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Good news for road warriors: Alaska has added airport power outlets

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Nov. 26, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
November 26, 2012 3:08 pm

If you’ve ever found yourself seated on a cold terrazzo airport floor with a handful of other travelers waiting for your cell phone, tablet or laptop to recharge at the only power outlets within 100 feet of your gate, you’ll appreciate Alaska Airlines’ latest effort.

The SeaTac-based carrier this week announced it has installed 200 additional power outlets at three of its major airport locations, Sea-Tac, Portland and Anchorage. Those power outlets are coupled with USB connections among the chairs in the waiting areas of those airports.

New power outlets
New outlets at Alaska Airlines gates

Those new outlets join power outlets the airline already installed at its new Los Angeles Terminal 6, at Sacramento and San Jose in California.

The project is part of our ongoing effort to improve the travel experience for our customers,” said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing. “Additional power outlets at our gates—coupled with other recent enhancements for keeping customers connected, such as our new mobile apps, enhanced mobile website and inflight Wi-Fi—are just a few of the ways Alaska Airlines is making flying easier.”

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