Guess The Airline – June 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.

Many people noticed that the color scheme on this plane was partly covered. Just enough was left so that the true airline would be recognized. Some people overlooked it though. We remind you this was a magazine ad published in an Off Duty magazine, European edition of 1985. Ready? Scroll down!

TWA Trans World Airlines advertisement titled: 'Leading the way to the USA', from the year 1985, featuring a Boeing 747.

How to guess it?

It’s really simple. The short blank should tell you right ahead that this airline’s name is three or four characters long, tops. Also, the text in the advertisement clearly specifies that this airline is a major carrier across the Atlantic… and across the United States. Furthermore, the routes described go from Frankfurt to New York or St. Louis, two U.S. hubs for this major airline. Do you know many airlines that flew from Europe to St. Louis in the 1980s? The biggest clue was, of course, the hidden color scheme. The tail pattern is too obvious to be anything else but TWA, if it HAS to be a US airline.


Correct answers: 66% | Wrong answers: 34% | Most submitted wrong answer: Pan Am (17%) | Other answers submitted: BOAC, British Airways, China Southern, Delta, Lufthansa, United.


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