By Stefanie Michaels
So you’re probably thinking, “Ugh, coach seats? More like a coach nightmare.” But fear not, my fellow travelers, I got some tips for making your coach seat experience a little more bearable.
First things first, invest in a good travel neck pillow.
Like, a real cushy one. Trust me, it’ll make a world of difference when it comes to trying to get some shut-eye. I know it’s one more thing to bring along, but if you can get it in your carry on or strapped onto your backpack, it’s worth it.
Next, pack a small bag of essentials to keep with you on the flight.
This can include things like a neck pillow, earplugs, a sleep mask, and a pair of noise-cancelling headphones—they’ll block out any unwanted noise and distractions.
If you’re someone who gets cold easily like I do…
Pack a light sweater or a hoodie. Sometimes the AC on the plane can, so layering is good just in case and if it warms up in the cabin, off it goes and another op for a pillow.
Bring your own snacks and drinks.
Cash savings— as the plane food can be costly. Bringing your own items will also ensure that you have something to munch on during the flight. (Check with the airline first to see what types of food and drinks are allowed on board). *Bringing drinks from home can be tricky, unless they are under 3oz per TSA rules.
Try to book a seat that’s as close to the front of the plane as possible.
Not only will you be one of the first to disembark, because being stuck behind others who take too long getting their carry-ons from the overhead and then moseying down the aisle at a snail pace can be all too frustrating.