An airline was decorating a plane with their logo. Fresh paint and a nice, clean, crisp logo always make the face of the airline look good. People enjoy clean, new-looking things. It gives the appearance that the airline (or any business) has their stuff together. I can respect a business that has their stuff together.
Problem was that the nice, new, clean-looking plane had its logo done incorrectly. The airline, Cathay Pacific, was painting the logo, called a “livery,” on the side of a new 777. They even shared the picture of the mistake themselves. The mistake, of course, was that the word “Pacific” was missing its “F.” Here’s how it came out of the paint booth:
Oops this special livery won’t last long! She’s going back to the shop!
(Source: HKADB) pic.twitter.com/20SRQpKXET
— Cathay Pacific (@cathaypacific) September 19, 2018
An engineer that works for a subsidiary of the airline is suspicious of the mistake. He says “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.” That’s a good point, but maybe part of the stencil was mistakenly trimmed off? Or perhaps someone just point-blank wasn’t paying attention. Whatever the case, it is a little funny. Really though, it’s going to cost the airline many extra hours of payroll to fix, which is unfortunate.
And just like this guy says.. Well…:
No f's were given that day
— Aghiad Haloul (@AghiadHaloul) September 19, 2018