November 23, 2015 11:43 AM EST

Even in those instances when your flight arrives on schedule and you’ve got plenty of foot space, flying can be exhausting—especially around Thanksgiving. Sitting next to a disruptive passenger or running out of reading material can ruin the entire experience.

There are, however, a few steps you can take to make sure your flight is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Some gadgets and apps are designed to cut out the background noise, keep you entertained, and help you stay organized. Here’s a look at five of them.

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