I just want to get some dang shut-eye
June 20, 2012 8:03 AM Subscribe
Tales from the middle seat: I'm booked on a red-eye flight leaving Monday night. No problem, I'll just sleep on the plane. I've done it before and it's not so bad. Except. I booked my plane ticket a week ago, and I don't have a window seat. Help me figure out how to get some sleep without a window to lean on...
posted by Weeping_angel to Travel & Transportation (23 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Is there some sort of be-all-end-all awesome travel pillow you could recommend? I really dislike the ones with little beady things in them because they go weirdly flat after ten minutes. And I don't think they would provide enough support for my head without the window to lean on. Something I can get in a brick-and-mortar store in Phoenix would be ideal, but an Internet source with fast shipping might be ok (like I said, I leave Monday).
I'm usually anti-reclining my seat on long flights, because I know it sucks for the person behind me, but on a red-eye flight? Everybody's going to be reclining, right? Any other tips to get comfortable enough to sleep in a middle seat? Thanks so much!
(I've seen the other questions about sleeping on planes, but they seem to be more general how-to-sleep questions, which I don't normally have a problem with. I'm looking for middle-seat specific advice)