Guess The Airline – January 2004 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.

The ad this month was relatively easy to guess, thanks to a major clue which appeared near the very end of the advertisement. And a lot of people got it! Before continuing, remember: this was a magazine ad for a United States airline published in the 1960s. Ready? Scroll down!

Continental Airlines advertisement titled: 'How do you show something you can't see?', from the 1960s, featuring an aircraft contrail.

How to guess it?

There are very few clues in this advertisement. The major one is in the little airplane at the bottom. It’s a Boeing 707. You can also take a look at the very big accent put in the “pride” within this airline. It’s even in their slogan: “The Proud Bird with the Golden Tail”. Only one airline had that slogan back when their planes had that color scheme: Continental Airlines.

Once again, I must stress the importance of the introductory text. It is specifically stated that the advertisement was from the 1960s, yet some people submitted airlines that didn’t exist back then. Careful, people!


Correct answers: 68% | Wrong answers: 32% | Most submitted wrong answer: Southwest (7%) | Other answers submitted: Alaska, Braniff, Finnair, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Mexicana, Northeast, Singapore.


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