If you’ve flown out of Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) recently, you may have noticed something new underneath some of the seats in the terminal.
As of January 2012, airport officials installed 25 charging stations throughout the terminal. That makes it convenient for passengers to charge their personal electronic devices for free while awaiting their flight.
The charging stations provide power to numerous electronic devices, including cell phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, and gaming systems. “We had noticed people sitting on the floor in order to be near a power source,” said Daniel Rak, Terminal Services Supervisor. “We realized since most passengers now travel with electronic devices, charging stations could be needed.”
The charging stations are located at various locations throughout the terminal. Each one is designed with two standard outlets and two USB ports. While providing power, the charging stations also shield devices from power spikes or surges. Free Wi-Fi service at the airport has been available to travelers for eight years.
And, if you need a hand with your bags when loading or unloading your vehicle, call on the airport’s Customer Service Agents. These people are available curbside in front of the terminal to pick you up at your car and take you to the terminal at no cost! They can also assist you to the terminal with your bags. FWA offers free car-to-curb shuttle service every day of the week from 5:00 a.m. to midnight.
The Customer Service Agents may offer rides to passengers with electric parking lot shuttles. Two Global Electric Motorcars (GEMs), provide FWA passengers with complimentary parking lot-to-terminal shuttle service seven days a week. The battery-operated vehicles cost less to operate than gas counterparts and help reduce the environmental footprint of the airport.
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Kayleen Reusser has written children’s books and had stories in Chicken Soup books. She writes features for the News-Sentinel newspaper and profiles for the Ossian Sun Riser. She loves to travel and write about her experiences at her website: www.KayleenR.com