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Old 19th Sep 2018, 21:18
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What was that livery that had a letter on one of the doors. So that when the door was opened the brand got a whole different meaning?
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 21:34
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
... so I sadly tend apply the rule carte blanche.
Sadly that doesn't make any sense.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 21:38
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Perhaps they thought that they could burn less fuel and cut down on airframe hours, if there was no F in Pacific?
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 22:16
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Originally Posted by nevillestyke View Post
Perhaps they thought that they could burn less fuel and cut down on airframe hours, if there was no F in Pacific?
That would certainly bring Hong Kong and LA closer
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 23:34
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The quality control was too lose. That is how they managed to loose the "F" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 01:17
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The quality control was too lose.
Maybe it was the French...
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 01:23
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What was that livery that had a letter on one of the doors. So that when the door was opened the brand got a whole different meaning?
An Australian TV show called 'A Current Affair' had that problem, according to a photo I've seen.
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 01:29
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Seems like they're not the only department at Cathay that resembles the Muppet Show these days. This is on the Fragrant Harbour (Hong Kong) page...

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The companys new route to Washington DC has created a political nightmare.
The US agency tasked with marketing the new route has used pictures of Shanghai instead of Hong Kong in their adverts.
The Commercial Department in HKG is back peddling as quickly as possible. But what a f***k up.
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 05:26
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Originally Posted by spannersatcx View Post
The problem started earlier I think, the gap between the Y and P is too large!
It looks like the words Cathay and Pacific were stencilled independently, with "Pacific" being stencilled from C backwards. If the painters forgot the F that would explain the misspelling and the large space between the two words.
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 05:30
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That should be “company’s” unitedabx.

What happens when you criticise spelling? Everyone starts checking your spelling, along with your grammar and punctuation.

And “peddling” is wrong too.
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 06:01
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golfyankeesierra, I think it was the old airbus multi-coloured strip house colour scheme which when a rear door was left open made a different word
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 08:36
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You are correct, it's its, not it's.
I know. I was being polite and it was 'its' not 'their' rather than 'its' not 'it's'.
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 08:40
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Thumbs up Spelling.....

Originally Posted by gearlever View Post
Airplane too short?
Now if it was an aeroplane it wouldn't be too short!
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 09:23
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The first RAF VC10 to be repainted by an outside contractor, ( Luton I think ) had the fin flash reversed so it was in effect the French Airfarce one. It took a while for everyone to realise, as people could see something was wrong with the scheme, but couldn't quite figure out what it was. It was back at Brize for a while before it was noticed.
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 11:21
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It's probably easy enough for a painter immersed in the job to simply call for the next stencil and get on with it without paying attention to what is actually being applied. And if the airframe is due in service hours later there is no time to fix it.

I am intrigued though that one is deemed spelling "police" to flag up such a blatant error. In the first instance it is clearly a mere typo, not a spelling error at all and even if it were spelling it is hardly "police" action to point out something so ridiculously blatant?
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 12:41
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
The first RAF VC10 to be repainted by an outside contractor, ( Luton I think ) had the fin flash reversed so it was in effect the French Airfarce one.
BA (may even have been BEA in those days) painted a few RAF VC-10s (in a rather attractive orange-peel finish, IIRC).
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 14:25
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The quality control was too lose. That is how they managed to loose the "F" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
control was too LOOSE . They managed to LOSE the F ....... methinks.
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 17:52
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Originally Posted by golfyankeesierra View Post
What was that livery that had a letter on one of the doors. So that when the door was opened the brand got a whole different meaning?
Probably not what you're think of, but back in the late 1970's (when I was a fresh faced new-hire at Boeing), Braniff had ordered up a bunch of 727s. The had an interesting paint scheme known as "Flying Colors". The aircraft was painted one uniform color - although each aircraft was a different color (some of them rather garish) - and along the side of the center inlet it said in rather large letters "Flying Colors".
There was an access panel which matched up with the 'l' in colors - which was routinely left off so the had a bunch of "Flying Coors" 727s on the Renton flight line (Coors being a popular brand of beer in the US - sometimes compared with making love in a canoe).
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 18:17
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Originally Posted by golfyankeesierra View Post
What was that livery that had a letter on one of the doors. So that when the door was opened the brand got a whole different meaning?
It was Starbucks. But if you Google "starbucks van with door open" and click on the "images" link you'll find a whole bunch of others too!

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Old 20th Sep 2018, 22:31
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Originally Posted by golfyankeesierra View Post
What was that livery that had a letter on one of the doors. So that when the door was opened the brand got a whole different meaning?
The old Airbus livery on the A340!

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