The Silfx Seating team is getting ready for our trans-Atlantic flight to Hamburg, Germany for this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo. As we prep for our trip, one thing always comes to mind (especially in this industry)…seating! With limited non-stop flights internationally and travel times well over 10 hours you can see why comfort is the driving force behind passenger satisfaction.

In a recent Fly.com survey, “89 percent of survey respondents felt that comfortable seats were an important requirement of air travel.” With airplane designs including smaller seats and less overall space, now is a perfect time to invest in a seating solution designed for lasting passenger comfort.

This led me to compile my very own comfort checklist below. I’ve compiled these tips and tricks over the years to save me from ruffling my tail feathers. I’m hoping they will help you find comfort in coach!

  1. Check SeatGuru.com or SeatExpert.com: These user-friendly websites tell you which seats to avoid and which seats have extra legroom!  (Check in online as early as possible to select prime seating.)
  2. Keep it Clean: Avoid leaving your carry-on bag in front of your feet – every inch of space is added legroom for you to stretch out.
  3. Try to catch some shut-eye: Bring a horseshoe-shaped pillow, shawl/blanket, eye mask and ear plugs to turn off the world around you.
  4. Dress comfortably: Wear clothing that is breathable and loose fitting for a more comfortable flight.

What are some tips you live by? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @SilfxSeating.

Safe travels!  Orville

P.S. Don’t forget to stop by our booth 7A21 at the Aircraft Interiors Expo to learn more about the comfort and durability of Silfx open-cell silicones!


The biggest show in the aircraft interiors industry kicks off Tuesday, April 9th in Hamburg, Germany and you can join!  During the 2013 Aircraft Interiors Expo, we’ll be sharing photos from the booth plus updates from Orville, our favorite frequent flyer.

Orville is finishing his world tour and will arrive in Hamburg on Tuesday, April 9th. Have you followed Orville’s travels around the globe in his search  for comfort? Check out his travel log on our Facebook page to see how many stops you recognize!

Are you traveling to the Aircraft Interiors Expo?  Visit our booth (#7A1) to test Silfx and meet our experienced product specialists.

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