Airline’s name hides a very rude and hilarious message
THOMAS Cook has suffered a massive paint job fail on its planes — with a rather obscene-looking sentence spelled out in its livery.
New designs on the planes reads “I love Cooks Club” — but this looks like something very different when a plane door is opened up and slides to one side, The Sun reported.
This is because the second “o” looks like a “c” once the door has changed position.
Cook’s Club is the British airline’s new millennial-focused hotel brand offering “zen vibes” and “amazing cocktails”, according to its official web page.
Newshub revealed a plane with the embarrassing problem had been spotted on the tarmac by a passenger.
It is overlaid with the words “Move over Cathay Paciic … another paint job gone wrong.”
The image has been verified to be true as a similar photo was previously taken of a plane with the awkward mistake on it inside an aircraft hangar.
Thomas Cook told Sun Online Travel: “It goes with out saying it’s an accident, but it is one way to highlight where the emergency exit is.”
This comes just a few weeks after airline Cathay Pacific had a similar nightmare with a paint job.
The Hong Kong-based carrier’s Boeing 777-367 read “Cathay Paciic” with the word “pacific” spelled wrong along its length, a mistake picked up by travellers at the Hong Kong International Airport.
The company joked on Twitter: “Oops this special livery won’t last long! She’s going back to the shop!”
Oops this special livery won’t last long! She’s going back to the shop!
(Source: HKADB) pic.twitter.com/20SRQpKXET
— Cathay Pacific (@cathaypacific) September 19, 2018
The airline claimed it was a genuine mistake, although some in the industry questioned this.
An engineer for Haeco, a sister company of the airline, told the South China Morning Post: “The spacing is too on-point for a mishap.
“There should be a blank gap in between letters if it was a real mistake, I think.”
The image had been posted on the Hong Kong Aviation Discussion Board, a Facebook group for plane spotters.
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission.