My latest jet-setting adventure left me with an airport story that was 10 hours longer than it should have been…the kind every traveler cringes to hear, because they can, no doubt, relate. Visualize this: we’re sitting on the runway of LaGuardia, about to take off and running pleasantly on schedule. As the plane picks up from the runway, we make a sudden dive down and end up right back on the ground. The pilot makes a vague announcement over the intercom about a “red light” coming on, how we’ll be returning to the gate to check it all out, it shouldn’t take too long…yada yada.
Four hours later, we finally take off. By the time we land in Dallas, we’ve clearly missed our connecting flight. The customer service agent not-so-kindly informs us that we’ve been put on the stand by list for the next flight out (which we clearly don’t make because it’s booked to capacity), and alas, we muddle around the airport until the next plane that has space for us arrives…at 8pm.
Anyone who has had the pleasure of flying no doubt has their own version of the above story. That’s why, dear travelers, you must invest in your comfort and sanity…(ok, at least comfort) and add the Grand Trunk Hooded Travel Pillow to your goodie bag of travel accessories.
Now, I’ve tried neck pillows before and the word that pops into mind is mediocre. Yes, they provide a bit of cushion, but cushion doesn’t equal comfort. This one is truly a memory foam level of comfort. One I would happily sleep with at night. Or during the day at the airport. An added bonus is the micro-fleece hoodie that comes along with it. If you’re anything like me, airplanes leave you shivering in your seat, so any added layer of warmth is greatly appreciated. And, when you’re ready to disembark the plane, the pillow scrunches up nicely into it’s own little bag. How’s that for convenience?
Well, I finally made it to my destination of Tucson, Arizona. Thanks to the hooded travel pillow, I was already well rested and ready to hit the ground running. Too bad it was well after midnight.
How do you stay comfy when traveling?
By: Jessica Tiare Bowen
Disclosure: I received the Hooded Travel Pillow courtesy of Grand Trunk as coordinated by Deep Creek Public Relations in consideration for product review. All opinions are, of course, my own.