Five tips for a comfortable air travel this holiday season

December 12, 2019 – With the holiday travel season fast approaching, thousands of travelers will be flying in the upcoming weeks. To ensure each traveler has an enjoyable journey, seat expert Recaro shares tips on making a holiday flight more comfortable. With one in three passengers in economy class sitting in a Recaro seat, the premium aircraft seat manufacturer has nearly 50 years of experience in creating a comfortable air travel experience. Recaro seats can be found on many of the premium and low-cost carriers in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) and around the world.

As the APAC region gears up for one of its biggest travel seasons, here are a few tips from Recaro to avoid the fatigue of air travel and promote a comfortable journey:

1. Leg room:
Sufficient leg room is important when flying, so travelers are prompted to store their luggage in overhead bins in order to easily stretch out their legs. Not all aircraft offer the same amount of leg room, but there are numerous websites were travelers can research the leg room of their seat before booking.

2. Neck and head support:
Sleeping on planes can be challenging, but a top-quality neck pillow can make all the difference. However, not all pillows are created equal. When purchasing a travel pillow, air travelers should pick a travel pillow based on if they are a stomach, side, or back sleeper. Window passengers can use the age-old trick of using the aircraft wall as support!

3. Lumbar support:Lumbar support is the unsung hero of long flights for many travel experts. Good lumbar support fills the gap between the lumbar spine and the seat and follows the natural inward curve of the lower back. A simple way to create this kind of support is to place a pillow or a rolled-up blanket or jacket behind the lower back.

4. Keep those legs up:
Another way for passengers to eliminate pressure on their lumbar spine is to sit with their knees slightly higher than their hips. Passengers are encouraged to take advantage of a seat with a footrest, and those without a footrest can easily use their carry-on bag to kick up their feet!

5. Plenty of entertainment and/or peace and quiet:
Whether it’s a crying baby, a chatty neighbour or the hum of the engine, loud noises can ruin a peaceful flight. Bring a pair of noise-cancelling headphones and listen to music or watch a show on the inflight entertainment system or a personal device.

When it comes to ergonomics, one of the top-performing seats is the Recaro CL3710 seat. Features include the:

  • High literature pocket (invented and patented by Recaro), which offers passengers increased living space by moving the seat backrest pocket up higher;
  • Abrazo Headrest, which offers armrest-like supports on each side of the head that can be flipped down for additional support;
  • Flip cushion, which supports the lower lumbar area; and
  • Extended seat bottom, which increases the size of the seating surface to support upper and parts of lower legs and reduces pressure points.

Passengers are encouraged to keep an eye out for the Recaro CL3710 on their next flight, as it will help them arrive at their holiday destination, refreshed and relaxed.