It's the holiday season and that not only means "Merry Christmas" and Mistletoe, it means the dreaded holiday travel season and that means delayed and packed flight and everything involved with flying testing your patience.
You might even have to deal with an oversold flight or a middle seat on a 737.
Rick and Sully talk a little travel this week...
What to do if you find yourself in 18B, which is probably a middle seat? Let's take a look and listen...
1. Sleep and that Neck Pillow
Sleeping upright can be a possibility—even in the middle seat. Make sure you have the right neck or travel pillow for your body, whether that's a standard neck pillow, a shoulder-wrapping Travelrest Pillow, or even a jacket that converts into a pillow. Though they may not be as cuddly as their foam-filled counterparts, consider blow-up travel pillows for their space-saving qualities. For more convenience, there are now blow up travel pillows.
2. Noise-Canceling Headphones
Ask any road warrior what to look for in a pair of headphones, and they will say noise-canceling. For just a few hours, a pair of good headphones can be a middle-seat passenger's best friend. The right set tuned to a good movie or music can take your mind off the otherwise muscle-contorting rigors of the middle seat.
Samples: Bose, Beats by Dre BiGR.
3. Airline Apps
Make sure you have the app of the airline you are flying downloaded on your phone or tablet. If you get delayed or if there are weather problems, sometimes you can get info and make changes easier on your app, rather than dealing with a gate agent.
4. The Airhook
Give your airline seat, especially a middle seat a comfort upgrade. The Airhook is a legroom-saving airline travel accessory that holds your beverage and electronic device. Available here for $22.45.
5. Best "In Air" apps
Tripit published some suggestions here: https://www.tripit.com/blog/2015/02/best-apps-for-inflight-entertainment.html
Conde Nast published some Flight Tracker apps which help pass the time: http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2013-10-16/best-apps-for-tracking-flights