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Alitalia Sorry As Sicily Vanishes  
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27337 posts, RR: 60
Posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6930 times:

Italian airline Alitalia has apologised after its in-flight magazine printed a map leaving off the Mediterranean island of Sicily.

The magazine's editor blamed the error on a printing mistake, and pledged not to let it happen again.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8106606.stm

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User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1568 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6689 times:

I had a picture a while ago that showed AZ having moved ATL to MSY, so they do need to improve on their geography a bit!

User currently offlineMax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6608 times:

Tourist chiefs say the damage to Sicily's image is serious.
I seriously doubt the damage is that serious. Except for the one person who uses the in-flight magazine to plan future trips nobody will be affected by this.


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3403 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6566 times:



Quoting Max550 (Reply 2):
Tourist chiefs say the damage to Sicily's image is serious.
I seriously doubt the damage is that serious. Except for the one person who uses the in-flight magazine to plan future trips nobody will be affected by this.

But by expressing his "outrage" he has generated some publicity for Sicily, so it's job done for him.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27337 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6035 times:



Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 3):
But by expressing his "outrage" he has generated some publicity for Sicily, so it's job done for him.

True , an Italian version of MOL... lol...


User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5796 times:



Quoting Lapper (Reply 1):
I had a picture a while ago that showed AZ having moved ATL to MSY, so they do need to improve on their geography a bit!

I picked up an AZ map at a travel show once. BOS was in Maine, SEA in YVR, CVG in DSM, MIA in MCO, among other mistakes.



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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5754 times:



Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
The magazine's editor blamed the error on a printing mistake, and pledged not to let it happen again.

That's a bit naughty really and shows how north centered they are.

I am amazed too that in the BA in-flight magazine the Highlife shop shows a model 777 with its wings on upside down. How could anyone do that?


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27337 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5713 times:



Quoting Babybus (Reply 6):
Highlife shop shows a model 777 with its wings on upside down. How could anyone do that?

Is that for real?? OMG.


User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5339 times:

And here I thought this thread would be about the travel market becoming so bad that AZ was dropping all routes to Sicily. Comparativly this is a relief.  Smile Certainly a more valid thing to complain about than the other month when BD (I think) got in trouble for having the nerve to include Israel on its inflight video maps.


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User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5309 times:



Quoting AvroArrow (Reply 8):
And here I thought this thread would be about the travel market becoming so bad that AZ was dropping all routes to Sicily

Times are booming here in Sicilia right now. CTA is the 3rd largest domestic Italian airport  Smile



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User currently offlineN31029 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 101 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4281 times:



Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
Italian airline Alitalia has apologised after its in-flight magazine printed a map leaving off the Mediterranean island of Sicily.

I guess one could say that Alitalia has given Sicily the boot...

 Wink

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User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13551 posts, RR: 100
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3971 times:
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Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 3):
But by expressing his "outrage" he has generated some publicity for Sicily, so it's job done for him.

You know, in a way this topic is funnier as that 'outrage' probably has boosted the islands 'mindshare.' Job WELL done by him.  spin 

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27337 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3103 times:



Quoting N31029 (Reply 10):
I guess one could say that Alitalia has given Sicily the boot...

Haha very good.  Smile


User currently offlineScrappy27 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2480 times:



Quoting Babybus (Reply 6):

It was actually the 787 model plane, not the 777 as quoted and it was in the shopping the world brochure 2 months ago, not anymore. Many of us cabin staff picked up on this crazy mistake straightaway and complained.


User currently offlineCloudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 855 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

But it does not install a lot of confidence on AZ's part to get you to your destination if they really don't know where your destination is even located...


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User currently offlineEMB170 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2101 times:



Quoting Cloudboy (Reply 14):
But it does not install a lot of confidence on AZ's part to get you to your destination if they really don't know where your destination is even located...

As they say...

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User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10670 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

That's as bad as that thread last month where Saudi put Frankfort, Kentucky (where they have no service) on the map in the middle of Kansas.


Frankfort, Kentucky On Saudi Arabian Route Map? (by Seatback May 2 2009 in Civil Aviation)?threadid=4400891&searchid=4405613&s=saudi#ID4405613



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User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1708 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1871 times:



Quoting Mayor (Reply 16):

I was just gonna suggest it. This map wins the Most Inaccurate Map Ever Produced Since the 1590s Award.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27337 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1840 times:



Quoting EMB170 (Reply 15):
As they say...

Lol.... and there was another one

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