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#1 kyle m

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 05:56 PM

this summer i will be traveling to Japan. i intend on bringing my dell laptop, but want to make sure i will be able to power it on the very long flight, because my battery will not last more than 2 hours usually. anyone know what kind of things i will need?

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 06:26 PM

You'll need an adapter that'll fit the requirements of the airline that you're flying (most use automobile connectors from what I've seen). FWIW - Most airlines won't provide this service in Coach - so you'll have to spring for a First Class ticket to take advantage of it
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Posted 03 February 2008 - 06:28 PM

even on overseas flights?

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 07:04 PM

Dunno - you'd have to check with the airlines. My last flight (WashDC to Japan) didn't have them (can't recall the airline tho').
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Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:46 PM

Yes check with airline. I know United has it for Trancontinental first and business.
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Posted 04 February 2008 - 07:29 PM

the main problem is, i have no idea what airline i will be traveling on. i am not buying the tickets, therefore i am not very well informed on exactly which airline will be used. i have seen the iGo adapters, would those work on most planes?

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 09:22 PM

anyone know about the iGo adapters??

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 09:48 PM

i have been looking at the iGo everywhere130 and it comes with a tip thats compatible with my laptop, and says it works on wall outlets, auto outlets, and inflight outlets. anyone have any insight?




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