& # 39; Really does not inspire confidence here & # 39;: eagle-eyed airline passengers have noticed that some onboard maps reveal the location of SHIPWRECKS
- Passengers went to Twitter with map images showing wreckage
- The maps show the name and location of the wreck and the year it sank
- One called it "deeply strange" and another said it made them & # 39; uncomfortable & # 39;
Airline passengers were perplexed after realizing that some maps on board show the location of the wrecks and the year of the wreck.
The maps are part of the entertainment onboard seat-back TVs, often found on long-haul flights, and use the aircraft's flight tracking systems and satellite imagery to show the exact location of the aircraft.
Passengers posted photos of the wrecked maps on Twitter, with some saying they did not inspire them with confidence.
Florian Nikolaus posted this photo on Twitter showing the flight map on his Swiss Air flight from New York JFK to Zurich. Points to the location of the Titanic wreck
Wendy Felton was on an Emirates flight when she noticed that her TV map revealed the locations of the USS Thresher and SS ships Andrea Doria.
Thomas Weber was flying with American Airlines. He said, “Dear @AmericanAir, are you including wreck locations on your onboard maps on transatlantic flights so your customers feel more comfortable with the safety of international travel?”
One passenger, Alex, noticed on a flight from Dublin that his on-board map showed the location of the RMS Lusitania, which sank off the coast of Ireland in 1915 during World War I.
One passenger, Alex, noticed on a flight from Dublin that his on-board map showed the location of the RMS Lusitania.
He tweeted, "I find it odd that they mark the location of a wreck on this flight map."
Another passenger, Florian Nicklaus, noted the location of the Titanic and the USS Thresher on their Swiss Air flight from New York's JFK airport to Zurich.
Tweeting a picture, he wrote: “I was a little uncomfortable pointing out catastrophic events while in the air. Or is it to reassure me that flying is safer than crossing the Atlantic by ship?
Wendy Fulton posted a photo of her on-board map of an Emirates flight, which also showed the location of the USS Thresher and SS Andrea Doria – an Italian ocean liner that sank in the North Atlantic in 1956.
She tweeted, “It's deeply strange that Emirates marks the locations of major wrecks on its flight tracking map. Who wants to think of deadly transport disasters during a flight?
Other passengers to tweet about this included Thomas Weber, who wrote: 'Dear @AmericanAir, you are including wreck locations on your on-board maps on transatlantic flights so that your customers feel more comfortable with the safety of international travel. ? & # 39;
In addition to tweeting map photos, customers also commented on how they didn't instill them with confidence.
While Laurel Rush wrote after seeing one of the maps: "This flight map shows the location of famous wrecks in history and how … really not inspiring confidence here, friend."
The company behind many of the onboard maps is US-based Collins Aerospace, formerly known as Rockwell Collins. Its clients include American Airlines and British Airways.
He says many of his clients find the wrecks marked on the maps interesting.
The company told MailOnline Travel: 'As part of our product, Collins Aerospace offers points of interest on our maps, including wrecks.
& # 39; These points of interest are an option airlines can select when setting up or updating their map.
& # 39; The choice of providing points is completely based on airline selection and is not forced by Collins Aerospace. It is a configuration designed in our software, similar to the background color or logo on an airplane.
"Some customers have told us they find it interesting and therefore the reason we offer them."
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