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# 64582 18-Jul-2010 12:48
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I recently got this dc power unit that powers my laptop etc from my cigarette lighter and it is advertising that it can charge from plane seats as well.

I am heading to oz nest week and would love to use it, but I cant remember ever seeing a power outlet on a Jetstar or Pacific Blue plane?

Anyone have suggestions or insight into this? Is there a power source there that they arent telling us about or will this be useless to me?

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  # 352960 18-Jul-2010 12:56
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Not all airlines offer power outlets and only some planes have those. You also find power outlets are more commonly found in Business or Premium cabins, not in the main service cabin.

Some new planes have USB ports to allow you to play your own music through the on-seat entertainment screen, and you can use that to charge mobile phones, media players, etc but not a laptop.

I have no idea if budget airlines offer this...

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  # 352966 18-Jul-2010 13:08
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If you're in cattle class then you'll get nothing on Pacific Blue or Qantas, and just a USB outlet on Air NZ.


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  # 352970 18-Jul-2010 13:11
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That doesnt help me :( on the budget guys there is no difference (seat wise) between first and cattle on the nz -> oz trips.


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