Does anyone have this travel pillow?

Old Sep 11th, 2019, 07:13 PM
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I bought this one and it worked for me.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074WJ7J1Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074WJ7J1Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Two trips last year, US to Vietnam and Kenya. Way better than nothing!
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Old Sep 11th, 2019, 07:35 PM
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That looks comfy!
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Old Sep 11th, 2019, 07:50 PM
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gomiki, here is where I likely found out about it too.
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Old Sep 11th, 2019, 08:08 PM
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My Husband and I bought the one linked in the first post, after my daughter and son-in-law used one on a flight from NYC to New Zealand. They loved them.My husband likes it, me not so much, but that's just cause I don't sleep much on a flight anyway,
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Old Sep 12th, 2019, 03:03 PM
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I bought the turtle pillow and never wound up taking it on my trip. It seemed akward to pack and I tried it at home and it was not helping the hanging head thing like it's supposed to. I find the soft u pillow that clips together so you can hang it from your suitcase the easiest to bring along. And at the price of 15 dollars, if I lose it, I lose it.
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Old Aug 20th, 2023, 02:02 PM
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Hey, kureiff: did you ever get the footrest thing you linked above? Flying transatlantic economy in a couple weeks &, having been spoiled by business class for the last few years, I'm not looking forward to it.
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Old Aug 20th, 2023, 07:46 PM
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DH and I both have those Turtl neck pillows. We bought them for transatlantic flights but haven’t needed them yet because we always end up springing for first class lie flat seats. It doesn’t make sense for us to go on a vacation and be sleep deprived and miserable for the first day or two. We don’t travel that much now and are older, tireder—and fussier, TBH.
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Old Aug 20th, 2023, 08:05 PM
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Thanks, kswl. I have a travel pillow that I'm okay with; I was actually referring to the footrest that kureiff recommended in post#2. .
(Were I able to afford first class seats, I assure you that I would have no qualms about springing for them -- especially because I completely agree with your comments about being sleep-deprived and miserable for the first day or two. But we gotta do what we gotta do.)
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Old Aug 20th, 2023, 08:23 PM
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** I was actually referring to the footrest that kureiff recommended in post#2. .**

I was looking at Kristina's blog the other day and she had a footrest recommended. It was more inflatable type. Here's the link with a pic (she has a clickable link to order beneath the pics).

https://www.wired2theworld.com/2023/...re_Comfortable
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Old Aug 21st, 2023, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by LucieV
Hey, kureiff: did you ever get the footrest thing you linked above? Flying transatlantic economy in a couple weeks &, having been spoiled by business class for the last few years, I'm not looking forward to it.
I think a couple airlines have banned those sling type foot rests because it bothers the people sitting in front of you. That inflatable one kybourbon posted might work.
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Old Aug 21st, 2023, 05:58 AM
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I'm not tall (5'6" to you non metrics) and I just can't imagine having the leg room for either the sling thing or the blow up footrest in cattle class.

Most people use U-shaped pillows the wrong way round - they have the opening at the front, when it should be at the back.

I used to put my under seat personal item on the tray with coat/sweater or similar over the thin cushion they issued, to soften it a bit and slept with my head on that if I was unlucky enough not to get a window seat.
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Old Aug 21st, 2023, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by kybourbon
** I was actually referring to the footrest that kureiff recommended in post#2. .**

I was looking at Kristina's blog the other day and she had a footrest recommended. It was more inflatable type. Here's the link with a pic (she has a clickable link to order beneath the pics).

https://www.wired2theworld.com/2023/...re_Comfortable
Thank you. I'll check it out.

Originally Posted by schmerl
I think a couple airlines have banned those sling type foot rests because it bothers the people sitting in front of you.
That makes sense.

Originally Posted by hetismij2
I'm not tall (5'6" to you non metrics) and I just can't imagine having the leg room for either the sling thing or the blow up footrest in cattle class.
I know. We're flying from SF; we've got 38" leg room (Virgin Atlantic) and I'm pretty anxious about it.

It's probably a pipe dream to think there's any way I'm going to make an 11-hour flight in economy comfortable.
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Old Aug 21st, 2023, 09:20 AM
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The 11 hour flight to and from SF was one of the reasons we decided we didn't want to fly any more, even after forking out a bit extra for premium cattle class on the flight home.
You just have to get through it as best you can and know you have a fabulous trip planned at the end of it. 38" is generous, must be premium cattle class, normal cattle class is only 31-32". That is real agony. If you really have 38" then one of those footrests should fit.
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Old Aug 21st, 2023, 09:34 AM
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** We're flying from SF; we've got 38" leg room (Virgin Atlantic) and I'm pretty anxious about it.**

That's quite a bit more than regular economy seats on the major airlines. They are typically 30-32.

You can probably message Kristina on Fodor's and ask about that footrest. I think she was using it for a long flight (west coast to somewhere to Asia?). Since the link says 2 for $16, it's not like it's much money and they seem to fold up pretty small. My BIL would always take a blow up pillow that was covered in some kind of flock. It seemed to hold up pretty well over multiple trips. Those footrests look similar.
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Old Aug 21st, 2023, 11:15 AM
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Yes, it’s 38” in Virgin Atlantic “premium economy” — for which we’re paying almost as much as we paid for business class, same trip, in September 2019. (And this time I actually booked more than 3 months ahead of flying, which I never bothered to do in the past.)
Poor little entitled me.😎
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Old Aug 21st, 2023, 03:20 PM
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$89.99 when you can just roll up a sweater and secure it by tying the sleeves?
I tried to use a U-shaped pillow, but it makes me feel hot. I still use it occasionally, but mine is inflatable, an old... I think Eagle Creek.
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Old Aug 21st, 2023, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Dayenu
$89.99 when you can just roll up a sweater and secure it by tying the sleeves?
I tried to use a U-shaped pillow, but it makes me feel hot. I still use it occasionally, but mine is inflatable, an old... I think Eagle Creek.
Dayenu, I'm not about to roll up a sweater to use as a means of elevating my feet!
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Old Aug 21st, 2023, 07:32 PM
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Lol
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Old Sep 18th, 2023, 06:54 PM
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I like a travel pillow with hood and pocket as it is comfortable, convenient, and blocked light and noise. The pocket made it easy to store my phone and earplugs, while packing it in my carry-on was not an issue. The only con was the price, but it was worth it for the added features.

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