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User currently offlineVanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 683 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

I've noticed that, contrary to most European Airlines, no German airlines that I know of (Lufthansa, LTU, German Wings, Eurowings, etc.) display the EU flag along with the national flag. I just seemed odd to me; especially seeing that along with France Germany forms the EU backbone and muscle. Not reallyan interetsing or huge post, but if anyone else has some input/information I would appreciate it.


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User currently offlineAer From Guatemala, joined Mar 2004, 1048 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

Actually the Spanish airlines don't do it also. The only airlines that I've seen displaying the flag are Air France and Virgin Express.


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User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7951 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

Austrian is displaying the European flag as well. AF use it more as a design element.

Good question, though.



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User currently offlineEUSWISS From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

The European Commission said:
"The Commission shares the view that the Union's logo, i.e the flag with yellow stars, helps in a positive manner and in many different contexts to make the European identity known throughout the world. The Commission is therefore pleased to see a number of airlines displaying the logo on their aircraft.
However, the Commission does not take the view that the use of the Union's logo by European airlines should be made compulsory.
Moreover, the use of the logo is in all cases subject to prior authorisation in accordance with the agreement concluded between the European Community and the Council of Europe which is the legal owner of the logo.


User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

German airlines don't carry the EU flag...?


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User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

KLM and Martinair also have EU flags besides the dutch flag.

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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

Dont know if SAS have the €U-flag on the fusulage!!!
Heeelp........

Michael//SE



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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17025 posts, RR: 67
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1893 times:

Solnabo: Since Norway is not part of the EU, putting the flag on SAS planes would probably not be a good idea. Or maybe they can put 2/3 of the flag on there  Big grin


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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Starlionblue:
Riiiight......I forgot that! (bleeding norse)*JOKE*

Michael//SE  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineStratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1051 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1860 times:

SN used to have the Belgian and the EU flag on the engines. Not shure if SN Brussels still has them...


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User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7411 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

Some Alitalia a/c wear it :


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User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7411 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

I forgot AIR AUSTRAL, based at Reunion Island, in the Indian Ocean...
Reunion Island is a French Overseas Departement, so fully part of the EU !!!


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User currently offlineFinnwings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

Here in Finland Finnair uses the flag of Finland and EU on their planes... But Finncomm airlines and Air Finland don't use them. Blue1, subsidiary of SAS has only the finnish flag painted on their aircrafts.

Like EUSWISS wrote, the usage of flags isn't compulsory... My personal opinion is that it is good to see both flags just next to register. For an average passenger it might be difficult to understand from what country some airline is, so maybe small flags will give some tips to them...  Smile

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