my way back home to america from africa where i live, i will not fast. because even if i did the sun-up sun-down rule is bs, cause we cross timezones so fast.
and not everybody flying to the mideast is muslim...



thank goodness for TCAS !
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

Well like I said the exemption is there, but some people choose not to follow it, I have read that when God grants an exemption un anycase one should be thankful and make use of it, he has allowed it for your convinence, no offence Smile


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User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2937 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (12 years 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

On Malaysia Airlines - a full meal service is provided since not everyone in the country is Muslim. There is no change to their inflight meal services with a choice of 3 main courses in Economy - pretty unique for ANY carrier - and alcohol continues to be served - pretty unique for an Islamic carrier!

During Ramadan, having just travelled with them, they seem to try and accommodate any Muslim passengers who may be fasting by starting their meal service a little later than usual (if it is almost time to break fast) but if this is not possible, continue with their routine service. Passengers may choose to skip the meal service which would not be unusual for any airline - and I guess - unfortunately the meal is wasted.

When it was time to break fast (at sunset), it was great as the crew came through the aircraft with an extra 'snack' service according to flight timings and this was available to all passengers regardless if you had stuffed you face already.

On the domestic run KL-Kota Kinabalu, just before landing, the crew announced that it was time to break fast and handed out cake (package in neat parcel-boxes) and drinks - as we prepared to land that evening.



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