On this website you will find one of the most comprehensive collection of airsick bags which is proved by the following figures: Almost 10.000 different bags from more than 1.250 airlines in about 190 countries all over the world.
In addition to our own bags, various bags have been contributed by Rainer Schwartz (RS), Alan Howlett (AH) and Wolfgang Lüthje (WL). Their example airsick bags are named under the respective owner.
At first glance, collecting airsick bags or barf bags appears rather strange to most people. But we are totally not alone as in collecting airline memorabilia. There are other collectors that collect safety on board cards, timetables, post cards, etc.
Intriguingly for us, airsick bags express the telling history of airlines as well as the recurring changes in the world of aviation that are taking place all the time.
Similar to other industries there is always an ongoing stream of newcomer- airlines as well as those have collapsed in the industry due to bankruptcy.
During their period of operation other airlines have changed their names or merged with other airlines.
The histories of the airlines are printed on these small pieces of paper, known as the airsick bag, thus reflecting the changes with new corporate designs, names and logos.
If the worst comes to the worst and the airline becomes bankrupt, the only sentimental memory left is the airsick bag.
On our website, we are not just detailing airsick bags but also adding relevant information regarding airlines.
That includes the IATA and ICAO-Codes, the year of foundation, year of name changes or for whatever reasons the closure of the airline. Finally we describe the actual status of the airlines, which can be active, renamed, merged or defunct.
Enjoy exploring our collection of airsick bags and delve into the impressive world of aviation.
Thorsten Hecht , Gerhard Lang & Gerd Clemens
PS: If you wish to contribute to our collection, please feel free to donate one or two bags or alternatively trade with us.