Ultra-Orthodox men and women were accused of causing over an hour delay on a Delta flight Monday night at JFK airport, when they de-boarded the plane rather than sit next to members of the opposite gender.
According to Haaretz, Delta flight 468 from New York to Tel Aviv was delayed when the ultra-orthodox passengers de-planed and had their baggage removed.
This is one of many flight delays over the last month occurring with ultra-Orthodox passengers refusing to sit next to the opposite gender.
In September, an El Al flight that landed in Israel on the morning of Erev Rosh Hashana was delayed in New York after ultra-Orthodox men assigned to sit next to women attempted to switch their seats.
The men who could not switch their seats stood up immediately upon takeoff and remained in place throughout the flight, crowding the aisles and inconveniencing fellow passengers and flight attendants, Ynet reported at the time.