Guess The Airline – September 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 was a different Guess The Airline, in the sense that it was not an actual airline advertisement, but rather an RBC Royal Bank Visa advertisement, promoting a credit card affiliated to a now defunct frequent flyer program in Canada. It was published on the airline’s inflight magazine issue of July 1999. Ready? Scroll down!

Canadian Airlines International advertisement/Royal Bank Visa advertisement titled: 'Go a step above. On us', from the year 1999, featuring the Spanish Steps at Piazza di Spagna.

How to guess it?

The introductory text mentioned this was a Canadian frequent flyer program back in 1999. Air Canada already had a long-date affiliation with CIBC Visa as well as Diners Club (and later on, with American Express). The only remaining Canadian airline having a frequent flyer program affiliated to a credit card was Canadian Airlines. The word “Plus” in the phone number could have also been a clue.


Correct answers: 61% | Wrong answers: 39% | Most submitted wrong answer: Canada 3000 or Canada 2000 (sic) (10%) | Other answers submitted: AeroMexico, Air Canada, Air Canadian (sic), Alitalia, American, British Airways, Canadair (sic), Continental, CP Air, Delta, Thai, United, Virgin Atlantic.


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