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Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 2:26 am

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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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 2:33 am

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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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 2:41 am

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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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours

Wed May 09, 2007 2:42 am

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

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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 2:44 am

"Hey, who are the Chefs?" Not going anywhere for a while?
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 2:44 am

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

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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 2:47 am

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

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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 2:48 am

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.
 
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 2:57 am

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.
 
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 3:05 am

 rotfl 

Good find! Big grin
 
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 3:06 am

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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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 3:12 am

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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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 3:19 am

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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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 3:21 am

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

Aerial (also in the text of the screen shot)
 
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 3:42 am

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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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours

Wed May 09, 2007 3:46 am

...and it is fixed now.
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 3:52 am

...it seems to have been corrected now.... checkmark 
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 4:02 am

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.

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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 4:04 am

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

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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 4:04 am

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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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 4:09 am

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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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 4:10 am

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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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 4:17 am

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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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 4:19 am

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
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 4:20 am

WOW you guys need to get a life.......
 
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 4:20 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 19):
It almost begs the question...are the marketing people at Boeing avid a.nutters

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 bollocking.  Smile

Personally I think it is unforgivable. Qantas should immediately cancel the 787s and order A350s. Big grin

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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 4:29 am

 rotfl  I can't believe you took a photograph of your monitor... ever heard of the Print Screen key?
 
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 4:32 am

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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours

Wed May 09, 2007 4:40 am

Quoting DALCE (Reply 5):
tWhat a stupid mistake, every aviation enthousiast knows that Qantas is not a word, but an abreviation.

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 an abbreviation anymore. (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Airways Limited is a bit odd, n'est pas?)

Basically, IMHO, Qantas is an intentionally misspelled word. All English words (that I'm aware of) that contain a 'q' not followed by a 'u' are borrowed or are fake, intentionally misspelled, words like Compaq. 'u' after 'q' one of the only reliable rules of English spelling.

NASDAQ gets it. They are still all caps, and their use of the lone 'q' is arguably phonetically more appropriate.

Not that Boeing's error isn't funny.

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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 4:56 am

Quoting Analog (Reply 28):
All English words (that I'm aware of) that contain a 'q' not followed by a 'u' are borrowed or are fake

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 don't use roman script.
 
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 5:22 am

Quoting ANother (Reply 29):
No U either, but more of a 'K' sound than the 'Kwaa' in Qantas. Not borrowed, as the locals don't use roman script.

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 aircraft "zero niner Qwebec" (note the W, phonetic spelling) and reminded me that the proper callsign was "zero niner Kebec". To this day, I use Kebec (the proper French pronunciation?) on the radio now...  Wink
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 5:24 am

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 30):
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 aircraft "zero niner Qwebec" (note the W, phonetic spelling) and reminded me that the proper callsign was "zero niner Kebec". To this day, I use Kebec (the proper French pronunciation?) on the radio now...

That's strange, I always hear it pronounced as your former example.

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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 5:28 am

Quoting Detroitflyer (Reply 1):
lol....made that mistake twice........but it is spelled correctly on the plane.

wait to see the stretched version, maybe they check.  laughing 
 
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 5:33 am

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" rather than "Concorde". For most Americans, the former sounds correct. In fact, I did not know that the later was preferred by many in Europe, despite owning several books on the subject of [the] Concorde.

Obvious question - why "Concorde" and not "the Concorde"?
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 5:34 am

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
Boeing has made a very shameful but pretty funny mistake.

LOL they corrected it  Smile)
 
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 5:36 am

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 check.

I can't say I am too surprised, if the person doing the work was not familiar with the Airline and it is possible then following the U after a Q rule comes into play, especially an English Major  Smile.

Although Qantas is an acronym (not an abbreviation as stated above) if you aren't familiar with the history then it is a very simple honest mistake to make.

Still a good chuckle, hope it doesn't cost too much to redo all the logos with a U as a result  Wink.
 
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours

Wed May 09, 2007 5:37 am

Quoting Analog (Reply 28):
All English words (that I'm aware of) that contain a 'q' not followed by a 'u' are borrowed or are fake, intentionally misspelled, words like Compaq. 'u' after 'q' one of the only reliable rules of English spelling.



Quoting ANother (Reply 29):

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 don't use roman script.

