Updated April 11, 2014
We’re making it easier for customers to power up their phones, tablets, laptops and gaming devices while traveling. Last month we began installation of nearly 500 electronics charging stations in customer seating areas at many of the airports we serve.
First on the list was Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), which was outfitted with more than 110 of the new charging stations in Terminals C and B in March. Installation will begin in Houston, Los Angeles, Newark and Washington Dulles hubs in the coming weeks as well, along with New York LaGuardia and Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans.
“Our customers depend on their electronic devices to stay productive and connected at 35,000 feet, and that requires a full battery,” said Jimmy Samartzis, our vice president of customer experience. “From installing charging stations to expanding access to in-seat power and Wi-Fi, United is working to deliver a more user-friendly travel experience for our customers.”
Each of the new charging stations offers access to six, 110-volt power outlets and two USB ports, enabling customers to charge a range of electronic devices simultaneously. The new stations also feature a sleek design with a large “power outlet” icon and prominent United branding, helping customers quickly locate the units in gate areas.