Ryanair passenger reveals clever hack in viral TikTok video to make flights more comfortable and avoid excess baggage fees – use your clothes to make a DIY neck pillow
- The clip has been viewed over 10 million times – and Ryanair has commented on it
- It was directed by Kristen Black from Atlanta before flying to Paris from Dublin
- She is seen rolling excess clothes into the sweater and tying it around her neck
A seasoned traveler has revealed an ingenious trick to make a flight more comfortable if you don’t have a neck pillow: make one out of clothes.
Kristen Black from Atlanta, Georgia uploaded a video to TikTok in which she wraps a sweater around various other clothes, then wraps it around her neck in a “ta-da” moment before embarking on a Ryanair flight.
The 25-year-old told MailOnline Travel she used the hack before boarding a plane from Dublin to Paris to make the flight more bearable and make room in her bag for souvenirs and avoid paying excess baggage.
Ryanair passenger Kristen Black from Atlanta, Georgia uploaded a video to TikTok in which she rolls a sweater around various other clothes to form a makeshift travel pillow
She explained, “I got the idea while sleeping at the airport. My friend Aya and I had traveled a lot and booked the cheapest flights we could find, which of course are always at odd times.
“I grabbed a jumper from my satchel to rest my head on, but as we slept standing up on chairs for a bit, I needed it to stay around my neck.”
“I had the idea to throw a few other clothes in there, roll it up and tie it around my neck to make a better pillow.
‘I then realized this would also be the perfect packing hack, since I had extra bags of souvenirs I had bought on my trip. I wasn’t sure how I was going to put everything in my backpack to board the plane.
“My original plan was to carry a bunch of clothes on the trip home, to make room for memories, but finding the ‘neck pillow’ killed two birds with one stone.”
To date Kristen travel videowhich also shows her stuffing her coat pockets with items and even putting keepsakes under her beanie, has been viewed over 10.2 million times.
To date, Kristen’s TikTok video showing off her travel accessories hack has been viewed over 10.2 million times
The 25-year-old told MailOnline Travel she used the hack before boarding a plane from Dublin to Paris to make the flight more bearable and make room in her bag for souvenirs and avoid paying excess baggage. Ryanair responded to its TikTok clip with a touch of humor, commenting “best friend I’m scared”
Kristen said she “got some weird looks from other passengers” but airline staff didn’t notice her makeshift neck pillow, which apparently worked like a dream for the entire flight. flight duration. She said: ‘It was really convenient as I didn’t have a pillow. I wouldn’t even do it again to save space in my bag, but just to sleep better on the plane’
Ryanair even responded to the clip – and with a touch of humour. He commented “best friend I’m afraid,” while hundreds of Kristen’s fans thanked her for sharing the advice.
Kristen said she ‘got some weird looks from other passengers’ but airline staff didn’t notice her makeshift neck pillow, which apparently worked like a dream for the duration of the flight.
She said: ‘It was really convenient as I didn’t have a pillow. I would do it again not even to save space in my bag, but just to sleep better on the plane.
The freelance graphic designer and content creator, who plans to return to Paris soon, says others should definitely try her hack, perhaps using a pillowcase as an alternative to a sweater.
She concluded, “Honestly, I think if you’re sitting in the aisle seat, you should give it a try, because you don’t have much to lean on.
“If you’re sitting by the window, I think just bringing a pillowcase would work, as many of my followers have mentioned. Stuffing your clothes inside would probably be even better than my makeshift neck pillow.