Before the pillow was invented (2011) the idea was checked with the FAA – the response was – “You would have to ask the airline if you can use your travel pillow as a foot rest. There are no FAA regs pertaining to this questions”.
The exit row maybe an area where you may not be able to use 1stClass Kid but to sit in an Exit Row, the FAA requires that a passenger be 15 years of age or older.
Passengers bring out their carryon bags to raise their feet so 1st Class Kid should be treated like any other carry-on that you want accessible during flight. It should be stored under the seat in front then inflated once at cruising level and then deflated before landing. With the fast deflate device you can quickly release air to move pillow. You can see the quick deflate at the end of this video – http://www.1stclasskid.com/manual-inflation-instructions/ OR You tube: https://youtu.be/z7qVt55aNvI
We have thousands of customers who have travelled without any issues, you can see some samples here – http://www.1stclasskid.com/news-reviews/
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee usage if an airline decides to not allow the use of our pillows.
If you have any concerns please call your airline customer service but the representative may not understand how it operates with a quick deflate valve and assume that it will block areas or other passengers! We recommend you plan your seating arrangement so generally you are only dealing with your traveling companions and not blocking in non-party passengers.