Airline Barf Bag Collection
December 12, 2003 1:26 PM   Subscribe

Bagophily. Extensive collection of airline sick bags.
posted by brownpau (9 comments total)
Also see Design for Chunks and Air Sickness Bags, previously referenced in /mefi/15116.
posted by brownpau at 1:29 PM on December 12, 2003

This is amazing of course...but I'm just wondering...I've never used one or seen (or heard, or...ugh...smelled) one being used. Has anyone else?
posted by kozad at 1:32 PM on December 12, 2003

I have. I had a tender stomach in my youth, and we flew often. 12-hour Trans-Pacific flights.
posted by brownpau at 1:35 PM on December 12, 2003

(Addendum: On Philippine Airlines.)
posted by brownpau at 1:38 PM on December 12, 2003

We have a lovely collection of these at NASM.
posted by SealWyf at 1:45 PM on December 12, 2003

In the newsroom at the Los Angeles Times, one support column in the middle of the room is covered with a collection of (still-packaged) wet wipes, wet naps, whatever you want to call them. Quite impressive.
posted by mtevis at 1:51 PM on December 12, 2003

I remember laughing at this design on a flight up north. Most people would guess the purpose of the bag with less explicit graphical hints, I'd say.
posted by ikalliom at 2:42 PM on December 12, 2003

I have seen those bags used twice in my not-that-many flying experiences:

The first time I flew, back in the 70's, I was sitting by a sweet, young, pregnant girl. We were talking and she had the sweetest smile on her face. At some point she calmly reached for the bag in the pocket in front of her and proceeded to fill it. I looked away...what can you do?

Many years later, on a trip to Jamaica, between Memphis and Tampa, a very unfortunate, pregnant woman with/family in the row in front of us was rather loudly mowing through some barf bags. I gathered the ones from our row, tapped her hubby on the shoulder and passed them up to him. He was grateful.

I have only now made the connection that both times pregnant women were involved. Could there be a connection? ;)
posted by wsg at 11:26 PM on December 12, 2003

Maybe wsg, but don't forget that you were there as well.

Some people have that effect on women.
posted by Frasermoo at 5:58 AM on December 15, 2003

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