Almost 10,000 new charging points at DIA mean no more excuses not to call mom before your flight

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New outlets and USB ports at Denver International Airport. (DIA)

New outlets and USB ports at Denver International Airport.  (DIA)

Denver International Airport spent nearly $4.7 million to add 9,696 new electrical plugs and USB ports, the airport said Wednesday.

While the stated purpose is to keep “passengers connected to family, friends and the world while they travel,” I assume that a secondary benefit is no more circling around power outlets like a shark.

Concourse B got the most new charging stations, followed by concourse A.

The total is just shy of 10,000.

The total is just shy of 10,000.

Spokesperson Heath Montgomery says the reason that Concourse B got so many is that it’s the biggest of the concourses and has more seats. And don’t think that Concourse C got short shrift — that area had previously had some new power stations added, Montgomery said.

In total, the airport got 2,424 new “power hubs,” which each include two standard 120-volt electrical plugs and two USB ports.