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Today I've come across this image:

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While the site itself only claims that Helsinki has been moved to Siberia, you will quickly notice that most countries and even the seas are severely displaced.

Googling for "Egypt Air European Map" or "Egypt Air wrong map" did not yield any results. Did the airline really mess up this bad?

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    Where did you come across this? Aug 1, 2019 at 10:46
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    The Facebook site VeryFinnishProblems Aug 1, 2019 at 11:00
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    It's not obvious in the picture from VeryFinnishProblems, but this isn't a screenshot, it's a photo of a book. What book I can't say, but a different photo of the page was posted on Reddit 4 years ago, so someone may get an answer by asking the user there.
    – Laurel
    Aug 1, 2019 at 12:07
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    I think it's pointless to point out (ha!) all the flaws in this picture, as this would be a quite long list. Aug 1, 2019 at 12:24
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    If anyone has Adobe Flash Player installed, you can look at their inflight magazine from 2014 (before the 2015 Reddit post - might be too long before, there don't seem to be any from 2015 online). Also here's another, different photo of the same map from someone on Twitter who implies they independently noticed and photographed this a few years ago - twitter.com/fffisch/status/1093782205409738752. Looks likely to be real Aug 1, 2019 at 14:24

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There is an identical imgur picture from 2015 that purports to be a screenshot from a 2015 issue of the inflight magazine, including a link to said magazine. The linked page contains an embedded Flash file with the content of the magazine.

Displaying the Flash file in standalone Flash Player reveals that EgyptAir indeed published the map:

Messed-up map as published by EgyptAir

The map must have been corrected during the year 2015, as this Flight report from December 2015 already shows a version that seems correct. It might have to do with a change in publisher (May 2013-September 2015 was 'PP&P')

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