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Kuwait Airways Case: An Update From Germany

Posted on May 6, 2019

I’ve written a bunch about the Kuwait Airways litigation. The airline had refused to carry Israeli nationals. In the US case, which was an administrative proceeding before the Department of Transportation, the airline refused to carry an Israeli from New York to London. The airline shamefully dropped the route rather than obey an administrative order requiring it to comply with US antidiscrimination laws. In the UK case, the airline settled a case brought by an Israeli refused passage from London to Bangkok. And most recently, a German appellate court rejected a claim by an Israeli refused passage from Frankfurt to Bangkok via Kuwait City.

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Kuwait Airlines Case: Airline Settles Discrimination Case In London

Posted on August 8, 2018

I’ve written several times about the Kuwait Airlines case, which over time has sprouted several cases. In the US case, the airline, citing Kuwaiti law (which forbids it to do business with Israelis), refused to carry an Israeli passenger from New York to London. The dispute was crystallized as an administrative dispute—the Department of Transportation determined that application of the Kuwaiti law to a passenger seeking to fly from New York to London was illegal under US law. Rather than complying with the law, the airline dropped its New York/London route altogether. It sought review of the administrative decision in the DC Circuit, but the petition was made moot by the decision to drop the service. I don’t know whether the aggrieved Israeli passenger…

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