A travel blanket is a useful accessory to have when traveling. With the uncertainty of airline schedules, it is just the thing you need to give you some measure of comfort for a journey that may have become frustrating. Whether that is because of delays due to weather or any other unexpected discomfiture. Imagine having to camp in an airport terminal or some other temporary shelter without the comfort of a blanket and pillow. As I am sure you can imagine a blanket will make that sort of situation a whole lot more easy.
Even without the dire kinds of situations, stated above, flying can be daunting. Having a travel blanket is something you can have with you, in an easily accesible place to take out and cuddle and add a world of comfort to your flight, this especially so when you consider the drafty air cabins, crying babies, rude flight attendants, etc, that make it so hard to relax.
If you are thinking you will need to carry your favorite bulky blanket or wrap, think again. There are so many specially made travel blankets that are light weight and thin, yet still manage to be extra warm. So if you were worried that carrying on your favorite blanket would win you the unpopularity contest you can breath easy, all you have to do is get a specially made travel blanket.
There is a large variety of blankets made especially for the traveler on the market these days. They range in price from fairly cheap to pretty expensive. Fortunately for a modest price you can get one that is both luxuriant and not costly crafted from micro fleece and/or some of other similar material. But if you do like to keep to natural fibers, the most common ones are silk and/or cashmere as both these fibers help retain heat without requiring added bulk.
Once you get your Travel blanket you will no longer be at the mercy of the airlines providing you with their less than sanitary blankets. Also having your own travel blanket allows you to purchase a size that will actually cover most of your body. I have found the airline blankets too small for most adults, making you have to choose whether you should cover the lower of upper part of your body.
When you have your own blanket you can snuggle up and have your whole body covered in a warm cozy wrap.