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Itapemirim

Received From: Christian Annyas
Print or Image Color: Black, Red, Yellow
Background / Bag Color: White Plastic
This bag is kind of an imposter. I think it's more of a trash bag than a barf bag, but it could certainly be used for either. The Brazilian Bus company that uses this probably has it for double duty, so I'm placing it in the museum. I don't read Portuguese, but I don't see any words refering to vomit, so I'm skeptical.

Skepticism confirmed by puke enthusiast Rodrigo Maroni. The outspoken Brazilian says, "The Itapemirim bag is actually not supposed to act as a vomit bag. It's a trash plastic bag and teh yellow words say 'To make your trip more pleasant, put your trash in here'"

ITI

Approximate Vintage: 2006
Received From: Thorsten Hecht
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
I have no idea what this bag is all about because I don't understand Italian. I do know that ITI does not fly anywhere, so I'm not sure why they have barf bags.

Jackass (2nd German variation)

Approximate Vintage: 2003
Received From: Stefanie Caspary
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
The 2nd German version of the celebrated stupid movie, Jackass. Alex Kowatsch of Hamburg translates as follows:

Front: The Jackass Barf Bag

Back: What am I gonna do with a Jackass Barf Bag?

[First Picture] First, have a seat in your chair. Make sure your backrest is in an upright position, and that it's even there anymore. Then, shut up as the greatest movie of all times is about to begin. Silence anyone who is laughing already!

[Second Picture] Huh? You didn't imagine the movie to be this primitive, repulsive and disgusting? Maybe you thought this would be one of those trashy chick-flicks or a hardcore action movie for crazy gearheads? We're sorry that you feel sick now. But maybe it's the rotten popcorn or your neighbors bad breath.

[Third Picture] What a mess! (Literal translation would be 'There we have the salad!') Or did you eat anything else before this? Anyways, now you know why you had to take a Jackass Barf Bag with you to the movies. This movie just isn't for sensible people with weak stomachs. But hey, at least the bag can hold a lot of stuff.

Jackass (Bob Duff UK DVD release)

Approximate Vintage: 2003
Received From: Robert Large
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
This bag is fresh off the press, and as you can see from the bag's bottom, it's "Produced with pride by Bob Duff". Apparently, the DVD release of Jackass necessitated yet another sickbag. This one says, "You'll laugh. You'll hurl. You'll laugh again." Another winning bag.

Jackass (David Walker UK DVD release)

Approximate Vintage: 2003
Received From: Nathan Bell
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Unlike the other Jackass UK bag, this on is "Produced with pride by David Walker". Apparently, the DVD release of Jackass necessitated yet another sickbag. This one says, "You'll laugh. You'll hurl. You'll laugh again." Another winning bag.

Jackass (German release - Die Jackass Kotztüte)

Approximate Vintage: 2002
Received From: Oliver Hartmann
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
The German version of the celebrated stupid movie, Jackass. Can someone translate the ostensibly humorous content on the back of this bag? I hope it's worth the time to figure out what it says -- the pictographs are funny, maybe the copy is too.

As always, a generous air sickness bag afficionado comes along. Alex Kowatsch of Hamburg translates as follows:

Front: The Jackass Barf Bag

Back: What am I gonna do with a Jackass Barf Bag?

[First Picture] First, have a seat in your chair. Make sure your backrest is in an upright position, and that it's even there anymore. Then, shut up as the greatest movie of all times is about to begin. Silence anyone who is laughing already!

[Second Picture] Huh? You didn't imagine the movie to be this primitive, repulsive and disgusting? Maybe you thought this would be one of those trashy chick-flicks or a hardcore action movie for crazy gearheads? We're sorry that you feel sick now. But maybe it's the rotten popcorn or your neighbors bad breath.

[Third Picture] What a mess! (Literal translation would be 'There we have the salad!') Or did you eat anything else before this? Anyways, now you know why you had to take a Jackass Barf Bag with you to the movies. This movie just isn't for sensible people with weak stomachs. But hey, at least the bag can hold a lot of stuff.

Jackass (USA release)

Approximate Vintage: 2002
Received From: Bob Bloom
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Excellent bag that sports a skull and crossbones and was part of the movie's promo kit. The bag warns, "WARNING: The stunts in this movie were perfomred by professionals, so neither you nor your dumb buddies should attempt anything from this movie." Much different than the UK version of this bag.

Jadrolinija Rijeka Hrvatska

Received From: Ralph Riffenburgh
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
You can tell this is an old bag because this ferry line is Croatian ... no longer from "Jugoslavija" as the bag tells you. The bag is huge, so maybe they used to serve an unlimited buffet.

Japan Air Lines

Received From: Robert Masumura
Print or Image Color: Dark Blue
Background / Bag Color: Light Blue
Identical to this bag, except a blue tab is used instead of a tear strip. There is also text on the bottom of this bag exhorting one to use this bag for trash.

Japan Air Lines

Received From: Robert Masumura
Print or Image Color: Dark Blue
Background / Bag Color: Light Blue
Identical to this bag, except for a variation in the tear strip.

Japan Air Lines

Received From: Tom Leist
Print or Image Color: Dark Blue
Background / Bag Color: Light Blue
This bag pre-dates the 'lots of parallel lines' design weltanschuuang predominant in subsequent JAL bags.

Japan Air Lines

Approximate Vintage: 1981
Received From: Toshiaki Anan
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
Much like the 1982 offering, except no tear strip or tab. Straight top.

Japan Air Lines

Approximate Vintage: 1981
Received From: Toshiaki Anan
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
Much like the 1982 offering, except no tear strip or tab. Serrated top.

Japan Air Lines

Approximate Vintage: 1982
Received From: Janet Cook
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
I love that they printed an arrow that points to, you guessed it, another arrow.

Japan Air Lines

Approximate Vintage: 1983
Received From: Ed "Grumpy" Hibbs
Print or Image Color: Orange Tab
Lots of 80's straight parallel lines. They changed the closing mechanism from 2 tabs to 1, and the fastidious Japanese altered the diagram to show the extra tab!

Japan Air Lines

Received From: Jo Boyd
Print or Image Color: Blue with Blue Tab
Background / Bag Color: White
Identical to the 1983 version except the tab is now blue.

Japan Air Lines

Approximate Vintage: 1995
Received From: Ken Costilow
Print or Image Color: Red and Black
Background / Bag Color: White
The bag says 'This may be used also for air sickness.' Hey, what a novel idea!

Japan Air Lines

Approximate Vintage: 1999
Print or Image Color: Red and Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Same as 1995 bag, except mechanism reverts to a tab, instead of tear off.

Japan Air Lines

Approximate Vintage: 2003
Received From: Stuart Hickson
Print or Image Color: Red and Black
Background / Bag Color: White
After two decades of parallel lines on their bags, JAL finally excises them for this cleaner version with what looks like a hyperactive hair growing out of their logo.

Japan Air Lines

Approximate Vintage: 1972
Received From: Andrew Angel
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: Blue
Old Logo surrounded by flowers.