One of the very first things I would prepare for very long flights would be battery-extending measures so I can last the 15 to 20 hours of being holed up in a plane without anything else to do but go on a movie-marathon with those tiny monitors that have awful viewing angles.
That’s why one of my favorite tablets to bring is the Transformer Prime with its 18-hour battery life. Not only can I watch all the favorite TV shows and movies I downloaded beforehand, I am also able to write really long pieces or gadget reviews while on the plane.
So I was surprised to see that our coach seats at Korean Air had much better accommodation and is more gadget-friendly.
I was delighted to see they have a much bigger screen (I think around 10 inches and they’re also touchscreens) with better viewing angles and the one I liked was the USB charging port right in front of me. I also discovered they had a laptop wall socket at the foot of the seats but it was much later when my seatmate stooped down looking for something.
I’ve tried Lufthansa and KLM before and even my favorite Singapore Airlines still don’t have these new upgrades in their cabins. I think Cathay Air has these too.
In any case, these small amenities are really a life-saver sometimes. At least, I know I can fire up my laptop for the entire 18 hours of flight back home.