These items will make your flight more comfortable and relaxing.
Anyone who has been stuck sitting in the middle seat on a long flight knows what a miserable experience it can be. Not only do you have to bother someone every time you need to get up to stretch or use the bathroom, but you don’t even have the luxury of looking out the window or leaning your head against the wall as you sleep. And let’s not forget having to fight two people over who gets to use the armrests.
If you get stuck in the middle seat when booking your trip, try calling your airline a few days before the flight to see if a window or aisle seat has opened up or if you are eligible for an affordable upgrade. If that doesn’t work, you can also try to switch seats as you check in at the airport, as well. But if the flight is fully booked and you are stuck in the undesirable seat, there are certain things you can pack in your carry-on to make the flight more enjoyable.
Since you are unable to get up whenever you want, a good pair of compression socks will help keep your blood circulating, while a comfy pair of leggings and a travel wrap can keep you feeling warm and cozy in your cramped space. To help you survive your next flight in the middle seat, we’ve rounded up 11 items you need to pack for a more relaxed and comfortable flight.
From noise-canceling headphones to a comfortable travel pillow and an aromatherapy hand lotion, keep reading to shop everything you need to make the dreaded seat assignment a more pleasant experience. Consider it your definitive middle seat survival kit.