Guess The Airline – May 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.

Surprisingly, this game was difficult for many people and it was a Guess The Airline with two firsts: a three-way tie for most submitted wrong answer, and all submissions answered by a long-time Guess The Airline player. Once again, this was an advertisement published in a 2003 issue of The Student Traveller magazine, aimed at young Canadian travellers. Ready? Scroll down!

Air Transat advertisement titled: 'Vacation. Time.', from the year 2003, featuring two young tourists wearing sunglasses surrounded by flying birds, presumably in Europe.

How to guess it?

It was quite easy to guess this ad, originally, if you looked at the following clues. The country: Canada. Already, it shrinks the number of airlines. And then, the year: 2003. It immediately eliminates most airlines, including short-lived Roots Air. And Air Canada? It’s been around for much longer than 15 years. What about Canada 3000. Had it survived the September 11, 2001 attacks, it would have indeed been 15 years old in 2003. So, who’s left, and who offers “Club Class”? Air Transat!

A special thanks once again to my friend Pedro R. for taking care of evaluating the answers during my trip to Europe, symbolically illustrated by this advertisement. Only difference is… I didn’t fly Air Transat this time.


Correct answers: 42% | Wrong answers: 58% | Most submitted wrong answers: Air Canada, Canadian and Canada 3000 (12% each) | Other answers submitted: American, British Airways, Canadian Regional, Continental, Delta, Malaysia, Roots Air.


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