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
—AceSo, 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Now it's been replaced by: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 removedWhich 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.