It’s getting harder and harder to believe that airlines used to give out travel blankets for free. On some planes you can’t even take a piece of luggage without paying, so forget about getting anything for free. And don’t even consider buying one from the airline if they have it. The prices aren’t cheap even though the blankets are. If you like to stay warm while you fly, it may be time for you to get a good quality travel blanket. Here’s what all of our cheap FLL Airport parking travelers should look for in a travel blanket.
Most blankets marketed for air travel are made from fleece. The quality of fleece has a wide range from flimsy to luxurious. It really depends on your budget. The main thing to remember when it comes to picking the fabric is to find one that is machine washable. It’ll touch the floor at some point and you want to be able to use it more than once.
Size (Including Weight)
As our cheap FLL Airport parking travelers know, the seats on a plane are getting smaller and smaller. There just isn’t the room to sprawl out with a huge blanket. Not only that, you don’t want to take up too much space in your carry-on or personal bag. Finding the right sized travel blanket is key. You’ll find that most are rectangular. If you’re looking for one that goes from your shoulders to your ankles you’ll need a blanket that is approximately a foot shorter than your height. If you typically travel in pants and don’t need such a long blanket, then you might want to opt for a small square one. In addition to the length and width, you’ll want a blanket that isn’t too heavy. While you want a blanket to be heavy enough to keep you warm, you don’t want it to be excessive. Remember that you’ll have to transport this blanket when you’re not using it.
There are a few other considerations when it comes to choosing your blanket.
- Does it come with a travel bag or pouch? Cheap FLL Airport parking travelers know that convenience is important when traveling. Having a handy travel bag, attached to the blanket means you’ll never leave the bag behind. Some blankets don’t have a pouch, but will have straps. You simply roll up the blanket and the straps keep it in place.
- How many times do we confuse another black suitcase with our own? Don’t make that mistake with your blanket. Choose a color or pattern that stands out. You won’t mix it up with anyone else’s and it’ll be hard to forget it on the plane.
- Can it pull double duty? One of our favorite airline blanket travel hacks is finding a blanket that has more than one use. We love a big scarf that you can wear through the airport and use as a blanket while you fly. It’s a great accessory and practical too.
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