Tag Archives: Israel

El Al Suing Israeli Government Due To Air India Flights

Air India
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Last week, history was made when Saudi Arabia opened commercial airspace to Air India for a new route from New Delhi to Tel Aviv.

While this was an interesting development, (considering Saudi Arabia doesn’t recognize Israel as a country) one airline isn’t happy about the new arrangement. Continue reading El Al Suing Israeli Government Due To Air India Flights

Could Global Entry Be Expanded To Include Israel

Global Entry

Being enrolled in Global Entry allows you to get through customs relatively fast when re-entering the U.S. from abroad.

The US allows citizens of some foreign countries to also participate in the program. (Click here to find out which are eligible.)

USA Today reports that, “Senate urges Homeland Security to expand¬† Global Entry to Israel“. Continue reading Could Global Entry Be Expanded To Include Israel

Is Iran Smuggling Weapons on Mahan Air Commercial Flights

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Israel is alleging that Iran is smuggling weapons on Mahan Air flights to Lebanon, according to Business Insider.

The info, which was discovered by Israeli intelligence was shared by Israel’s ambassador to the UN to the Security Council. The info was cleared for publication yesterday. Continue reading Is Iran Smuggling Weapons on Mahan Air Commercial Flights

Wings of Lebanon Plane Lands in Israel, Banned from Entering Lebanon

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In May 2015 a Saudi Arabian Airlines plane was serviced in Israel. Due to this, the contract was cancelled with the holding company.

A similar situation recently took place involving a Turkish plane leased by the company Wings of Lebanon. Continue reading Wings of Lebanon Plane Lands in Israel, Banned from Entering Lebanon

US Says Kuwait Airways Discriminated

Kuwait Airways
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In early 2015 I wrote about discrimination at JFK Airport due to a passenger having an Israeli passport.

A quick recap of what happened: a woman with an Israeli passport was flying with her husband who has an American passport. The couple was supposed to fly on Kuwait Airways to London but the airline would not let her fly due to her Israeli passport. In the end, the woman was rebooked by Kuwait Airways on another airline but they wouldn’t do the same for her husband so they had to fly to London separately.

The couple sued Kuwait Airways for discrimination. Continue reading US Says Kuwait Airways Discriminated

Saudia Airlines Plane Serviced in Israel, Cancels Contract w/ Holding Company

Saudi Arabian Airlines
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A couple of months back I wrote of discrimination at JFK airport due to a passenger being an Israeli passport holder. In the incident, Kuwait Airlines would not let a woman fly to London on their plane due to the passport she carried.

Now in a bizarre piece of airline news, Saudi Arabian Airlines has cancelled its contract with a Portuguese company called Hi Fly which leases planes to the airline.

The offense: getting “an off-duty Saudi Arabian Airlines plane” serviced at an Israeli airport! Continue reading Saudia Airlines Plane Serviced in Israel, Cancels Contract w/ Holding Company

Discrimination At JFK Airport Due To Passport?

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I’m not sure that this should be happening in the U.S. or in any countries/ airports for that matter…

A woman was trying to fly from New York’s JFK Airport to London on Kuwait Airlines but was not allowed on the plane due to her passport.

No, the passport wasn’t expired and my guess is that it had enough pages left inside. Continue reading Discrimination At JFK Airport Due To Passport?