If the College Board can dock you points on the SAT for misspelling your name in No. 2 pencil, what happens when an airline prints its name incorrectly on the side of a multi-million dollar aircraft?
You get roasted on Twitter. That’s what.
This past Tuesday, Cathay Pacific -- a luxury airline that serves food from chefs at Michelin-starred restaurants -- debuted a shiny new aircraft with “Cathay PACIIC” printed in bold along the side. That’s right, they forgot to spell check their name -- which is incidentally also the name of a major ocean. As one Twitter respondent put it, “No F’s were given that day.”
Prior to the plane’s first voyage, travelers at the Hong Kong International Airport were quick to note the error -- and they wasted no time documenting the spelling mishap on the internet. By the time the plane had reached it’s cruising altitude, it was already a social media phenomenon.