Looking for in-seat power charging for your electronics during your flight? Here is a current list of the major US based airlines and what you can expect to find for charging electronics or powering up your laptop. The majority of airlines now offer WiFi and movies for purchase while in flight, and many airlines have a price difference for WiFi versus texting access from your mobile device.
So before you board, make sure you have your your plug and USB cable for your mobile device so you can stay fully charged and ready to go!
- Alaska Airlines: Offers both USB and outlets on the majority of their flights they do not have them on the smaller regional jets operated by Horizon Airlines.
- American Airlines: There are power outlets in First and Business class seats and on the new planes there is power at every seat in the main cabin. Just look for the lighting bolt symbol on the overhead bins. American has also added USB ports to majority of their aircrafts. They have either AC, DC, or USB power.
- Air Canada: Majority of Air Canada aircrafts have a 110V power outlet as well as a USB port for charging smaller gadgets. The Turboprop aircrafts and regional jet Bombardier CRJ-100/200 do not have 110 volt power in the seats for passengers.
- Delta: For domestic flights, you’ll find power outlets only in First Class on select 737 and 757 aircraft, and all 767-300 aircraft. USB ports, however, are available in all seats on 737-700, 737-800, 757-200, 767-300, 767-400ER, and 777-200ER and LR aircraft that feature Delta on Demand. For international flights, Delta has 110 volt power outlets in all BusinessElite seats in A330, 747-400, 757, 767-300ER, 767-400ER, and 777 aircraft, as well as in the first 10 rows of Economy Class on A330, 767-400ER and 777 aircraft and select 757 and 767-300ER aircraft. These aircrafts specifically have USB ports are available at all seats on 737-700, 737-800, 757-200, 767-300, 767-400ER, and 777-200ER and LR aircraft that feature.
- JetBlue: The majority of JetBlue flights now have inpower abilities, except for the smaller regional jets.
- Southwest: There are no power outlets on Southwest flights and limited wifi options depending on the plane, according to SeatGuru.
- United Airlines: You’ll find 110V power outlets in premium seating only on 747-400 aircraft, though power outlets are coming to United Economy in 2013-2014. International fliers will find 110V power outlets on some 737-800 and 757-300 aircraft.
- Virgin America: Virgin offers standard and usb ports at each seat.
This is not an exhaustive list of all the flights including international flights, but contains the most up todate information for domestic US flights. If I was not able to find the information on the airlines website, I consulted SeatGuru. If I missed something, please chime into the comments and we will get the list updated.