Airline Cathay Pacific was probably very proud of its brand new Boeing 777 at Hong Kong International Airport.
As passengers began boarding, however, they had some bad news for the company: whoever painted the side of the aircraft had misspelled Cathay's name in a hilarious way.
Oops this special livery won’t last long! She’s going back to the shop! (Source: HKADB) https://t.co/20SRQpKXET— Cathay Pacific (@Cathay Pacific)1537327406.0
On the side of this plane, you may notice a distinct lack of "F" in the word "Pacific."
SPELL CHECK⁉️ Someone forgot to put an F on the side of this @cathaypacific jetliner in Hong Kong. It’s now back to… https://t.co/UxuUmN2ydc— Brian Spyros (@Brian Spyros)1537376400.0
Jokes surrounding the letter "F" abounded on Twitter...
@cathaypacific No f's were given that day— Aghiad Haloul (@Aghiad Haloul)1537335131.0
@cathaypacific Fixed it. https://t.co/OIZbUGX8ez— jonnyha 🤔 | ジョニー (@jonnyha 🤔 | ジョニー)1537362055.0
@cathaypacific I’m sure someone will ix it— Simon Cuthbert (@Simon Cuthbert)1537337239.0
Many users suggested easy solutions!
@cathaypacific @stilgherrian Shop? Bah, put a little ^ and an f above it.— darren (@darren)1537337870.0
@cathaypacific Fixed it. https://t.co/c8NtP9asRs— Willie Montgomery (@Willie Montgomery)1537372759.0
Even some employees decided to lean into the mistake.
@cathaypacific https://t.co/9IJUp7fT6A— Kevin (@Kevin)1537365795.0
Twitter post by Kevin@kevinjia1122
It turns out spelling wasn't as easy as the company thought. Isn't that right, Cathay Pacific?
If you’ve ever been refused boarding to a flight because your name was spelled wrong on the ticket, you might take… https://t.co/xW99vq6lmJ— Danny Lee (@Danny Lee)1537331564.0
Everybody needs an editor https://t.co/JilcaaYb0k via @SCMPNews— Anne-Sophie Bolon (@Anne-Sophie Bolon)1537344588.0
@cathaypacific No one is perfect, it's ok Cathay Pacific.— alfred (@alfred)1537328205.0
Perhaps Cathay should make the mistake into a marketing choice!
@cathaypacific How many RTs to change your name to this for 5 minutes https://t.co/X5WpZxScdT— Max (@Max)1537384249.0
@cathaypacific You should have left it like that and frame it as one of a kind plane for Instagramming. Probably ma… https://t.co/ePxaRFvZLd— Uygar Kilic (@Uygar Kilic)1537380046.0
Then again, it might be best to leave this entire incident in the past.
@cathaypacific @cuffed83 For F’s sake 😳— David Austin (@David Austin)1537380499.0
@cathaypacific Leave it as-is and put a red squiggle underneath.— Brian Benz (@Brian Benz)1537379475.0
But one thing is for sure:
@cathaypacific My, someone ucked up!— Thomas Cole (@Thomas Cole)1537402670.0