Portable Electronic Devices

By Julianne Dalcanton | August 11, 2010 12:16 pm

Electrical outlets in O’Hare are like gasoline in The Road Warrior.

(Outfits aren’t as good, though.)

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Travel
  • Archwright

    I have vowed never to step foot in O’Hare again. Pay to play Wi-Fi, extremely limited seating, no power outlets, hardly any vegetarian options for food and employees that ranged from unhelpful to actively hostile. It was a negative experience.

  • Anne Nonymous

    But the tunnel to the United Airlines terminal is all pretty! And it plays Rhapsody in Blue!

  • Nick

    Actually, there are usually some available next to the “Try Economy plus!” seats – normally a column with 4×4 sockets on. You usually have to sit on the floor (more comfortable and spacious than the sample seats) but at least you can get charged up.

    Terminal 1 is much better that the god-awful ‘international’ terminal with no shops or anything to speak of.

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  • bilbo

    What is this, Twitter?!!???!!!?????! We demand blogging!

  • André

    As @bilbo said, this twitter-like post made me unsubscribe from this blog’s RSS. Maybe I’ll come back when (if) it gets back to serious stuff.

  • http://middleyard.blogspot.com Don Monroe

    Andrei Codrescu had a great take on this subject quite a few years ago:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=860148

  • http://www.teamsikorski.com Spiv

    I have most definitely seen the feral child in O’Hare. Humungus, though, he was in Atlanta. Keep your wits about you.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Midway is a very nice little airport. give it a try some time.

  • DPSinVenice

    Just bring a cube-tap in your bag. You can share any occupied AC jack.

  • Bruce the Canuck

    “Pay to play Wi-Fi, extremely limited seating, no power outlets, hardly any vegetarian options for food and employees that ranged from unhelpful to actively hostile.”

    The above quote also describes just about any airport I’ve been to in NA, even new ones. And, you forgot to mention the wonderful attitude of US customs agents! If you dare to be honest and check “business” as your reason for travel, you get shuttled off to a room and spend an hour being treated like a criminal by a swaggering asshole. And if you travel with a business associate from asia, get ready for yet more special treatment and long lineups. No wonder the US economy is in the tank. Next year we’re focusing on the EU – I’m not even kidding.

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