Recharge: The Top 10 Airport Work Stations In The US

No matter if you’re traveling for business or pleasure, airport workstations come in very handy. Consequently, many airports globally are taking into consideration that people need more than just charging stations but work stations.

After all, work doesn’t stop just because you’re at the airport. As a result, we have been looking out for airport workstations.

All things considered, a workstation is anywhere that you can sit down, plugin, and create your little office at the airport. Above all, they need to have a plug and a decent amount of room to work.

For example, we found 10 US airport workstations to take a seat with your computer in a spacious area and get down to business, blogging, gossip site reading or twitter stalking.

The Top 10 US Airport Workstations In The US

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PHOTO: SFO Airport

1. San Francisco Airport (SFO)

SFO is one of the best airports in North America in all aspects—meditation rooms, healthy eating, places to shower, and now also places to work and charge up. There’s free wi-fi at San Francisco Airport, 125 outlets in Terminal 1, 388 outlets in Terminal 2, 750 outlets in Terminal 3, and 200 outlets in the International Terminal. There are also long tables with outlets for you to set up your laptop and keep charging while you work.

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2. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

These three have got to be categorized together—they all fall under New York & New Jersey’s Customer Care Program. At JFK, there are dozens of outlets to plug in your cellphones, iPods, tablets, computers, and any other portable devices you’ve got with you at most of the gates—similar to EWR and LGA. Ultimately, all three airports have spacious workstations that offer stools, tabletops and many have USB ports too!

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PHOTO: American Airlines

3. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

As part of American Airlines’ re-vamp of DFW, making a more convenient and straightforward passenger experience, they’ve added workstations throughout the terminals that have tabletop space for your laptop and plugs to keep fully charged while you use it. Besides, there’s also plenty of natural light to keep you alert and focused.

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PHOTO: Chicago Airport

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4. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

Chicago O’Hare has some of the best workstations in the U.S. As a result, all of the workstations have seats and plenty of counter space plus plugs to charge your electronics while you work. Each table has four to eight places, and they have wheelchair accessible workstations in Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 5.

PHOTO: PHX Airport

5. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

You would have a hard time not finding a place to plug in and work at PHX: there are 240 power outlets, 204 USB ports and 36 sets of work tables and chairs (with more outlets and USB ports) located in all three terminals. The airport has also recently added 28 three-sided “Get Plugged In” kiosks in all three terminals and lobby area.


PHOTO: PHL Airport

6. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

The airport offers charging stations throughout the secure side of all terminals. Most of the Airport’s charging stations are identified with Power Up at PHL branding.

Delta Air Lines (Terminal D), Southwest Airlines (Terminal E), and JetBlue (Terminal E) also offer charging stations in their gate areas, and several concessions provide power outlets in their establishments.

Terminal A-West (Power Tables)
Across from Gate A-18 between Maki of Japan and companion care restroom
Across from Gate A-17 next to the men’s restroom
Between Gate A-14 and A-15
Between Gate A-15 and the LEGO Liberty Bell

Terminal F (Charging Tables)
Six tables (3 on each side of the food court) with three outlets per table

Terminal F (Power Table)
Near Gate F-25 between the men’s restroom and ATM

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PHOTO: Matt Kyhnn/Twitter

7. Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)

Multi-tasking work, fitness, and travel at airports is now possible.  Burn away calories while sending those work emails out too.

These airport work stations are free to use. They feature spacious desk space, a device charging station, and free Internet access. The maximum speed is 2.0 miles per hour—a comfortable pace to walk and work.

Three Locations: One in the Concourse F Service Center across from Gate F3 and two on Concourse C across from Fox News near Gate C12.

PHOTO: Brian S Maitner/Twitter

8. Gerald R. Ford International Airport

The airport has seating with work surfaces and electrical outlets to get some much-needed Netflix catch up or finish up that work project.

Location:  Concourse A between gates A4 & A6, and on Concourse B in front of the MI Tap Room.

The airport also has complimentary business centers are located in the Grand Hall, in the Marketplace post-security, on Concourse A across from Gate A1 and on Concourse B across from Gate B1.

PHOTO: @ErikVPhoto/Twitter

9. Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Tampa Airport has had free workstations with multiple outlets since 2014!

PHOTO: Vane Airport Media

10. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CIN),  Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), JFK Terminal 4 (JFK), La Guardia Airport (LGA) Terminal B

Jabbrrbox is a technology-equipped, connected work booth with access to Wi-Fi, USB charging, conference, and video calling features.

Jabbrrbox is not complimentary, but you can access a Jabbrrbox by paying in 30-minute increments ($15/30 min), with a door passcode and WiFi password provided at the time of reservation. We visited a Jabbrrbox at LGA Airport, read our review here.


UPDATED: May 21, 2019 

Melina Morry

Melina has a knack for travel style, a love for leopards and is always keen to pack a suitcase and fly to a different part of the world.


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