Sorry, I forgot to mention transliterated Arabic words. (any other languages?) Actually, I had written that, but I somehow deleted that part of the sentence.  banghead  And the dog ate my homework. Run for the hills, Qantas is Arabic!!!

The sound in Qantas is exactly what it would be if written "quan..", for example: "quantity".

I get it, "quantas" is the possive form of the plural of quantum. Quantum, quanta, quantas. Quanta's stuff. The stuff belonging the the quantized things.
 
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 5:39 am

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 1937, has its corporate headquarters in MONTRAL, Quebec
Air Canada is operates one of the largest fleets of Boeing 767 widebody aircraft."

What happened to proof readers...or even spell check?
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours

Wed May 09, 2007 5:45 am

Quoting DrExotica (Reply 33):

Obvious question - why "Concorde" and not "the Concorde"?

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 BA First). Edit: If this is not the case, I would think the answer to your query is "pretension".

Otherwise it would be legit to say "EADS produces Whalejet and produced Concorde. Boeing's products include 747 and 737."

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Wed May 09, 2007 5:54 am

Quoting Rikkus67 (Reply 37):
What happened to proof readers...or even spell check?

I am beginning to think that the blurbs came from the airlines themselves (rather than something Boeing wrote).

Two examples:

The ANA entry calls Star Alliance the "foremost" airline alliance. I doubt Boeing would make a pronouncement on which airline alliance is the foremost.

The Air India entry does not look like something Seattle/Chicago would write.
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Wed May 09, 2007 6:08 am

Quoting Rikkus67 (Reply 37):

"....Air Canada is Canada's largest airline and flag carrier. The airline, founded in 1937, has its corporate headquarters in MONTRAL, Quebec
Air Canada is operates one of the largest fleets of Boeing 767 widebody aircraft."

What happened to proof readers...or even spell check?

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Wed May 09, 2007 8:04 am

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 Qantas? I think he got to six people before someone spelled Qantas right. “There is no ‘U” in Qantas!” He then said that if anyone spelled Qantas wrong (with a 'U') on a paper it was a zero. I will always remember that from his class. lol
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 9:58 am

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 paper cup holding your latte  Smile
 
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 10:21 am

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 Bangkok to this all over again.It doesnt worry me - just chill and correct it next time.
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Wed May 09, 2007 10:51 am

Quoting Brenintw (Reply 42):
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 paper cup holding your latte Smile

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 "Taiwan Region"  Yeah sure.)"
 
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 11:44 am

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, I think they are doing pretty good.

The thread title suggested they had committed some egregious and consequential error.

Perhaps it's a language/translation issue that caused me to not recognise what was intended as a humorous post?
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Wed May 09, 2007 12:18 pm

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 pistons, bent up skis, photos of people crashing, and various other "shameful items").


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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours!

Wed May 09, 2007 12:26 pm

Very funny indeed! I hope Boeing fixes it soon. I'm sure Qantas...er, I mean Quantas would appreciate it. BTW, my first post.
 
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Wed May 09, 2007 12:49 pm

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 Vancouver. At that time, "Quantas" had a flight YVR-SFO-HNL. The Canadian Pacific nonstop flight was full, so my Dad booked us on Qantas. I remember until that time in my life, always thinking it was spelled Quantas. Funny that ad would bring back those memories. Unfortunately, the Canadian Pacific flight waitlist cleared, so I never did get to fly Qantas. Another unfortunate thing was that when the waitlist cleared for the Canadian Pacific flight, it was the First Class we were waitlisted on that cleared, so my brother and I thought we would get to fly F. Unfortunately, Y seats cleared so we never got that either. Canadian Pacific always had excellent service and meals, though, no matter what class. In those days everyone still dressed up a bit to fly, it was still more of an occasion than now. Sorry to ramble on.
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RE: Come On Boeing, What A Shameful Error Of Yours

Wed May 09, 2007 1:08 pm

So okay, it got past the designer without anyone knowing, that's forgiveable, national carrier acronyms from the antipodes aren't usually their bag, but who approved it to "go live" on the net? This is the industry I work in (communications, much over the web) and mistakes like this are difficult to make because of the approvals process involved. When and if they do happen, especially an embarrassing one like spelling the name of your latest product's largest customer wrong, the repercussions are usually swift, severe and educational.

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