Hidden Power Ports And How To Find The Plug Opening

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I find that it is now more common to find power ports on your plane than to not find power ports. In some instances the ports were added a while ago and aren’t in the easiest of places to find. When I find a plane with “hidden power ports,” I have a unique trick to find the right opening in the outlet.

Hidden Power Ports And How To Find The Plug Opening

Hidden Power Ports And How To Find The Plug Opening

How To Find The Plug Opening

Sometimes the ports are way below the seat, others, between the seats way down low under the arm rest. When the plug outlets aren’t easy to locate, it creates this awkward situation where you are putting your head down by your seat mates feet or worse. Have you ever run into this awkward situation? If you do, take this simple step to find the outlet opening.

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My Tip

…Take a picture with your phone. Open the pictures and then blind navigate to find the opening.

Bottom Line

Power ports in planes are awesome. They keep the juice flowing to your phone or device so you can stay connected. But they aren’t always easy to find. So next time in this situation, take the simple step above to get the power flowing again.


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  1. “Take a picture with your phone”

    In this day and age, if you’re a guy and the person sitting next to you is not, putting your phone down there to take a pik to help you locate those outlets, will probably get you labeled as an unsavory character and get you kicked off the plane.

    Pathetic, but true.

    Now if you can get to your seat FIRST, before your row companions show up, that’s probably the time to look; otherwise, if you’re out of power, pull out your coloring book.

  2. Some people actually travel without their own power pack? Lmao.

    A small 5k juice pack is light and can be had for about $20. If you’re too cheap to carry your own power then it’s your problem if you get on a plane equipped without electric.

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