All I can say is that you blokes have astonishingly high standards
And all I can say, is that you have astonishingly low standards.
I don't regard them as literal representations of where the airlines fly. Or the airline flies.
Then what else is it - a fairytale map? They have made up 'Pulau' as a city - why not add in 'Neverland' and 'Timbuktu' too?
I didn't dispute that. I accept that some things were/are inaccurate, but then any proof reader can make a mistake
It may have been checked badly but see above, about proof readers
This is not just "a mistake" - we are talking about multiple (20+) mistakes, republished month after month, with one in particular potentially having serious legal consequences.
Imagine if a proof reader made 20+ mistakes in an NZ employment contract, or the terms and conditions for an NZ passenger ticket!
Liability is liability, and reputation is reputation.
I disputed your statement that it had not been checked because I don't know how you know this
You can infer it.
The "Kia Ora" magazine and its destinations section were totally re-designed this year, in which the various inaccurate maps, as well as the two inaccurate disclaimers had to have been edited, formatted and placed onto various drafts and proofs by Bauer Media, prior to initial publication. Had the maps been checked, at least some of the 20+ errors would have been picked up (1 or 2 errors can be overlooked, but not 20+), and either those errors would have been addressed, or the disclaimer that all
routes were correct
as at publishing would have been amended to say something akin to the map being indicative only. Likewise, had the disclaimer been checked, the maps would have been checked too, so as to avoid liability from misrepresentation under the disclaimer.
Emirates suspending the BNE-AKL and MEL-AKL tag-ons from March 2018
It is not surprising that these tags are being dropped, but it is surprising that replacement capacity was not announced at the same time.
AAB at QR must be delighted by this.
I see the following as potential options for EK:
- Another daily DXB - AKL flight (non-stop), terminating in AKL
- Another daily DXB - AKL flight (non-stop), connecting to a Pacific Island destination like NAN (a - to beat QR to it, and b - to get Fijian Indian connections)
- Another daily DXB - AKL flight (non-stop), connecting to LAX, DFW, ORD or JFK, with a QF-EK JV as an alternative if the QF-AA JV keeps being denied
- Another daily DXB - AKL flight (via PER), to connect to QF's PER - LHR flight, to address QF not being year-round on PER - AKL, and to counter WA's weak economy
- Another daily DXB - AKL flight (via an existing port in Asia serving EK's Australian flights - BKK, KUL or SIN), likely via SIN, to connect to QF's SIN - LHR flight
- Another daily DXB - AKL flight (via a port in Asia or Australia with no service to New Zealand, like CGK or CBR)
- A daily DXB - CHC flight (non-stop), terminating in CHC (likely on the 777-200LR)
- A daily DXB - WLG flight (via an Australian port with existing EK 777 services, like ADL (777-300ER) or BNE (777-200LR))