Exclusive: Haredim in US may set up 'mehadrin' airline Jerusalem Post
Today's unsubstantiated rumor: Is it possible some zealots with a financial interest in a new airline have been whispering into the ears of the Rabbis? I mean El Al has flown on shabbos before, and every other areline in the world does the same. Why pick on the one with the huge Haredi clientel, and why do it now?
Also, haven't the Rabbi's realized that a boycott will lead to more chilul shabbos? Currently, the Jews who work for El Al have Saturday off. If the Haredim boycott, El-Al will fly 24/7 and the Jewish El-Al employees who could previously avoid Sabbath labor will be out of luck.