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.