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SN Brussels Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 2003
Received From: Frederic Courtay
Print or Image Color: Blue, Red, Purple
Background / Bag Color: White
While SN is the element abbreviation for Tin, this bag is decidedly paper. Another airline in the long line of failed Sabena spinoffs.

SN Brussels Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 2007
Received From: Gerhard Lang
Print or Image Color: White
Background / Bag Color: Blue, White
SN Brussels chooses possibly the worst background ever -- what appears to be a close-up of hair follicles. It's kind of digusting, actually.

Snoop Doggy Bag

Approximate Vintage: 2005
Received From: Erin Hanson
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
WILD 101-FM in Toronto created this gem which, although it doesn't say barf bag anywhere on it, seems to be a nice addition to this collection.

Snorkel Bob

Received From: Bruce Kelly
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
Identical to other Snorkel Bob bag except it has a kitchen trash bag closing mechanism.

This is the type of bag that's really a cornerstone of any collection. It's an awesome offering that I think is worth quoting in its entirety.

For when you'd rather be somewhere else

If you want to barf, you should:
  1. Begin irregular breathing.
  2. Gulp air.
  3. Fade pale to chalky white
  4. Make stomach sounds like walking in mud
  5. Question life
  6. Promise God Himself that if He only gets you out of this one back on dry land, you will always be good forever
  7. Suddenly feel good. This feeling lasts 2-4 seconds. Nature allows this brief interlude so you can OPEN YOUR SNORKEL BOB BARF BAG
  8. Go snake-eyed, look down, inhale deep, bulge your cheeks, open wide and
  9. Cut her loose

Helpful Hints

  1. Remember -- you won't puke if you stay busy
  2. Yes, kosher dills work. Yuk. But it's true. You can even keep them in your Snorkel Bob Barf Bag as long as your Snorkel Bob Barf Bag is otherwise unused
  3. Last night's pasta looks terrible on deck, so keep your Snorkel Bob Barf Bag handy
  4. Always smile and look cheerful. Never look embarrassed, especially in roly-poly waves and billious diesel fumes when everybody else on board is having fun. If anybody asks, you can tell them even I, Snorkel Bob, love a good puke. It's acceptable, possibly de rigeur, and it's good to feed the fish.
  5. Most important of all, close your Snorkel Bob Barf Bag securely and don't turn it upside down! Even on an experimental basis. Trust me?

Snorkel Bob

Received From: Bruce Kelly
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
Identical to other Snorkel Bob bag except it has no closing mechanism, only a shopping bag-like handle.

This is the type of bag that's really a cornerstone of any collection. It's an awesome offering that I think is worth quoting in its entirety.

For when you'd rather be somewhere else

If you want to barf, you should:
  1. Begin irregular breathing.
  2. Gulp air.
  3. Fade pale to chalky white
  4. Make stomach sounds like walking in mud
  5. Question life
  6. Promise God Himself that if He only gets you out of this one back on dry land, you will always be good forever
  7. Suddenly feel good. This feeling lasts 2-4 seconds. Nature allows this brief interlude so you can OPEN YOUR SNORKEL BOB BARF BAG
  8. Go snake-eyed, look down, inhale deep, bulge your cheeks, open wide and
  9. Cut her loose

Helpful Hints

  1. Remember -- you won't puke if you stay busy
  2. Yes, kosher dills work. Yuk. But it's true. You can even keep them in your Snorkel Bob Barf Bag as long as your Snorkel Bob Barf Bag is otherwise unused
  3. Last night's pasta looks terrible on deck, so keep your Snorkel Bob Barf Bag handy
  4. Always smile and look cheerful. Never look embarrassed, especially in roly-poly waves and billious diesel fumes when everybody else on board is having fun. If anybody asks, you can tell them even I, Snorkel Bob, love a good puke. It's acceptable, possibly de rigeur, and it's good to feed the fish.
  5. Most important of all, close your Snorkel Bob Barf Bag securely and don't turn it upside down! Even on an experimental basis. Trust me?

