Holiday Travel Stress Propels an Unusual Gift's Sales

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The Happy Feet Portable Airplane Footrest is a hot last-minute gift item for fliers tired of the pain and discomfort that come with flying in most coach seats

Dallas, TX -- Dec 13, 2013 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Flying this holiday season? If you are, chances are you`re flying in coach since the cost differential between First Class, Business Class, and coach seats has never been broader.

While the price gap between coach and more comfortable seating has gotten broader, coach seats, the distance between rows, and the amount of leg room available continues to shrink.

That means that more and more travelers are experiencing physical pain and discomfort when flying in coach. John Halter, a Dallas inventor who`s made a career out of solving problems that affect people`s everyday lives, thinks that`s why he had to increase the speed at which he makes his latest invention. The Happy Feet Portable Airplane Footrest has become a surprisingly hot gift item this holiday season, just a few months after it first became available.

The Happy Feet Portable Airplane Footrest. It costs just $24.95, and is available on Amazon.com or directly from the manufacturer at www.airplanefootrest.com

Halter originally invented the gadget for his own use on business trips to the boat shows where his company (Zarcor) sells custom marine accessories. "Every time I used it on a flight, my seatmates immediately want to know where they could buy one for themselves," Halter says. "It`s one of those items you don`t realize you want and need until you see it, and then you simply have to have it."

The footrest fits into a carry-on, briefcase, purse, or backpack easily, and weighs just a few ounces. It can be installed on any seat on almost any airplane, as long as there is another seat with a tray table on it in front of you. Nearly all international carriers have footrests on "premium coach" seats, but few U.S. carriers have them -- and I`ve been on 14 hour flights on planes that don`t offer footrests. Until you`ve seen the difference a footrest can make, it`s hard to describe.

The Happy Feet footrest makes coach travel more comfortable for any flier (adult or child) -- but they`re especially helpful to a flier who has ever suffered from the cramped legs, low back pain, or sore thighs after sitting in an airline seat for a long time.

Halter had originally thought he`d sell a few thousand of the accessories, so he began making them in the fabrication shop where he makes custom marine accessories. But demand quickly exceeded his capacity, so the Happy Feet footrest is now made under contract with a plastic manufacturing company that can produce them in bigger quantity.

For more information about the footrest, or to get one as a last-minute holiday gift, visit the product`s web page at www.airplanefootrest.com.

Contact: Deb McAlister-Holland, deb@mcalisterpr.com, 214-340-4774

Happy Feet Portable Airplane Footrest
Happy Feet Airplane Footrest



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