The Best Kept Secret to Surviving Airports That Have Limited Power Outlets

By October 15, 2012January 21st, 20142 Comments

I love to fly, but there’s one thing I dread during the trip: finding electricity in the airport.

Finding a vacant power outlet in an airport is sometimes like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Unless, of course, you’re in a rare airport that made this a priority in the terminals. (Thank you, Charlotte!)

Recently while flying home from San Francisco, my airport electricity frustration reached an all-time high. While waiting to catch my flight, I pulled out my laptop to connect to my smartphone’s hotspot connection, only to discover that both of their batteries were almost drained. None daunted, I took out my tablet PC, only to discover it was running almost on empty as well. So there I sat with three devices badly in need of charging before a flight halfway across the USA.

Fortunately, I managed to find one free outlet. But that hardly solved the whole problem, as I had to pick and choose which device to power up in my limited amount of time.

But…..thanks to Lifehacker, I’ve stumbled across a great solution:

FYI, speaking from past personal experience, the TSA will not confiscate a power strip in your carry-on.

(photo credit: mccun934)

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Aaress Lawless

Aaress Lawless

Aaress enjoys helping small businesses and ministries, having budget travel adventures with friends, and blogging about life lessons on Instagram.


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