Travellers go mad for £20 item which they praise for transforming plane travel

BEFORE you board your next flight, there is one clever item you should invest in, according to travellers.

Hundreds of people have praised a £20 item for being a gamechanger when on a long flight.

The travel blanket, created by Blue Hills, is perfect for people who are always cold on a plane.

While airlines often provide a blanket for passengers, they can often be thin and small.

The blanket has won fans for being light enough for hand luggage, but much larger.

Measuring 70 inches by 56 inches, many said it was "big enough to completely cover", with others labelling it "perfection".

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The reason it is perfect for travelling, is because of its portable carrier which also won fans.

It can be rolled up and put into a waterproof case, which can then be worn as a luggage belt – so don't worry about it taking up your hand luggage allowance.

It comes in lots of colours, including grey, black, blue and pink as well.

One woman wrote: " As I am ALWAYS cold on planes, I cannot love this blanket enough.

"Folded, it's small enough to fit easily in my carry on. Unfolded, it's HUGE – plenty big enough to cover me when it's still folded in half."

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Another woman agreed: " I always get cold on flights and this is the first blanket I use that actually keeps me comfortably warm all flight long."

While it costs just $26, to get it in the UK, it will cost you £51, but thankfully there are cheaper options.

If you want similar versions on Amazon UK, there is the Ever Snug travel blanket, which costs £29.95.

There is also the Snuggly Bear travel blanket with a free eye mask for £23.99 or the Leisime travel blanket for £21.99.

There is a reason it is always cold on a plane.

Scientists have been studying the link between people fainting while in the air and cabin pressure and temperature.

The study by ASTM International found that passengers would faint more easily while flying because of a medical condition known as hypoxia.

The fainting happens when the body tissue doesn’t get enough oxygen, and the condition is worsened by high cabin pressure and warm temperatures.

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In order to curb the number of incidents, airlines decided to make their cabins chilly after take-off.

A flight attendant has revealed the seats to avoid on a plane if you run much colder.

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