The US authorities say that the flight on 19 January from London, UK to Orlando, Florida was diverted after Michael Philippe reported to the flight's captain and another attendant that he had found a message that there was a bomb on board, written on an airsickness bag
in the toilet.
There's a roaring global interest in these items - and there is even an Airsickness Bag
Virtual Museum on the Internet, featuring pictures of bags half-inched from airlines all over the world.
This is after an increasing amount of turbulence in recent months that have left some reaching for the airsickness bag
The 19 January flight from London, UK to Orlando, Florida was forced to divert to Iceland after Michael Philippe reported finding a threatening message written on an airsickness bag
in the aircraft's toilet and another on a mirror.
(Sorry, we're all out of airsickness bags
.) Such hypocrisy may not make you want to throw a punch, but it might make you go insane.
Before a professional translator and editor could check the phrase, the airline paid to print the words "Fly is Cheap" on signs, aircraft and airsickness bags
. The resulting message was not very reassuring for potential passengers, considering airline quality assurance.
Largest collection of airsickness bags
THE largest collection of in-air, paper vom traps belongs to marketing and investment consultant Niek Vermeulen, of the Netherlands, who had (as of March 2004) over 3,728 from more than 802 different airlines, not to mention a further 10,000 spare bags.
US Airways makes $10 million a year selling ad space on tray tables and napkins, and is negotiating selling ads on its airsickness bags