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Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 25159 times:

Boeing has made a very shameful but pretty funny mistake. Take at look at the screenshot below that I got from their website and check out for yourselves.
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s125/gvaprg/787.jpg

Here is the link you can access the page from
http://newairplane.com/site/?directPath=787/en-US/whosFlyingThe787
Honestly I can't believe they made such an error

Regards

BM

[Edited 2007-05-08 19:27:00]


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User currently offlineDetroitflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 25098 times:

lol....made that mistake twice........but it is spelled correctly on the plane.

My guess is maybe it was a silly mistake or maybe quantas used to be spelled that way(although i doubt it)



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User currently offlineFlyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 996 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 25013 times:

The website designers need to be informed of how one of Boeings largest customers is called.

This is actually Hilarious!

(And NO, I don't have anything against Boeing, but I think this is very funny)



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 24983 times:

Funny how they managed to get it right in the paragraph, but not in the title or the link on the right.

Harry

[Edited 2007-05-08 19:43:18]


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User currently offlineAirSpare From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 24949 times:

"Hey, who are the Chefs?" Not going anywhere for a while?


Get someone else for your hero worship fetish
User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1712 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 24949 times:

What a stupid mistake, every aviation enthousiast knows that Qantas is not a word, but an abreviation.
Wasn't it Queensland And Nothern Territory Air Service??
A leading aviation-company like Boeing just can't make this stupid misspelling

[Edited 2007-05-08 19:45:52]


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User currently offlineVTNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 24911 times:

Does college let out early in Chicago? May be the interns are in charge of updating the website.

VT-NYC



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User currently offlineClearedDirect From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 24871 times:

Quoting AirSpare (Reply 4):
"Hey, who are the Chefs?" Not going anywhere for a while?

More like...."Wanna get away?"

Love that commercial!

I imagine someone has some 'splaining to do.


User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 24764 times:

Simple grammatical mistake that the designer probably didn't realize when they were typing it in. It’s normal that "U" follows "Q" in the English language so they probably simply did it unconsciously.

User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 24669 times:

 rotfl 

Good find! Big grin


User currently offlineMush From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 24646 times:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 5):
A leading aviation-company like Boeing just can't make this stupid misspelling

Calm down...people make mistakes...and last time I checked Boeing was staffed by people. I'm sure it will be corrected soon.

Quoting ClearedDirect (Reply 7):
Quoting AirSpare (Reply 4):
"Hey, who are the Chefs?" Not going anywhere for a while?

More like...."Wanna get away?"

Love that commercial!

Actually, it is "Not going anywhere for awhile?" It was a Snickers commercial.

Although I do like the Southwest commercials. The one with the girl with the contact lens problem walking into the mens room is great...



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User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 24568 times:

Quoting Mush (Reply 10):
Quoting DALCE (Reply 5):
A leading aviation-company like Boeing just can't make this stupid misspelling

Calm down...people make mistakes...and last time I checked Boeing was staffed by people. I'm sure it will be corrected soon.

Yes, chill out...

One of the more consistent rules in the mostly inconsistent language of English is "u after q".

It is counter intuitive to spell it the way it is spelled, but most people forget it is an acronym.



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 24455 times:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 5):
Wasn't it Queensland And Nothern Territory Air Service??

Close...I've been corrected on this before  Smile I believe it's actually "Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Service."

 rotfl  When I worked for Intel as a QA engineer, you have no idea how many errors like this we had to correct from the technical writers before manuals went out the door. I think most of those type of jobs (like the software Quality Assurance engineer) have now been shipped to countries where people can be hired at 1/2 to 1/3 the cost  Sad



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User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 24437 times:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 5):
Wasn't it Queensland And Nothern Territory Air Service??

Aerial (also in the text of the screen shot)


User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2010 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 24244 times:
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Geez, you people sure get your panties in a knot over simple mistakes. The flash presentation was probably outsourced to a local graphic design firm who, like the rest of the world, aren't completely obsessed about aviation. It obviously wasn't proofed well before loading live.


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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 24196 times:

...and it is fixed now.


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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 24139 times:

...it seems to have been corrected now.... checkmark 


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User currently offlineGlobalATL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 24054 times:

Quoting DALCE (Reply 5):
What a stupid mistake, every aviation enthousiast knows that Qantas is not a word, but an abreviation.
Wasn't it Queensland And Nothern Territory Air Service??
A leading aviation-company like Boeing just can't make this stupid misspelling


It's an honest mistake, although I see one word listed above that are spelled incorrectly, but who's counting.
Just look at my tag below at some examples of words that are spelled wrong most of the time. But I'm learning to lighten up as I get older.

[Edited 2007-05-08 21:10:12]

User currently offlineRunway24R From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 24029 times:

Hi

Simple mistake, but serious. It's all about standards (or lack of)!

