February 9th, 2012
Update 5, 02/09 at 5:55pm: Delta has once again removed all references to serving any airports in the “Occupied Palestinian Territory” and “Palestinian Territories” from their website.
In other news, it seems like some of you have been having too much fun at their agents expense
Update 4, 02/07 at 12:55pm: Delta has just added back “Palestinian Territories” to both pages below.
Apparently they think that the Tel Aviv airport is located in “Palestinian Territories” as there are no other airports in Israel or the “Palestinian Territories” that Delta or their partners serve.
Not happy with their shenanigans? Vote with your wallet, there are plenty of better airline options out there and much better mileage currencies than Delta’s “Skypesos.”
They are obviously listening closely to our tweets, you can retweet my latest message to them to get rid of this latest nonsense as well by clicking here.
Update 3, 02/07 at 12:20pm: Delta listens and twitter works! The offending language is now gone from both of the pages below!
Update 2, 02/07 at 12:01pm: A commenter points out that while Delta did remove “Occupied Palestinian Territory” from the award chart page, they still have the offending language on their site in the Middle East terms and conditions page.
You can retweet them to get rid of the language on that page as well here.
Update, 02/07 at 11:50am: Congratulations DansDeals readers, your retweets and emails have been heard!
Delta has just removed “Occupied Palestinian Territory” from their middle east award chart!!!!
Originally posted at 02/07 at 12:30am:
Delta’s middle-east award chart says that it applies for flights in the following countries:
“Bahrain; Egypt; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Occupied Palestinian Territory; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Syrian Arab Republic; United Arab Emirates (composed of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras El Khaimah, Sharjah, Umm Al Qaiwain); Yemen, Republic of; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Uzbekistan.”
Here’s my question, which airport in the so-called “Occupied Palestinian Territory” does Delta or a partner airline fly to? Or are they just considering Ben Gurion/TLV to be in Israel as well as “Occupied Palestinian Territory?”
I’m sure Hamas would approve…
Wondering the same thing? Follow @dansdeals on twitter and click on “retweet” on this tweet to Delta to ask them to please explain.