Travel Gets Even More Unpleasant: Now an Airport Charges You for Power

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As if being wedged into cramped, nearly-airless flying sardine cans wasn't already unpleasant enough, now sleazy greedmeisters at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport are fleecing you for $2 to use electrical outlets while you wait for your ordeal. Let's hope this idea doesn't spread around. Couldn't it have at least been a more reasonable price?

Will air travel become so unpleasant that people just turn to teleconferencing, videoconferencing and virtual reality instead of traveling anywhere? We're starting to see a trend.

Pay-per-use electricity in Dallas/Fort-Worth airport [boingboing]

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imasuperhero
Optimistic Prime

I think most people are missing the point that flying is still a privilege, not a right. Why not charge your computer before you go to the airport? Hell, you can read a book too if you really get bored. As far as the airport fees, that is really for maintenance of the facilities and your safety. Granted Thousands Standing Around (TSA) is pretty useless, your government put them there and they need paid too. A power outlet at the airport is not necessary, so charging a fee is their right. If you don't like it, don't use it. Very simple.