I've travelled the world – I always pack an £8.99 item that is a 'game-changer' on long flights | The Sun

A WOMAN who often travels the world has revealed one of the "game-changing" items she always takes on flights.

Jenelle Manzi, a professional ballerina from New York, explained that she always finds her legs swelling up on flights.

While not ideal for a ballet dancer, she said there is a certain item that has helped her on long flights.

She told Conde Nast Traveler: "I have always had a sluggish lymph system and my legs swell super easily when I fly.

"These compression leggings are a game changer for airplane swelling."

She said she swears by her compression leggings from brand Ricari, although will set you back $150.

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We've found some that are much more affordable.

Amazon has ladies' compression leggings from just £8.99, while men have similar ones from £8.50.

Other travellers also swear by compression leggings on flights.

Model Karlie Kloss told Travel + Leisure that putting on compression tights is the first thing she does when boarding a long-haul flight.

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Experts swear by compression socks or leggings, to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) a serious medical condition.

It is a common occurrence when people remain inactive, especially during long-haul flights.

The science behind it is quite simple – by applying gentle pressure to the muscles in the lower legs, they can increase blood flow and in turn reduce the chances of getting deep vein thrombosis.

Another traveller revealed the clever flight socks she always packs.

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We've rounded up some of the other clever travel items people swear by including a £27 gadget that gives you more space when sitting in the window seat.

And thousands have raved about this £14 travel gadget that packs into your hand luggage.

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