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Laptop power

In-seat laptop power is available in our Premium Economy and Upper Class cabins, to keep your gadgets going throughout your flight.

Depending on which aircraft you're on there are two types of power options available  - AC power and EmPower.  

If you know which aircraft you're flying on, use our table below to work out which laptop power lead you'll need to bring with you.

If you're not sure which type of aircraft you're flying on, just log into Manage My Booking to find out. 


AC Power:

For seats equipped with AC Power, all you'll need is the standard wall power supply that came with your laptop or other electrical device.

The power on the plane is typically 110V AC and features a universal receptacle that accepts the following types of plugs:

  • US non-polarized 2-blade plug (both blades are the same size).
  • US polarized 2-blade plug (one blade is bigger than the other).
  • US non-polarized 2-blade plug with Ground (aka three-prong).
  • European standard 2-cylindrical prong plug (two round prongs).
  • UK 3 Pin plug.
  • + other types of plug.


EmPower® DC Power:

EmPower features 15V DC power at up to 75 watts per outlet, so you'll need an adapter that is compatible.

The system has a power limit it can provide to a seat. There may be occasions where your device may draw more than the system is able to provide, so it'll either work for a short period of time, or will not work at all.

For Apple laptop owners, MagSafe Airline Adapter is compatible with EmPower outlets.

If you don't have your own lead, our cabin crew have Kensington power leads you can borrow upon request.


USB:

USB sockets are supplied, which will power devices but are not to be used for charging.

Take a look at this table to find out which power option is available on your flight.

Power configurations onboard

Aircraft type: Aircraft reg: Upper Class and
Premium Economy:
Economy:
B747-400 G-VBIG,G-VHOT,
G-VFAB, G-VROC,
G-VWOW 
 EmPower
B747-400 G-VAST, G-VXLG,
G-VROS, G-VROM,
G-VROY, G-VGAL,
G-VLIP
AC Power USB only
A340-600 G-VEIL, G-VSSH,
G-VNAP, G-VGAS,
G-VWKD, G-VBLU,
G-VFIT, G-VFIZ,
G-VYOU, G-VRED,
G-VWEB, G-VBUG, G-VWIN
EmPower
A340-300 G-VSUN, G-VAIR,
G-VELD, G-VFAR
EmPower
 A330 G-VGEM, G-VLUV,
G-VINE, G-VKSS,
G-VSXY, G-VRAY,
G-VNYC, G-VGBR,
G-VUFO, G-VWAG
AC Power USB only