Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 368 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 896 times:
A man holding dual British/Israeli passports was off loaded from a Kuwait Airways flight at LHR, the man was travelling to India via Kuwait on his Israeli passport which had the Indian visa endorsed on it.
Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 786 times:
What's wrong with the passport? If Kuwait Airways chooses not to permit Israeli passport holders to fly, that's a pretty political thing to do. And racist, too.....
Airlines are there to make business and money, not politics. If British Airways decided not to transport Arab passengers anymore, I would never fly with them again. I had been thinking about flying to New York on KU, but now I'm sure I won't. Any airline employing such policies is not deserving of the little revenue my flight would bring them...
AirafriqueDKR From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 765 times:
Here's some info from timatic:
ADMISSION AND TRANSIT RESTRICTIONS: THE GOVERNMENT OF KUWAIT<
1. ADMISSION TO HOLDERS OF ISRAELI OR<
2. TRANSIT TO THOSE MENTIONED UNDER ADMISSION RESTRICTIONS<
1. EVEN IF NOT LEAVING THE AIRCRAFT AND PROCEEDING BY<
BA-747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 760 times:
omg do u ppl even know that ppl that hold an israeli passport or any other nationality with an israeli stamp in there passport are point blank refused entry to certain arab countries so why do u think airlines would be any different. if an israeli cant go to egypt because they just cant do u think egyptair would nowingly let an israeli onto one of there flights i think not!.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 762 times:
Be rational its not the airlines fault, but the person and his travel agent are to blame, Kuwait is amongst a number of Arab countries that do not recognise Israel, and Kuwait Airways is state run so the states poilicies aply to them too, a number of other countries and their airlines follow the same rules. In another post I had asked if people from Islamic countries would be allowed to travel on EL AL flights out of LHR for example and many members here answered they would not, and only an exception could be made perhaps in case of anemergency, like if no seats were available on other airlines and the concerned individual or family had to reach their destination at all costs
AIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2361 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 718 times:
LY772 , you must be ashamed by what you've posted because as Ikarus said you are as racist as al qaeda...and by the way Israel must rethink its politic because they are getting the world in trouble, the whole world is suffering now because of Israel's arrogance and racisme against Palestinians...
I don't hate Israelis but enough is enough !!!
Ikarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 711 times:
I disagree. First, the whole world is not (yet) in trouble. Second, the reason is not Israel's suppression of Palestinians (although it contributed as motivator of some terrorists). The reason is the desire of one megalomaniac to unite a billion people behind him, doing what all clever strategists do: creating an enemy so big and hated that people unite to fight him. By provoking the USA into attacking Islamic countries and Arabs, he basically tries to demonize them...
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6016 posts, RR: 55 Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 688 times:
BA-747 was speculating about Israelis going to Egypt. They will either go on ElAl flight 443/444 or Air Sinai flight 43/42 from TLV to CAI and back. Price is roughly $350 for a return trip on Y class. There are probably cheaper charter flights.
Egypt is a normal country and has ended all wars.
Last time I was in Israel I noticed huge adverticements for holiday trips to Egypt in Jerusalem Post. Mostly bus trips.
God bless Egypt and the Egyptian people for their wisdom.
Regards, Preben Norholm
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6016 posts, RR: 55 Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 673 times:
Since we are on the way to Egypt, then why not make it a grander tour: Royal Jordanian Dash-8 from TLV to AMM (Amman), and a stopover before the Egyptair B737 from AMM to CAI? And same way back to Tel Aviv again. Y class price goes up less than $100.
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4161 posts, RR: 18 Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 607 times:
Air Malta please don't justify what bin laden to america on the 9/11 because that wasn't the reason. His aims are to get rid of "infidels" in the Middle East, especially in saudi. Also, palistinians have to stop terrorizing the israeli's, (yes even the israeli's have to stop aswell) so don't blame only one side.
PANYNJ From Bahamas, joined Sep 2001, 213 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 596 times:
EL AL regularly flies and transports Arabs all the time!
Airmale, Kuwait doesn't fly Israelis because Kuwaitis hate Israel and deny its existance and prosperity.
EL AL doesn't fly Kuwaiti citizens because Kuwait hates Israel, its a sort of "all we can do becuase your not being nice to us". If Israel could do business with Kuwait and normalize reltions it sure would (just like Turkey, Mauritius, Jordan, Egypt, and years of failure with stubborn awful Syrians).
KRP From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 573 times:
Why should it be deleted?
It´s a free world (or is it?) He/she can say what he/she wants - it will say more abaout him/herself than anything else.
This deletion business is rediculus - we don¨t live in a world of censorship.
Let each man have his say - and let him be accountable for it!
