John Wayne Airport is apparently stingy with electricity…

I recently took a flight out of a John Wayne (Santa Ana) Airport, and was surprised to find that there was not a single electrical outlet anywhere in the public seating areas of gates 10 to 14.  There are outlets at the gate desks, but that’s out of reach for the public seating. I had more than 1.5 hours of waiting for my flight, and didn’t want to run my laptop battery down before I got on the plane (I like to be able to put on a movie and just zone out.)

By any means, this is a tiny frustration, but it still surprises me.  JWA is supposed to be a more "upscale" airport.  It certainly looks more upscale than LAX, but I have always been able to find a place to plug in my laptop, cell phone or digital camera chargers.  Thank goodness I didn’t need to charge my phone… Again, a small inconvenience, but surely one that would be a nice "feature" for the guests / patrons / customers at JWA.

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