As usual, the news media didn’t report everything. One paragraph says
Three of them stood and said their normal evening prayers together on the plane, as 1.7 billion Muslims around the world do every day, Shahin said. He attributed any concerns by passengers or crew to ignorance about Islam.
What’s missing here? How about something like was the fasten seatbelt sign on or off?
Sorry - realized too late that this should have been posted in the Airlines section.