Thinking of flying Delta?

Check out this video. Hat tip to Mat.

So whether you like it or not you are a Zionist in Saudi eyes. I hope someone smart sues Delta.

Author: pitputim

I'm a computer science professor in Melbourne, Australia. I skylark as the band leader/singer for the Schnapps band. My high schooling was in Chabad and I continued at Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh in Israel.

7 thoughts on “Thinking of flying Delta?”

  1. Sues them for what? Like any airline they have to obey the immigration rules of whatever country they fly to. They can’t transport a passenger to a country that will not let him in. What else do you expect? To travel to Saudi Arabia you need a visa, and if Jews can’t get a visa that’s not the airline’s business.

    In any case, Delta does not fly to Saudi Arabia, and its arrangement with Saudi Airlines does not include code-sharing, so the whole furphy is over nothing.

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    1. With respect, if you lie down with dogs, you wake up with fleas. A company that for business reasons signs into a contract with a State sponsored company that refuses to accept a certain type of American citizen, who has no criminal record, would seem to be at least a moral outrage sufficient for Jews to say “Gay in drert” to Delta. As I said, if there is legal avenue here, and someone is able to construct it, go for it.

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  2. 1. Any airline flying to Saudi has to follow the same rules.

    2. Delta does not fly there, and does not code-share with any airline that does, so it’s irrelevant.

    This whole fuss is because Saudi Airlines joined the Delta marketing network (sharing miles, etc.). All the airlines have networks; are they meant to reject Saudi Airlines because they don’t like the Saudi government’s policies? Then surely they must also reject Air China and other airlines from governments that people don’t like! How can you expect businesses to run like that?

    It is simply none of an airline’s business what laws a country makes. Every country has the right to make whatever immigration laws it likes; nobody ever has a right to be admitted into another country. And an international airline has to respect every country’s laws equally. If one could sue an airline in an American court for obeying Saudi law then one could just as easily sue it in a Saudi court for obeying American law! At the end of the day, all an airline cares about is whether the passenger will be admitted at the destination, because if he isn’t the airline has to fly him back.

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    1. Ahem, countries can and do ban their companies from entering into business arrangements with countries whose laws are utterly repugnant and racist. It’s basically take the money and stuff the Jew clause.

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    2. In fact it is illegal for USAn countries to comply with certain foreign laws, particularly ones associated with the Arab boycott of Israel. My recollection from the last time I looked into this is that the matter is complex: the laws themselves lapsed but were reinstituted by a sort of “emergency” Presidential proclamation; and in any event they didn’t give a private citizen a cause of action under which he or she could sue the company in question. None the less, it is absolutely normal for one country to pass a law forbidding compliance with the laws of another country.

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