Deep Vein Thrombosis, or DVT, is caused by a blood clot in a muscle and can be life-threatening. In an airplane, the dehydration caused by the dry air may thicken blood. In addition, the low cabin pressure, combined with immobility in cramped seats, may cause blood to collect in the legs. As a result, DVT has been dubbed ”economy class syndrome.”
1st Class Kid Travel Pillows can also be used by adults and will help to raise your legs so they are not compressed on the edge of your seat. You can inflate it to your desired comfort level.
During Flights it is advised that you move regularly either while seated by doing some simple exercises or to get out of your seat and move around whenever possible.