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  • Delta Installs Re-charging Stations at 19 Airports


    The holidays are some of the busiest travel days of the year and Delta Airlines has just made traveling with portable devices a little bit easier. Delta has announced that from now until early 2011, they will be installing re-charge stations at nineteen airports across the US. Traveler will soon begin to see these re-charging stations at all seven of Delta’s domestic hubs.

    Delta Airlines plans on having at least two re-charging stations at each gate area. Every station will feature six standard 110-volt outlets and two USB ports, perfect for re-charging thirsty iOS devices between flights. If you’re a Delta Sky Club member, many locations will soon have re-charging pads as well, though you may have to ask for the appropriate adapter at the reception desk.

    These new re-charge stations are part of Delta’s $2 billion investment to improve airports around the country. Delta hopes that making these stations available to travelers will make flying a little bit easier. Best of all, these new stations will not cost travelers a dime. This is quite surprising considering how most airlines typically charge extra for just about everything nowadays. Hopefully, other airlines will follow suit as well and install similar charging stations at gate areas across the country. In the future, hopefully, long layovers will no longer mean dead devices and boredom for travelers at the gate. Just plug in and juice up while you wait. Maybe Apple should expand into airport kiosks as well.



    Source: Delta
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Delta Installs Re-charging Stations at 19 Airports started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Quote Originally Posted by j.eck.art.3d View Post
      Many airports have already installed similar stations themselves. I was using recharging stations for free as early as 2 years ago. But I am glad to see that delta will be adding more of them!
      I would love to see more carriers install standard outlets or recharging USB docks onboard aircraft though. That would really be sweet. Unfortunately they only offer these to business class and higher.
      And while I'm on a wish-list kick; more onboard wifi! I have only ever flown on 3 or 4 planes that were equipped with it, and yes, I had to pay for it, but it was well worth it! Would free be better? Of coarse, but to have the capabilities to stream netflix, make voip calls, check email, etc is really nice when you're cruising at 30,000 ft. for 5 - 10 hours (even if you have to cough up 10 - 20 bucks for it).
      So you're the ****** sucking all the bandwith with your netflix streaming while I can't even send out a MMS because the WiFi keeps going down. Thanks *******. I'll keep you in mind when I intentionally keep crashing the WiFi due to my bitterness over having to compete for bandwith with movie-streamers like yourself when I'm just trying to perform basic functions.

      On a side note, I'd love to see them implement a tiered-level of pricing for the WiFi so you have to pay out the *** to watch netflix. Something ridiculous so if you really think streaming that movie is worth $40 then you can do it while I'm free to send all the emails/sms/sms I want for free. I may still have the same results but at least I know the airlines are bleeding you dry for you NEEDING to see that movie on a small screen in a shaky airline with people moving around. Suddenly paying $12 for a mediocre 3D movie in a packed theater on a Friday night doesn't sound so bad.

      Quote Originally Posted by romeo_herman View Post
      What I need is free wifi at the airport.
      The only problems with free wifi are the number of people that use it and what they do with it. If its free, it will be slow and extremely bogged down. Furthermore it is free meaning it is public meaning hackers will have a field day with it. That's why you don't enter passwords or use anything requiring security when you're on free/open wifi. Ever wonder how your facebook got hacked? Probably wasn't because someone guessed your password was "7alpha9omega261947" but rather that you used unsecure public/free wifi somewhere and/or you left yourself logged into a computer at a cafe, etc.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      I feel like were going to start seeing these everywhere like in restaurants at the booths and tables
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      So you're the ****** sucking all the bandwith with your netflix streaming while I can't even send out a MMS because the WiFi keeps going down. Thanks *******. I'll keep you in mind when I intentionally keep crashing the WiFi due to my bitterness over having to compete for bandwith with movie-streamers like yourself when I'm just trying to perform basic functions.

      On a side note, I'd love to see them implement a tiered-level of pricing for the WiFi so you have to pay out the *** to watch netflix. Something ridiculous so if you really think streaming that movie is worth $40 then you can do it while I'm free to send all the emails/sms/sms I want for free. I may still have the same results but at least I know the airlines are bleeding you dry for you NEEDING to see that movie on a small screen in a shaky airline with people moving around. Suddenly paying $12 for a mediocre 3D movie in a packed theater on a Friday night doesn't sound so bad.



      The only problems with free wifi are the number of people that use it and what they do with it. If its free, it will be slow and extremely bogged down. Furthermore it is free meaning it is public meaning hackers will have a field day with it. That's why you don't enter passwords or use anything requiring security when you're on free/open wifi. Ever wonder how your facebook got hacked? Probably wasn't because someone guessed your password was "7alpha9omega261947" but rather that you used unsecure public/free wifi somewhere and/or you left yourself logged into a computer at a cafe, etc.
      Well, every flight I've been on that offered wifi explicitly prohibits streaming video or using VOIP. But yes, jerks still do it.

      Also, most people get their accounts hacked because they don't use common sense and use very low-level passwords. I use public wifi all the time and never once got an acct hacked.

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    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      This doesn't really improve airports around the country.
      It gives people with smart phones something to do while they are waiting for the airlines to get their s**t together! I remember when you could show up at the airport within 30 minutes of departure and not have any problems checking in/getting on board/etc...

      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Time to go to the airport to charge my iPod
      well said!
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      This doesn't really improve airports around the country.
      It gives people with smart phones something to do while they are waiting for the airlines to get their s**t together! I remember when you could show up at the airport within 30 minutes of departure and not have any problems checking in/getting on board/etc...



      well said! :
      And I remember when your family members could see you off at the gate as well....
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      This doesn't really improve airports around the country.
      It gives people with smart phones something to do while they are waiting for the airlines to get their s**t together! I remember when you could show up at the airport within 30 minutes of departure and not have any problems checking in/getting on board/etc...



      well said!
      30 minutes was only doable at places like Lubbock International Airport, where I could see one end of the airport from the other. Living near DFW almost all my life, 30 minutes was a total pipe dream regardless of what regulations were in place.


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