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'Saved my back': Give your airplane seat an upgrade with this top-rated travel seat cushion — it's 35% off

Your bum will thank you

In case you missed the memo, it's been reported that airfare prices will actually go down in 2024. That's certainly reason to celebrate, given that many folks are still feeling the effects of rising prices on everyday items like groceries and gas. If you haven't already started thinking about a getaway this year, now's the time so you can take advantage of the affordable flight offerings.

Once you have your trip booked, it's time to start shopping for your getaway. You'll want durable luggage and plenty of sunscreen if you're headed somewhere warm. Something else that should be on your radar? A comfy, gel- and memory foam-filled travel seat cushion for the plane.

Most economy airplane seats are notoriously uncomfortable, but Amazon shoppers say this Sojoy iGelComfort 3-in-1 Foldable Gel Seat Cushion can make them a bit more bearable, especially for those who suffer from back pain.

Whether you're taking a quick trip or in it for the long haul, consider this seat cushion the ultimate in-flight companion. Several shoppers praise its comfort, portability and quality.

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Why is this a good deal?

When it's not on sale, the Sojoy iGelComfort 3-in-1 Foldable Gel Seat Cushion costs almost $70. But right now it's a sweet 35% off. Though this isn't the cheapest price it's ever been, it's still a great deal, especially as it often sells out and can take a while to be restocked.

Why do I need this?

Pretty much anyone who's ever sat in an airplane seat can attest that they leave a lot to be desired. Among the most common complaints? Too flat, not enough support and hard as cardboard. That's where the Sojoy iGelComfort 3-in-1 Foldable Gel Seat Cushion comes in handy. The cushion is made from “rubber-like gel and memory foam material” that not only provides extra padding for your backside, but can also help to support your lower back. It conveniently folds in half so you can easily carry it through the airport in your hands or loop it over your luggage. Then, when you get on the aircraft, simply unfold it to make that flat, hard airplane seat a bit more comfy so you can enjoy your flight.

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What reviewers say

With 4.3 out of 5 stars and more than 1,600 ratings at Amazon, the cushion is a worthy investment for people who travel on airplanes or take long car rides often. Lots of shoppers on Amazon specifically purchased this seat cushion for air travel, and many say it worked well for their needs.

“I have a bad back,” one shopper wrote in their review. “I use a cushion when driving so I looked for one that was easy to carry on the plane. This one folded up and fit in my carry-on. I placed it in the seat and it supported my back and hips. I also used it when we arrived at our destination for the rental car. Works really well.”

"Love this gel cushion," gushed a fan. "Lightweight, easy carry handle and fits in my work bag. Saved my back! Use it every day I'm at work!"

Another shopper commented, “Airplane seats are flat and press on my nerves, so this gel-infused cushion gave me the comfort and support I needed. I especially liked the snap closure with handles that made for an easy plane trip. I highly recommend this product!”

While many shoppers find the Sojoy seat cushion a great travel companion, others say it could be better.

"I like that it is small and portable with handles," one shopper wrote, "but it lacks enough cushion for skinny people with very little buttock fat."

Another shopper who was hoping for a softer feel commented that the cushion was "a bit too firm." They went on to add "[I'm] hoping it softens up over time like a memory foam mattress does."

According to the product description, the gel and memory foam filling in this seat cushion can adjust "to any individual's body shape or weight."

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.