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Top 5 Best Travel Pillows for Flights in 2019

We’ve scoured through countless travel pillows to find the perfect ones to satisfy all of your travel comfort needs. Say goodbye to tray-table sleep, and hello to healthy neck support with this list of the best travel pillows for flights in 2019.

Have you ever found yourself hopping off a long flight with a sore neck and little rest? We have too, and we’ve got you covered so you never have to experience that again!

For long layovers or long flights, a travel pillow can make all the difference between having a survivable flight experience or having a miserable one. Even if you have a shorter flight, you don’t want to be caught travelling without a travel pillow in the case of delays or other special events. Read on to find out our top 5 best travel pillows for flights of any kind. Upgrade your travel experience and make sure you never lose sleep on a flight again!

TRTL Travel Pillow

Summary: This is a great choice for people who are tired of carrying around a chunky, U-shaped travel pillow. The TRTL pillow is flat, light, and easily packable. 

TRTL Travel Pillow
TRTL Travel Pillow | Skyscanner Canada

This pillow has been making waves in the travel community for completely changing the travel pillow game. The TRTL Travel Pillow is first on our list of top 5 best travel pillows for flights because of it’s unique shape. It boasts a flexible design, and it is both smaller and lighter than the traditional U-shaped travel pillow. The pillow wraps all the way around your neck, and has received raving reviews for the solid neck support it offers. However, we wouldn’t recommend using this pillow if you like to shift sides when you sleep based on the design of the pillow.

The TRTL travel pillow is made using a soft fleece material, so you can rest assured that you’ll be warm and comfortable during your flight. One final perk? The pillow is machine washable, so you can have a fresh travel pillow experience for each new trip. The TRTL travel pillow costs a reasonable $29.99 and comes in four different colours – grey, black, red, and pink. You also have the option of purchasing a bundle consisting of two TRTL pillows for a discounted price of $54.99.

Hoodie Sleeper Travel Pillow

Summary: This is the perfect pillow for people who want more privacy when sleeping. It has a built-in eye mask, hoodie, cell phone compartment, and carrying pouch, and is made using memory foam.

Global Travel Clothing Company Hoodie Sleeper Travel Pillow
Hoodie Sleeper Travel Pillow | Skyscanner Canada

Next on our list of top 5 best travel pillows for flights is the Hoodie Sleeper Travel Pillow. This travel pillow by Global Travel Clothing Company is the ultimate sleeping pillow. It comes decked out with a sleeper hood and an eye mask, all connected right to the pillow. It’s also attached to a carrying pouch, so you never have to worry about losing it! This pillow is made with ergonomic memory foam, and molds right to your neck, head, and shoulders.

Another perk of this travel pillow is that it contains a hidden cell-phone compartment, so you can always have your phone on-hand even while you are asleep. This pillow is $49 and comes in two colours – grey and black.

Casper Nap Pillow

Summary: This is the pillow for luxury travellers who want the comfort of their pillow at home, while on the plane. It isn’t the most plane-friendly pillow on this list, but is definitely one of the most comfortable! Check out this article for luxury travel tips without breaking the bank.

Casper Nap Pillow
Casper Nap Pillow | Skyscanner Canada

While Casper is mostly famous for its incredible mattresses, it’s other products are also made with the same high-quality, comfortable material! Introducing: the Casper Nap Pillow. This is a mini version of the Casper pillow, made specifically with travel in mind. While it is not a traditional travel neck pillow, it made our list of top 5 best travel pillows for flights because of all the accessories and extras that make it more travel-friendly. It is 10.25” x 15”, and comes with a drawstring bag which you can use to carry it in. It also comes with a removable pillowcase, which you can easily wash.

The Casper Nap Pillow will put you back $35, and comes in a classic white colour (with a grey pillowcase and navy blue drawstring bag).

Travelrest Inflatable Travel Pillow

Summary: If you like having a lot of upper body support, this is the pillow for you. It attaches to airplane seats or to your body for a secure, “strapped-in” sleeping experience.

Travelrest Inflatable Travel Pillow
Travelrest Inflatable Travel Pillow | Skyscanner Canada

This pillow may look funky, but it definitely goes above and beyond doing its job. It is a longer travel pillow that drapes across your body, and can either attach to your body or to the airplane seat. It offers your entire upper body an amazing amount of support due to its innovative design. You can wear this pillow any number of ways, depending on which sleeping style is most comfortable for you! It is the smallest, most packable option on this list when you deflate it to travel.

One downside is that it needs to be hand washed, and is very sensitive to water getting inside. The Travelrest Inflatable Travel Pillow comes in five different colours (blue, grey, red, moss, and navy), and costs $29.95.

Huzi Infinity Pillow

Summary: This is the pillow for people who like to choose how they sleep. It allows you to sleep in essentially any position, and serves whatever purpose you want it to – eye mask, noise canceller, etc.

Huzi Infinity Pillow
Huzi Infinity Pillow | Skyscanner Canada

Last (but certainly not least) on our list of top 5 best travel pillow for flights is the Huzy Infinity Pillow. This pillow is the closest to a shape-shifter that you’ll get in the travel pillow department. There seem to be infinite ways to use this pillow, and can dual as an eye mask, backrest, or noise canceller depending on how you use it. This pillow is made with both the softest bamboo fabric, and also material that regulates body temperature.

Another added bonus is that it’s machine washable! You can pick up a Huzi Infinity Pillow for $39, and you can choose from four different colours – red, grey, blue, or tan.

Now that you’ve gone through our list of top 5 best travel pillows for flights, you can travel like never before with the perfect travel pillow. Hop off your flight feeling rested, refreshed, and ready for whatever adventure comes your way.

For even more tips and tricks to make your flight more enjoyable, check out this article. Now put that pillow to use, and book your next trip!