End to all internet censorship!
If anything should be deleted its should be the "delete this post botton"
As for the original topic. It is as dispicable for the Kuwaities to discriminate as it for american, chineese and as of sunday danish - carriers to discriminate against "arabs"
Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2469 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 564 times:
I agree with the above post regarding the "delete this post" button. Not only is it censorship, but (worse) it suggests there are sniveling little crybabies here, running behind Mommy's skirts to see who can be first to curry favor with her.
Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 555 times:
Just to add something: of course, both sides, the Israelis and the Palestinians have to stop their violence against the other side. But please note that Palestinian violence comes from radical organisations mainly, not the normal Palestinian people, while the violence from Israel is being carried out by the government/military mainly. And too often the Israeli military strikes back against normal peaceful people, using F-16s, helis or tanks.
Certainly, those bombings from Palestinian organisations are bad crimes, but it is not justified to punish all Palestinians for that.
And why always blame Arafat after a bombing? How can he have control of all those radical organisations? Blaming Arafat is a very very easy way of a reaction...
The whole problem can only be solved by the forming of a Palestinian state...without it the violence won't stop. And the whole world will suffer from that violence until that day.
By the way, why blaming Kuwait Airways? It's just the government's view and people should take care of that. Emirates or Gulf Air don't transport Israeli passport holders, too. They are not more racist than several people in Israel who don't accept the Palestinians.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 20, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 532 times:
Regarding "Deletion", only posts and threads with foul language and personal attacks on a member or against a religion should be deleted, the rest should remain.
PANYNJ-, Yes! none of the Arab states deal with Israel, perhaps if Israel changed their stance on Palestine most would open up to them, like Qatar and Oman which were quite eager on doing business with Isarel and allowing air services between the respective countries until like ususal Israel did something in the occupied territories that starined relations between t5hem again. As for Israel's prosperity? to a place like Kuwait its no less than say Cyprus. Kuwait Airway's policy is a state policy shared with many Muslim countries, an Israeli citizen is not to set foot on their soil. quite obviously the man was Israeli with British citizen ship, he could've flown LY, BA, VS, or AI instead
Avi From Israel, joined Sep 2001, 922 posts, RR: 6 Reply 21, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 518 times:
The person who didn’t let the Israeli to get aboard the flight has more brain than the Israeli man himself.
Any way, its against the Israeli law for Israelis to fly with airlines from countries that Israel doesn’t have a diplomatic relation with them and even not to fly over them.
Udo, when the “Intifada” started a year ago, Arafat sent free many Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist who were in Palestinian prisons. This gave the Hamas and Islamic Jihad a “Green light” to perform a terrorist action against Israel. So we can blame him.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 508 times:
Rather silly if you ask me, why cant an Israeli flying a European or other airline fly over countries that do not have ties with Israel? dosent make sense at all, if the man had chosen any other carrier he would have had to still do just that, or do airlines have to ply other routes when carrying Israeli passengers? and since the person was more of a British citizen he had the right and freedom to choose any airline just that he was wrong to have done so an Arab one on his Israeli passport
Avi From Israel, joined Sep 2001, 922 posts, RR: 6 Reply 23, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 501 times:
The problem is not flying above an Arab country, the problem is landing in that country because of an emergency.
I don’t want to think what will happen if Israelis will find themselves suddenly in Iraq for example (if planes do land in Iraq).
About the passport, I agree. He should have used his British passport and not the Israeli one.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 498 times:
That would not happen for two reasons;
1. The person did not land there by choice or on purpose.
2. The person is responsibility of the airline he is travelling with.
But by choosing to fly an Arab airline via an Arab country on an Israeli passport deliberately he himself was inviting trouble, which perhaps may have ended up being blown out of proportion by the media and others
.....up there with the best!
25 Jaysit: Its the basic two-faced policies of all those gulf states. I've heard reports where passengers with Jewish sounding names have been booted off flights
26 Marco: Avi: believe it or not nothing would happen to a Jew in Iraq. In fact there are synagogues and Iraqi Jews in Iraq. Iraq is a country of many faiths an
27 Prebennorholm: Well, at least we must have learned by now that this thread was NOT started by Kuwait Airlines sales promotion department.
28 Airmale: Got a problem Prebennholm? Avi- as for the Arabs hating Israel, I distinctly recall Qatar and Oman set up trade realtions with israel which included v
29 Avi: This law is a precaution one. I know that there are Jews in Iraq, Iran and other countries in the Golf area, but you still don’t get it yet how thin
30 Ironminds: Come on, didn't everyone read the memo? Only white folk, Christians and Israelis can be racist! Arabs are excused from any criticism, because of cours