Pan Am Air Sick Bags
Believe it or not some folks collect airsick bags with great enthusiasm. I collect them as another part of Pan Am’s history. There’s not a lot to say about the bags other than you’re mighty glad they’re there if you need them! Below is a pretty comprehensive collection of Pan Am bags for the last 30 years of the company. Of note is the lower left bag (slightly larger than the others). In the last 1970s a number of airlines switched to thin plastic for the air sick bags. Though the larger plastic bags made a great take-a-way item for customers the bags were less appealing when used for their original purpose. The thin plastic revealed quantity and consistency of its contents when passing through the aisle after use. The crews hated them and they were soon discontinued.
The Virtual Pan Am Museum