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1930s

From the days when passengers still had the choice of throwing up out of the window rather than spoiling a perfectly good bag.
 

Photo: public-transport.net

ÖLAG (Österreichische Luftverkehr AG)

Austria, 1934

Measures 162 x 352 mm (a tall bag) with heavy brown paper, no base and without other markings.

Handwritten note on the bag says "Zur Erinnerung an den ersten Flug mit Junkers F13 A22, Wien, am 24. Mai 1934" (In memory of the first flight with Junkers F13 A22, Vienna, 24 May 1934").

"Not everyone is happy if there are written notes on a bag", says Homer Goetz, the owner of this bag. "But in this case it seems that they make it possible to determine this bag was in fact used by ÖLAG on 29 May 1934."

Homer has done some research in the internet, and even found a photo of the plane that carried this bag.

A total of 322 planes of this type were built. The named Junkers F13 had the production number J0698 and the name was Hahn ("cock"). All Junkers F 13 were given individual bird names. The plane was produced in 1924 and run the same year by Junkers Luftfahrt AG (Germany) with the registration number D-421. It was sold in May 1925 to Kärtner Luftfahrt Aktiengesellschaft - KÄLUG, (Klagenfurth, Austria), where it was given registration number A-22.

From 1929 to January 1935 this plane was owed by ÖLAG Österreichische Luftverkehr AG (Vienna, Austria). In January 1935 it was taken over by Lufthansa (Germany).

More information:

bulletwww.junkers.de.vu
bullet www.europeanairlines.no
bullet www.ju-f13.de

Owner: Homer Goetz

Lufthansa

Germany, 1936

Large, brown, with chunky black writing. German text: Nach Gebrauch, nicht aus dem Flugzeug werfen, sondern schliessen und auf dem Boden stellen ("After use, do not throw out of the aircraft, but close it and put it on the floor").

Handwritten note in Spanish Bolsa en caso de malestar. Aparato D-ATON ("Bag in case of indisposition. Aircraft D-ATON"), with the date "18/6/1936". 

This bag was found in a junk shop in Buenos Aires. D-ATON was a Junkers Ju-52.

Owner: Aidan Stradling

Lufthansa?

Germany

"Nach Gebrauch nicht aus dem Flugzeug werfen, sondern schliessen und auf den Boden legen"

("After use do not throw out of the plane, but fold and lay on the floor")

Owner: Jürgen Klein

Lufthansa

Germany, 1930s

"Nach Gebrauch nicht aus dem Flugzeug werfen, sondern schliessen und auf den Boden stellen"

Somewhat more sensible advice than the instructions on the bag above: "After use do not throw out of the plane, but fold and stand it on the floor"

Walter Brinker got this bag from a man who inherited a case from his uncle. "He was an engineer who travelled and flew a lot in the 1930's. "

The photo shows the bag's proud owner (Walter Brinker, on the left) and me with some of Walter's prize bags. I'm holding the Lufthansa bag in my right hand.

Owner: Walter Brinker

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