Sobelair

Approximate Vintage: 2002
Received From: Frederic Courtay
Print or Image Color: White
Background / Bag Color: Baby Blue
Sneaky Sobelair appropriates the Sabena logo, blows it up to immense proportions, and uses it for its own. This is the baby blue version for softer, calmer flights.

Sobelair

Approximate Vintage: 2003
Received From: Burckhard Rodens
Print or Image Color: White
Background / Bag Color: Blue
Sneaky Sobelair appropriates the Sabena logo, blows it up to immense proportions, and uses it for its own. This is the Navy blue version for bolder, daring flights.

SOL Linhas Aereas

Received From: Janusz Tichoniuk
Print or Image Color: Red, Yellow, Blue, White
Background / Bag Color: Navy
They took the Microsoft Windows Logo, streamlined it into curvy artistic glyphs and came up with their own logo. In fact, if Cupcake Wars ever does a spread for SOL, the cupcake topping shapes would be easy to copy from the logo.

Solaseed Air

Approximate Vintage: 2014
Received From: Toshiaki Anan
Print or Image Color: White
Background / Bag Color: Green
Not only do I wonder why anyone would call an airline Solaseed, I have no clue what "Seed Smiles in the Sky" means. They might as well have called it "Engrish Air"

Solomons

Received From: Mike Roselle
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
Bold and simple, the Solomons bag makes a statement. I have no idea what that statement might be though.

Somali Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 1985
Received From: Reid Trummel
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
This bag says, "XIDH MARKAAD ISTICMAASHO DABADEEDNA SAGXADA HOOSE ISKA DHIG", which looks more like an excellent crypotgram than instructions. What language is that?

According to Reid, "Somali Airlines was a pretty rare ride even when they were still in business, but now that they are defunct this must be a quite rare bag."

Song Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 2004
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
At the time of this writing, Song bags are difficult to find. I don't why, since they're crappy Delta clones, but such is life!

Soul Plane Nashawn Wade Airlines (NWA)

Approximate Vintage: 2004
Print or Image Color: White
Background / Bag Color: Purple
This bag was a prop used by Snoop Dog in the movie Soul Plane with Kevin Hart. It comes with a certificate of authenticity (shown). It actually looks like a pretty standard barf bag althbough the flight attendant is fairly curvy. It even has French, German and Spanish on it.

Purchased on eBay for $8.50

South African Airways

Received From: Paul Diamond
Print or Image Color: Gold
Background / Bag Color: White
Big bag with pterydactyl logo, probably modeled after the Joust video game.

South African Airways

Received From: Roger MacRae
Print or Image Color: White
Background / Bag Color: Blue
Big bag with pterydactyl logo and interference lines.

South African Airways

Received From: Bruce Kelly
Print or Image Color: Blue and Orange
Background / Bag Color: White
Auburn University colored bag misses golden opportunity to display a picture in a picture in a picture out to infinity as an SAA bag is pictured right on the bag. This is the only bag I'm aware of that has instructions in Hebrew, save for the Israeli airline El Al.

South African Airways

Approximate Vintage: 1999
Received From: David Harris
Print or Image Color: Blue and White
Background / Bag Color: Tan and White
Has six pictographic instructions. But I don't get it. Are there people who think "Cans etc." somehow excludes solid litter and cups? And what moron thinks that "No liquids" isn't covered by "Solid litter only"?

South African Airways

Approximate Vintage: 2000
Received From: Roger MacRae
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
Has six pictographic instructions. The "Leave Bag on Seat" admonition is pretty cool because the bag pictured on the seat is an SAA bag

South African Airways

Approximate Vintage: 2004
Received From: Eric Von Amerom
Print or Image Color: Navy
Background / Bag Color: White
Still has six pictographic instructions, but now there are 3 wacky lines emanating from a single point, mindlessly going nowhere. Plus I think they list their hubs now: CPT (Cape Town), LHR (London), FRA (France), HKG (Hong Kong), BAG (Baghdad?).

South African Airways

Approximate Vintage: 2010
Received From: JK Terry
Print or Image Color: Navy, Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
South African decides to decorate its bag with plankton or sea anemone or something in two different colors. It's pretty cool, but not bizarre at the same time.