JERUSALEM (VINnews) — With the ban on getting anywhere near Meron this week for Lag B’Omer, in addition to the ban all over the country on any bonfires, some enterprising helicopter owner decided to take people up over Meron during Lag B’Omer so people could at least pray over the tomb of Rashbi, if not at the site itself . The helicopter is planning to take four people at a time, at $1200 each person.
Israir Airlines has now announced that it will be also be flying a flight on Tuesday that will circle over Meron, giving passengers a chance to pray from overhead while the lockdown is in effect down below. The Israir flight will take up to 50 passengers and cost 590nis (170$) per person.
Israir says the flight will be 40 minutes, plus 10 minutes circling over Meron.