Isn't it about time we renamed 'Ex-EU'?

Old Sep 17, 15, 10:26 am
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Isn't it about time we renamed 'Ex-EU'?

Call me a pedant, but seeing as LHR is in the EU and OSL isn't, is it not inaccurate to describe an itinerary starting in Norway and routing through the UK as 'ex-EU'?

Wouldn't 'ex-mainland Europe' or something like that be better?
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Isn't the EU just short for Europe (as in mainland Europe) in this context?
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Old Sep 17, 15, 10:28 am
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What becomes of Dublin in your long worded shorthand?
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Old Sep 17, 15, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by Cerebrito View Post
Isn't the EU just short for Europe (as in mainland Europe) in this context?
Nope.
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Old Sep 17, 15, 10:30 am
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What becomes of Dublin in your long worded shorthand?
Hence the appeal for something better.
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Originally Posted by Up In The Air View Post
Call me a pedant, but seeing as LHR is in the EU and OSL isn't, is it not inaccurate to describe an itinerary starting in Norway and routing through the UK as 'ex-EU'?

Wouldn't 'ex-mainland Europe' or something like that be better?
Quiet day at the office?
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Old Sep 17, 15, 10:32 am
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Quiet day at the office?
Just knocked off!
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Originally Posted by Up In The Air View Post
Call me a pedant, but seeing as LHR is in the EU and OSL isn't, is it not inaccurate to describe an itinerary starting in Norway and routing through the UK as 'ex-EU'?

Wouldn't 'ex-mainland Europe' or something like that be better?
What, like this? http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...ing-guide.html

The thing is, "ex-EU" is now local jargon that's stuck. We know what it means, even though it's technically inaccurate; and it's short and convenient.
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Ex-EEA !
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Old Sep 17, 15, 10:40 am
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Sometimes IST gets used. So EEA is out as well....
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Isn't ex-EU an FT reference to Europe excluding the UK? I don't see a problem with its use. We all understand what it means ergo it does its job nicely.
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Old Sep 17, 15, 10:48 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
Isn't ex-EU an FT reference to Europe excluding the UK? I don't see a problem with its use. We all understand what it means ergo it does its job nicely.
Not this?

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Yes "ex-mainland Europe" is an excellent suggestion. To save writing it though could we perhaps abberviate a little? Perhaps to ex-Eu?
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Old Sep 17, 15, 10:53 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
Yes "ex-mainland Europe" is an excellent suggestion. To save writing it though could we perhaps abberviate a little? Perhaps to ex-Eu?
"EU" does suggest European Union whereas I suppose that "EUR" is somewhat more open-ended. In any event, does anybody really care apart from the OP?
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Old Sep 17, 15, 10:59 am
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