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Can You Identify These Retro Airline Colors?

Many say the golden days of air travel are gone. So let's turn the clock back to the days of dressing up to go flying and see how much you know about these old, retro airline colors. We've photoshopped out the identifying logo and/or name of the airline - you fill in the rest!

Which airlines do these planes belong to?

  1. 1) What airline is this?
    stem-1 Aero Icarus

    Awesome!

    Nice try. This is USAir.

    1. vote-delta
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    2. vote-american
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    3. vote-america-west
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    1. vote-usair
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    2. vote-piedmont
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    3. vote-united
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  2. 2) What airline is this?
    stem-2 markyharky

    Awesome!

    Nice try. This is British Airways.

    1. vote-delta
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    2. vote-british
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    3. vote-american
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    1. vote-air-canada
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    2. vote-southwest
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    3. vote-eastern
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  3. 3) What airline is this?
    stem-3 Aero Icarus

    Awesome!

    Nice try. This is Piedmont Airlines.

    1. vote-united
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    2. vote-usair
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    3. vote-american
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    1. vote-eastern
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    2. vote-braniff
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    3. vote-piedmont
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  4. 4) What airline is this?
    stem-4 Aero Icarus

    Awesome!

    Nice try. This is Braniff International Airlines.

    1. vote-southwest
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    2. vote-ups
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    3. vote-piedmont
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    1. vote-braniff
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    2. vote-atlas
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    3. vote-tnt
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  5. 5) What airline is this?
    stem-5 allenthepostman

    Awesome!

    Nice try. This is KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

    1. vote-klm
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    2. vote-piedmont
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    3. vote-british
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    1. vote-united
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    2. vote-ana
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    3. vote-delta
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  6. 6) What airline is this?
    stem-6 motox810

    Awesome!

    Nice try. This is United Airlines.

    1. vote-american
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    2. vote-united
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    3. vote-continental
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    1. vote-delta
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    2. vote-america-west
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    3. vote-southern
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  7. 7) What airline is this?
    stem-7 Aero Icarus

    Awesome!

    Nice try. This is American Airlines.

    1. vote-delta
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    2. vote-continental
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    3. vote-eastern-short
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    1. vote-air-france
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    2. vote-american
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    3. vote-united
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Not Bad, You Can Be A Copilot

You scored %. Spend some more time in the right seat and you'll be identifying retro airline colors in no time. Think you know more about retro airline colors than your friends? Pass it on and find out!

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Congrats Captain, Nice Work

Nice - you scored %! You know enough about retro airline colors to take the left seat of a 747 (at least in our opinion!). Think you know more about retro airline colors than your friends? Pass it on and find out!

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Congrats, Chief Pilot!

Wow - you scored %! When it comes to identifying retro airliners, you're the boss! Think you know more about retro airline colors than your friends? Pass it on and find out!

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Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at swayne@boldmethod.com, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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