Definiton of “Europe” for promo awards?

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Old Jan 12, 19, 1:34 am
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Definiton of “Europe” for promo awards?

  • Promo reward tickets for long haul-flights depart from or arrive in Europe, as defined by IATA as the following countries: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, West Russia.

Can someone help with the link to this IATA defintion which apparently does not include Lebanon but it’s southern neigbour? Many thanks
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Old Jan 12, 19, 8:37 am
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See IATA's website - the process how it can be found for the future reference is here.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 9:10 am
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See IATA's website - the process how it can be found for the future reference is here.
Thank you for the link to the iata website which I did look at before posting. Grateful if you could point out where the content of the link provides a definition of which countries are part of “Europe”? Many thanks in advance.
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Thank you for the link to the iata website which I did look at before posting. Grateful if you could point out where the content of the link provides a definition of which countries are part of “Europe”? Many thanks in advance.
Now you see Israel is listed there. You asked where this is stated, and i gave you an example.

For a full listing, see IATA Phraseology overview. Many IATA reports contain such table.
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Old Jan 12, 19, 10:36 am
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The "logic" behind this is the Israeli-Arab conflict. Not much different from, for example, the situation in the basket ball Euroleague that includes israeli teams (and many other sports as well).
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Old Jan 12, 19, 12:10 pm
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Grateful if you could point out where the content of the link provides a definition of which countries are part of “Europe”? Many thanks in advance.
Geography obviously only played a subordinate role whan that list was drawn up.

Accepting the Urals-Caspian-Caucasus as the boundary between Europe and Asia, then Armenia is definitely not in Europe. Since it is on the list anyway, that begs the question why Georgia is not?

Turkey can least claim a toehold, but including a bunch of North African countries (but not Egypt?) is plainly ridiculous. Last time they were anywhere near European was when Rome sacked Carthage and imposed its rule.

And what happened to Lichtenstein, Andorra, Monaco and San Marino?

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Old Jan 12, 19, 1:43 pm
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Now you see Israel is listed there. You asked where this is stated, and i gave you an example.
As far as I can see, the link you provided only mentions where IATA has offices ( “IATA’s regional office for Europe is based in Madrid, Spain and has a network of over 15 offices in both European Union and non-EU countries comprising, among others, Russia, Turkey, Israel, Ukraine and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).”) which is not the same as defining which countries are part of “Europe”. Anyway, let’s leave it there. Thank you for your time.
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And what happened to Lichtenstein, Andorra, Monaco and San Marino?

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I would have thought that was obvious!

They - along with the Vatican City - are the only countries not to have got around to building an airport yet.
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Old Jan 13, 19, 11:28 am
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Turkey can least claim a toehold, but including a bunch of North African countries (but not Egypt?) is plainly ridiculous. Last time they were anywhere near European was when Rome sacked Carthage and imposed its rule.
Actually, I would say that a good chunk of North Africa was "European" until July 4th 1962.

And what happened to Lichtenstein, Andorra, Monaco and San Marino?
I think that if you give yourself two minutes to think about it and think about what the first "A" in IATA stands for, you might have your answer...
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Originally Posted by Hafnia View Post

Can someone help with the link to this IATA defintion which apparently does not include Lebanon but it’s southern neigbour? Many thanks
AF is free to do whatever they want about this topic ..... until a country force them to do so !!

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West Russia
This one is a good example

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I would be interested to know what airports West Russia contains, i.e. how far East you can go. For booking ordinary rewards, this would be interesting. However, it is a major negative that Aeroflot award flights are now loaded with extra taxes and charges (presumably YQ).
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I would be interested to know what airports West Russia contains, i.e. how far East you can go. For booking ordinary rewards, this would be interesting. However, it is a major negative that Aeroflot award flights are now loaded with extra taxes and charges (presumably YQ).
my bet is only for st petersburg and moscow airports
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Previously I was able to book Samara (KUF) for normal European rates. A round trip was 25,000 miles, with a smattering of taxes. Now, ticket prices have come down sharply and award ticket bogus surcharges have gone up sharply.
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