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Delta And Saudis Respond To Travel Questions
by Kevin Eckstrom
The Saudi Arabian embassy on Friday (June 24) denied as "completely false" reports that U.S. Jews would not be able to travel to Saudi Arabia under Delta Air Line's planned partnership with Saudi Arabian Airlines.
U.S. Jewish groups had criticized Delta for next year's planned addition of the Saudi airline to the SkyTeam network, a 14-member Amsterdam-based global alliance of air carriers.
Some Jews and conservative activists were concerned that the kingdom's strict interpretation of Islamic law would prevent Jews from traveling to Saudi Arabia from the U.S., and criticized Delta for the partnership set to launch in 2012.
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