Flight Socks £1 at Poundland
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Flight Socks £1 at Poundland

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Found 15th Jul 2014
Fed up of paying a small fortune for just a couple of journeys a year?
Yes?
Me too. Spied these in Poundland today. I grabbed 2 pairs!
Only available in black and are more normal sock-like and not the tights/nylons type. 4-8 and 9-12

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Why did you 'grab' them ?

Original Poster

charles w

Why did you 'grab' them ?



There was only 3 pairs in my size and 2 other customers were eyeing them up! If you snooze, You lose
Edited by: "groovygraham" 15th Jul 2014

'Loose' !

Bought these and wore them on the plane to NYC they are just as good as the 8quid ones from superdrug that I am glad I did not buy! x

Original Poster

charles w

'Loose' !


Ok. Have changed the spelling. Been a very long day at work!

DO NOT BUY THESE!!! I am not allergic to ANYTHING but ended up with blisters up my leg from wearing these on a flight to Malaysia to Dubai!!!

but the flight socks are free if you ask them onboard no?

Original Poster

dewdi

but the flight socks are free if you ask them onboard no?



Only on some airlines I'm afraid.

I have to wear them for travel over 3 hours due to a leg injury so I use them on the train.

'Compression stockings', to give them their technical name, only work if they are accurately and closely fitted. These may be cheaper than other, similar products but don't assume they will protect you from blood clots on a long flight. A small dose of aspirin is likely to be more beneficial (ask your doctor or pharmacist).

Saw these in Cramlington last week, they had plenty.

I thought all long haul flights (aka the ones where you need these) offered them for free as standard or when requested?
For short haul flights its just the same as a car journey (well excluding the slight pressure change and lower humidity) so without you were flight or special socks for a 4h or less flight I can't see the point.

I saw these and tried to buy some about 2 weeks ago at St Ives in Cambridgeshire store, they wouldn't scan - kept coming up "ITEM NOT FOR SALE" then after about 8 staff members freaking out over it they told me they must have been recalled for second time as not up to safety standards. This was from some teenagers working their Saturday jobs so not sure how much they'd invested into their knowledge of the flight socks but they wouldn't sell them to me!

joedastudd

I thought all long haul flights (aka the ones where you need these) … I thought all long haul flights (aka the ones where you need these) offered them for free as standard or when requested?For short haul flights its just the same as a car journey (well excluding the slight pressure change and lower humidity) so without you were flight or special socks for a 4h or less flight I can't see the point.



source please ?

babymamax2

Bought these and wore them on the plane to NYC they are just as good as … Bought these and wore them on the plane to NYC they are just as good as the 8quid ones from superdrug that I am glad I did not buy! x



How do you know they are as good as the Superdrug ones if you did not buy them? (_;)

mattmerch

source please ?


DVT and similar aren't caused by the fact your flying is due to the lack of movement.
You can get DVT from any form of travel where your not moving for long periods of time, buses, trains, cars, boats, etc.

The chance of DVT or similar increases with length of immobility so short haul flights have significantly less chance then long haul flights.
If you live in Manchester and are flying from Heatrow on a short haul flight to say Portugal, the car/bus/train ride down (4 to 5 hours) is more likely to give you DVT then the short flight (~3 hours).

If you want a source just google DVT and every article will say the same thing long periods of immobility cause DVT, not air travel directly.

Hot

I tried these and I couldn't fly at all, nearly broke my leg jumping off the roof trying ;-)

joedastudd

DVT and similar aren't caused by the fact your flying is due to the lack … DVT and similar aren't caused by the fact your flying is due to the lack of movement.You can get DVT from any form of travel where your not moving for long periods of time, buses, trains, cars, boats, etc.The chance of DVT or similar increases with length of immobility so short haul flights have significantly less chance then long haul flights.If you live in Manchester and are flying from Heatrow on a short haul flight to say Portugal, the car/bus/train ride down (4 to 5 hours) is more likely to give you DVT then the short flight (~3 hours).If you want a source just google DVT and every article will say the same thing long periods of immobility cause DVT, not air travel directly.





sorry i meant source for airlines handing out free socks on long haul flights not what dvt is

Ideal for the paranoid grandma in you

The online store I buy my tights from - 'Legwear4Men' - sell a range of compression tights for men. A bit dearer but at £9.99 and £11.99, for 40 and 60 denier respectively, I can personally recommend the Collato range. They come all the way up to your waist too so a bit more support for your money than just socks. I presume they would fit women too.

tights-for-men.com/ind…rl7

mattmerch

sorry i meant source for airlines handing out free socks on long haul … sorry i meant source for airlines handing out free socks on long haul flights not what dvt is


My bad, I really jumped into that.

I've flown long haul a fair few times (about 1 long haul holiday every year for the last 18 years) and every one I can remember supplied a small sleeping/nap set with sleeping mask (blindfold thing), flight socks and most of them tooth brush and tooth paste.
The last two long haul flights I've been on were emirates and etihad (not cheap I know) they definitely had them. Like I said they always seem to be supplied (thompson/thomas cook, air canada, air sri lanka all ring a bell as having them) as its a bit of a game in our family who can get kitted out in the blindfold, socks and blanket first.
A quick google with the airlines name then flight socks should reveal if they offer them.

They aren't anything special, just throw-away style thin elasticated socks almost like tights.
I doubt they would be anything different to these poundland ones.

Really the best thing to do is make sure you move your legs and feet around (there are lots of flight exercise guides online) and take a walk up and down the plane every few hours. They used to offer this advise, but it seems to have been cut from a lot of the videos and literature in favour of selling products.

i love these i wear them during winter

I have superficial thrombophlemsis and have had to have stocking measured. I went to my local pharmacy and they measured my length of foot, ankle side, calf and thigh x i recommend getting these fitted by professionals as these could cause bruising which happenend to me , please be mobile and take care x

JollyEngland

How do you know they are as good as the Superdrug ones if you did not buy … How do you know they are as good as the Superdrug ones if you did not buy them? (_;)



Bcoz I did not get DVT and I saved £7

When you are in hosp you get measured n all that shebang and these were fine and tight on my legs, I am a size 8.

If you have any surgery or a prolonged stay in hospital the majority of patients will be fitted prophylactic stocking similar to these which will be the correct size for your legs. We inform patients to keep them for their long distance travelling.

aljack

If you have any surgery or a prolonged stay in hospital the majority of … If you have any surgery or a prolonged stay in hospital the majority of patients will be fitted prophylactic stocking similar to these which will be the correct size for your legs. We inform patients to keep them for their long distance travelling.

saving a little money but worth knowing

aljack

saving a little money but worth knowing



They took mine off me - I should have asked, but, opiates, ... you know?

Thanks for the advice. I am now too scared to either fly or be ill.
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