If there is a contest for the least desirable situations, I bet long flight in economy class would be ranked as one of the top 3. Small cabinets, dry lips, loud neighbors…the list can go on and on. Therefore, some helpful flight goodies are necessary no matter you are having your well-planned Europe trip or being forced to go to an international meeting. Check out what we have found on Amazon.
For long flights, sleeping is the most important and painful thing. Sitting in the economy class, you have no choice but killing your neck since the little pillow that the flight assistant passed to you never works well. As a result, you might want to give a try to this special chin supporting travel pillow. The adjustable cushion makes it comfortable in any sitting/sleeping positions without your head falling forward.
2. Inflatable Travel Neck Pillows ($19.95)
You want to bring as few pieces of luggage as possible with you when taking a long flight. Carrying all the big bags with you can be really annoying. An inflatable neck pillow would be an excellent choice here. By simply pressing the inflatable ball, you can have the perfect travel pillow ready in 30 seconds; also, you can fold it up and put it away in the built-in pocket (as big as your hand) when you don’t need it. There is even a slip pocket on the cover just for your music player/smartphone.
3. Andyer Andyer Foot Rest ($9.99)
Since the economy seats only provide small feet space, you probably want to find something that helps to relax your legs before your trip starts. This portable travel foot-hanger can make you feel much better. Just hand it around the tray table and adjust the height based on your need. You can also use it at home or in the office.
4. Bluetooth Sleeping Eye Mask ($25.99)
A sleeping mask is helpful when your flight neighbor is trying to read books through the whole flight. This special eye mask not only blocks light but also connects to your smartphone through Bluetooth. Now you can just need this to have a good flight sleep.
The last but not the least, a great pair of earplugs. It helps to block out both background sounds and engine noise, and it is also designed to alleviate ear pain caused by altitude change.
Interested in other travel essentials? Check out our Smart Travel Jacket post!