Guess The Airline – February 2014 answer

Every month since December 1999, an airline printed advertisement was displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. The following is the answer to a previous game; as explained on February 1st, this game was the last.

Once again, this was a famous advertisement that was published in North America circa 1957. Are you ready? Scroll down!

El Al Israel Airlines advertisement titled 'No Goose. No Gander' featuring... a goose and a gander walking opposite ways.

El Al Israel Airlines advertisement titled ‘No Goose. No Gander’ featuring… a goose and a gander walking opposite ways.

How to guess it?

Imagine: in the 1950s, it was common for trans-Atlantic flights to stop in Gander or Goose Bay to refuel. The advert was a reference to the fact that with the airline in question, you would fly an aircraft that had a sufficient range to fly from one side of the ocean to the other non-stop. It was relatively easy if you Googled “No goose, no gander”. You would find references to this classic advert. Otherwise, you could try to find which airline flew the Bristol Britannia to such places as New York, London… and Tel Aviv.

In fact, El Al was the second airline to introduce the Bristol Britannia after BOAC (per Wikipedia). In 1958, El Al issued another bold advert stating that “Starting Dec. 23, the Atlantic Ocean will be 20% smaller“. In 1961, it flew New York-Tel Aviv non-stop on the Boeing 707. In 1984, El Al flew a Boeing 767 non-stop from Tel Aviv to Montreal, setting a world record for a non-stop twin-engine commercial flight across the Atlantic.


Thank you

To everyone who played Guess The Airline for the past 14 years, and to Jakrin A., for suggesting this game in the first place.

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Guess The Airline was once a fun monthly challenge for visitors worldwide. But from 1999 to 2014, it grew into a virtual gallery of over 160 airline printed advertisements. View all adverts sorted by airline ›
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