How do you think Boeing would feel if QANTAS issued a press release or an article on their website stating something like %u201CWe look forward to introducing the BORING 787 into service%u2026%u201D

The R key is right next to the E, just as easily done. And there would be a lot of people on here up in arms about that wouldn't there.

Although it is rather amusing nonetheless!!! Big grin

Cheers, Rob.

BTW: This is my first post - long time reader, but finally got round to joining!!!  Cool



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 24029 times:

Quoting WestWing (Reply 15):
...and it is fixed now.



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 16):
...it seems to have been corrected now.... checkmark

It almost begs the question...are the marketing people at Boeing avid a.nutters or do a.nutters regularly e-mail webmasters for such heresy as calling QANTAS "Quantas"?  scratchchin 



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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 23981 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 19):
It almost begs the question...are the marketing people at Boeing avid a.nutters or do a.nutters regularly e-mail webmasters for such heresy as calling QANTAS "Quantas"?

My money is on the latter ....  Wink



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 23938 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 19):
Quoting WestWing (Reply 15):
...and it is fixed now.



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 16):
...it seems to have been corrected now....  checkmark 

It almost begs the question...are the marketing people at Boeing avid a.nutters or do a.nutters regularly e-mail webmasters for such heresy as calling QANTAS "Quantas"?  scratchchin 



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 20):
Quoting KELPkid (Reply 19):
It almost begs the question...are the marketing people at Boeing avid a.nutters or do a.nutters regularly e-mail webmasters for such heresy as calling QANTAS "Quantas"?

My money is on the latter ....  Smile

....my money is on both.... Wink



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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 23841 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 19):
It almost begs the question...are the marketing people at Boeing avid a.nutters or do a.nutters regularly e-mail webmasters

I think it might be a bit of both...

I suspect many A.Netters emailed the webmaster and (s)he got a deluge of emails this morning.  Smile

But also the title of this thread is an irresistible magnet to anyone who works for Boeing. So perhaps even non-marketing Boeing employees seeing it would have clicked on the thread, seen what it was about, and taken a few minutes to internally contact someone to fix it.



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12278 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 23807 times:
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Now just wait till all the QF die hard fans arrive and watch the bloodbath start.

It is pretty funny thou. You can't blame Boeing thou for the mistake cause everyone has to admit, Qantas does sound like it has a U after the Q, even if I make the mistake at times


User currently offlineSonic67 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 23784 times:

WOW you guys need to get a life.......

