Early Monday morning I checked into the San Jose Airport (SJC).
I did notice the new full body scanners but they were not yet being used. So I passed through the old-style metal detector and missed the opportunity to get some low level radiation or a groping from TSA … but I digress.
After purchasing my cup of coffee and making my way to the gate area, I started the search for an electrical outlet. My computer didn’t have a full charge so I thought I’d find a 110V receptacle and give myself as much work-time on the 2 upcoming flights as I wanted.
I circled the building support pillars and scanned the outer walls … no outlets (sigh). Then, to my amazement I noticed a whole row of seats with 110 electrical receptacles built right into the seat arms. WHOW! What a great idea!
SJC has a brand new Terminal B that only opened in June 2010. Clearly this is new terminal was designed with the convenience of the traveling public in mind. Most people have computers or phones that frequently need charging, and now some thoughtful airport designer added this great tool in abundance for our convenience.
Not all of the waiting seats have this feature … I’m guessing 20% do. Pretty cool.
It seems we only hear negative comments about air travel these days. I like to focus on the positive whenever possible. Seats in airport waiting areas with 110V receptacles is a good thing.
Now if we can only get through security to enjoy the waiting area.
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