Expedia Assisting Kuwait Airways’ Discrimination of Israelis

Kuwait airways boeing 777 300er  9k aoh  at london heathrow airport
Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Expedia has been complying with the discriminatory policies of Kuwait Airways

Kuwait Airways’ restriction on Israelis, already discriminatory, is repeatedly enabled by Expedia’s acquiescence to the airline's demand to cancel the tickets of passengers found to hold Israeli citizenship.

According to a letter sent to the leadership of Expedia by the Lawfare Project, a think-tank and pro-bono legal organization, Expedia has allowed Israeli passengers to purchase tickets with Kuwait Airways, and then repeatedly canceled these tickets after purchase, following the airline's instructions.

As a result of similar complaints against Kuwait Airways, the airline has already been forced to close multiple routes due to its policy breaching discrimination laws in both origin and destination countries, including a route to New York. Litigation is pending in Germany for the same reason.