This clever airplane footrest makes economy feel like business class

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
·3-min read
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Our shopping team's found the perfect product to make airplane seats more comfortable. (Getty Images)

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We're always looking for ways to make airplane travel - especially long haul - more pleasant. This is why we're pleased that we may just have found a way to boost the comfort factor on your next journey.

And it's under £10.

We present to you the Airplane Footrest, £8.99. It's such a simple piece of kit, yet will have such a hugely positive impact on your next plane journey, helping to prevent puffy feet/legs, and allowing those of us with shorter pins to stretch our legs out but have some support.

Here's why we - and hundreds of others - think it's a travel saviour.

Why we rate it

We love the sheer simplicity of this Airplane Footrest. You simply hook its straps to the bracket of your tray table on the plane, then put your feet in it so they're stretched out and slightly suspended.

Meaning next time you're travelling and want to stretch your aching, puffy legs out in comfort, this is the product for you.

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Make your airplane seat more comfortable with this under £10 buy. (Amazon)

£8.99 at Amazon

You can use it whether your tray table is up or down, and it's lightweight enough to put in your carry-on case (whether it's a briefcase, a handbag, or even in your coat pocket) without it increasing the weight. When folded, it's a tiny 20x5x5cm.

It's also versatile and can be used for any kind of long-distance travel, whether it's on a train, bus or plane.

It's sturdy too - there's a lock to reinforce the strap, and due to customer demand, you can now lengthen the straps by an extra 65cm.

Even better, it comes with a 100% no-risk, money-back guarantee so you can try it out and see if you get on with it.

What the reviews say

Shoppers rave about how the Airplane Footrest upped their comfort factor when flying, whether long or short haul, after using this.

One 5ft 8 reviewer said that it helped her sleep better when trapped in the middle seat in economy, another said it really helped her restless legs, while yet more wrote that it helps stop back and leg discomfort all while the people in the seats in front of you don't even know you're using it.

A happy customer even admitted it changed the way she travels forever.

It could even make you feel like you've had an upgrade, with a reviewer writing that it made economy travel feel like "first class". And who isn't up for an elevated travel experience, in every sense of the word?

Other praise heaped on the gadget included comments like "you need this", "awesome", "must buy" and "a lifesaver".

With the money-back guarantee if you're not happy, this is a no-brainer buy for your next trip, no?

Shop now: Airplane Footrest | £8.99 from Amazon

£8.99 at Amazon