For the thousands of Israelis whose flights to North America from Ben-Gurion International Airport were canceled due to Hurricane Sandy, there is no hope of cashing in for the Israeli law governing flight delays writes this up as an “act of G-d” and therefore they are not entitled to compensatory payment. That is not to say they cannot receive a refund or schedule another flight. They will not lose their payment but they cannot seek compensatory payment for the delay.
YWN-ISRAEL reported all flights to hurricane impacted areas were canceled, leaving thousands of stranded Israelis and Americans seeking to return home. This included all El Al, United, and Delta flights.
The law that was passed does entitle passengers to payment and hotel accommodations in certain situations but this does not include a hurricane.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)