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12-12-2010, 02:47 AM #1
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.
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12-12-2010, 03:01 AM #2
I like Delta, but I like them even more now I'm wondering though if there's going to be a line you have to wait in to charge your iOS device, like a Disneyland attraction...two ports per gate...one for my iPhone and the other for my iPod? I know something is better than nothing, but now a days everybody is has either an iPod, iPhone, or iPad while traveling.
12-12-2010, 03:21 AM #3
The damn iPhone and iPad cables are too short to have it plugged into that pole unless you holding it up to use it.
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12-12-2010, 04:00 AM #4
the man with the ipad looks well smug there compared to the guy with the smart phone hahadont you hate it when someones signature looks like someones post?
what a game
12-12-2010, 06:35 AM #5
At the airport where I work at the gate area they already had these b4 delta installed theirs
12-12-2010, 07:00 AM #6
12-12-2010, 07:16 AM #7
Orlando International Airport has had these for ages. And they are very handy.
12-12-2010, 08:25 AM #8
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).
12-12-2010, 09:25 AM #9
What I need is free wifi at the airport.
12-12-2010, 10:32 AM #10
This really isn't that huge. USB outlets are getting pretty big. I'm helping my dad install a few in the house over Christmas.
12-12-2010, 11:02 AM #11
12-12-2010, 11:09 AM #12
I don't see what is so newsworthy about this one. As previous posts have stated, most terminals I go through when flying already have charging stations installed (and for quite a while, too). For the ones that don't, I have become a master at seeking out electrical outlets.
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12-12-2010, 11:45 AM #13
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12-12-2010, 12:17 PM #15Really???
Nothing says charging stations like "OH ****!!! I left my USB cord & charger back at the airport" while you're taking off
12-12-2010, 12:40 PM #16
12-12-2010, 04:51 PM #17
This is a step in the right direction. I hate how when I fly it's a fight to find a place to plug in that doesn't cost money. Many times I spend my layovers in a corner or hallway not near any seats to charge up for the next flight.
My favorite is when I find a place to plug in near a seat. I almost feel like i should try and sell the spot to the energy vultures that hover by in hopes that I unplug and/or leave.
12-12-2010, 05:03 PM #18
What a thumbs up to get robbed.
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12-12-2010, 07:28 PM #19
I once prayed to God for an iPhone, but quickly found out He didn't work that way...so I stole an iPhone and prayed for His forgiveness.
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12-12-2010, 10:07 PM #20
Time to go to the airport to charge my iPod