So some of you Lost fans, that also check out things online about Lost (which, given you are reading these words on a website, is precisely what you are!) may have heard something about this Ajira Airways. It started life as a website – a fake airline posing as a real airline – after a brief appearance of the logo in a Season 5 promo video.
Ajira Airlines then produced an advertisement.
So, what is it? And what has it got to do with Lost?
The ‘what is it?’ is an easy question to answer. It’s an online game. A bit like the Octagon Global Research game that ran, and then ran out of steam. A bit of an odd move really. Shelving one game and then starting another. But once bitten, twice shy, so I’ve not taken the plunge to get involved in this game one little bit. But I did take the trouble of seeing the findings of people that have bothered to get involved and I can relay that business here. Briefly.
The fundamental purpose of the game is to book a seat on a specific plane destined for a specific location on a specific day.
To find out what the right flight was and so on involved, I am sure, lots of intriguing digging around in Source Codes and little clues doled out here and there. The pinnacle of excitement it is not. However, successful people will have learned that the flight they needed was:
Flight 316 – 11.30 a.m.
One Way Trip from Guam to L.A.
Date: 21st January 2009
For 10 Adults and no children.
Flight 316 - 316 is the title of an episode from Season 5.
Guam to L.A. - Well, we know L.A. was the destination for Oceanic 815, but the Guam part may perhaps be a cryptic allusion to the Island. (I’ll elaborate in my conclusion.)
21st January 2009 - the air-date of the Season 5 premiere
10 Adults - Oceanic 6, Ben, Desmond, Penny and Frank Lapidus. That’s 10 Adults. (My best guess to the potential significance of that figure.) The fact that there’s no children totally discludes Walt in this frame of reasoning - unless he counts as an adult now, and that discounts Ben.
On with the game, then, and apparently once you had got this far you could then click on some of the other seats and it would reveal various images. Here are the images.
Now I'm kind of torn here between reading something significant about it, or just figuring this whole game was a little bit of a paltry paper trail to deliver up these morsels about upcoming Lost. The LAX and Departures and airport lounge once more emphasise flight. The N824 was the number on Frank Lapidus' helicopter.
The other two pictures are of characters that are due to crop up, in some form, during Season 5, but no one knows anything about them so I'm not going to waste my time and yours with absolute thin air speculation. The last pic, the Dharma logo, we have already glimpsed before during one of the Dharma Special Access videos.
So what have we got here? If there really is anything meaningful to be taken from this breadcrumb trail of information then I hypothesise the following: That Guam, being an Island in the South Pacific, is related to the Island. That the flight, and the ten passengers, are representative of the people that have left the Island (but the number Flight 316 may just turn out to be the number of the vehicle that takes them back - and Lapidus may even be the pilot). The Dharma logo represents a Station that is pivotal in making this return journey happen, and the two characters we have yet to meet will play a direct part in this also.
Fundamentally, I am saying this whole game predicts who will be going back to the Island and, by the 316 flight number, the vehicle they will be travelling there in. (There's an episode of Season 5 called 316. . . maybe that's where it all happens!)
That's my attempt at taking all these pieces of a fragmented puzzle and making a whole. That's the best I got. Alternative interpretations welcome.