Hey Delta, where's the power?
March 22, 2013 5:27 PM   Subscribe

I am on a cross country flight on a Delta 737-800 with DVOD. Everything I am reading says I should have a USB port at my seat, but I can't find it. The flight attendants seemed very confused when I asked them about it. Can anyone tell me exactly where this mysterious USB port would be?
posted by couchtater to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Don't know first hand, but be sure you're checking the vertical separator by your knees, between the seats, and under the reading light if there is one.
posted by Mngo at 5:38 PM on March 22, 2013

Seatguru says:
"Currently, there are regular 110v AC power ports located at every First class seat on this plane. Delta is in the process of adding power ports to the first 10 rows of Economy. In addition, all seats will have USB ports."

Sounds like they are still in the process of putting these in - slightly confusing since they break it into two sentences, but I'm guessing the USB power for all seats is being put in with the AC power for the first 10 economy rows. So I'm guessing the plane you're on just hasn't been upgraded yet.
posted by alaijmw at 5:42 PM on March 22, 2013

This forum thread says: "The USB ports are located below each AVOD-equipped seat."
posted by Dixon Ticonderoga at 5:50 PM on March 22, 2013

Best answer: Google image search for delta usb port below seat suggests it may be directly behind the back of your calf.
posted by Dixon Ticonderoga at 6:10 PM on March 22, 2013 [2 favorites]

Response by poster: Success! I felt all around underneath my seat and finally found the dusty USB port between the middle seat and my seat (window). I am now plugged in! Thanks, hivemind, for helping to make my flight bearable!!
posted by couchtater at 6:21 PM on March 22, 2013 [16 favorites]

I too have found these difficult to find. For future reference, if you have a smartphone, install a flashlight application on it. Using the flashlight can make it much easier to see these obscure little things.
posted by grouse at 7:17 PM on March 22, 2013 [1 favorite]

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