So Delta Airlines attempted to charge our soldiers extra baggage fees returning home until public outcry made them reverse the policy. NOW here's a dilemma for tea-bagging conservatives and liberals and Jewish people to come together on... Delta just got in bed with the Saudis as partners, and an American company will ban Americans from flying on their planes.
Saudi Arabia bans anyone with an Israeli stamp in their passport from entering the country, even in transit. Many Jews believe the kingdom has also withheld visas from travelers with Jewish-sounding names.
Religious items such as Bibles that are not related to Islam may be confiscated at the airport.
"The very idea that there is a common carrier airline service that would deny an American citizen in America access to their services because they are Jewish or have religious items such as a yarmulke, a cross or a priestly collar, is deeply disturbing," said Colby M. May, senior counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice.
The airline, which did not deny the new policy, insisted that it has no control over who may fly to Saudi Arabia.
The Jan. 10 agreement allows Saudi Arabian Airlines to become a member of SkyTeam in 2012 after "fulfilling all membership requirements," according to a SkyTeam statement. The Saudi airline is SkyTeam's first member from the Middle East.
"Delta must also comply with all applicable laws in every country it serves," adding that passengers are responsible for obtaining the necessary travel documents required for entry.
Guess my MIDDLE EAST USO TOUR IS not happening...