6 Tools to Protect Your Personal Space and Privacy While Flying

When flying, unless you have the luxury to be in first class, you’re probably going to be cramped into an economy seat just inches away from your neighbors. It can be hard to keep your personal space or have any privacy while flying. We’ve searched the web to find items that make it easier to protect your privacy and keep to yourself while flying.

Soarigami Airplane Portable Armrest Extender/Divider



The name says it all. This unique origami design will help you divide up the armrest and get a little extra space. What makes this paper creation great is that both you and your neighbor get space. It’s a nice ice–breaker, especially if you’re in the middle seat.

Ostrich Pillow



Really want to sleep without anyone disturbing you? This is the pillow for you. Just put your head inside and sleep soundly—no light or human disruptions. Just beware: You might look a little weird, but you’ll be sleeping so soundly that it won't matter.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones



Our founder swears by these headphones when he’s traveling. Put these on, and you won’t have to hear any chatter or sounds while you’re napping or listening to your favorite podcast. They also last pretty long on a full charge.

Bose QuietComfort 20 Noise-Canceling Earbuds



If you prefer earbuds instead of headphones, these are perfect. They offer the same noise-canceling features as the Bose headphones—which means a noiseless, relaxing flight. Did we mention they are pretty small and can also fit in your pocket?

ALASKA BEAR Natural Silk Sleep Mask



If you are traveling at night and just need a little privacy to sleep, make sure to invest in a comfortable eye mask. Our pick is the ALASKA BEAR sleep mask. It’s super soft and made out of silk.

Mack’s Pillow Soft Silicone Earplugs



I use these daily to ensure I have a soundless sleep. They are comfortable and mold into just about every ear shape. With these earplugs you can avoid all distractions from your neighbors or the chatty kid in the row in front of you.

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