That's also the real reason the airport closes at night. They don't have the curfew because of noise. It's because that's when TSA guy Frankie gets off and he takes his extension cord home for his Xbox.
Okay, maybe it's not quite that bad, but the lack of outlets at that airports has been a shockingly big problem.
Last year, I remember sitting on the floor near the flight insurance vending machine at the Orange County (AKA John Wayne, AKA Santa Anna, AKA SNA) airport with 3 other business travelers. We were taking turns using the only available outlet in the airport.
With all the global technology companies operating in the Irvine area, you would think "electricity" would not be a foreign concept to the airport authorities. But you would be wrong. It's almost as rare as it was in 1783.
So imagine my surprise when I say this on a recent trip.
Thank you, SNA, for taking this important step towards becoming a modern airport. Now can we talk about free Wi-Fi?
With a little luck, you could be as technologically useful as Long Beach (LGB)