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Tintin in Tibet: Indian Aiways or Sari Airways?

Harrock n roll
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#1 · Posted: 26 Feb 2006 12:55
Could somebody with an old copy of Tintin in Tibet could check whether the plane that crashed belonged to Indian Aiways or Sari Airways?

The newly re-lettered Tibet has Indian Aiways mentioned in the newspaper on page 2. I'd always assumed that Hergé changed this because of complaints from the airline. Or was this only changed for the French edition?

To make matters more confusing the tail fin of the crashed plane (page 28) has a different symbol (presumably belonging to the fictitous Sari Airways). The original version - before Hergé changed it - had the ‘Sagittarius’ Air India symbol of a centaur holding a bow on the tail fin. The plane depicted on page 58 also has this centaur symbol and “Air India” written on the side on it.
Richard
UK Correspondent
#2 · Posted: 26 Feb 2006 15:52
In the original French edition (according to the facsimile), the plane belonged to Indian Airways (p2); the wreckage shows the Sagittarius symbol (p28) and the same symbol plus "Air India" is present on p58.

In a 1996 English printing, it's Indian Airways on p2, the new logo on p28 (laid over the original's grey tones), and the Sagittarius & Air India on p58.

In the current French edition, it's Sari Airways p2, new-logo-covering-old on p28 and Sagittarius & Air India on p58.

So that's very clear now, isn't it? ;)
Harrock n roll
Moderator
#3 · Posted: 26 Feb 2006 17:55
Thanks clearing that up Richard. So, it was changed to Sari Airways everywhere in the French edition, except for on page 58, and the text on page 2 was never altered for the English edition (including the new one). We live and learn...

Now I can sleep comfortably... ;o)

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