Worldnet Daily is reporting that Delta, in flying to Saudi Arabia, is no longer allowing Jews onto those flights into Saudi Arabia. Being that it’s WND I take the story with a grain of salt, but if it is true then Delta has put profits ahead of what is right. Apparently Delta is really trying to live up to its pseudo-acronym “Don’t Even Let Them Aboard.”
The excuses in the letters shown on WND are basically, “We’re just doing our job. If you don’t like what Saudi Arabia is doing, tell the State Department.” In other words, they’re trying to make a buck and if you don’t like a nation’s laws, then encourage our government to help change those laws. Of course, this skirts the entirety of the issue.
While it is true that Delta must follow the laws of Saudi Arabia – which prohibits Jews from entering their country – there’s nothing saying that Delta has to fly to Saudi Arabia in the first place or work with a carrier that flies into Saudi Arabia. Delta is a private organization that can refuse to work with any nation, so why choose to work with a nation that requires Delta to discriminate? Because there’s money to be had in flying to Saudi Arabia, and Delta would rather increase their profits than do the right thing.
At the same time, as private citizens we’re not forced to fly Delta. Another Airline is quite suitable and preferable at this point. For me, if I fly again, it certainly won’t be through Delta, even if they’re the cheaper option. It might put me back in the pocket book, but at least I’ll sleep better at night knowing I did the right thing.
USA Today is reporting the same thing, only from Delta’s side. The explanation is essentially what as in the letters provided to WND. They’re simply saying, “Well Saudi Arabia doesn’t allow Jews into their nation, so we have to comply with that.” So my original point still stands, that Delta is putting profit ahead of what is right.