How to Fly More Comfortably

Flying has become a very important way of travel in our lives, but long flights can make us tired. This tiredness can affect our subsequent plans. So, do you want to sleep comfortably on the plane, but do not have budget for business or first class? Here are four tips that can help make your flight more comfortable.


  • Using a Steam Eye Mask to Relieve Eye Strain.


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A Miniso Panda Steam Eye Mask can help you fall asleep on a flight. Photo by Yue Lu.

Sleeping on the flight not only kills time, but also helps to eliminate the fatigue of catching a flight in the early morning. A steam eye mask can help you fall asleep more quickly. The hot steam can “massage” your eyes and relieve eye strain. The aroma of essential oil that comes out together with the steam can also help you sleep.

Price: $12.99 – $16.89 / 10 units


  • Wet Disposable Face Mask to Solve Dry Air


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I sprayed some rose water on the mask, so I can hydrate my face at the same time. Photo by Yue Lu.

The air on the plane usually is so dry that it makes our throat and nose very uncomfortable. There is an easy way to increase the humidity of the air we are breathing. All we need is a wet, disposable face mask. I usually spray some water on the mask. When the air comes through the mask, the water content will increase. If you don’t have a spray on hand, you can just go to the bathroom and use tap water to wet the mask.

Price: $7.97 – $9.88 / 50 pc


  • Bring Your Own Travel Neck Pillow.


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I chose the soft particle pillow, which can adjust the most comfortable position according to my own needs unlike the traditional ones. Photo by Yue Lu.

Many airlines offer passengers a small pillow, but it can’t be fixed around the neck. I recommend bringing a travel neck pillow. In this case, we can put the airline’s small pillow behind our waist to reduce pressure on the spine from sitting for a long time.

If the small pillow is not enough for your back, you can ask a flight attendant for one more blanket, which is much larger and softer than the pillow. Price: $32.80 – $50


  • Inflatable Foot Rest Pillow


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Schematic diagram of use. Picture by Niumi Amazon.

The narrow seat spacing of the economy class makes our legs unable to straighten for a long time, which leads to the lack of blood circulation that makes our legs sore and numb. A foot rest pillow can help alleviate this discomfort a lot. It also gives you more choices of sleeping positions.

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The uninflated state versus the iPhone X. Photo by Yue Lu.

This type of foot rest pillow is inflatable. It’s only as large as two iPhone Xs’ when it’s in the uninflated state, which is convenient to bring with you. There are different heights that you can choose according to your own situation, such as leg length.

Price: $16.88 – $30


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