Generic bags

They're boring, but they're there. Bags without logos, even without printing of any kind, are an insult to the travelling public. Nevertheless, this site attempts to represent the full spectrum of chunder containers on offer. One would hope that the airline executives responsible for treating their passengers so callously will gain inspiration from the wealth of designs on this site, and will order a review of policy. Dare we say "and improve those airline meals too", to make barfbags less likely to be used to catch vomit and more likely to be admired for what they truly are: an artefact of our civilization?

The bags in this series are ordered (as far as possible) by the bagmaker.


6 pictograms

The pictures tell you what you may and may not put in your bag. Use your right hand to put in solid litter, cans and cups. Do not use your left hand to put in cigarettes or drinks.
Thanks to Christian Annyas. (2002)


AB John H Ericsson

Looks suspiciously like the Widerĝe bag.
Thanks to Wolfgang Franken. (2002)

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A generic bag, with a plane on one side and a ship on the other. It says "Sickness bag" in English, German or French no less than 42 times. According to Daniel Kahleyss, this is:

"...the standard ACS generic bag and is used by many airlines:

bulletHapag Lloyd put them on their planes and cruise ships (at least in 1994, I don´t know whether they still do it today)
bulletOLT - Ostfriesische Lufttransportgesellschaft mbH currently use them
bulletAir Seychelles used them last year
bulletCirrus Airlines use them, so did defunct Saarland Airlines (from which Cirrus evolved.
bulletMoreover, the ship company Reederei Cassen Eils, which operate ships to Helgoland put them on their ships."

Faced with such a plethora of sources, I've no choice but to call this one "Generic". Looks like Hapag Lloyd now have a new bag all of their own, though. Thanks to Daniel for the lowdown, and Wolfgang Franken for the bag. (1999)


ACS Products Günter

Looks just like the bag above, and even more like Tempelhof Express. But the bag maker's name in the side-pleat is slightly different: A.C.S. Products H. J. Günter & Co. 
Thanks to Steffen Heinrich. (2000)


Amedis Propy

Is this a barfbag, a sanitary bag, a lab bag, or an ambulance bag? Or all of the above? The little diagrams on the bag imply a tiled background - as in a toilet. But this bag is a tad sturdy to be made available in public conveniences.

The name Amedis implies a lab - which is why it appears here.

Thanks to Niek Vermeulen (2005)


Assistenza di bordo

A variation on the Aviateca bag. Or rather, the Aviateca design is stolen from this amusing double cartoon by Jaromir Kral.

Thanks to Christian Annyas (2003)

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