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Abu Andy Aug 31st 2009 8:11 am

Flying during Ramadan
 
Has anyone ever flown back home during Ramadan?

I am not sure if it would be right to eat and drink onboard if I am stuck next to someone who is fasting or do I just say tough?

Meow Aug 31st 2009 8:17 am

Re: Flying during Ramadan
 
I understood that fasting exemptions applied for travellers, even if many stick with it.

Your call; but fasting is supposed to be a test of resolve. You'd almost be doing them a favour by putting their faith to the test by eating next to them. Depending on the quality of the airline food, of course!

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Euc- Aug 31st 2009 8:17 am

Re: Flying during Ramadan
 
Muslims travelling do not have to fast, so your good :)

commander Aug 31st 2009 8:17 am

Re: Flying during Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by Abu Andy (Post 7890642)
Has anyone ever flown back home during Ramadan?

I am not sure if it would be right to eat and drink onboard if I am stuck next to someone who is fasting or do I just say tough?

eat pork and drink beer...**** em....your airborne...

oh and watch porn on your laptop too..

unless your flying to Saudi of course..

Autonomy Aug 31st 2009 8:20 am

Re: Flying during Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by Abu Andy (Post 7890642)
Has anyone ever flown back home during Ramadan?

I am not sure if it would be right to eat and drink onboard if I am stuck next to someone who is fasting or do I just say tough?

was sat next to a guy that was fasting 2 days ago.

i felt bad, but as i'd been upgraded i just had to have that champagne and rather a lot of Chablis plus the full meal...

He slept a lot...

Desert Shaikh Aug 31st 2009 1:56 pm

Re: Flying during Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by commander (Post 7890647)
eat pork and drink beer...**** em....your airborne...

oh and watch porn on your laptop too..

unless your flying to Saudi of course..

:ohmy:

Blue Cat Aug 31st 2009 3:07 pm

Re: Flying during Ramadan
 
I have just come back, the Pilot announced Iftar which was quite amusing as we had all just had the meal :)

seven seas Aug 31st 2009 6:59 pm

Re: Flying during Ramadan
 
You're right about not having to fast, but what kind of weakling uses travel as an excuse not to fast?

You're not exactly pedalling to keep the plane airborne are you?

If you're flying out, carry on as normal. There are millions of ways to be considerate.

seven seas Aug 31st 2009 7:01 pm

Re: Flying during Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 7891452)
I have just come back, the Pilot announced Iftar which was quite amusing as we had all just had the meal :)

I think he meant "If you'd waited a few minutes, you'd have had a free go at Pascal's Wager".

weescot Aug 31st 2009 7:35 pm

Re: Flying during Ramadan
 
I flew back from Jordan last year during Ramadan late afternoon/evening. They had the normal meal service soon after take off, then a second for when the iftar was called. I had no problem chomping when I was surrounded by guys fasting. They didn't sem to mind - they too were sleeping.

LofA Sep 1st 2009 8:33 am

Re: Flying during Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by Abu Andy (Post 7890642)
Has anyone ever flown back home during Ramadan?

I am not sure if it would be right to eat and drink onboard if I am stuck next to someone who is fasting or do I just say tough?

Expats do not generally fast (I know there are exceptions), so when you can be discreet do so. When you can't i.e. on a plane, tough - traveller's do not have to fast it is their choice. They get Paradise, you get chicken and rice. No need to feel guilty then!

Norm_uk Sep 1st 2009 8:50 am

Re: Flying during Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by Abu Andy (Post 7890642)
Has anyone ever flown back home during Ramadan?

I am not sure if it would be right to eat and drink onboard if I am stuck next to someone who is fasting or do I just say tough?

I've flown a number of times in Ramadan and even just to other parts of the GCC you can eat and drink as normal...Muslims are not obliged to fast when travelling anyways so you won't offend or upset anyone on the plane.

N.

Tiger989 Sep 1st 2009 10:30 pm

Re: Flying during Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by Abu Andy (Post 7890642)
Has anyone ever flown back home during Ramadan?

I am not sure if it would be right to eat and drink onboard if I am stuck next to someone who is fasting or do I just say tough?

Ramadan or fasting is not applicable on travelling. Especially long distances. If he's fasting he might be an islamic extremist. I wouldn't be comfortable sitting near him anyways :rofl:

Jeeper Sep 4th 2009 9:18 am

Re: Flying during Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by Tiger989 (Post 7895252)
Ramadan or fasting is not applicable on travelling. Especially long distances. If he's fasting he might be an islamic extremist. I wouldn't be comfortable sitting near him anyways :rofl:

It was eat, drink and be merry as normal on the Emirates flight I just took.
All the food outlets were open in terminal 3 and everyone was eating without a care in the world.:thumbup:

Blue Cat Sep 4th 2009 1:32 pm

Re: Flying during Ramadan
 

Originally Posted by Jeeper (Post 7903251)
It was eat, drink and be merry as normal on the Emirates flight I just took.
All the food outlets were open in terminal 3 and everyone was eating without a care in the world.:thumbup:

which is how it should be :thumbsup:


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