Guess The Airline – September 2002 answer

Every month, an airline printed advertisement, minus airline name and logo, is displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. The following is the answer to a previous game.

Without a doubt, this was the poorest Guess The Airline in the history of The lowest number of participants since the humble beginnings in 1999, and the highest number of incorrect answers. The following is a magazine ad featured in a mid-1990s issue of FrequentFlyer, OAG’s monthly magazine. Ready? Scroll down!

Swissair advertisement featuring a businessman hopping over a small barrier, from the year 1995.

How to guess it?

Why have so few people guessed correctly? Possibly because of the lack of clues. Some users mentioned having chosen Qantas because of the “hop, skip and jump” like a kangaroo in the text. Others mentioned Air France because the two airports could be Orly and Charles-de-Gaulle (Roissy, the alternate name of this airport, would indeed fit the blank). But those who mentioned Swissair correctly had done so because of the font used by the advertisement, and then because of the slogan (“Time is everything”, which was then followed by the “World’s Most Refreshing Airline” campaign).


Correct answers: 39% | Wrong answers: 61% | Most submitted wrong answer: British Airways or BOAC! (10%) | Other answers submitted: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, bmi, Delta, Iberia, Lufthansa, Pan Am, Qantas, TWA, United, Virgin.


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