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Airline Makes Big Typo On Their Own Plane

By Gloria Borger / jeudi 20 septembre 2018 04:23
Cathay Pacific, a Hong Kong airline, tweeted about the mistake and the responses are hilarious.

Who's never made a typo, right? Lord knows we've all seen plenty of typos right here on FMyLife! At least the consequences aren't this big for most of us...

 

Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific learned the value of proofreading the hard way this week when they sent out a Boeing-777 with a giant typo splashed across the side of the machine. The "Cathay Paciic" made a trip from Xiamen to Hong Kong before the error was caught.

 

The airline wasn't so embarrassed that they couldn't have a little laugh over the incident, tweeting "Oops this special livery won't last long! She's going back to the shop!"

 

Their image source, HKADB, is the Hong Kong Aviation Discussion Board, a Facebook group.

 

The cause of this mistake is still unknown, and some people find the circumstances suspicious. An engineer associated with Cathay Pacific told the South China Morning Post that "The spacing is too on-point for a mishap. We have stencils. Should be a blank gap in between letters if it was a real mistake I think." But then a spokesperson for Cathay Pacific reportedly told CNN that "We did not intend to make it a big fuss in the first place, but photos went viral within the aviation enthusiastic groups, so we just shared the hilarious moment with everyone."

 

And everyone had a lot to say about it.

What do you think? Was this a genuine mistake or a weird viral publicity stunt? Does this indicate that other (more serious) things are being overlooked at the company or is it just a independent little goof?

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