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The days are long gone when the national airline was a powerful source of national pride and identity. But some air carriers still use the tail graphics on their planes to express a distinctive cultural style or symbol. Can you identify these eight airlines from their tails alone?

Answers are here. Please post your guesses, speculations, or arguments below! But know this: the Trivial Eye is presented for public amusement and no prizes are offered other than that familiar feeling of aggravation that so much of your mind is occupied by useless trivia.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ray0655

1. Aer Lingus
2. South African
3. Qantas
4. Aeroflot
5. Emirates
6. Iberia
7. Alaska Airlines
8. Thai


quality posts: 86 Private Messages CatCK

Quantas (#3) is the only one I recognize


quality posts: 1 Private Messages azndante

I only know 3 out of 8...
3. Qantas
4. Aeroflot
8. Singapore


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Extramedium

1. Aer Lingus*
2. Don't know, but it looks like the South African flag
3. Qantas
4. British
5. Emirates
6. Iberian
7. Alaskan
8. New Zealand (?-seems too purple, so probably wrong)

* I remember my smartest and most immature friend in high school discovering that this was the name of an airline. He thought it was the funniest thing he'd ever heard.