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Lack of Electrical Outlets On Planes

pilot689
New Arrival

This topic has been ignored by Southwest and should be addressed. 

We need power outlets to work on our jobs and this we can spend money to buy more flights.

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Re: Lack of Electrical Outlets On Planes

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

While perhaps not the answer you want to hear, Southwest has definetely addresssed this topic.  Their response is that they are not going to add outlets.  Southwest's rationale is that not adding the equipment saves money on the equipment and installation, plus they save on fuel costs with lighter planes, thus they can keep ticket prices lower.  You're welcome to bring an external battery pack, but I'd suggest enjoying a nice nap.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

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Re: Lack of Electrical Outlets On Planes

bec102896
Top Contributor

I don't see outlets coming anytime soon to Southwest's planes if they come at all it would be many years out. 

 

my suggestion is to bring your device fully charged and if you use the device in the airport use it while on the charger as most devices should last the whole flight unless it's the 6 hour flight such as EWR to SAN but after a few hours of staring at a computer I figure that would make a person tired and want to take a nap as @TheMiddleSeat suggested. If you have a layover you could charge it while waiting on the connecting flight as well. 

 

Blake 

Re: Lack of Electrical Outlets On Planes

DancingDavidE
Top Contributor

 


@pilot689 wrote:

This topic has been ignored by Southwest and should be addressed. 

We need power outlets to work on our jobs and this we can spend money to buy more flights.


It has been addressed, Southwest was pretty clear in a press release that they don't want the extra weight or power use on their planes and they said they would not be installing them on the new orders.

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