You settle into a cramped seat in coach, debate whether to recline or keep your seatback in the full upright position and brace yourself for hours spent in a cramped airplane.
But sitting in the seatback pocket in front of you is an in-flight magazine unlike any other to spare you from in-flight doldrums – SkyMall.
Now, as in-flight wi-fi and portable electronic devices have become all but ubiquitous, the iconic catalog has hit a rough patch. SkyMall filed for bankruptcy Friday, citing a retail industry that is “crowded, rapidly evolving and intensely competitive.” The publication, which has been around since 1990, says it reaches 650 million passengers every year.
Below are some fascinating products available in the SkyMall catalog that caught our eye.
Italian Replica Globe Bar, $189.00
SkyRest Travel Pillow, $29.95
TowlHub with 4 USB Ports, $49.00-$89.99
Circulation Improving Leg Wraps, $199.95
Bob’s Affirmation Box, $24.95
Litter Robots, $339.99-$359.99
Recreational Monofins, $49.99-$89.99