Mordechai Twersky (Haaretz)

Spreading Segregation: Travel agents like Mark Feldman say the practice of men and women switching seats to sit together is spreading on El Al flights, and staff do little to help passengers who object.

El Al Helps Ultra-Orthodox Passengers Segregate Aircraft by Gender

El Al passengers are noting a recent phenomenon involving clusters of ultra-Orthodox men approaching female passengers prior to take-off and requesting to switch seats, according to El Al customers and tour operators.