Delta Air Lines has it out for Jewish and Israeli workers, as
well as people traveling to Israel, according to a new Brooklyn
federal discrimination lawsuit.
The four current and former flight attendants allege in
Tuesday's suit that management has an "anti-Jewish, Hebrew, and
ethnic Israeli attitude."
The carrier's brass allegedly presumes Jewish and Israeli
workers and passengers "cannot be trusted, are aggressive and
inappropriate, and engage in what are deemed to be 'strange'
behaviors by conducting prayers on the flight and requiring
special dietary accommodations (kosher meals)."
The lawsuit says Delta also launches "targeted enforcement
actions" against attendants who share their companion travel
passes with Jewish travelers bound for Tel Aviv.
One attendant said she got probation and a suspension on her
travel pass privileges for hooking up a longtime friend with a
Tel Aviv pass. The experience was so bad, she said she had to
stop working the Tel Aviv flight. Two of the others were scared
to share their passes, the suit said.
Delta Air Lines said it "strongly condemns the allegations of
discrimination described in this suit and will defend itself
vigorously against them."
"As a global airline that brings people across the world
together every day, Delta values diversity in all aspects of its
business and has zero tolerance for discrimination," the carrier