JAL (orange tab)

An ancient item with a tear-off tab to take your mind off your nausea.

Thanks to Homer Goetz (2008)


JAL (blue)

So full of lines, arrows and instructions that it will keep you occupied for the whole flight.

Thanks to David Shomper. (2003)


JAL (blue, upside down)

This 1970s bag has been retypeset, and is upside down to boot. Make sure you spew in the right end of this bag.

Thanks to Paul Hudson (2005)

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A pretty bag from Japan Airlines. A special strip that says "Tear off to Open" ensures that you get an unused bag. The words "Waterproof Disposal Bag" (in red) are printed upside down near the top of the bag. On the flip side there are fold lines and little diagrams to show you how to close the bag. There's a helpful notice saying "This May be Used Also for Airsickness" at the bottom. And a patent number. Does JAL have the patent on all barfbags, or just ones with these little diagrams? If it's the latter, have its lawyers noticed that Malaysian uses the same ones?

Thanks to Jürgen Klein. (1999)


JAL (2000)

In this latest offering, JAL has a full-width tear-off strip, but has sacrificed the patent number, the little diagrams, the fold lines and the wire tab (see above). Either its passengers are getting more sophisticated, or JAL has decided that it's no longer necessary to close the bag after using it. You could test this by putting a full, open bag on your seat and then calling the cabin attendant. On second thoughts, put it on someone else's seat rather than your own.

Thanks to Ted Griffiths. (2000)

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