Guess The Airline – October 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 response rate has been overwhelming this month. I thought it was because the game was presumably simple this month. Nah. It was more because a lot of Canadians felt compelled to participate, as this was obviously an ad for a Canadian airline! We remind you this was a magazine ad published in a BTA (British Tourist Authority) promotional publication in Canada in 1993. Ready? Scroll down!

Canadian Airlines International advertisement titled: 'We bring Canada to the rest of the world', from the year 1993, featuring a Canada goose in the middle of Trafalgar Square (?) in London.

How to guess it?

A lot of people mentioned the goose, which they believed was a reference to this airline’s former goose logotype (when it was known as Canadian Pacific) … and final logotype (the blue Proud Goose image, before the merger with Air Canada.) However this ad was from 1993 so it should not have been a clue. This is why people who said Canadian Pacific or CP Air got a reply from the author saying: “Not quite!”. Besides, the Canada Goose is merely an icon for the country itself. The real clues were behind the slogan: “The Dawn of Civilized Air Travel”, which could be found in a quiz previously displayed on Also, the text mentions this airline is the only Canadian airline to fly to five continents.


Correct answers: 63% (Canadian Airlines exactly) | Wrong answers: 37% | Most submitted wrong answer: Air Canada (25%) | Other answers submitted: Air Transat, British Airways, Canadair (sic), Canadian Pacific or CP Air.


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