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Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:39 am

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 

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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:47 am

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

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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:02 am

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

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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:12 am

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

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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:50 am

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

LMAO
 
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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:01 am

Correct me if I'm wrong, but does Hong Kong seem a bit out of place also?
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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:08 am

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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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:17 pm

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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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:34 pm

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

ROTFLMAO!

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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:40 pm

Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur are now both in Indonesia, and Jakarta is in the sea........
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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:26 pm

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.

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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:58 pm

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

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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:04 pm

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

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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:14 pm

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


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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:53 pm

Why is Gothenburg in Copenhagen?  scared 

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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:07 pm

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 !
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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:30 pm

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.

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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:38 pm

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.
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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:17 pm

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 ?
 
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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:29 am

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 



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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:35 am

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.

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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:52 am

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 !
 
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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:59 am

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

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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:22 am

Bangkok has relocated to Koh Samui.

Well done emirates. nice idea.  Wink
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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:30 am

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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RE: Emirates' Take On World Geography!

Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:46 am

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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