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    Looking for a travel pillow that actually works

    My head is spinning from reading all the reviews on Amazon regarding various travel pillows. Wondering if anyone here is a seasoned traveler and can recommend one that really works? I need to get some sleep on an upcoming red-eye flight. I don't like things being tight around my neck/too squeezy. It seems to me that the pillow would need a good way to stay in place, perhaps be attaching to the seat.

    Any advice? Thank you!

    EDIT: Should I move this to Travel & Home Exchange?

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    Glad you asked.

    I am a seasoned traveler, and I always kind of dissed the people who would be walking on the plane with those things draped around their necks. But I had a red-eye from LA one night a couple of years ago, and I was going directly to meet some college friends for a reunion weekend. I had to rent a car from the airport and drive two and a half hours, and I was really afraid that with very little sleep on the red-eye, I'd be at risk of falling asleep at the wheel. Plus I wanted to have fun on Saturday, not be dragging around with jet lag!!

    So I bought one of those travel pillows at the Hudson News (yes, I paid a fortune). I LOVE it. I slept the entire 5 hours on the plane. I bring it with me for all red-eyes. Here is one that is similar, if not the same, as the one I bought.

    https://www.amazon.com/Cabeau-Evolut...1ZR6FEMRAH3K90

    I like that it's memory foam, and that it is thick--really, it's like a cervical collar to put on --it supports your neck very well, especially when you use the little pull-tie. It definitely keeps your neck from wobbling around, the memory foam is very comfortable. I highly recommend it.
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    catherine--I've got that Cabeau pillow on my short list. I've heard a lot of good things about it! Thank you very much.

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    Oh--do you have the one that straps to the seat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalone View Post
    Oh--do you have the one that straps to the seat?
    No, I don't have one that straps to the seat! What's that one like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    No, I don't have one that straps to the seat! What's that one like?
    Looks pretty much the same, but has two elastic loops that attach to the "wings" of the headrest. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079X5FTZR...v_ov_lig_dp_it

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    No, I don't have that upgrade! But I like it!
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    I went ahead and ordered it, so I'll have to report back after my trip. Thanks for the recommendation!

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