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As a collector of Air Sickness Bags. I am interested in obtaining new specimens. If you happen to encounter any kind of sickness bag, would you kindly send me one (unless it's plain white)? Here's the "corporate" address:

Steve Silberberg
9 Third St.
Hull, MA 02045
USA

Actually, airlines change their bags every few years, so if you ever notice a change, please snatch that bag and send it to me! I would be very grateful for any help you might provide. Many thanks in advance.

Air Niugini

Approximate Vintage: 2004
Received From: Gerhard Lang
Print or Image Color: Maroon and Red
Background / Bag Color: White
Almost identical to previous version except that the two word phrase Airsickness Bag has become the three word phrase Air Sickness Bag.

Spike & Mike's Barf Bag

Approximate Vintage: 2000
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Same as the 2000 model except that their web site was acquired by ifilm.com!

Air KBZ

Received From: Bob Grove
Print or Image Color: Black, Navy
Background / Bag Color: Yellow, White
Cool bag with 2 Thai looking guys (Myanmarese?) straddling a weird rocket-like apparatus, oddly reminiscent of the Ambiguously Gay Duo from SNL. Air KBZ's catch phrase is Flying Beyond Expectations. If you have no expectations, they surpass them.

Biman Bangladesh

Approximate Vintage: 2014
Received From: Xusheng Chen
Print or Image Color: Green, White
Background / Bag Color: Red, White
Biman cleans up its formerly busy bag to a a white background with green writing. All the text is in English, so I guess everyone from Bangladesh speaks it.

Corendon Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 2017
Received From: Pat Roberts
Print or Image Color: Red
Background / Bag Color: White
This Turkish bag was purchased on eBay. Bold star logo, but not much else grace the bag.

Val'ferry

Approximate Vintage: 2019
Received From: Wolfgang Lüthje
Print or Image Color: Black
Background / Bag Color: White
This French Ferry company makes a huge mistake by including an apostrophe in its company name, thereby making any and all internet / database searches that much more difficult and less accurate.

The bag says "La Caraibe en toute Liberte" which I think means "The Caribbean is completely free"

China Southern

Approximate Vintage: 2019
Received From: Wolfgang Lüthje
Print or Image Color: Purple
Background / Bag Color: White
I'm actually not even sure this is a China Southern bag as it could easily be a Chinese generic. However, the font is identical to a previous China Southern bag so I'm basing my classification on that. OK Air (also Chinese) has a similar font but a much different bag design

Air France

Approximate Vintage: 2019
Received From: David Shomper
Print or Image Color: Blue, Red
Background / Bag Color: White
FSC is apparently the new big dog in barf bags as their logo now appears on the bottom of the bag.

In 2019, Air France changes the number format on the bottom of the bag ... for no obvious reason.

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!

Hover Speed

Received From: Jo Boyd
Print or Image Color: Red and Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
This is almost identical to the current Hover Speed bag, except the horizontal laminar lines don't go to the end of the bag, like they do in the current version.

Malaysia

Received From: Tim Lemmon
Print or Image Color: Gray and Black
Background / Bag Color: White
Wow, is this a barf bag, a pot trivet, or the world's largest doily with an old TV tube in the middle? Whatever it is, some designer spent a lot of time with either a Spirograph or Benoit Mandelbrot. The thingie in the center of the bag is slightly different than this other similar one.

Malaysian Air System (MAS)

Received From: Robert Masumura
Print or Image Color: Red, Yellow, Black
Background / Bag Color: Red, Yellow, White
For whatever reason the word Mabok has been changed to the more common Mabuk on this bag.

PIA

Approximate Vintage: 2000
Received From: Christian Funch
Print or Image Color: Forest Green and Lime Green
Background / Bag Color: White
They decided to desegregate the English and Arabic. I hope nobody's hand got chopped off for that!

Tarom

Received From: Christoph Vogel
Print or Image Color: Blue
Background / Bag Color: Brown
Old style bag with the rotated peace symbol. Almost identical to another Tarom bag, except this is on a brown paper lunch bag, not a white sack.

Thai Airways

Approximate Vintage: 1988
Received From: Linda Weber
Print or Image Color: Red
Background / Bag Color: Brown

Turkish Airlines

Approximate Vintage: 1995
Received From: Dr. Walter Brinker
Print or Image Color: White
Background / Bag Color: Gray
AKA Turk Hava Yollari. Same as other 1995 THY bags, except has a white top strip and gray bottom.

CNWA (China Northwest Airlines)

Received From: Ralph Riffenburgh
Print or Image Color: Blue and Red
Background / Bag Color: White
Identical to CNWA Blue version except that the closing mechanism is an orange tab and the fairy is now red. Is that a flying mermaid?

YL Tan gives a resounding "no". It's Chinese fairy! The long trailing tail-like things are the ends of her long skirt and scarf.

Bangkok Airways

Approximate Vintage: 2003
Received From: Bruce Kelly
Print or Image Color: Red, Gold and Blue
Background / Bag Color: White
At first, this new bag seems identical to its predecessor, but upon closer examination, you see that the flame now glows with an added golden color. Furthermore, the closing mechanism has changed to tear-off.

British Airways

Approximate Vintage: 1989
Received From: Craig Richards
Striped bag! Radical departure for British Air, revoked soon thereafter.

Has a serrated, not flat top.

China Eastern

Received From: Thomas Blickle
Print or Image Color: Navy
Background / Bag Color: Brown
Kind of a nice design. Daisies, grapes, a rose and holly on a yield sign is actually quite pleasing.