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flybe map error

Old 21st Nov 2007, 07:15
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flybe map error

Budget airline in capital mix-up

The map was included in Flybe's promotional material

An airline has mistakenly placed Inverness where Edinburgh should be on a map included with promotional material sent to Highland homes.
Flybe has apologised for the error, but added passengers could look forward to important news regarding Inverness in the future.
Earlier this month, it announced a 20m increase in full-year profits.
The Exeter-based low-cost airline said it was a significant turnaround in its operational business.
In August, the airline's chairman Jim French met MPs who expressed worries about the reliability of its service between Inverness Airport and London Gatwick.
Lib Dem MPs Danny Alexander and John Thurso said they received assurances that improvements would be made to flights. They said they were reacting to complaints from constituents. Flybe said it was strongly committed to the Highlands and its chairman had found the meeting "extremely useful".
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 07:46
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Some-one must have checked it before publication. Sums up modern educational standards, I think.
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 07:54
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Yep, should have been more thoroughly checked, but you gotta wonder about the intelligence of the graphic designer who put it there in the first place!!

Surely you would cross-check with a map when you were designing the thing??!!
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 08:30
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Does this fall into the Level 4 ICAO Map Comprehension scheme?
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 08:31
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And how come they call themselves 'Scotland's Low Cost Airline' on all their blurb up here in Jockland?

Last time i checked Exeter was in England. Then again, looking at their fantastic grasp of geography.....
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 08:39
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I notice that they seem to have mislaid the Isle of Man as well!
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 08:54
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The IOM thing's a bit of a worry as am supposed to be spending Xmas there with my Mum. She'll be devestated. Somebody do something please.
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 09:01
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I did not know Belgium was an island!
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 09:03
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Mind you, flybe have created a lot of business to Belfast, since the ferries will no longer be able to get there.
JB, here we come...
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 10:23
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"Low Cost But Not At Any Cost"...except the cost of doing things properly the first time round!!
I know at least one senior manager who would probably say "The publication was 99% right with 37 out of 38 map locations being correctly displayed. Flybe is working hard to negotiate the name swapping of Inverness and Edinburgh so that the issue can be resolved to everyones satisfaction."
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 10:29
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Some-one.............. Sums up modern educational standards, I think
I do enjoy the satire.
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 10:35
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Careful with the name swapping ..... It actually aint Edinburgh either .... Edinburgh is nearer the Forth Estuary ... the point on the map is closer to Stirling or with an airport in mind Glasgow.
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 11:03
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That would be cumbernauld international, then. I was curious if anyone was going to exploit it. Calling it inverness, though, thats insulting to inverness.

Don't worry about the map, though. I've picked up a plog and the first question that came to mind was- WTF?
Quick call to ops, 'why have you flight planned us to there ?' 'We haven't, you're going the other place.' er, not according to your flight plan. Bugger!
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 11:10
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belfast has been swept further west also
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 11:19
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Did Ryannair do the map for them

This is nearly as good as RYR's schedules. At least FlyBE landed in the right country
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 11:32
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belfast has been swept further west also
Hence my comment about the ferries
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 13:30
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At one stage last year, BA's in flight magazine didn't show the LHR - Nice route - and that on a BA flight from Nice to London! CC was more than a bit puzzled by the omission......
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 13:41
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I thought my feet were getting wet on the Island, Id put it down to global warming, never thought it was sinking out of sight because of a map error




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Old 21st Nov 2007, 14:30
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And how come they call themselves 'Scotland's Low Cost Airline' on all their blurb up here in Jockland?

Last time I checked Exeter was in England.
I seem to remember seeing Flybe banners in a number of airports claiming to be that airport's "Low Cost Airline". Southampton springs to mind, as one example.

It's usually a fib on two counts; firstly Flybe isn't the local airline except at EXT, and secondly Flybe is only low cost when it needs to be to compete. As in 250, EXT/JER return!
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 16:46
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"belfast has been swept further west also"

Mind you it IS close to where a lot of their later flights land !!
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