Saturday, June 25, 2011

Clarification on the Delta Airlines Discrimination Story

This is an interesting account. The story is more complex than either side is willing to make it. The bottom line is this. Saudi Arabia will not accept passengers with an Israeli passport because it does not recognize Israel as a legitimate state that can issue passports. (Remember, there's a middle east "ideological" war going on now for decades; no, make that centuries.)

The problem arises when your relative from Tel Aviv visits you in New York on his/her passport and the two of you want to fly to Saudi Arabia. Your relative can't join you because no airline can put a person on board to a destination where that individual does not have acceptable documentation at that destination.

So when an airline carries that internationally imposed flying requirement out, are they being "discriminatory"? Yes, but it does not matter because the issue is not with the airline, it's really an issue of the receiving country's discrimination.

However, the airline does not get off scot-free either. Not if they've joined an alliance where one member of the group (in this case one or more airlines) actually fly to Saudi Arabia -- a country that is discriminatory; or includes a Saudi Arabian airline itself. The airlines have an option not to fly there (of course, it's about the economy silly) or not join the alliance.

Check it out for yourself. The real story is that this is even going on in the world. Maybe we should stop accepting anyone with a Saudi passport? Just thinking.

Delta takes issue with discrimination claims - CNN.com



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