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Emirates' Take On World Geography!  
User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

I picked up this printed Emirates route map at the recent Flight Centre Expo in Sydney. Looks like they have an interesting take on world geography ... amongst others:
1. London is now in France and takes the place of Paris
2. New York is now in the middle of the Atlantic
3. Melbourne is now in Tasmania ...

Shows what you can do if you accidentally put a layer a few pixels wrong!  rotfl 

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/kitkat271/EKroutemapsml.jpg


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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8766 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

I'm a bit confused... what am I supposed to burn over this? Instructions please!  duck 




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User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

Very good. Glasgow is in Liverpool, Birmingham is on the south coast, Malta became Tripoli, which in turn moved half way to Chad.

Emirates: Over 70 destinations worldwide, including ones we made up!



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

It looks all the locations have been shifted south a bit.

Harry



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User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
I'm a bit confused... what am I supposed to burn over this? Instructions please!

LMAO


User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but does Hong Kong seem a bit out of place also?


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User currently offlineStratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

Quoting Tbar220 (Reply 5):
Correct me if I'm wrong, but does Hong Kong seem a bit out of place also?

You are wrong, of course!  Wink
CLK is on Lan Tau Island which lies a few hundred miles south of HKG, that's why the train to downtown Hong Kong Island needs 2h 17mins. Big grin



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User currently offlinePetmbro From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

Quoting Tbar220 (Reply 5):
Correct me if I'm wrong, but does Hong Kong seem a bit out of place also?

Yes Hong Kong should be located exactly north on the coast of China plus New York City seems to have floated out to sea...



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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
I'm a bit confused... what am I supposed to burn over this? Instructions please!

ROTFLMAO!

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User currently offlineChrisrad From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1072 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur are now both in Indonesia, and Jakarta is in the sea........


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User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

They had to cut a few corners in order to pay for all the new planes that they ordered. So they went to Bob's discount house of cartography for their route map.

Bob's nerves were shot to hell in the aftermath of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia break-ups. He hasn't been the same since.  scared 



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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1475 times:

Lagos is in the Açores archipielago....Mmm,cool.

mike



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User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3149 posts, RR: 57
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 11):
Lagos is in the Açores archipielago....Mmm,cool.

You mean Cabo Verde.

The Azores are in the same lattitude as Portugal  Silly

Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD11 Junkie



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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

oops!!me bad.True.Thanx Gaston!! I guess I'm none the better than Emirates Big grin


Mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3772 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

Why is Gothenburg in Copenhagen?  scared 

Cheers
Mats



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 14):
Why is Gothenburg in Copenhagen?

With this mixup and a lot of other misplacements of cities in mind:
Is EK joining FR in re-naming airports ? Like "Fly into Melbourne and land in Tasmania - it´s only a short drive to downtown" Big grin Big grin

Serious: While some minor misplacements are tolerable, that bit of work surely is unworthy of EK ! Hopefully it will not stay around for too long !
-HT



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User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4917 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

Everything is simply a little south of where it shoud be. I suspect this is just lazy layer work in a graphics app. I boldy predict it will be at least two weeks till we get another "Airline X has a shoddy map" thread.

YOWza



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8766 posts, RR: 42
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1344 times:

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 12):
You mean Cabo Verde.

The Azores are in the same lattitude as Portugal

'fraid not!  Silly The Cabo Verde islands are off the coast from Dakar, Senegal, which is on the Cabo Verde - "Green Cape" in English.

Lagos, in this case, has moved to São Tomé and Principe, an independent country, or Bioko, an island belonging to Equatorial Guinea and home to that country's capital, Malabo.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1330 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
what am I supposed to burn over this?

possibly your ticket ? or a few banknotes ?

Quoting Doona (Reply 14):
Why is Gothenburg in Copenhagen?

just a re-naming ?


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8766 posts, RR: 42
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 18):
possibly your ticket ? or a few banknotes ?

I could also order a photo print of an EK airliner and burn it... you know, like some gentlemen in Egypt did with photographs of the al-Salam Boccaccio.  crazy 



[Edited 2006-02-09 16:30:09]


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineMD11junkie From Argentina, joined May 2005, 3149 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 17):
'fraid not! Silly The Cabo Verde islands are off the coast from Dakar, Senegal, which is on the Cabo Verde - "Green Cape" in English.

Lagos, in this case, has moved to São Tomé and Principe, an independent country, or Bioko, an island belonging to Equatorial Guinea and home to that country's capital, Malabo.

Well, I keep renaming countries.  Silly At least I got one right, not like EK  Silly. Thanks Achim.

Cheers! wave 
Gastón - The MD11 Junkie



There is no such thing as Boeing vs Airbus as the queen of the skies has three engines, winglets and the sweetest nose!
User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 19):
an EK airliner and burn it..

if that helps to recover the mental balance ! I would recommend some glasses of good red wine, or one glass of nice Arak for this purpose !


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8766 posts, RR: 42
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 21):
I would recommend some glasses of good red wine,

that doesn't burn

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 21):
or one glass of nice Arak

that probably does  Wink




Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineVSIVARIES From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 108 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

Bangkok has relocated to Koh Samui.

Well done emirates. nice idea.  Wink



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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6542 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1151 times:

Maybe they should cancel all these routes and put all their planes on a new route to Copenhagen. Considering the later events they should know where Denmark is on the map.  scratchchin 


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User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 15):
With this mixup and a lot of other misplacements of cities in mind:
Is EK joining FR in re-naming airports ? Like "Fly into Melbourne and land in Tasmania - it's only a short drive to downtown"

I'm sure Tasmanians would love that ...

Quoting HT (Reply 15):
Serious: While some minor misplacements are tolerable, that bit of work surely is unworthy of EK ! Hopefully it will not stay around for too long !

Well they printed boxloads of it for the shows here in Oz, so far only Melbourne and Sydney so far, but thousands would have been in public hands by now, what's worse, it's [b]printed]/b], not just on the net. (The other side of the print are lovely seat maps for both 773ER and 345)

Perhaps someone from EK will read it and pull it from the upcoming shows. I'll ask if people in Brisbane this weekend manages to get a copy ...



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