Skip to comments.Saudi Arabian Airlines reportedly refuses Israeli passport holders to purchase tickets
Posted on 07/15/2013 2:12:52 PM PDT by Nachum
Saudi Arabian Airlines reportedly is discriminating against Israeli citizens by refusing to let them fly from U.S. airports.
The New York Post reported that for customers booking on online, the airlines website has no drop-down menu options for anyone holding an Israeli passport, even though, as the Post pointed out, there is a drop-down menu option for Antarctica citizens. The airline appears to prevent passengers simply looking to transfer in Saudi Arabia to another country, as well.
No city in the world has closer ties to Israel than we do, and yet Israeli citizens are being discriminated against right here at JFK. Its not only illegal; its an affront to who we are, said public advocate, and mayoral candidate, Bill de Blasio, who conducted a recent telephone sting on the Mideast nations airline.
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I would never fly on a Saudi airline, or knowingly fly with a Muslim pilot. In fact, I prefer a Muslim free environment when flying.
But, not to worry, I haven’t flown since the advent of TSA. Should I have to travel over seas, I’ll sail.
I don’t fly either, but if I were a Jew they couldn’t get me on a Saudi airplane.
Actually AFAIK Saudi airline pilots mostly non Saudi and non muslim, if they are Saudi's they're most likely privileged Saudi's. Flight attendants are also mostly non Saudi's. Saudi and other islamic country airlines not accepting passengers with Israeli password is not new.
Nearly pilots with ME airlines are non-muslim, because there are no training facilities in Arab countries. That being said, I wouldn’t do business with the Saudis anyway.
All of the flight attendants are foreigners because Saudi women aren’t allowed to work in jobs than involve interacting with men. A friend of mine did it for a year; there is a compound in SA for foreign employees where they are exempt from sharia.
Why would I want to fly on Saudi Arabian Airlines? They don’t even serve alcohol!
I used to watch Saudi Airlines flight crew briefing with flight attendants before crew board their plane for the flight, yes I didn’t see Saudi women. Pilots were Americans, Australian, Canadian, British, US-born Filipinos, and New Zealanders, only few Saudi’s.
Back in 1982, the late wife and I flew from Jeddah to Khartoum on Saudia for some R&R. We were in Khartoum just before sharia law was introduced across the country. Before we checked out of the hotel, I bought several mini bottles of gin from the bar. We had a few martinis flying back. Before we landed, I stuck a half-empty mini in the pocket on the back of the seat in front of me. I would’ve loved to have seen the look on the lucky pax that found it. “It’s a Miracle.”
What’s squawk 8888? Isn’t up to 7700 only?
True, but there is an important principle here - about active discrimination - and I am surprised this is tolerated. It would seem to be against the law.
this admin got their back
I don’t have an Israeli passport so I guess I could catch one of those flights if I wanted to . You could not pay me enough to get on one thou as it is and if I were an Israeli even more so . This is total outright discrimination thou and should not be so in any company operating in this country. They should be fined a hefty fine daily for it or close down if they don’t like it .