Black Friday 2017 deals are here and these great travel products are on sale! If you fly coach often (or have a frequent flier in your life that does), here are some great travel products and gadgets I personally recommend to help make your next economy class flight more enjoyable (or at the very least, just more tolerable). I travel in the back often so when people ask me “How do you do it?” I always recommend these four items to them. These four products have helped me through many economy class flights and I know they will work for you also.
At the top of my list is the GoSleep 2-in-1 travel pillow and sleep mask. If you find it difficult falling asleep (or staying asleep) in an economy class seat with limited recline (I’m talking about you, United!), then you should give this sleep mask a try. The GoSleep 2-in-1 travel pillow and sleep mask will gently support your head and neck and prevent your head from “bobbing” forward during sleep. With this sleep mask, I always sleep longer on flights and wake up more rested with zero neck pain. You can read my full review of the GoSleep travel pillow and sleep mask here or click here to purchase on Amazon.
Next, let’s talk about these new slim-line seats and how much we hate them. If you have problems with leg numbness or have sciatica issues, then this product is a must for you. This TruContour inflatable seat cushion fits perfectly on an economy class seat and will give your rear-end a comfortable air cushion to rest on. When not in use, the seat cushion deflates and folds up conveniently into your carry-on bag and the cushion is easy to inflate before use. Plus, you can use it at sports stadiums, concert venues, the office and at home. Click here to read more and purchase on Amazon.
This next item is kind of silly but if you find airplane cabins to be unbearably hot (especially on Asian and European carriers), then you will appreciate this micro-usb fan. This was recommended to me over a year ago and after using it a couple of times, I never travel without it now. It doesn’t matter if I’m traveling in coach, business or first class, this little fan is always in my carry-on bag. It’s a simple USB micro-fan that plugs directly into any USB port and has a sturdy yet flexible gooseneck to keep it in place. The USB micro-fan is extremely quiet, won’t disturb your neighbors and puts out a gentle breeze to keep you cool and comfortable. Click here to read more and purchase on Amazon.
And lastly, when I’m flying an airline that doesn’t provide seat-back entertainment, I will always pack my Airhook with me. This handy gadget is a holder for your personal electronic devices (PED) such as iPhones, iPads, E-readers, tablets and other entertainment devices. This universal adapter is compatible with all personal electronic devices up to 8.5” tall and will attach to the back of most seat-back tray tables. The Airhook essentially moves your device off of the tray table and places it into a more natural viewing position.
This helps reduce neck strain and makes binge-watching your favorite shows on your device more ergonomic and comfortable. It also comes with a beverage cup holder and a hook to keep your headphones secure when not in use. With more and more airlines opting for WiFi streaming entertainment nowadays, this Airhook is a must in my carry-on. You can read my full review of the Airhook here or click here to purchase on Amazon.
If you are looking for a new E-reader or tablet, check out these Amazon devices. Amazon E-readers and tablets are on sale, starting at $49.99 for Black Friday week.
So those are my recommendations for making economy class flights more tolerable. If you have any travel products that you love or recommend, please share them with me in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!