In a few weeks we'll be off to Europe again. News that plane seats are getting smaller and "thinner" isn't exactly making me giddy with anticipation. It's a long haul from San Francisco.
The answer is to make the experience seem shorter and less awful by sleeping. Lots of people have learned to sleep on a plane. They get on, read a paper while the plane creaks into higher altitudes, then wrack that seat back until it cracks the knees of the person behind and in a matter of seconds are snoring away obnoxiously.
I can't do that. Perhaps I should practice by trying to sleep upright in an old refrigerator box on top of a rock with a a noisy fan overhead. I can't help it. I get the dreaded "head flop" and it wakes me every time.
I've tried lots of remedies that are less than perfect--and this time I'll be trying a clever-looking contraption called the SeatSnoozer. The instructions make it sound easy enough to use. I have high hopes for it because the SeatSnoozer is a new endeavor by a couple of creative people rather than "the same old travel pillow" cranked out cheaply by a big and heartless company.
The question is: would you wear something like this on a plane?