7 Items That Can Upgrade Your Air Travel

A Touch of First Class

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With planes continuing to be packed and the vast majority of travelers unable to pay extra to sit in business and first class, it isn't exactly fun to travel these days. But there are things that can be done to make the journey more bearable. Below are 7 items things that won't make up for sitting in first or business class, but can bring a touch of it to a coach seat. 

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Raden A22 Carry-On Luggage

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This suitcase made Oprah's 2016 Favorite Things List. It's an overhead bin-friendly, hard side polycarbonate carry-on suitcase. It has four spinner wheels for easy carrying and a TSA-approved lock. And if you need to power up your electronic devices, It also has a portable power bank with two external USB ports to charge devices and technology that weighs the bag by lifting it. And if you download the Raden app, it will track your using Bluetooth Low Energy technology.

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Old Fashioned Carry-On Cocktail Kit

Passengers can't bring their own alcohol onboard a flight according to FAA regulations. But that doesn't mean you can't use an airline's liquor to mix up your own cocktail with this portable kit. Be your own bartender and whip up an old fashioned from a kit that includes pure cane sugar, small-batch bitters, a mini bar spoon/muddler, and a linen coaster. Order a mini bottle of rye and then it's time for bottoms up!

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Klipsch X11i In-Ear Headphones

Klipsch X11i In-Ear Headphones

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One of the more stressful things on long and short flights is the constant noise made by the aircraft engines. And screaming babies and children are no picnic either. So a pair of quality headphones are a must to bring calm and peace aboard your flight.

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mophie Powerstation Duo

More airlines are adding power outlets and USB ports on their aircraft that allow passengers to keep their electronic devices charged. But on flights where outlets aren't available, travel with a Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo, which allows users to charge two devices at a time quickly. 

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Lewis N. Clark Convertible Neck Pillow


On longer flights, you may want to take a nap. Pair your noise canceling headphones with a comfy sleep mask and a supportive neck pillow -- like this one from Lewis 'N Clark -- to help you sleep like a baby 35,000 feet in the air. And use a pashima as a blanket to complete your perfect rest.

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Andyer Portable Travel Footrest

Economy class passengers are lucky if they can recline their seat a few inches for comfort. And it's highly unlikely there would be a footrest in their seat—until now. This light, portable device can be used in tight coach class seats to provide relief to tired legs.

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Arkon Folding Tablet Stand

Regular travelers know that personal space in economy class is limited. Those on long-haul flights usually carry a tablet to catch up on movies or reading. This travel stand allows users to view their tablets horizontally or vertically. At a mere 2.75 inches by 1 inch by 6.75 inches and weighing only 6.4 ounces, it doesn't take up much room in a carry-on bag.

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