Could this put an end to screaming kids on long-haul flights? $85 device transforms normal seats into a handy hammock

By James Draper

The package, which can also serve adults as a leg rest, comes with a large inflatable pillow, two smaller cushions and a travel bag.
The package, which can also serve adults as a leg rest, comes with a large inflatable pillow, two smaller cushions and a travel bag.

Restless children and long-haul flights are rarely a formula for success.

In fact, for most airline passengers, the sound of a screaming child is enough to turn the friendly skies into a hive of hostility.

So, the invention of a device which could placate the nation's little darlings might just be a game-changer for everyone involved, the Daily Mail reports.

The Fly LegsUp is a simple contraption which, at just $85, instantly transforms an economy seat into a handy hammock.

The cushions are inflatable and the entire package collapses into a handy bag.
The cushions are inflatable and the entire package collapses into a handy bag.

The Australian-based invention is used by hooking onto the passenger's fold-down tray, then extended to create the effect of a lie-flat bed.

Washable and weighing less than 500g - making it perfect carry-on luggage - it also doubles as a safety net for the child's toy collection, which frequently finds itself lost between the aisles.

The package, which can also serve adults as a leg rest, comes with a large inflatable pillow, two smaller cushions and a travel bag.

One happy customer, called Brionee, detailed her surprisingly pleasant experience with the device after flying from Australia to the United Arab Emirates.

"I recently did a trip from Sydney to Abu Dhabi with my 14mth old son Freddy," she said on the site's official product page.

The Australian-based invention is used by hooking it onto the passenger's fold-down tray, then extending it to create the effect of a lie-flat bed
The Australian-based invention is used by hooking it onto the passenger's fold-down tray, then extending it to create the effect of a lie-flat bed

"I honestly thought it would be the most horrid flight ever - how wrong I was. The kids Fly LegsUp saved my life. It's such an awesome product and works amazingly to create a cot flat/but comfy feel.

"Freddy slept most of the way, then played with his cars for the remainder of the flight in it. Thanks guys. Here is gorgeous Freddy - loving his big boy seat/bed. Seriously best product ever!"

- Daily Mail

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