Jew-hating airline cancels flight rather than allow Israeli passengers

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by newcastlefan, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    135,006
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    57,601
    Likes Received:
    16,902
    Kuwait hates Jews so much that its national airline has ditched a popular and lucrative New York-to-London flight rather than allow Israelis on its planes, authorities said Thursday.

    Kuwait Airways killed the flight to spite American officials, who threatened to pull the airline’s permit to fly to the United States if they continued discriminating against Israeli passengers.

    The airline says they cannot allow Israelis on the planes because the Middle Eastern kingdom prohibits it citizens from doing business with citizens of the Jewish state.

    “On December 15th, Kuwait Airways informed the United States Department of Transportation that they will be eliminating service between JFK and London Heathrow,” said a department spokesperson.
    The airline has at least twice refused to let customers with Israeli passports buy tickets on flights from New York to London because of the Islamic state’s ban on trade with Israel.

    It did not say when its last flight on that route would be.

    Politicians who had pushed for the feds to nix the airline’s permit say they are glad the company decided to end the flight.

    “If you’re so anti-Semitic that you would rather cancel a flight than provide service to Israeli passport holders, then good riddance,” said Councilman Rory Lancman.

    Lancman said it was unconscionable that Kuwait, who the United States helped liberate in the early 1990s with the help of Jewish soldiers, would continue to discriminate against Israelis.

    “They should show some gratitude that they even have their dictatorial little half-assed country,” said Lancman.

    The airline will still run its New York-to-Kuwait flight from JFK, but since Israelis are not allowed in the country, the feds cannot require them to allow Israelis on that flight.

    The lawyer for Eldad Gatt, the Israeli citizen who tried to buy a ticket on the New York to London flight in the fall of 2013 and was denied, said he does not plan to drop his suit against the airline and that he would like a formal ruling that the airline is discriminating against Israelis.

    Kuwait Airways officials did not return calls for comment.
     
    babybear likes this.
  2. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    133,878
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    44,521
    Likes Received:
    24,207
    Kuwait, who the United States helped liberate in the early 1990s with the help of Jewish soldiers

    :lol:
     
    Harry Gibbs likes this.
  3. Schmoopy

    Schmoopy Shit Mult Hunter

    Reputations:
    216,454
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Messages:
    211,015
    Likes Received:
    33,726
    Thanks, Obama.
     
    babybear likes this.
  4. crazypreacher

    crazypreacher Hey yo

    Reputations:
    222,007
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Messages:
    47,044
    Likes Received:
    42,054
    Fly Emirates, we hate jews but love money.
     
  5. larryluncg

    larryluncg Empty VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    14,269
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Messages:
    11,140
    Likes Received:
    8,881
    Is this news worthy?
     
  6. Stew Nod

    Stew Nod Hello VIP

    Reputations:
    313,603
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Messages:
    55,638
    Likes Received:
    41,339

    So fucked up...this Christian dude was telling me the other day...It's the religion of hate :jj:
     
  7. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    135,006
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    57,601
    Likes Received:
    16,902
    Maybe we'll do with them what we did to France when we were bombing Libya: France wouldn't allow us to launch from their airbases there so we had to launch from further away. On the return flight our bombers had to dump their unspent bombs because the extra distance and the added weight would have made their fuel reserves dangerously low. One dumped over the French airbase. Oops.
     
    babybear and crazypreacher like this.
  8. Stew Nod

    Stew Nod Hello VIP

    Reputations:
    313,603
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Messages:
    55,638
    Likes Received:
    41,339
    If it was El Al doing it to MUslimz Obama would hold a press conference damning it

    let's be real here
     
    newcastlefan and babybear like this.
  9. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

    Reputations:
    133,878
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    44,521
    Likes Received:
    24,207
    Who is the religion of hate?
     
  10. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    135,006
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    57,601
    Likes Received:
    16,902
    oh i thought Larry was asking if he was newsworthy. my mistake.
     
  11. Stew Nod

    Stew Nod Hello VIP

    Reputations:
    313,603
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Messages:
    55,638
    Likes Received:
    41,339

    Islam
     
    Avery likes this.
  12. Daveindiego

    Daveindiego Confirmed Internet Legend Gold

    Reputations:
    448,739
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Messages:
    74,930
    Likes Received:
    29,402
    :lol:
     
  13. larryluncg

    larryluncg Empty VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    14,269
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Messages:
    11,140
    Likes Received:
    8,881
    Who is we?
     
    JJDealer likes this.
  14. DiamondGoddess

    DiamondGoddess Born Ready for My Close-Up! Gold

    Reputations:
    302,931
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2013
    Messages:
    23,530
    Likes Received:
    41,117
    Oy vey!!!
     
    babybear likes this.
  15. babybear

    babybear r.i.p 8/3/15, Wherewolf of AZ VIP

    Reputations:
    158,866
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Messages:
    19,227
    Likes Received:
    16,707
    exactly
     
  16. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    135,006
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    57,601
    Likes Received:
    16,902
    The US, except for you.
     
    babybear likes this.
  17. larryluncg

    larryluncg Empty VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    14,269
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2012
    Messages:
    11,140
    Likes Received:
    8,881
    I have dual citizenship but I consider myself Canadian.
     
  18. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    135,006
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    57,601
    Likes Received:
    16,902
    ok you can pass then.
     
    larryluncg likes this.
  19. HelloCleveland!

    HelloCleveland! Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    28,846
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2012
    Messages:
    5,225
    Likes Received:
    5,145
    [​IMG]
     
    doughhead63 likes this.
  20. Stew Nod

    Stew Nod Hello VIP

    Reputations:
    313,603
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Messages:
    55,638
    Likes Received:
    41,339

    Lar has always been pro Israel.....BTW I heard a thing on NPR about israel giving aid to AlQueda in Syria, since they want assad out...any truth to that?