20 best U.S. airports for tech travelers

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/20-best-us-airports-tech-travelers-181850

    Walking past laptop-toting digital nomads who huddle around the outlets lining the concourse, you arrive at your gate with 30 minutes to spare. You have a 6-hour flight in front of you, and a laptop and a smartphone that need a full charge to keep you working and listening to music throughout the flight. You stalk the gate area. The two available outlets on the payphone are taken. No outlets on the walls. The remaining minutes before departure click down. A baby is crying. (Please, please, please, you think, don't seat me next to the baby...). "Final call for boarding." Your laptop has an hour of life left, and so does your phone. When both are dead, your noise-canceling headphones will be useless. You board and approach your seat. You're in 16B. The baby, in 16C, is already crying...

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  2. Captain Oveur
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    Sorry, not to be a curmudgeon, but I don't get the point of that article. I mean, I get what they are saying, but the overall article implies that people are going to fly in/out of a specific airport for the amount of outlets and wi-fi at gates?

    For myself, if I know I won't have time to plug in to power and/or the internet, I adjust to the situation.
     
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  3. FlyingBear
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    I think it's more about being aware of what you are getting into.
     
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    True. But one always have to be prepared and rely on self. What about if those outlets do not work?
     
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    Absolutely, but going into the airport it still helps to know how futile my search for a good seat with a power outlet will be. Since I only stop at 1 of the 20 airports on the list... quite futile :)
     
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    I carry a Monster Multiple outlet cord. So If someone is plugged in you can always ask nicely to share. I have never had anyone tell me no.
     
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    Why I have not thought about that :confused:
     

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