Do padded seat cushions help when you are traveling on a plane for long periods? The type you'd buy for a car seat or something is what I'm talking about, or do plane seats have enough cushioning for that long of a duration?
I find they help on all flights. Typically on short flights (up to 3 hours) our corporate policy only lets me have economy tickets - and even an hour in a normal aeroplane seat causes me intense pain as they appear to be designed for people with very short torsos, so a lumbar support cushion helps minimise this pain.
On longer flights I expect a bed or at least a good seat, so they are not a problem without a cushion, but having a cushion does let me relax better.