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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.

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.

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.