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South African Airways (golden springbok)

Big old bag. The springbok has wings to help it spring higher.

Thanks to Walter Brinker. (2003)

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South African Airways (jumping lower)

The sprinkbok has made it less far off the ground in this bag: a local flight, perhaps?

Thanks to Janusz Tichoniuk. (2006)

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South African Airways (old)

A big Boer bag (30.7 x 15.3 cm), now mostly replaced by the trimmer tobacco-coloured bag below, though still in occasional use. "Perhaps the food wasn't as good then", says Jürgen Klein, the source of this bag, "now it's excellent." The SAL stands for "Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens": Afrikaans for South African Airways. (1999)



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South African Airways (blue/red)

Don't put cigarettes into this bag, especially if they're as big as the ones shown in the little diagram. Or is it a stick of dynamite?

Thanks to Bruce Kelly. (2000) 

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South African Airways (1999)

Tobacco-coloured bag from South African. The British influence is clearly visible in the little diagrams. Just like the old British Airways bag.

Thanks to Jürgen Klein. (1999)



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South African Airways (2000)

Identical to the 1999 bag above, but minus the tobacco-coloured ink. A new bag, or a misprint?

Thanks to Roger Macrae. (2000)

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South African Airways (CPT LHR)

An enigmatic design: a stylized rice plant, perhaps, or the beak of a parrot? And what is the row of airport destinations at the bottom? 

| CPT | LHR | FRA | YOUR BAG | HKG |

Can you use the bag only if your itinerary includes Cape Town, Heathrow, Frankfurt or Hong Kong? Do they have different bags on other routes?

BAG is the code for Baguio in the Philippines. 

Sorry, I've forgotten who donated this bag. Anyone want to claim responsibility?

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South African Airways (nearly black)

Same design as above, but nearly black ink.

Thanks to Ulli Hann. (2006)

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South African Airways (kard-o-pak)

South African is a much better place since the collapse of apartheid... but is SAA returning to a whites-only policy for bags on its planes? Juergen Klein found this sad item in a seat pocket on a flight from Frankfurt to Cape Town.

Thanks to Juergen Klein (2007)

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