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New York - Full Flight To Ukraine Cancelled, Stranding Hundreds Of NYC Passengers To Uman

Published on: September 28, 2016 06:23 PM
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FILE - Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men solemnize on the banks of a lake in the Ukrainian city of Uman, some 200 km (124 miles) south of Kiev, September 9, 2010. ReutersFILE - Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men solemnize on the banks of a lake in the Ukrainian city of Uman, some 200 km (124 miles) south of Kiev, September 9, 2010. Reuters

New York - Uman bound passengers who booked tickets on a specially chartered flight leaving for the Ukraine tonight got an unpleasant surprise this afternoon as the flight was unexpectedly cancelled.

The charter had been booked by a group of individuals from the Bresolver community who were hoping to make the cumbersome trip to Uman a little less difficult for the many who make the annual pilgrimage.

“It is a big hassle every year,” Shimshy Geiger of Do All Travel in Borough Park told VIN News.  “The vaad of Breslov came to us and had a charter flight set up with everything arranged. They just asked us to serve as a ticketing agent so that people could call and place orders.”


496 passengers had booked tickets on the flight which was scheduled to leave at 12 AM tonight from JFK Airport.  Approximately eleven hours before takeoff, Do All was notified that the flight would not be taking off as scheduled.

Geiger said that his agents hit the phone immediately,  letting passengers know that their flight had been cancelled. 

A statement released by Do All this afternoon apologized for the inconvenience and advised passengers that travel agents were attempting to secure as many seats as possible on other flights leaving to the Ukraine that would arrive in time for Shabbos.

Geiger said that full refunds will be arranged for all passengers who are not booked on alternate flights.

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 Sep 28, 2016 at 07:29 PM Uman hay Says:

Any reason? Which airline?


 Sep 28, 2016 at 07:48 PM abilenetx Says:

Maybe this is a sign from Hashem to stay home and spend the holidays with your families instead of wandering and leaving everyone to fend for themselves at home. Wouldn't be nice to be with your family who helps you all year round with the other holidays and not abandon them now at the most holy.


 Sep 28, 2016 at 07:51 PM Longwave Says:

Maybe that was a hint. People should be with their wives and children for Yom Tov.


 Sep 28, 2016 at 07:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Are there any updates


 Sep 28, 2016 at 08:24 PM Anonymous Says:

Hope they didn't riot.


 Sep 28, 2016 at 09:05 PM yaakov doe Says:

Those poor guys. They might have to spend Rosh Hashonah with their wives and children.


 Sep 28, 2016 at 09:40 PM Anonymous Says:

Maybe Hashem doesn't want some of these Yidden going over there for a wide variety of reasons.


 Sep 29, 2016 at 12:08 AM Anonymous Says:

what was reason for the cancellation?


 Sep 29, 2016 at 12:27 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #9  
Anonymous Says:

what was reason for the cancellation?

Lack of permits to land in Ukraine.


 Sep 29, 2016 at 01:23 AM Anonymous Says:

Could save a lot of our yidden from liver disease for being continually drunk.


 Sep 29, 2016 at 08:28 AM heyward Says:

Try to get them out to Uman with another flight as fast as possible. Were so congested in Brooklyn as it is.


 Sep 29, 2016 at 09:57 AM question? Says:

when something stands in the way of a persons ratzon, how do you know if its a message to back off or a challenge to persevere over? “mikshoh zahav tahor”
machshavah tova hkb”h metzaref lemasseh


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