25 Post contains images Helvknight : Well there's been a lot of speculation on here that Randy is an a.net member. maybe he saw this thread and called the marketing folks to deliver a bo
26 Post contains images Mach4 : I can't believe you took a photograph of your monitor... ever heard of the Print Screen key?
27 Dallasnewark : The price you pay for outsourcing
28 Analog : QANTAS doesn't seem to think so, as they've called themselves Qantas Airways Limited since 1967, not QANTAS Airways Limited. I don't think Qantas is
29 ANother : How about the English spelling for a Middle East Country? No U either, but more of a 'K' sound than the 'Kwaa' in Qantas. Not borrowed, as the locals
30 Post contains images KELPkid : Well, when I did my controlled field solo in N2809Q at ELP for my private pilot's license, the ground controller corrected me for calling the aircraf
31 Newark777 : That's strange, I always hear it pronounced as your former example. Harry
32 Post contains images Max777geek : wait to see the stretched version, maybe they check.
33 DrExotica : Funny stuff - especially the hothouse flower a.net outrage at such an error. Another of the biggies here on a.net is referring to "the Concorde" rathe
34 Post contains images Max777geek : LOL they corrected it )
35 Post contains images Jbernie : I did a quick check in MS Word and "Qantas" is recognised as correct... though if you go with Quantas it gives Qantas as the third option in the spell
36 Post contains images Analog : Sorry, I forgot to mention transliterated Arabic words. (any other languages?) Actually, I had written that, but I somehow deleted that part of the s
37 Rikkus67 : For "S & G's", I found another couple of grammatical errors: "....Air Canada is Canada's largest airline and flag carrier. The airline, founded in 193
38 Analog : The only legitimate way that an American could call it "Concorde" without an article is if it refers to the class of service that was provided (like
39 WestWing : I am beginning to think that the blurbs came from the airlines themselves (rather than something Boeing wrote). Two examples: The ANA entry calls Sta
40 Post contains images Analog : For Air India the word "National" is consistently capitalized. For Azerbaijan Airlines, they write "it is modernization of it is fleet has allowed.."
41 CO777DAL : This reminds me of college. One the first day of Dr. Wensveen Ariline Management class at ERAU, he went down the row asking everyone how to spell Qant
42 Post contains images Brenintw : But ... Quantas (with the U) is the name of a company -- I just don't see it buying 787s -- it manufactures the plastic lids that go on top of the pap
43 FXMD11 : One of the most common mistakes, I believe! I made it so many times and I have seen many others doing the same writing.Some Travel Agents here in Bang
44 Post contains images Analog : Really? Where? Quanta (no 's') is a big PC maker from a place with a similar name to your country: Taiwan (maybe it's related to the country called "
45 SSTsomeday : We seem to be really stretching to find something about Boeing to criticize these days. If that's the most shameful thing thing they can be accused of
46 CanadianNorth : As we would say in Sled Ed, "Now there's one for the wall" (referring out our wall of shame - a section of wall in the shop decorated with burnt out p
47 BimanAirBangla : Very funny indeed! I hope Boeing fixes it soon. I'm sure Qantas...er, I mean Quantas would appreciate it. BTW, my first post.
48 AY104 : That is quite funny really, I remember when I was a teen, 16 years old back in 1966. My brother and I were going to Hawaii for the Easter break, from
49 MotorHussy : So okay, it got past the designer without anyone knowing, that's forgiveable, national carrier acronyms from the antipodes aren't usually their bag, b
50 Post contains images Bohica : How many times have people posted on a.net spelling Qantas "Q-U-A-N-T-A-S"? I'm sure the person who made the mistake on the Boeing website also posts
51 Post contains images Iwok : Indeed, the person who let this go live is in need of some strong re-education. Unlikely as it sounds it looks as though the documentation release pr
52 Post contains images Electech6299 : Or was that one thousandth of a person? And is the accuracy one thousandth or merely that order of magnitude, with up to nine thousandths variance? (
53 YULWinterSkies : Jerk! He does need to get a life too.... Aren't there better skills to learn in airline management than spelling Kwantas properly? (sorry, could not
54 Post contains images DL777LAX : Well, we don't speak British-English, we speak American-English. Thank you euro readers for your concerns over are English. We just choose to ignore
55 Analog : That's the problem with the use of "significant figures" to indicate error; you never really know. Well, you do know that it's better than one one-hu
56 Post contains images Legoguy : Quite a simple mistake to make, everybody is human, however if this mistake was on the airbus site, this thread would be twice as long... To be honest
57 Post contains links and images EYKD : Folks, believe it or not, but it seems that even Australians don't know the correct spelling of their flagship airline. Just check this Australian tra
58 Kalakaua : ...at least the airline titles on the aircraft doesn't say "Quantas". QANTAS has evolved into it's own word, "Qantas". It is an acronym but I don't se
59 Post contains images A340600 : Glad this has been fixed.
60 Qslinger : Boeing still screwed up...any package outsourced or built in house need to be throughtly tested by the business users or the stakeholder... I guess t
61 Baroque : Not a lot from Aus so far, so a scatological addition to an eccentric thread. At one stage Qantas had Warren Mitchell, or Till death us do part fame,
62 Post contains links Dougloid : Gee, Roots. Have you checked out the Airbus site lately???? They've still got the A380F in UPS livery. http://www.airbus.com/en/aircraftfamilies/a380
63 Post contains images Electech6299 : Yes, that's accurate (pun intended) I hope you intended that as a joke, but I don't see the smilies? We really need a "sarcasm filter", like a differ
64 StealthZ : That is rather bad, not familiar with that company though. They are based in Brisbane and there is a vocal member of this site that claims to be in t
65 Post contains images Dougloid : Yr average teenage kid in the US ought to demand their money back for the education that the teachers didn't provide because they were too busy conte
66 Electech6299 : Hmmm, if they went to a private school, they might have a case. As to public school, that was paid for by Uncle Sam. But considering I went to public
67 Dougloid : That makes you a rare bird indeed. Language skills are a lost cause for most of the cohort that's coming up. It was not ever thus. The ladies who lab
68 Jetdeltamsy : Shameful? Good grief, what a drama queen. Shameful would be covering up a safety flaw. Shameful would be paying kickbacks to government officials. Sh
69 Post contains images Gr8Circle : ....and isn't this statement gramatically awkward....? I mean, with the "Of Yours!" at the end.....
70 Boo22 : The Airbus boys must be very excited. This is something they can really use to gain momentum with the 350 going into Le Bourget. "Airbus, we know how
71 Legoguy : I would have to agree. Perhaps this thread should be locked as it's starting to turn into an Airbus v Boeing thread, and is starting to fill with sar
72 DL777LAX : I should have put more smilies, i know. I guess I was rushing when i posted that.
73 MotorHussy : I suspect that Bill Gates is to blame due to an auto-correct function on a MicroSoft piece of software. You're not the only ones laughing! Love Dubya'
74 Post contains links Rampart : I thought that, too, but I was corrected in this recent thread: RE: Acronyms As Airline Names (by Spacecadet May 1 2007 in Civil Aviation) It became
75 Analog : ANA isn't an acronym, it's an initialism. You don't say "Anna", you say "A-N-A". Qantas is no longer an acronym; the letters do not stand for anythin
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