Are there power outlets on United Airlines?


Can you charge your phone on a plane Tui?

USB socket/phone chargerThomson Dreamliner. Of course phone cables are allowed in hand luggage. The seat back TV screens have a USB port which will hold the charge of your phone but does not actually charge you phone.

What airlines offer Gogo?

Participating airlines. As of 2018, Gogo can be found on Aeroméxico, Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, GOL, Hainan Airlines, Iberia, Japan Airlines, JTA, United Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic.


2. In seat power outlets (United airlines international flight)

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Can I charge my phone on a Virgin plane?

There are lie-flat and sleeper seats on selected aircrafts in addition to the tempting dining options offered during your flight. Also, you can charge your phone or laptop with the ports provided inside.

Why do you need to put your phone in airplane mode?

If you don’t put your phone on airplane mode during a flight, your phone will probably annoy a few pilots and air traffic controllers. A phone’s radio emissions can be very strong, up to 8W; they cause this noise due to parasitic demodulation. I actually heard such noise on the radio while flying.


O’Hare International Airport has a network of free, interactive charging stations installed by Monster Media. Each of the seated workstations has counter space and AC outlets so you can work while you charge your devices. Each charging station has four to eight seats, including wheelchair accessible workstations through terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5. Charging stations can be found in the following locations:

  • Terminal 1: Concourse B – Gate B4. B11, B14, B15 and B19
  • Terminal 2: Concourse C – Gate C7, C15, C21 and C28; Concourse E – Gate E7; and Concourse F – Gate F2B
  • Terminal 3: Concourse G – Gate G9 and G19; Concourse H – Gate H12; Concourse K – Gate K9 and K12; and Concourse L – Gate L10
  • Terminal 5: Concourse M – Gate M9, M11, M12 and M13


Back in 2008, Samsung Telecommunications America installed several dozen charging stations at LAX in Los Angeles. More than 40 charging stations with four 120-volt outlets are installed in terminal 1, terminal 8 and Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Photo courtesy of Leviton

If you go into the lobby areas of this airport's three terminals, there are 36 sets of tables and chairs that have outlets and USB ports with plenty of room for all your devices. Once you're past security, travelers can find outlets by searching for "Get Plugged In" signs for power stations. Each station has six outlets and six USB ports, and the airport has installed 240 electrical outlets and 204 USB ports.

Do All Airlines Have Power Outlets and USB Ports?

The answer to this question is simple: no, they do not. However, many of the larger airline companies do have some type of accommodations for people who wish to charge or use their various electronic devices once they get on the plane. These include:

  • Air Canada: Most flights have 110V AC power outlets near each seat; usually have a USB port at each seat
  • AirTran: No power outlets are provided
  • Alaska: Most do not have any power outlets
  • American Airlines: Power outlets found on most of their planes, although some are DC outlets only; most First Class and economy flights have power outlets; in the main cabin, the outlets are sporadically placed
  • Delta Airline: Power outlets found only in first class on some domestic flights; USB ports found in most other flights
  • Jet Blue: Some flights have power ports at every seat; they are internationally compatible and do not require a charger; the Mint Experience cabins have two power ports
  • Southwest: No power outlets are provided
  • United Airlines: 110V AC ports in premium seats in some planes; power outlets on some international flights; it is reported that power outlets will be included in most Economy seats very soon
  • US Airways: 110V AC ports in certain First Class and Envoy seats; 15V DC ports in certain economy seats, although you’ll need an adapter; some planes have USB ports in each seat and others have them only in Envoy seats
  • Virgin America: One standard and two USB ports located between each of the seats, meaning you may have to share

As you can see, each airline is different in both the number and location of airplane outlets and USB ports they offer.

If you’re planning to be on a plane anytime soon, therefore, you can always contact the airline company and find out for sure what they’re able to provide to you regarding these devices.

There are also different types of outlets and ports provided by these airline companies, and they include the following:

  • AC power: usually 110V AC power; can be used for your phone, tablet, or computer.
  • DC power: typically 15V DC power with up to 75 watts per outlet; it is similar to the cigarette lighter in your vehicle.
  • EmPower DC power: available in more than 40 airlines; you’ll need an adapter to hook into it.

Again, checking with the airline company before you take off is a smart idea, because this is the best way to be prepared ahead of time and learn what you need to do before you board the plane if you want to use your electronic devices while in the air.

You should also keep in mind that most airlines offer only 75 watts of power for each seat, which means larger laptops may not get what they need to fully charge.

Other airline companies ask their passengers not to charge their devices, but to use the power outlets just for occasional use.

Either way, it is smart not to count on the airlines to provide you with fast, comprehensive charging capabilities while you’re in the air.

The good news is, even older airplanes are being retrofitted with power outlets and USB ports these days, which means it is very likely that the airline you use most will soon have these advantages, if it doesn’t already.

You can go online and check out these things so that you are better prepared before you board the plane.

Since the costs associated with updating planes with airplane outlets and USB ports is expensive, we should all be grateful that the airline companies are willing to do more to accommodate our obsession with our electronic devices, especially because they are not charging us more just for the convenience of it.

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Washington Dulles International Airport

Photo by Benét J. Wilson

Power outlets are abundant throughout this D.C. area airport, including the gates and main terminal areas. If you're in the B Concourse, there's a number of charging stations at the food court near Gate B73.

9. EmPower (aircraft power adapter) Wikipedia

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