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Lufthansa Apologizes for Barring Jewish Passengers From Flight

German airline Lufthansa apologized Tuesday after all visibly Jewish passengers were prevented from boarding a flight, without mentioning whether they consider the incident to be antisemitism. Full Story

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Oh, what a nice apology
May 10, 2022 1:56 pm

do they even know what actually happened???
ridiculous

Abhorrent, disgusting, yes! And still...
May 10, 2022 2:20 pm

…would it kill someone to simply comply with regulations and wear a mask on board, for crying out loud?!?!?!?! If you watch closely the video available on YT, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q3op7c103M, you’ll see that even then, already in the airport and waiting to see what would happen, lots of folks were not wearing a mask or wearing with below the nose or in the chin, thus rendering it completely useless. It’s been widely reported during the pandemic, over and over again, that many frum Jews in the US, in Israel, and elsewhere were adamant about not wearing a mask. It is a… Read more »

and still?
Reply to  Abhorrent, disgusting, yes! And still...
May 10, 2022 2:45 pm

Most frum passengers wore their masks on this flight. Some Jewish and some non-Jewish passengers did not. Lufthansa did not let any visibly Jewish passengers continue on their connecting flight.
Why exactly you complain about not wearing the mask when that is not the issue here.

Would it kill you to read
Reply to  Abhorrent, disgusting, yes! And still...
May 10, 2022 2:57 pm

Perhaps read the full article on dansdeals before running to blame “the Jews.” Interesting how you don’t even consider that it was the airlines fault, just run to blame the jews

Actually...
Reply to  Abhorrent, disgusting, yes! And still...
May 10, 2022 3:11 pm

I also get frustrated when people don’t follow the rules and then get annoyed.
But actually in the airport the masks were optional and only on the plane.
The rules are confusing, and such situations are all over at this point. With airport and airlines having dif rules for while people are on the airplanes…

Ill-informed
Reply to  Abhorrent, disgusting, yes! And still...
May 10, 2022 3:18 pm

Read the dans deals article for the full details.
Masks were not required at the airport, only on the flight.

Al tadin
Reply to  Abhorrent, disgusting, yes! And still...
May 10, 2022 3:28 pm

Frankfurt airport hasn’t required masks in over a month.

https://twitter.com/Airport_FRA/status/1509849798530289694

Please don’t Judge.

Fool
Reply to  Abhorrent, disgusting, yes! And still...
May 10, 2022 4:52 pm

There is no obligation to wear masks in German Airports, only on flights.

Airport
Reply to  Abhorrent, disgusting, yes! And still...
May 10, 2022 6:31 pm

FYI, one does not need to wear a mask in the Frankfort airport.

nothing changed
May 10, 2022 2:35 pm

why are we surprised? Lufthansa was founded by nazis. When a nazi acts like one, it shouldn’t shock us. Quite the contrary.

The actual statment
May 10, 2022 2:42 pm

Statement of May 10, 2022 on the denied boarding of passengers on flight LH 1334: On May 4, a large number of booked passengers were denied boarding on their onward flight with LH 1334 from Frankfurt to Budapest. Lufthansa regrets the circumstances surrounding the decision to exclude the affected passengers from the flight, for which Lufthansa sincerely apologizes. While Lufthansa is still reviewing the facts and circumstances of that day, we regret that the large group was denied boarding rather than limiting it to the non-compliant guests. We apologize to all the passengers unable to travel on this flight, not… Read more »

Fyi
May 10, 2022 3:17 pm

For your information at the airport they were allowed to be unmasked.

And if it happened to another race...
May 10, 2022 3:20 pm

Everyone would be calling for a boycott. But for Hasidic Jews its permissible. Eisav Soneh es Yaakov.

What the “non-compliant” passengers did was a chilul Hashem. But what Lufthansa did by lumping all those who looked like the “non-compliant” passengers together was blatant anti-semitism. Where are all the Jewish agencies on this? We are at fault for allowing this to happen without making a big enough deal about it.

"Jewish Agencies"
Reply to  And if it happened to another race...
May 10, 2022 5:11 pm

That’s a good one!

Jewish Agencies!

They’re either the “fressing with the politicians for the photo op” types or they’re the “wouldn’t recognize Torah if it hit them in the head” type.

What Jewish Agencies?

Jewish Agencies
Reply to  "Jewish Agencies"
May 11, 2022 2:16 pm

That’s my point. Federations around North America should be livid that this happened. But Jewish resilience plays a big role in us not playing the victim card all the time. Jew on Jew hate plays a big role as well.

Don’t fly with Lufthansa
May 11, 2022 11:12 am

When I was on a Lufthansa flight (for the last time) with my twin toddlers, before I even had a chance to clear up the few crayons and papers that fell on the floor in front of their seat (which I was obviously going to do), the German stewardess bent down mid-flight and with an evil look hissed quietly so others shouldn’t hear “clean that up now! ‘you people’ always make messes” I was so shocked that I didn’t know how to respond in the moment other than to tell her “what did you say?!” and proceeded to pick up… Read more »

Antisemitism is not an excuse...
Reply to  Don’t fly with Lufthansa
May 11, 2022 2:13 pm

When people in the frum community look at all the news about anti-black behaviors, attitudes, policies etc. They often say things like “wow now everything is racism” with a roll of the eyes. But they do it themselves when it comes to things which are perceived as (or actually are) against Jews. Not every time you get a parking ticket or are asked to do something to follow a policy is it anti-Semitism. Many Orthodox Jews showed a blatant lack of respect for any form of authority throughout Covid. This comes from continuous sewing of distrust from many members of… Read more »

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