By Savannah Smith   |  09-19-2018   News
Photo credit: @cathaypacific | Twitter

Whoever was in charge of a new paint job on an Cathay Pacific aircraft has one job to do. Yet an epic mistake was still made leaving the airline gravely embarrassed.

Photos have emerged showing the letter “F” conspicuously missing on the side of the plane.

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The airline tried to make light of the matter and posted a photo of the aircraft in question and wrote: “Oops this livery won’t last long! She’s going back to the shop!”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Oops this special livery won’t last long! She’s going back to the shop!<br>(Source: HKADB) <a href="https://t.co/20SRQpKXET">pic.twitter.com/20SRQpKXET</a></p>&mdash; Cathay Pacific (@cathaypacific) <a href="https://twitter.com/cathaypacific/status/1042252802917953536?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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An engineer from the airline’s sister company, Haeco, admitted the mistake was inexplicable, hinting it could perhaps be deliberate on the part of whoever did it. He said: “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.”

Even social media users are wondering how that mistake could have escaped the attention not only of whoever did it, but so many others in the airline who could have supervised the matter, and spotted the glaring spelling mistake early on.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">How did it get this far? Quality control out for lunch that day?</p>&mdash; sean ring (@sean_ring) <a href="https://twitter.com/sean_ring/status/1042258219060494336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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It certainly became a source of humorous posts and reactions from many people.

One person hilariously wrote on Twitter about the Cathay Pacific spelling error: “Nobody gives a F anymore, not even the painters!”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">incredible. Cathay Pacific spells own name wrong on new plane.<br><br>but how. did. this. happen.<a href="https://t.co/ySuy03leHH">https://t.co/ySuy03leHH</a> <a href="https://t.co/E73ZLVf1bk">pic.twitter.com/E73ZLVf1bk</a></p>&mdash; J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) <a href="https://twitter.com/jiveDurkey/status/1042384776714432512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Other gave their reactions as well.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Nearly had it right Cathay Pacific <a href="https://t.co/Pl1GvtVo51">pic.twitter.com/Pl1GvtVo51</a></p>&mdash; Matty (@Haziboh) <a href="https://twitter.com/Haziboh/status/1042422886680674309?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Does it say „CATHAY PACFFC“ on the other side of the fuselage? ��</p>&mdash; Frank L (@flffm) <a href="https://twitter.com/flffm/status/1042277866921250817?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fixed it. <a href="https://t.co/OIZbUGX8ez">pic.twitter.com/OIZbUGX8ez</a></p>&mdash; jonnyha �� | ジョニー (@jonnyha) <a href="https://twitter.com/jonnyha/status/1042398130707226629?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Hong Kong-based carrier certainly gets an F for spelling on this one, but maybe an A for humor.

Source:

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2018/09/f-off-cathay-pacific-s-embarrassing-spelling-mistake-on-plane.html

Twitter: #MAGA #KAG #CathayPacific #CathayPacificMisspellsOwnName #HongKong #MissingF
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Ho Li Phook No. 37452 1537376083

Sum dum guy do it. Maybe he cum too fast or sum dum chik make him cum too soon. Anyway no they all have egg on face and goo in hand. Suk my pagoda!

Brian D. No. 37447 1537462226
There is no way that is a mistake. Gross incomptence is one possible explanation. Whoever was involved in this deserves to be not only fired but blacklisted so they never work again in this field.
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