About this Order
On April 28, 2015, Mr. Jonathan Parker (“Mr. Parker”) filed a third-party formal complaint under 14 CFR 302.404 against Saudi Arabian Airlines (“Saudia”) for alleged violations of 49 U.S.C. §§ 40101, 41310, 41712, 40127, 15 CFR Part 760, and the First and Fifth Amendments to the United States Constitution. Mr. Parker, who is Jewish and a citizen of the United States and Israel, alleges that Saudia has not publicly stated a definitive policy as to whether an Israeli citizen may transit through the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or bring onboard non-Islamic religious articles. Mr. Parker also alleges that he would be subject to punishment for illegal entry into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia if his Israeli passport were observed during a routine search of his baggage or if he were to disclose that he is an Israeli citizen unless he first obtained special permission from the Kingdom’s government prior to boarding his flight. This order dismisses Mr. Parker’s complaint on the merits for the reasons stated below.