Guess The Airline – July 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.

This is probably the Guess The Airline game where people have responded most positively. It was made easy, and people obviously noticed. This month, we had an ad published in National Geographic magazine in the early 1970s. Ready? Scroll down!

Northwest Orient Airlines advertisement titled: 'Fly the Orient Express Way', from the 1970s, featuring Mount Fuji.

How to guess it?

Fairly easy. Just look at the advertisement of January 2000, which features the same airline, and you will recognize a very similar style for this campaign. The 747 can’t be too big of a clue, as this was the backbone of the major US airlines overseas operations back then. The destinations were a much bigger give-away, especially Minneapolis! And so were the colors, and the “Orient Express” name.


Correct answers: 88% | Wrong answers: 12% | Most submitted wrong answer: Japan Air Lines (4%) | Other answers submitted: Air China, Korean Air, Malaysia, Orient Thai, Orient Yapan Airline (sic), Thai, TWA, United.


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