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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Delta Airlines promises it will never ask religious affiliation

In light of Delta Airlines' admission of Saudia to its SkyMiles program, Delta has promised that it will never ask for the religious affiliation of its passengers.
Following weeks of mounting criticism from Jews, Christians, Hindus and others, Delta Airlines has put in writing that it will never request that its customers disclose their religious affiliation. A letter to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, from a Senior Vice President, read in part, “Delta employees do not currently and will not in future, request that customers declare their religious affiliation. We would also not seek such information on behalf of any SkyTeam partner or any airline.” (Read letter here).
That's all well and good folks, but do you really think the Saudis won't know a passenger's religious affiliation if he orders a Kosher meal? (Not to mention that I am sure that there are no Kosher meals available on any flight departing Saudi Arabia).

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At 3:50 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Even if Delta asks nothing and Saudi flights don't offer Kosher meals, the database of Delta passengers, if available to Saudi (this is my #1 question - what databases do the Saudis have access to from Delta) will show names, destinations, meal requests... FOR PAST TRAVEL not even related to any making of current reservations????? I know a Delta pilot. I think I'm going to ask whether the pilots' union is down with this.


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