| Both the article in World Net Daily by Bob Unruh
"Delta adopts Saudi 'no-Jew' fly policy" and the article in the
Huffington Post by Michele Chabin of the Religion News Service titled
"U.S. Jews Not Able To Fly On Delta Flights To Saudi Arabia" contain
blatantly false and misleading information. Boycott Watch corrects the record.
The articles in question claim Delta Airlines is flying to
Saudi Arabia, raising alarm flags about Delta adhering to the Saudi policy
which bans Jews and anyone with an Israeli stamp in their passport from
entering the country. The only problem with the report is that Delta Airlines
is not flying to Saudi Arabia, making the story completely false.
A statement by Delta Airlines reads, in part, "Delta
does not operate service to Saudi Arabia and does not codeshare with any
airline on flights to that country. Delta does not intend to codeshare or share
reciprocal benefits, such as frequent flier benefits, with Saudi Arabian
Airlines, which we have confirmed with SkyTeam, an Amsterdam-based 14-member
global airline alliance."
Delta further stated "Delta's only agreement with Saudi
Arabian Airlines is a standard industry interline agreement, which allows
passengers to book tickets on multiple carriers, similar to the standard
interline agreements American Airlines, US Airways and Alaska Airlines have
with Saudi Arabian Airlines."
As such, Delta is in no way participating in Saudi Arabia's
boycott of Israel or Jews whatsoever. All they did was make it convenient for
people to book flights on single websites by entering into a group which allows
bookings, as do other airlines.
Delta Airlines, therefore, is adhering to their own statement
and policy which states "Delta Air Lines does not discriminate nor do we
condone discrimination against any of our customers in regards to age, race,
nationality, religion, or gender."
Boycott Watch calls upon World Net Daily, The Huffington Post
and the Religious News Service to immediately retract their articles and
apologize. "World Net Daily started a false boycott based on false
information against a business which did nothing to offend anyone. They should
be ashamed of themselves" said Fred Taub, President of Boycott Watch who
is an expert in boycotts, especially the Arab boycott of Israel about which he
wrote the book Boycotting Peace.