HKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1559 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!
YOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4830 posts, RR: 16 Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1237 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.
HKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0 Reply 25, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 984 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 ...