Guess The Airline – September 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.

This airline had been featured three times before on Guess The Airline. Its Japanese features have fooled many people, however. Once again, this was an advertisement published in a National Geographic Magazine issue of the 1970s. Ready? Scroll down!

Japan Airlines advertisement titled: 'How to fly. Japanese style', from the 1970s, featuring many Japanese elements offered inflight.

How to guess it?

Those participants who could read Japanese immediately recognized the kanji characters on the happi coat as this airline’s name. If you were not sure, you could always go to the Wikipedia article for JAL and recognize them. Due to the type of service onboard, with kimono-dressed flight attendants, it was not a U.S. airline, but a Japanese one. In the 1970s, there was only one Japanese airline that flew to the United States on a regular basis. ANA would follow only later in the 1980s. And there it was. Japan Airlines (JAL).


Correct answers: 60% | Wrong answers: 40% | Most submitted wrong answer: ANA (26%) | Other answers submitted: Air Japan, American, British Airways, Nippon Air, Northwest, United.


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