A Call for Airport Outlet Etiquette
Travel Blog • Eva Holland • 10.19.10 | 2:26 PM ET
Jennifer Saranow Schultz, the New York Times’ Bucks blogger, thinks it’s about time for some ground rules:
At many airports, it seems as if there is an unspoken first-come, first-serve policy with no time restrictions. To me, this doesn’t seem right. With outlets in such short supply, I’d like to see use limits, say 15 to 20 minutes, become the accepted unspoken norm. Or, at the least, I’d like to see people only use the outlets for quick charging or for work they have to get done and not just to watch a movie.
I don’t see things changing anytime soon. Several NYT commenters on the post point out that packing a power strip is a good interim solution.