Passengers value their use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) during flight, so United Airlines has begun installing nearly 500 electronics charging stations in customer seating areas at many of its airport zones.
First on United’s list is Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which will be outfitted with more than 110 of the new charging stations in Concourses B and C by the end of March. The airline will begin installing the charging stations at its Houston, Los Angeles, Newark and Washington Dulles hubs during April and May as well, along with New York LaGuardia and Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans. Each charging station offers access to six, 110V power outlets and two USB ports, enabling customers to charge more than one device at the same time.
“Our customers have told us they depend on their electronic devices to stay productive and connected at 35,000ft, and that requires a full battery,” said Jimmy Samartzis, United’s VP of customer experience. “From installing charging stations to expanding access to in-seat power and wi-fi, United is working to deliver a more flyer-friendly travel experience for our customers.”