Friday, June 24, 2011

Freedom and Justice...

U.S. Jews Not Able To Fly On Delta Flights To Saudi Arabia

BRIEF Summary:  Delta partnered with some Saudi airline that flies from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia.  The deal allows Delta to fly there.  Saudi Arabia does not allow many things inside their country, including...bibles, Jews and other non-Islamic things. 

I believe in free markets.  Do you?  Delta should be able to do this.  Delta released a comment saying that Delta "does not discriminate, nor do we condone discrimination against any protected class of passenger in regards to...nationality, religion, ..."  Wait, Delta should not be able to say that.

Oh, and its against the law in the United States...I forgot that part.

On the one hand, as Delta pointed out, they could let you on the plane, but you would not be allowed to depart once you arrived in the country of Saudi Arabia.

I'm sure that is where the catch is...Delta will not forbid a Jew from buying a ticket, and getting on the plane, but they will advise the Jew that they will not be allowed to depart the plane in Saudi Arabia.

Like I said, I believe in free markets.  In my world, this choice will hurt Delta - and will continue to hurt Delta to the point where they realize it is not worth it to fly to Saudi Arabia.

But again, on its face - refusing to sell a ticket to a Jew (or somebody with a Jewish sounding name), is clearly against the law in the United States.

...I wonder if there are any good Jewish lawyers out there...

1 comment:

LL said...

American Jews seem to be happy to distance themselves from the State of Israel. I'd be surprised if any of them care about this. The US Passport seems to provide a memory block for many of them.