We’ve written about portable chargers many times before. They’re the travel gadget that flight attendants say they never leave home without because when you’re constantly on the go, you just can’t afford to have your phone, your lifeline, die on you. And you never know when you’ll have access to an outlet or charging station. (Speaking of outlets, did you know that you should never use an airport charging station and if you do, you should use this product?)

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If flight attendants say they never travel without a portable charger, then you know it’s a travel must-have. Because who knows how to be a more prepared traveler than a flight attendant? And, in light of what happened to political commentator Candace Owens on a recent British Airways flight, it’s always smart to be prepared. You can read that story here.

This INIU portable charger can hold up to a week’s worth of charging capacity and can charge up to three devices, which is the main thing I like about it. You and your travel companions can use it simultaneously or you can charge your own multiple devices, like your phone and your tablet, at the same time. It can also charge smaller devices like AirPods, your smart watch, fitness tracker, Bluetooth speaker, etc.

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But that’s not all: It’s got a large digital LED display so that you can always see exactly how much power is remaining. That’s always been one of my biggest pet peeves about portable chargers – you need them as a back-up and it sucks when they’re out of juice and you don’t even realize it. Plus, it has a built-in flashlight, which can be useful for everyday tasks like reading or when you go camping but is also invaluable during a blackout or other emergency.

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What’s included: INIU 20000mAh power bank, USB C cable, travel pouch, welcome guide, 30-day money back, industry-leading 3-year warranty, plus lifetime technical support. Buy the INIU portable charger here on Amazon.

NOTE: If you do order this charger, it may come in a package that says that it is forbidden for transport aboard passenger aircraft. It has to go in carry-on baggage, not checked luggage. Here’s what you need to know.  

A few other essentials I always travel with:
-a universal adapter when I’m traveling out of the country
-a travel extension cord 
-a travel power strip 
-a 3-prong to 2-prong adapter 
-an electronics accessories organizer case


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8 Comments On "The Travel Gadget Flight Attendants Never Leave Home Without"
  1. Susan Johnston|

    I ordered the charger from Amazon, but could not figure out how to charge the charger. The cable that came with it was to connect the charger to the phone. I just got frustrated because their website was no help and others online seemed to have the same issues. Maybe I gave up too soon!

  2. Stefani Brancato|

    I ordered this on Johnny’s rec. What a great charger!! Super easy to use. I had no problems charging it either. My teen, who is a high end user, charged her phone completely on one short flight. Looking forward to using it on our fall Disney trip.

  3. Christina Liem|

    I ordered this for travel. But, it has become invaluable at home recently. I broke my foot, had surgery on the day we were to leave for a long awaited trip to Europe. For the last 7 weeks this charger has been a lifesaver for my iPad while on the sofa where no outlets are nearby. It keeps it’s charge for a long time and charges my phone and iPad quickly. It is a bit heavy, but we’ll worth the added ounces.

  4. Joan Connors|

    I ordered this for a recent cross-country trip. It kept me charged the entire way , east and west! At home, I keep it charged in case of a power loss. I’ve noticed that it doesn’t lose power even when not in use for several weeks. Great recommendation

  5. Joan|

    You have to use your own charging cord and block, just as you would when charging your cell phone or other device.

  6. K Brownie|

    I ordered from the link and received this power bank today but the packaging from Amazon clearly says it is forbidden for transport on passenger aircraft…

    1. Johnny Jet|

      Hi! We will update the post with this information but you can travel with it in your carry-on. Here’s more: https://johnnyjet.com/can-you-travel-with-lithium-ion-batteries-in-chargers-phones-and-tablets/

  7. Patrick|

    “Speaking of outlets, did you know that you should never use an airport charging station and if you do, you should use this product” There hasn’t been one verified incident of this ever happening.

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