KeepEmQuiet is thrilled to offer the amazing Plane Pal travel cushion to aid your family travel woes.
Plane Pal is a custom designed inflatable cushion that fills the space onboard between your child’s seat and the seat in front.
Made from high-quality nylon, Plane Pal is light-weight, compact and is easy to inflate and deflate & comes with a handy portable pump for easy inflation.
Adults can use it too! Restless legs, nowhere to put them? Use Plane Pal as a leg rest/foot stool!
How does it work?
Plane Pal allows you to use the previously wasted space between your child’s seat and the seat in front. It creates a flat surface for your child to either extend their legs on and remain sitting upright in order to continue playing with their KeepEmQuiet travel packs or to lay flat and (hopefully) sleep.
Plane Pal FAQs
How Do I Inflate My Plane Pal: Plane Pal can be inflated manually by using the incuded pump or by simply blowing it up.
How Long Does It Take To Inflate: Inflation takes around 2 – 3 minutes and deflation about approximately 10 seconds.
What Is The Maximum Weight Capacity: 90 kg.
What Does The Plane Pal Weigh & What Are It's Dimensions:
Inflated the Plane Pal measures: 57cm x 47cm x 37cm and weighs 900 grams (0.9 kg).
A deflated Plane Pal stowed in the Plane Pal travel bag measures approx. 40cm x 16cm x 10cm.
The foot pump measures 24cm x 16cm x 14cm and weighs 350 grams (0.35 kg) and can also be stowed in the travel bag.The Plane Pal, pump and travel bag weigh 1.3 kgs when packaged together.
Is The Plane Pal Allowed On All Airlines:
The advice from most airlines is that as long as the aisle and area between your seat and the seat in front remains clear during take-off and landing you are entitled to use an inflated cushion during the remainder of the flight. Singapore Airlines have expressly approved the use of inflatable pillows. We highly recommend contacting your airline carrier prior to purchasing to ensure they will allow its use.
Remember that Plane Pal is designed for all forms of travel including rail, buses and cars.
Will Plane Pal Fit All Airline Seats:
Plane Pal is designed to fit most economy airlines and most standard, bus and train seats. Plane Pal is designed so that it has 2 sizes. It can be used upright or upside down to fit the space between your child’s seat and the seat in front.
By inflating Plane Pal in position you can adjust the level of inflation to ensure a snug fit.
OVER 41 APPROVED AIRLINES
Most airlines are happy to allow the safe use of Plane Pal as per our instructions:
- Plane Pal is to be used in the window seat or the middle seat in the centre rows
- Plane Pal is not to be used during take off or landing
- The child's seatbelt remains fastened at all times (you can request an infant extender belt to help with this)
Aircrafts are private property and airlines ultimately decide what is/isn't allowed on their flights. However, of the airlines we have encountered, the good news is most are supportive of our mission 'to make travel luxurious for all families'. And we are adding new airline partners constantly!
The following airlines have advised via their customer service that they allow Plane Pal (there may well be more, but these are the ones which have given the official OK - it is your responsibility to check with your airline before traveling):
Below is a list of airlines which have officially approved Plane Pal's use via their customer services - there are many more which it is allowed on but they haven't given a yes or no answer:
Delta Air Lines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Royal Jordanian Airlines
Couldn't find your airline above? Don't panic. We probably haven't had a clear indication from the airline yet. We suggest you contact the airline directly.
Remember: Plane Pal cannot be used during take off and landing as the aisles and exits must remain clear. Always follow any instruction given by the crew. Plane Pal is to be used where it will not obstruct other passengers.
Once the captain has turned off the seat belt sign after take off, unpack your Plane Pal and pump. With the large valves fully open, stretch out and fully expand your Plane Pal. Plane Pal will inflate much faster if fully expanded.
Ensure that the Plane Pal’s smaller (clear) valves are open. The larger (black) valves should be closed for inflation. They ensure the air cannot escape while you are inflating Plane Pal.
Before inflating, place Plane Pal on the floor in-between your child’s seat and the seat in- front.
Plane Pal can be used in three different ways depending on the amount of space in front of the seat. On a budget airline (with limited space) use Plane Pal upside-down. On an airline with more available space, use Plane Pal right-way-up. In a bulkhead or bassinet row, use Plane Pal right-way-up and turn lengthways.
Ensure the valves are placed on the aisle side so you can access them to inflate.
Plane Pal must be inflated to fill the space. DO NOT inflate it and attempt to squash it into the area.
To begin inflating, connect the hose to the two-way pump, and connect the larger of the two adaptors to the other end of the hose. Ignore the pointy adaptor (it’s good for inflating toys for the pool, but not Plane Pal!).
Now plug the adaptor firmly into the black valve on the bottom section of Plane Pal. Using two hands fully extend and depress the pump. Plane Pal will start to inflate. Continue inflating until Plane Pal is firm, but has some give to provide comfort.
Repeat with the top section of Plane Pal. Once each section is inflated secure the clear valve plug.
You are now ready for your child to recline and snooze. Please remember to keep your child’s seatbelt fastened at all times in case of turbulence.
During extended long haul flights you may need to top up the air in your Plane Pal as changes in air pressure can cause contraction that decreases the volume of air.
For safety, Plane Pal is fitted with rapid deflate valves. Simply pull the larger black valves open and apply pressure to the top of Plane Pal. Once the valve is pulled, Plane Pal will deflate in a matter of seconds.
To pack Plane Pal away simply roll it up starting at the end with no valves. Once rolled secure with the velcro strap and place inside your Plane Pal bag.
Clean Plane Pal with a soft, damp cloth. Do not immerse in water, or machine wash, or tumble dry. Do not use chemicals to clean Plane Pal. Should Plane Pal receive a puncture, discontinue use immediately.
Plane Pal is not a toy. Use under direct supervision. Do not use as a flotation device. Do not jump onto Plane Pal. Take care to avoid sharp objects when you open, pack, store and inflate. Do not over inflate Plane Pal.