Scottish Independence Sympathies?

Old Feb 28, 18, 12:57 pm
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Scottish Independence Sympathies?

Delta has posted a weather warning for ďIreland, United Kingdom, Italy, Scotland, and AmsterdamĒ. Last I checked, Scotland hadnít fully devolved from the UK. Is Delta showing Scottish Independence sympathies via their weather warning?
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Old Feb 28, 18, 12:59 pm
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Good catch. It's more likely regrettable American ignorance of world geography.
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No, they probably just want to cut down on calls asking, "Does that include Scotland?"
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Old Feb 28, 18, 3:55 pm
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Without straying into OMNI territory, it bears mention that China has shut down websites of foreign companies doing business in China which list Taiwan amongst the countries in which they also do business.

Good on DL for making things easier rather than harder for travelers who may not particularly care about local geopolitical issues, but do care about getting to a given airport.
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Old Mar 1, 18, 2:04 am
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I think in this case the text originates from KLM.

In Dutch, "Engeland" - literally England - is almost always used in cases where the speaker actually means to refer to the United Kingdom. (Think of it as similar to English speakers saying "America" when they really mean the USA).

My suspicion is that the original Dutch draft spoke of "Engeland, Ierland, Schotland, Frankrijk, ItaliŽ en Amsterdam", but the translator went with the wrong option for translating "Engeland" from the context.
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The good folks in Groningen, Limburg etc. will be happy to know that Amsterdam now considers itself its own country
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Old Mar 1, 18, 4:36 am
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Originally Posted by Ber2dca View Post
The good folks in Groningen, Limburg etc. will be happy to know that Amsterdam now considers itself its own country
If only KLM flew from Groningen, Limburg, etc!!!
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Originally Posted by irishguy28 View Post
If only KLM flew from Groningen, Limburg, etc!!!
It's a list of countries and then one city. And in any event - it can be useful info for travelers that the other parts of the Netherlands are also affected by significant weather.
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You're right, of course, but all KLM passengers would presumably be aware that they are flying to/from/via Amsterdam - and Amsterdam is only affected to the extent that flights to the named countries may be affected.

Compare with Aer Lingus, for example, who haven't bothered to include Cork [which is closed until Saturday morning at the earliest] on their flight disruptions page.
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Well I've been proud of NCL for staying open. It is more of a matter of getting to the airport that is proving to be the issue.
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Originally Posted by nwncl View Post
Well I've been proud of NCL for staying open. It is more of a matter of getting to the airport that is proving to be the issue.
Emma hasn't made it up to Toon yet

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What about Northern Ireland? Or Wales, but I don't think DL goes there.
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Originally Posted by irishguy28 View Post
I think in this case the text originates from KLM.

In Dutch, "Engeland" - literally England - is almost always used in cases where the speaker actually means to refer to the United Kingdom. (Think of it as similar to English speakers saying "America" when they really mean the USA).

My suspicion is that the original Dutch draft spoke of "Engeland, Ierland, Schotland, Frankrijk, ItaliŽ en Amsterdam", but the translator went with the wrong option for translating "Engeland" from the context.
Or someone who says "Holland" when they mean the Netherlands. My friend from Arnhem gets very heated about that
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Old Mar 1, 18, 11:28 am
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What about Northern Ireland? Or Wales, but I don't think DL goes there.
Northern Ireland can be included as part of the island of Ireland or the United Kingdom

Wales in in the UK.
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Or someone who says "Holland" when they mean the Netherlands. My friend from Arnhem gets very heated about that
Touchť
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