Can You Answer These Jeopardy Airline Questions?

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While I’m not usually a huge Jeopardy fan (why would I be, when I can instead what intellectual, quality programming like “Too Hot To Handle?”), yesterday’s episode had a fun category category, “what’s my airline?”

I figure we could all use some airline trivia at this point, so I’ll share the five questions below, and I’m curious to see how many of these you guys can answer:

  • $200 — In 1947 this carrier began flying regularly to London on what was called the “Kangaroo Route”
  • $400 — After his flight was canceled, he hired a plane, wrote “Virgin Airlines” on a board, charged $39 for 1-way & “filled up my first plane”
  • $600 — The headquarters of this airline that was organized jointly in 1953 by the federal & state government is in Cologne, Germany
  • $800 — A few years after losing control of TWA around 1960, this man sold his shares for more than $500 million
  • $1,000 — On May 27, 1936 Dublin & Bristol were on the very first route of this airline

Let us know how you did in the comments section! You can find the answers below if you highlight (or at least what I think the answers are).

$200 — Qantas, $400 — Richard Branson, $600 — Lufthansa, $800 — Howard Hughes, $1,000 — Aer Lingus

Comments
  1. Candidates were terrible with these super easy questions. I mean, answering Australian Airlines and Deutsche Airlines?!?!?! Hello world QANTAS even has a kangaroo on its logo haha

  2. Got all but the $1000 question. The last question wasn’t even hard, I’m disappointed in myself.

  3. 1. Qantas…. Queensland and Northern Territories Air Service!
    2. Richard Branson …. shame he’s considering giving up the airline if he can’t get govt. funding
    3. Lufthansa
    4. Howard Hughes
    5. Are Lingus

  4. I got them all but Aer Lingus. Saw it last night…the category was HARD for the contestants. Not for us AvGeeks!

  5. @Marc Newman
    Wrong! QANTAS = Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services

    @Pauls98
    How hard were the questions really? QANTAS has a kangaroo on its logo and its slogan is “Spirit of Australia”

  6. I got them all. Surprised myself on Aer Lingus. I’m not sure I would have gotten that one on the show (it’s probably different when there’s time pressure and an audience).

  7. Wrong! QANTAS = Queens And Nymphomaniacs Trained As Stewards
    or if you prefer, Quite A Nice Trip, All Survived

  8. Went 5/5 while watching the episode. Wasn’t too confident on the $800 question (Howard Hughes), but ended up being correct.
    Was very amusing to see how confident the one contestant was in answering “Australian Airlines” to the $200 question. She then hit the daily double on the $600 question, only to continue her strategy of answering “Deutsche Airlines”.

  9. Got them ALL. . .even non-American’s know TWA and Howard Hughs. Thanks for a fun Wednesday morning kick off to the day!

  10. $600 — The headquarters of this airline that was organized jointly in 1953 by the federal & state government is in Cologne, Germany

    Lufthansa shouldn’t be the only correct Answer. It could also be Luftag.
    Per https://www.lufthansagroup.com/en/company/history.html

    Two years after the Allies dissolved the first Lufthansa (founded in 1926) in 1951, the “Aktiengesellschaft für Luftverkehrsbedarf” (Luftag) with headquarters in Cologne was founded on January 6, 1953. On August 6, 1954 Luftag bought the name, the trademark – the crane – and the colors – blue and yellow – from the first Lufthansa

  11. I’m actually shocked, I got every single one right!! OMG!! I thought Howard Hugh’s, then I doubted myself. Turned out I was right!! The other questions were a piece of cake this 23 year old still got it ✊

  12. The wife and I got all but Aer Lingus, we come as a team. Technically we missed them all because we did not reply in the form of a question, but…

  13. I got caught up in minutae and missed the obvious Aer Lingus – I contemplated BEA as one of the predecessors of BA and considered Lingus but then thought it would be too hard for the contestants considering how trivial the other questions were.

  14. That would have been an easy $3000.00 for me. Aer Lingus was actually the easiest question for me. I knew it was Hughes but could Leonardo DiCaprio’s name wss stuck in my head.

  15. Ironically, today we laid to rest, in Sydney Australia, the great advertising man, John Anstey, simply known as Anstey, responsible back in the early 80’s for coming up with the tag line for Qantas “The Spirit of Australia-The Flying Kangaroo”. 40 years on, it is still being used by Qantas and is one of the most memorable airline slogans in history. Rest in peace Anstey.

    @Marc Newman
    Wrong! QANTAS = Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services

    @Pauls98
    How hard were the questions really? QANTAS has a kangaroo on its logo and its slogan is “Spirit of Australia”

  16. 5/5!!

    @Marc newman

    I have to correct you:

    QANTAS – Quick And Nasty; Try Another Service

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