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Museum currently exhibits 3000 unique bags.

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South African Airways

Approximate Vintage: 1970
Received From: Andrew Angel
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Awesome font, awesome flying goat and even some Afrikaanse. The bag says, "SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS SUID AFRIKAANSE LUGDIENS"

South African Airways

Received From: Andrew Angel
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
Big bag with pterydactyl logo, probably modeled after the Joust video game. This is identical to the other pterydactyl bag except this one is printed blue.

Southern Winds

Approximate Vintage: 1998
Received From: Ken Costilow
Print or Image Color: Crisp Navy
Background / Bag Color: White Plastic
They did a really lousy job of cropping it, as it sits very crooked. Andrei Bezdedeanu is a secondary contributor.

Southwest Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 1999
Received From: Christian Annyas
Print or Image Color: Black, Red, Gold
Background / Bag Color: White
What an incredible bag! Southwest, known among collectors as the purveyor of ubiquitous blank white bags decided upon an Air Sickness Bag as a vehicle for luring potential employees. One side says, "Sick of your job?". The other side has the pitch: "If you'd prefer a career that's fun and challenging, join the crew reported in Fortune® magazine as one of America's Most Admired Companies."

Southwest Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 2007
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Oh, the most generic of bags. All it has is a patent number on the bottom: 7,041,042

Southwest Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 2014
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Same generic-looking bag as ever, except they added the instructions: "FOLD DOWN TWICE AND SECURE WITH TWIST TIE" to the bag.

The bottom of the bag says "U.S. Patent No. 7,041,042 and features LK Plastics.

Southwest Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 2011
Received From: Kim Decker
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Not content with the lucrative contract of providing all the barfbags to Southwest, LK Plastics decides it needs to add the logo to the base of the bag next to the US Patent No. 7,401,042

Southwest Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 2016
Received From: Madeline Rys
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Same generic-looking bag as ever, except they changed the bottom of the bag ever so slightly. It says "U.S. Patent No. 7,041,042 and features LK Plastics logo, but it no longer has the words "LK Plastics" like its predecessor. This bag is also used as a generic.

Southwest Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 2017
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Same generic-looking bag as ever, except they changed the bottom of the bag ever so slightly. It says "U.S. Patent No. 7,041,042 and features LK Plastics logo, but now "LK Plastics" is a registered trademark! This bag is also used as a generic.

Space Shuttle

Approximate Vintage: 1985
Received From: Tom Tomaro
Print or Image Color: Black and Red
Background / Bag Color: Cream

This is the trophy bag!

I've been looking for this for over 15 years and Tom Tomaro came through with the connection. The bag is awesome. It's made of some kind of Nylon-Tyvek-Plastic-Mylar polymer or something. The bag is actually sewn together (lovingly I would assume). I opted not to unfold it completely or else it might not have fit back in the bag (bet they've never really considered that someone would want to do that before). I did unfold it a little bit and found a surprise inside the bag, just like Crackerjack. It's a Wash-n-Dri (moist towlette) attached to the bag.

They use the offical term "Emesis Bag", which is my favorite term for the vessel. Plus there's the ubiquitous spaceman logo along with raspberry dessert drizzle. It's pretty amazing. Can you tell that this bag has made my life worth living? Thanks again, Tom.

Spanair

Approximate Vintage: 1997
Received From: Diane Moses
Print or Image Color: Blue and Orange
Background / Bag Color: White
Paper. High stars on inseam (not shown).

Spanair

Approximate Vintage: 1997
Received From: Diane Moses
Print or Image Color: Blue and Orange
Background / Bag Color: White
Paper. Low stars on inseam (not shown).

Spanair

Approximate Vintage: 1997
Received From: Diane Moses
Print or Image Color: Blue and Orange
Background / Bag Color: White
Plastic (Tyvek?).

Spanair

Approximate Vintage: 2000
Received From: Christian Funch
Print or Image Color: Blue and Orange
Background / Bag Color: White
Now with a newer, slightly bolder logo. The laminar flow logo now looks like ravioli.

Spanair

Received From: Martin Powley
Print or Image Color: Blue and Orange
Background / Bag Color: White
Very similar to the 2000 model, but no instructions! What could this smart looking bag be for?

Spanair

Approximate Vintage: 2001
Received From: Richard David Glueck
Print or Image Color: Blue and Orange
Background / Bag Color: White
The logo changes again, as if split by lightning. Also, more instructions were added at the top.

Spanair

Approximate Vintage: 2004
Received From: Christian Annyas
Print or Image Color: Blue and Orange
Background / Bag Color: White
A more modern Spanair that keeps the logo, but adds a website, phone number and the fact that they're now a member of the Star Alliance.

Spanair

Approximate Vintage: 2005
Received From: Christian Annyas
Print or Image Color: White
Background / Bag Color: Blue
Spanair can't quite figure out its corporate identity. Not only is it a member of the Star Alliance, but now they're a member of the SAS group. I'm sure this is all very reassuring to their stockholders.

Spanair

Approximate Vintage: 2013
Received From: Xusheng Chen
Print or Image Color: White
Background / Bag Color: Navy
The bag says, "en su agencia de viajes" which I think means "in your old-age home". Spanair is a crappy Star Alliance Member now.

Spantax

Received From: Robert Masumura
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
Nice torn piece of paper logo under what appears to be a cryptogram.

One of the languages on the back seems to announce that "I handle calls for AT&T".