Bringing a long sought-after amenity to passengers, Bob Hope Airport now has nine electrical charging stations where cellphones, computers and iPads can be plugged in at no cost to passengers.
The stations in the Terminal A gate areas were custom-designed for the airport and were built into metal strips along the backs of selected chairs, according to airfield officials. Each chair charging station has 12 USB ports and 12 plug-in electrical outlets, for a total of 192 power sources.
A station featuring a countertop, seating and 40 USB ports and outlets was installed in Terminal B.
While awaiting a flight back to her home in New York, Julie Urig was charging an iPhone and said she was relieved she actually got to do so while sitting in a chair.