As frequent travelers and mileage runners, sometimes a long haul overnight flight in economy class is inevitable. If you follow the advice in this thread you will be the envy of the passengers around you. But you'll hardly notice because you're asleep. My secret to a comfy 14 hours in Y LAX-SYD: bring lots of padding and equipment. This description is designed for the exit row with infinte legroom, and would require only subtle adjustment for use in a non-exit row seat. The Equipment 2" thick memory foam pad to sit on (18"x18" -- BEST $35 I've ever spent) (picture) Full size bed pillow Fleece blanket Foam tube for lumbar support (actually worked better to prevent pillow from sliding between seat and window). Eye mask Earplugs (a MUST due to galley noise in row 45). Still wouldn't trade it for lav traffic in row 33. Rollaboard to use as footrest (subject to crew permission) The Setup The memory foam pad is the essential element. It feels like you're sitting on a cloud. Remember that feeling of your but feeling flat after a long flight? Not if you're sitting on this cushion. If you're in the exit row, put a rollaboard out in front of you (after takeoff of course) to use as a footrest. Put the folded airline blanket on the rollaboard as padding for your feet. Use the airline pillow as lumbar support. Use the foam tube (or another small pillow) to jam between the seatback and the window to prevent your real pillow from slipping through to the row behind you while you're asleep. Use your full size bed pillow as your pillow while leaning up against the wall. Using this setup my partner and I both got 8 hours of sleep on each flight. Being on east coast US time made it easy to sleep on the 1:45pm departure ex-SYD. How to pack all this in a small bag 22" x 14" x 9" (Travelpro crew 5). 1. Open expander-zipper 2. Pile tons of bedding into rollaboard 3. Close main zipper. 4. Sit on rollaboard. Wait 2-3 seconds for it to compress 5. Close expander zipper.