Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wiped Off The Map

I couldn't parody this: BMI and Airbus literally removed Israel from its on-air maps for certain planes intended for Arab destinations. This is bad enough, but when the plane was instead used for a flight to Tel Aviv, the passengers found that as far as their in-flight maps were concerned, their destination didn't exist -- in fact, they were actually headed for Mecca.

UPDATE: BMI apologized, but to my ears they seem kind of wishy-washy on whether or not they'll change the maps or just swap the planes.


SnoopyTheGoon said...

Thanks for the link.

Gnatalby said...

I had a professor in college who crossed the word Israel off the map and wrote in Palestine. I just felt like, come on now, willful ignorance is never the answer. You might not like it, but Israel does in fact exist.