Looks like USAir has the same bag designer as United. There are
instructions in English, French and Spanish. The English ones are
explicit. French and Spanish speakers are left to guess how to close the
bag, and don't have to call a cabin attendant. Maybe because USAir's cabin
crew don't speak French or Spanish, so couldn't understand even if they
Thanks to Steve Silverberg. (2001)
Like the bag above, but with a flap on the base telling
readers that it was made by Kard-o-Pak.
Thanks to Christian Annyas. (2002)
The message on this bag is clear: Close the bag using your index fingers,
and place it on your seat. Then go and find somewhere else to sit.
But where does it come from? Steve Silberberg says its from USAir, circa
And who am I to distrust such an eminent baggist?
Thanks to Niek Vermeulen (2005)
This is pretty much the same bag as George Bush uses in Air Force One,
and the same as trainee astronauts on the Vomit Comet used to use.
The difference is that the red wire tie used to close this bag comes
separate. Puking pilots have to wedge their full bag between their knees and
joystick while they fish around in the envelope for the tie, all while
trying to dodge enemy flak and outmanoeuvre the MiG on their tail.
Small wonder why the Pentagon has had to develop smart weapons that can
hit a target by themselves.
Thanks to Janusz Tichoniuk. (2006)
In 2006, US Airways trumpeted their innovative approach to cutting
airfares: subjecting captive passengers to onboard advertising, including on
Nothing new, I'm afraid: bags have carried advertising for years.
Alitalia, for example, has plugged Xamamina anti-airsickness chewing gum for
decades. But what is new is US Airways blatancy in its advertising: you can
even order your place on a bag online.
Interesting to note that this first example is from a US Airways
subsidiary. Are mainstream advertisers reluctant to take the plunge into
Thanks to an anonymous Canadian donor (2007)
A unique offer: "If you do not feel comfortable or worry about
claustrophobia, call your hostess." A extra scotch on the rocks? A
bigger seat in first class? Or perhaps a massage? No such luck. Read on:
"She can certainly help you with medicine from the first aid
Pierre Fabre, who
sent me this bag, points out that UTA presumably had only female cabin
crew (or maybe only the women were allowed access to the first aid
The base of this bag has the maker's name: Morquin Muguet &
Thanks, Pierre, (2001)