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5 Things You Should Never Fly Without


Whoever said, “it’s the journey, not the destination” clearly never sat in the middle seat on an overcrowded flight. Airplane creature comforts have been under assault for decades, and these days just surviving with your sanity intact ought to win you an award. What’s a traveler to do? Fight back with these five comfort items that make the coach-class experience a teensy bit more bearable.

Readers, what things are must-haves when you fly? Share your suggestions in the comments field below.

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Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2012. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.

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