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More Airports Charging For Power Outlets
Next up: pay per pee...
by Karl Bode 02:28PM Thursday Feb 22 2007
While travelers are finding an ever-growing number of hotspots, there's a scarcity of power outlets. Boing Boing notes that the Dallas Fort Worth airport has started to charge $2 for power outlet access. The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport has started charging users $3 for 30 minutes of power. The Montreal airport has banned using their power outlets entirely.

A recent report suggested that the existing standard of one outlet every 25 feet needs to be increased to one outlet every 12 feet -- but that costs serious cash -- $150 to $200 per outlet during airport construction, or "thousands per outlet" to retrofit. We'll just have to keep waiting for wireless power via resonance.


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dadkins
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Mini - outlet doubler(tripler)

Carry one of these and don't worry about it!


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I didn't need another reason to hate DFW

nothing to add, I just hate DFW