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Delta adopts Saudi ‘no-Jew’ fly policy ~ Challenge to discrimination building as Congress, lawyers warned of plan
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A U.S. lawmaker wants the Federal Aviation Administration to investigate allegations that Delta Airlines has entered into an agreement with Saudi Arabia that could prohibit American Jews from flying into the country – a charge the airline and the Saudi government vigorously dispute.
“I request your investigation into this matter to determine whether Delta Airlines violated U.S. law or regulation and to ensure no U.S. citizen is denied their right to fly solely on the basis of their religion,” Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk wrote in a letter to the head of the FAA.
The call for an investigation came as Delta responded to outrage about Saudi Arabian Airlines joining SkyTeam Alliance – of which Delta is a member. SkyTeam is a 14-member international airline alliance based in Amsterdam.