Friday, June 24, 2011

Delta Partners With Saudi Arabian Airlines, Making It Partner In Saudi Arabia's Odious Jewish-Exclusion Policies; Update: USAToday Pulls Article Without Explanation; Delta Issues Statement on, Um, "Diversity" As Justification For Discrimination


So, Jews can't fly to Saudi Arabia. That's long been a policy of The Kingdom.
But this ban on Jews is being implemented by Delta. Delta will be the ones doing the paper-work and enforcing it at the gate. It'll be on them.
Also, on anyone carrying a cross. So, sort of evenhanded at least.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.
Jews and Israelis, or passengers carrying any non-Islamic article of faith, will not be able to fly Delta Air Lines flights from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia under Delta's new partnership with Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Update: The article on USAToday was pulled.
Now it's been replaced by:
Airline code-sharing agreement causes confusion Updated 11m ago | 173 | 43 Share An early version of this story contained incomplete information and has been removed
Which sounds to me like "The story was correct, but Delta is a big-money advertiser, and we're not supposed to run this until we have the 'context' their PR office supplies us with."

Go read the whole thing at Ace of Spades.

1 comment:

Damien said...


The People who run Delta probably think they can get away with this by telling us that its Suadi Arabia's laws and not their policies, well, they don't have to go along. Ideally they wouldn't be accepting such a deal, but I guess they're just too greedy to care about how this violates American principals.