EgyptAir (large tailfin)

EgyptAir's logo features Horus, the hawk-headed god of the sky. After use, don't just "fasten" this bag or "secure" it. No, you must "Clamp shut with tab". 

Mary Gilmore says this bag came from a 767 she took from Luxor to Cairo on 19 October. Perhaps the same plane as crashed off New Hampshire? EgyptAir had only two 767s... (1999)


EgyptAir (pylon)

"Huh? Where's the pylon?", you ask. Just shows you've never been to Egypt. A pylon is the name for those massive towers that guard the entrance to ancient Egyptian temples in Luxor. With a broad base and narrow top, they've stood for thousands of years. This specimen from EgyptAir imitates the design: it's 13 cm wide at the base but only 11.6 cm wide at the top. Very stable, and there's no need for Iberworld-like instructions on stability .

Painstaking archaeological research suggests that the four EgyptAir bags on this page were developed in the order shown: the red one first, when Egyptian printing technology was only just beyond the papyrus stage, through the wordy, full-colour bag above (coincides with a flowering of the arts in the Fourth Dynasty), through the more elegant bag shown here, and then the blue specimen below.

Thanks to Eddy Vanhaute (2001)

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