Top 5 Travel Must-Haves For Your Next Long Haul Flight

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We all dread long haul flights, what more if we travel coach. Hence it really calls for somewhat brash measures to make the ride a much more comfortable one, even if it means we might end up looking a little (just a little) silly.

With that in mind, here is a list of travel products that, despite their kooky appearances, will get the job done.

1) The Seat Cushion
Considering the uncomfortable positions coach flyers have to contort their legs and necks to, it is no surprise Magellan has a whole range of seat cushions dedicated to in-flight-comfort. A great option would be the Travelon Self Inflating Seat Cushion that promises to relieve pressure on the lower back and tailbone, making it great for travel.

2) The Dressy Sweatpants
No one will ever guess how comfy your “jeans” are. PajamaJeans are your best bet. Made from exclusive Dormisoft denim which is 95% cotton and 5% spandex, folks who can’t tell the difference between plainly dissimilar types of fabric will definitely be deceived! If you hate wearing jeans on planes but wouldn’t be caught dead outside the house in sweats, these could be for you.

3) The Footrest
While some aircraft do come with those little metal fold-down footrests, some don’t. For the petite ones and those travelling on flights that do not have those footrests, you could rest your feet on your carry-on bag or get a squishy inflatable footrest such as the Design Go Luggage Foot Rest.

4) The Travel Pillow
There are plenty of affordable travel pillow options these days. Some even come with built-in massagers! Pick one that fits the concave of your neck nicely and you’ll be spared the stiff neck and get much better rest on your flight.

5) The Wearable Blanket
Personally, I love the idea of a wearable blanket. I don’t know about you but I always find the back of my legs exposed to the cold air-conditioning on the plane. While some of us can easily wrap the flight blankets around ourselves (or even twice over), others might find the flight blankets a tad too small or short. A hooded blanket would keep us snug throughout our flight.

Phylicia Hwam

Co-Founder at TakingFlights.com
Phylicia is a walking mishmash of an oxymoron - an extroverted introvert - and Singaporean based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is Little Mermaid’s alter ego armed with a scuba tank diving the seas, a dog lover, a compulsive gamer and constantly fights a losing battle with her chronic online shopping addiction. Apple devices in hand, she believes the world is her playground.
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