Guess The Airline – February 2006 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.

Another Guess The Airline with great results. People picked up the clues right away and mentioned them proudly with their answers. Once again, this was an advertisement published in a Korean touristic brochure from the late 1970s. Ready? Scroll down!

Cathay Pacific advertisement from the late 1970s, featuring 'Smiles throughout the orient', with flight attendants in traditional uniforms.

How to guess it?

The first clue was in the first line of the text: the “British airline that has made the Orient its home.” At the time this advertisement was published, this airline’s country was actually a British territory, and it stayed that way until July 1, 1997. Among the other clues were the destinations mentioned as well as the fleet of TriStars. This already eliminates many major airlines. Finally, the Swire Group is a dead giveaway. Their name has been featured on the Cathay Pacific fleet for so many years this author cannot find out when exactly it started!


Correct answers: 84% | Wrong answers: 16% | Most submitted wrong answers: British Airways and Korean Air Lines (3% each) | Other answers submitted: ANA, British Caledonian, JAL, Northwest Orient, Oriental Thai, Singapore.


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