Last Updated on September 5, 2020
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Anyone who has taken a long flight by plane knows that it can be quite uncomfortable and take forever to reach the chosen destination. And this can happen due to several factors: the excitement of taking a long trip, the anxiety of reaching a dream location, and also the inconvenience of being several hours on an airplane in the same position, among other valid reasons.
However, if you have already taken care of your plane insurance and have flight tickets for your next long-term trip, do not be terrified by these conditions. There are some airplane seat hacks that you should take in to maximize your comfort on long flights. The following 7 stands out!
1. Use a Travel Pad to Protect Your Lower Back
When we book a trip (as the long-awaited vacation getaway to that paradisiacal destination that takes about ten or more hours of travel), we are aware that we will suffer a little while we are in the air. The discomfort of sitting in the same position will cause a lot of pain in your lower back.
In fact, there are people who cannot take two-hour flights without complaining about the pain in this region, especially when they do air travel on low-cost airlines, which usually offer less space between seats.
Wondering how to have a comfortable long flight? The secret is to use a travel pillow to protect your lower back – the U shaped neck pillow is one of the most popular choices because it offers greater comfort and relaxation to this neck area.
However, if you do not have this type of travel pillow, you can use a coat, towel, or even the airplane blanket on the seatback so that the natural curve of your spine is properly supported.
2. Place Support to Raise the Feet
There are several airplane seat hacks that can be put into practice when you have a long haul flight and, most of the time, you just need to be aware of the objects around you.
Your carry-on luggage can serve, for example, as an excellent support object for you to raise your feet during the trip. Thus, you will be able to have a much more pleasant and comfortable flight, as if you were relaxing on a lounger or even sleeping a deep and invigorating sleep.