Aeromexico495
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Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan

Fri Dec 21, 2001 9:05 am

Hello!!

I have a question. During Ramadan, Muslims do not eat anything. Do any middle easterna airlines serve meal service during Ramadan?
 
Jason Seiple
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RE: Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan

Fri Dec 21, 2001 9:07 am

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.
 
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RE: Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan

Fri Dec 21, 2001 9:14 am

Remember also, that during Ramadan, fasting is only from sun-up to sun-down.

Carolyn
 
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RE: Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan

Fri Dec 21, 2001 11:03 am

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.
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RE: Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan

Fri Dec 21, 2001 11:05 am

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"
 
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RE: Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan

Fri Dec 21, 2001 11:09 am

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.
 
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RE: Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan

Fri Dec 21, 2001 11:20 am

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

Of course there are special guidelines that make exceptions for activities like traveling.
 
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RE: Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan

Fri Dec 21, 2001 1:54 pm

>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
 
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RE: Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan

Fri Dec 21, 2001 2:02 pm

Zach,
I'm glad you can read me so well. Hehe
 
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RE: Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan

Fri Dec 21, 2001 2:05 pm

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

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RE: Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan

Fri Dec 21, 2001 2:26 pm

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.
 
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RE: Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan

Fri Dec 21, 2001 9:59 pm

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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RE: Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan

Sat Dec 22, 2001 5:10 am

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...
none
 
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RE: Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan

Sat Dec 22, 2001 6:25 am

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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RE: Meal Svc. In The Middle East During Ramadan

Sun Dec 23, 2001 2:47 am

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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