Guess The Airline – June 2005 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.

I am pleasantly surprised that people responded so positively to this relatively easy game. This month, we had an ad published in National Geographic magazine in the mid-1960s Ready? Scroll down!

JAL Japan Airlines advertisement featuring a laughing Japanese flight attendant, from the 1960s.

How to guess it?

A lot of people were clever enough to look at the few clues here and there. First of all, how Japanese is this ad? A lot! In the 1960s, there weren’t many Japanese airlines that had an international network. Japan Air Lines (JAL) had, back then, a very distinctive route map, that would be featured on its advertisements. All-Nippon Airways (ANA) would start international flights several years later. Plus, many people will have recognized the style of this particular advertisement, part of a complete ad campaign.


Correct answers: 79% | Wrong answers: 21% | Most submitted wrong answers: ANA and Singapore (4% each) | Other answers submitted: Amecone Air Line (sic), China Airlines, EVA Air, Korean Air Lines, Northwest, Thai, TWA.


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