Fly In Comfort. Pack Your Own Comfort Bag.
May 16th, 2007 · 3 Comments
If the word ‘fuselage’ is any indication, planes aren’t built by people with an appreciation for comfort. Ever since I made the decision to wean myself off of Xanax, it has become clear to me that if I want to enjoy flying, I need to take matters into my own hands.
For my Egypt trip I decided to create a Travel Betty comfort bag. It needed to be small enough to grab in a fit of panic while at the same time large enough to contain all I need to keep from drawing blood from my seatmate.
I used a soft, black, drawstring shoe bag that Travel Boyfriend got on his Upper-Class Virgin Atlantic flight a few months back (although, to be fair, even a Lower-Class shoe bag will do). We had nine flights total during our 5 weeks in Egypt and in the end I was more than pleased with the results.
Travel Betty Comfort Bag Contents
Lavender-scented eye pillow (breathe deeply during take-off)
Palm-sized massage roller (to avert pesky deep vein thrombosis)
iPod (loaded with Fear of Flying podcasts as well as my hypnotherapist’s personalized relaxation MP3)
Xanax (just in case!)
Burt’s Bees Hand Salve
Carb Safe’s Low Effective Carb & Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Bar (a real mouthful)
A word to the wise when creating your own comfort bag, don’t forget to separate out any liquids into a clear zip bag for the asinine security procedures.
Travel Betty Banter
How do you stay comfortable on long flights? Share your tip in the comments section and help make air travel more tolerable for us all.