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 on this page 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 Widerøe 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:


Hapag Lloyd put them on their planes and cruise ships (at least in 1994, I don´t know whether they still do it today)


OLT - Ostfriesische Lufttransportgesellschaft mbH currently use them


Air Seychelles used them last year


Cirrus Airlines use them, so did defunct Saarland Airlines (from which Cirrus evolved.


Moreover, 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)

De Ster

That means "The Star", after the firm's logo.
Thanks to Josef Gebele. (2002)

Do you want...

That's what the small brown type in the midst of the grey "air sickness bag" says. Very strange...
Thanks to Stephen James. (2003)

Garcia de Pou

Bold drawings of the noses of a 747, bus, ship and train. 
Thanks to Christian Annyas. (2003)

Günter ACS

Looks the same as the bag above, but the bagmaker signature in the gusset is different.
Thanks to Wolfgang Franken. (2002) 

Generic 1

Can't get much more boring than this plain white offering. Don't know where it came from, either. The only distinguishing feature is that it's crinkle-cut at the top.
Thanks to Steffen Heinrich. (2000)

Generic 2

White plastic, of the sort that wouldn't be worth collecting if it were not for the nice drawstring at the top. This came from Fernando Assis, who acquired it in a private Piper Navajo plane in Brazil.
Thanks, Fernando. (2001)

Heinrich Vogel

Picturesque bag from the printers Heinrich Vogel in Munich. The only bag I know of that shows a balloon.
Thanks to Wolfgang Franken. (2002)


Same design as Arkia and the Delphin boatbag, but this one sports a black DeSter star logo on the base, even though I got it from Kard-o-Pak. Do bagmakers trade bags too? (2001)


Generic bag from Kard-o-Seal, makers of many of the bags in this collection.
Thanks to Steffen Heinrich. (2000)


Design-your-own pointy-bottomed bag from German bagmaking conglomerate Kilian Verpackung
Bag kindly supplied by Kilian Verpackung. (2001)

Kilian "Airsicknessbag"

Bag designed especially for airlines that can't make up their mind about their corporate identity. Features a Helios sun logo in the gusset.
Bag kindly supplied by Kilian Verpackung. (2001)

Mario Ciulli

A variation on the Aviateca bag.
Thanks to Christian Annyas. (2003)

Nach Gebrauch schließen... 

...und auf den Boden stellen (after use close and put on the floor). This one is made by Kard-o-Pak.
Thanks to Wolfgang Franken. (2002)


Nach Gebrauch schließen...

Not made by anyone.
Thanks to Wolfgang Franken. (2002)

Nach Gebrauch schließen...

Extra broad bag for those weightier barfs.
Thanks to Wolfgang Franken. (2002) 

Papirus (blue)

Made by Turkish bagmaker Papirus, this bag features a cartoon plane, ship and bus zooming along. From experience, I can tell you that travel sickness is much more likely on Turkish buses than on any other form of transport known to humanity. Same design as Anatolian Airlines, but with a slightly lighter blue piece of paper glued to the base.
Thanks to Pinar Dinçer. (2002)

Papirus (red)

Same design as above, but in an attractive magenta.
Thanks to Pinar Dinçer. (2002)

Papirus (dark blue)

And in dark blue.
Thanks to Wolfgang Franken. (2002)

Papirus (white)

Different design, same manufacturer.
Thanks to Christian and Gerhard Lang. (2004)


This thumbnotched bag leaves it all to your imagination. Supplied by Stenqvist in response to my request for bag samples.
Thanks to Stenqvist. (2001)


More interesting than your average generic. This bag features four languages, each one matched against a little picture. It's a "Sickness bag" if you're on a ship, a "Spuckbeutel" aboard a plane, a "Sacchetto vomito" on a bus, and a "Sac vomitoire" if you puke in a pharmacy.

Supplied by T.O.P., a hotel supplier in Germany.
Thanks to Christian Annyas. (2002)


Big boring bag that tells you how to fold it in English and French, but doesn't tell you whose plane you're on. Or even whether you're on a plane, ship, bus or train. How do I know it's made by Winpak? Because they sent it to me.
Supplied by Winpak. (2001) 

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