Flag Carrier Airlines

For each country name the historical national airline.
Many of these are no longer state-owned
Quiz by relessness
Last updated: December 22, 2019
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First submittedJanuary 8, 2013
Times taken30,837
Average score60.0%
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Flag Carrier
United Kingdom
British Airways
Aer Lingus
Air Canada
El Al
Air France
LATAM Airlines
Flag Carrier
Air China
Denmark / Norway / Sweden
Scandinavian Airlines
Royal Jordanian
New Zealand
Air New Zealand
LOT Polish Airlines
TAP Portugal
Level 59
Jan 21, 2013
I didn't get many of these as I've never flown. Looking at the answers though I wouldn't have needed much imagination to get quite a few more!
Level 84
Jan 21, 2013
I would have gotten a lot more of these given how much I travel, but the quiz is pretty EuroCentric and most of my travels are outside of Europe.
Level 33
Jan 21, 2013
LOL... most of the World's major airlines are European. Sorry if that's eurocentric. The great majority of the quizzes here contain questions (baseball, American only tv ads, stuff about small town US etc) that anyone outside of the US couldn't possibly know. Which can be... challenging. So I wouldn't whinge too much. :)
Level 84
Feb 2, 2013
Oz... you're just.... well I'll let ivyhooligan's post speak for itself. I wasn't "whingeing" at all. I don't often fly on US airlines, either, btw. I'm sure I use British Airways more than United.
Level 84
Feb 2, 2013
ivy... interesting stats. I've flown on all of these top airlines except for Air Canada, Lufthansa, and the Chinese ones. I like using Cathay Pacific, though. Excellent airline. Even though I prefer Singapore Airlines because of Changi. and there are so many good discount airlines around Asia (Cebu Pacific, AirAsia, etc etc) it's hard to justify using the full price carriers.
Level 58
May 23, 2013
Um what has that link got to do with this quiz ivy hooligan? It's FLAG carriers, largest carriers is a different quiz.
Level 57
Jun 23, 2015
The fact is that US does not have a national flag carrier, though with the number of mergers, it seems to be headed towards one.
Level 74
Jun 22, 2018
The last US flag carrier that I can remember was Pan Am. That was a great airline.
Level 84
Sep 28, 2019
ivy's post is gone now, showing that Oz was totally, completely wrong.
Level 29
Sep 3, 2013
Great quiz! Got them all but for TAP ... so close. When in doubt add "Air" to the name of the country :)
Level 27
Sep 23, 2014
I think that applies only with 3 airlines in this quiz...not a very smart advice
Level 66
Jun 23, 2015
Actually 4, richardlecoq.
Level 90
Jan 29, 2014
Could you accept "Bloody Awful" for the UK? I know it's not really their name, but that's what all my English friends claim BA stands for...
Level 71
Jun 24, 2015
I don't believe you have an English friend.
Level 87
Dec 23, 2018
Mr. T was Bloody Awful Barracus?
Level 70
Feb 14, 2021
only ever flown twice with BA, both times it didn't end well
Level 27
Feb 9, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to make this quiz. Perhaps some of the others on here might make some more airline quizzes for me? ;)
Level 22
Feb 4, 2015
For more Flag Carrier Airlines:

Level 69
Jun 23, 2015
EI AI should be acceptable for Israel... especially because that's what it says in the answer box, but its not. Only ELAL is... Why? Can you fix this? Thanks.
Level 81
Nov 11, 2016
unfortunately for you capitalized i and non-capitalized L look the same in this font, but only L is correct
Level 45
Jun 23, 2015
Almost didn't get Portugal, eventually got them all with 2:24 left because I am a huge aviation nerd.
Level 68
Jun 23, 2015
Lucky for me, one of the airlines was advertising on this site and I didn't know it so it got me one, thank you Aeroflot.
Level 79
Jun 23, 2015
HA...tried Finlandia and then realized that's a vodka. Must be close to 5:00.
Level 37
Nov 3, 2016
We old-time jaded travelers a good laugh back in the '80s renaming some of the airlines we flew most often: BWIA and ALM (The Antillean off-shoot of KLM) .

We renamed it BWIA: But Will It Arrive,

and ALM: Altijd Laat Maatschapij. (Always Late Company)

Level 68
Nov 18, 2016
LAN Chile changed its name in 2010 to LATAM Chile after merging with TAM Airlines (as did all the other LANs in the area). Update required.
Level 31
Jan 27, 2018
LAN no longer exists
Level 61
Jul 20, 2018
Please change LAN Airlines to LATAM Chile
Level 71
Dec 2, 2018
Ok, Jordan just missed a yuge opportunity. I‘d love to fly with "Air Jordan"
Level 55
Dec 23, 2018
LAN Chile is wrong. It is LATAM Chile.
Level ∞
Dec 23, 2018
Finally fixed
Level 61
Jan 6, 2020
I like QSuite on Qatar Airways... I only fly first or business, never cattle
Level 36
Oct 18, 2021
19/20. Missed Avianca
Level 93
Feb 10, 2022
Alitalia doesn't exist anymore
Level 18
May 6, 2022
Aer Dingus