Most airlines have introduced "premium" and "preferred" seating, which allows a skimpy 3-4 inches of additional legroom, albeit for an additional charge.
Checked baggage incurs a fee on most major airlines, which intensifies the stampede for overhead storage space.
The cessation of in-flight meals for most domestic flights means that many people arrive onboard with a smorgasbord. You, too, will now be inhaling the ox-tail soup, the chili dogs, the nachos, and the French fries.
By the time the plane heads for the runway, most of us are a bundle of nerves. Here's a list of five items from Antidote, I Coloniali, Intraceuticals, Le Palais des Thes, and Lush to help make flying more fun and restful.