Guess The Airline – April 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.

A lot of people guessed the correct airline because there was a huge clue that played an equally huge role in getting the right answer. Before continuing, remember: this was a magazine ad published in a National Geographic issue of the mid-1960s. Ready? Scroll down!

BOAC advertisement titled: 'The VC-10: a great step backwards in aviation', from the 1960s, featuring the tail of a VC-10.

How to guess it?

Very easy: the major clue here was the aircraft type: the VC-10. Few airlines operated the VC-10, and only one had a major operation across the Atlantic. In case you hadn’t guessed it yet, you had the color scheme to help you out. BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), the company that would merge with BEA (British European Airways) to form British Airways. The majority got that, which is why I did not accept answers that were even remotely similar to it!


Correct answers: 89% | Wrong answers: 11% | Most submitted wrong answer: British Airways (5%) | Other answers submitted: Air France, American, BEA, Continental.


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