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Old Mar 3rd, 2006, 09:50 AM
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I got mine yesterday and test drove it on the commuter rail. When I got home my friend asked me what it was and I showed him how it went from pillow to case and guess who tested it as a case. . . him! What a bandit!
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Old Mar 3rd, 2006, 10:22 AM
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Thanks, Just order a bunch of them in taupe! Can't wait to test it out. They sound very useful for trains and planes and hotels rooms.
This was one of the more useful threads.
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Old Mar 3rd, 2006, 10:44 AM
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They're still available on sale!!
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Old Mar 3rd, 2006, 04:48 PM
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What a WONDERFUL thread. Thank you, thank you! I just ordered my pillow for an April 7th trip to Italy. I couldn't go one night much less 12 nights without a decent pillow!!
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Old Mar 3rd, 2006, 05:14 PM
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I'm so glad so many have enjoyed this thread! I completely agree, happytraveler. I was miserable on my first trip overseas. I'm used to at least 2 pillows and good ones at that. I learned to travel with cases and stuff clothes in them if needed. I'm just wild about these pillows - and so happy my Christmas shopping is done for many of my hard-to-buy-for folks!
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Old Mar 3rd, 2006, 05:58 PM
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Thank you. This is a brilliant idea, I just ordered one. I am embarrassed to admit that I have actually traveled to Europe with an inexpensive down pillow that I left in my last destination so that I could use that space in my luggage for purchases!!
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Old Mar 3rd, 2006, 06:49 PM
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thanks to thatgirldina who is, at this very moment, in Paris -- hope she's having a great time.
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Old Mar 4th, 2006, 11:10 AM
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Definitely! It was dina's great find. Hopefully, she'll post a trip report - complete with pillow update
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Old Mar 4th, 2006, 11:33 AM
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I just received the 4 I ordered (some for Christmas presents) and am anxious to try mine next month on my trip to Sicily. Just hope I don't forget it on the plane. Too bad we hadn't ordered them in bulk, maybe could have REALLY saved a bundle. Just glad I latched onto this a few weeks ago. Have a good one. Halfpint
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Old Mar 4th, 2006, 11:56 AM
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I just found this post and had to order one in blue.It will match my new cashmere throw I just bought at clearance for$20 trom Tjmaxx.See you in coach.
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Old Mar 10th, 2006, 07:19 PM
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The test drive: 2 flights: Boston to Chicago, Chicago to Dallas. Both flights had me in a middle seat. I did not slip a sleeping pill, as they make me groggy for the plane change.

How did it work out?: Awesome! I had it in my purse (which it filled) and when I sat down, it was just me and the pillow. Boston to Chicago I slept the whole way with my head on it. From Chicago to Dallas I had a little more space, so the pillow went under my laptop to make it more comfortable. Again, awesome.

I tested out the cover last night and it is very comfortable (though I still covered it with the "real" pillowcase so that it matched my sheets).
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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 04:29 PM
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Can anyone tell me exactly what these pillows are like, when opened? Also, size when open.

It just doesn't seem there would be much loft to them when open. How thick/loft are they?
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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 05:43 PM
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We are leaving in less than 3 weeks. How long do they take to arrive once ordered? I'll ask hubby if he would also like one!
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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 06:51 PM
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I was in no hurry, so I had it shipped regular ground. It arrived 2 days after I ordered!

Lydia, regarding loft, once opened from travel size, the pillow is actually a down-filled pillowCASE that zips over a regular pillow.

I've had friends suggest that, nice as these are, they would be concerned about leaving them in a hotel or having the maid mistakenly remove the "case" each day. This means taking it off the hotel pillow each morning and stashing it. Not too much to do, in my opinion.

I'm looking forward to using mine (got hubby one, too).
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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 07:40 PM
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I just put mine on top of the hotel pillow which made it just right. Next time I will put it in a bright colored pillow case of my own so it will be apparant for the maid and myself when I am checking out. It really is such a great idea, too hard hotel pillows make my ears hurt so the down makes it just soft enough.
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Old Mar 21st, 2006, 04:41 PM
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Mine arrived today. I was all ready to make a case for it, but it already came with one. (I might make one out of flannel anyway.) I am sure going to love it!
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Old Mar 21st, 2006, 04:48 PM
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I bought one for my husband and knowing how maids can be mistaken in taking things away, I remove it everyday and put it in the closet with his luggage.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2006, 11:37 AM
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I just bought a Chinese Red pillowcase with black trim for my pillow, so now I won't forget it in the hotel and the maids won't run off with it (I hope, hmmm, they might like the pillowcase too much....)
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