mats wrote:The airport is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
Most of the shops and restaurants remain open on Shabbat.
The airport is certainly quieter: less traffic, fewer flights.
The only changes that I can think of:
1. El Al does not fly on Shabbat, so their entire section of the airport is shut down.
2. The Dan lounge observes "shomer Shabbat" laws and turns off its espresso machine.
3. No trains or buses
Pretty much everything else is business as usual.
I often flew out of Israel on Shabbat deliberately: there were fewer lines and crowds.
aa87 wrote:So there are taxis but no buses/trains ? And how is the Dan lounge otherwise shomer shabbat since there are still employees working there, electronic doors/internet, etc.? I'm not making trouble (I am shomer shabbat), I was just curious what restrictions are enforced and what is allowed. Taxis but no trains or buses is a little odd ...
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