Not quite as polite as the bag above, but packed with information for
your reading pleasure all the same. The usual instructions and graphics on
one side, plus "Waterproof waste bag. See instructions on reverse.
This waste bag is provided for your use in flight to collect general
waste. We will dispose of it after your flight. If used for air
sickness please hand to cabin crew for disposal". In five
languages (unlike the bag pictured above, no Korean or Japanese on this
A little detective work shows that the English, French, German and
Chinese text is plagiarized from the old British
Airways bag (or perhaps it was the other way round). The graphics are
pretty similar, too. The picture on the bag contains a picture of a bag
that contains a picture: three levels of graphics nested inside each
other. Not bad for a mere barfbag.
Then there's an advertisement for Avomine (promethazine theoclate BP 25
mg). "Does Travel Sickness Spoil Your Journey?" it asks.
"Avomine. For the prevention of land, sea or air travel sickness. For
further information, ask your cabin attendant." The cabin staff can't
sell you a packet, though as it's "pharmacy only medicine".
So: if you're sick on an Air New Zealand flight, you have a choice:
either hand your full bag to the stewardess, or take it with you to the
nearest pharmacy and ask for Avomine.
Thanks to Steffen Heinrich.