So we’ve all been there. The year has changed and we mistakenly write 2018 instead of 2019 (you know it will happen a couple of times). We press send too early and there it goes: “johnj” has sent his kind regards to your boss in your latest work-related e-mail. As it stands, your boss probably will find it amusing rather than confusing and might even reply with sending her best wishes and signing off as “Carolk”.
The point we’re trying to make is that we are all very prone to making honest and harmless mistakes. Airlines suffer from the same ailment. Being susceptible to human error is even more acceptable for an airline when it comes to spelling its own name wrong on their aircraft, rather than, let’s say, keeping the machine airborne and getting us safely to our final destination. This has been the case with Cathay Pacific or how they were called for a brief couple of days “Cathay Paciic”.
Oops this special livery won’t last long! She’s going back to the shop!— Cathay Pacific (@cathaypacific) September 19, 2018
(Source: HKADB) pic.twitter.com/20SRQpKXET
You could read their blunder right on one of their new Boeings. They took it well and went along with it on social media. Posting some images with the remark: "Oops, this special livery won't last long! She’s going back to the shop". Some travellers could appreciate the mistake, but someone did point out the irony in the fact that when you misspell your own name on your ticket, you may be denied boarding. Perhaps airlines will soften their rules now that there is proof that they can make that mistake themselves.
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