As the pandemic hit the world, the travel and tourism sector came to a standstill. But as the world has started fighting it, the travel sector has started picking up pace.

And the good news is—this sector is revolutionizing. Various businesses across the travel industry are taking several steps for better customer safety and experience. Some of these include—the adoption of e-tickets, contactless travel arrangements, and vaccine passports.

And one thing that is gaining momentum is—mobile charging at stations. A charged phone is a necessity for travelers. From booking hotels to finding Google Maps’ location of their destination, the phone always comes in handy.

But no matter if you charge it up to 100%, the battery always keeps draining out. And that makes you look for a charging port wherever you go.

The Liverpool John Lennon Airport is addressing this issue in a unique way. They have partnered with Joos, a phone charging service, to offer QR Code-enabled portable chargers.

This allows passengers to charge their devices while walking around the airport. Sounds convenient, right?

Keep reading to know more.

A. What is Joos charger

Liverpool John Lennon Airport is one of the first airports to introduce Joos portable chargers. These chargers are power banks in a nutshell. Yet they’re different from traditional power banks. How?

They come equipped with QR Codes that make it possible for passengers to roam around the airport while charging their phones.


1. Contactless

Ever since the pandemic, people have been following the contactless norms. And public chargers are a big no against it. Why? That’s because they can act as potential carriers of diseases among the passengers.

But Joos charger helps keep passengers safe. All that passengers have to do is—scan the QR Code and access the charger. No space for any contact between passengers to access the chargers.

2. Portability

The whole point of using mobile phones is—the mobility they come with. And it’s often tedious sitting at one pace with your phone connected to a wired charger. It takes away your ability to move around till your phone charges.

But Joos charger has got you covered. It allows you to charge your phone on the move.

3. Safety

Are you familiar with the term ‘Juice Jacking’? Well, it is infecting your phone with malware using public USB ports. So it comes with risk and infection.

But Joos charger provides safe charging. It offers charging cables for the same and not data cables so that you don’t face any such threats.

B. How to access a Joos charger

Now you, as a passenger, know what makes Joos charger worth using. So, the next question is—how to access one?

1. Download the Joos app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store
2. Once downloaded, sign-in via Gmail, Facebook, or Apple ID
3. Add a payment method such as Apple Pay or Google Wallet
4. Now head on to a station and scan the QR Code
5. Once scanned, you will see a ‘Rent Now’ button
6. Click on it and a charger will pop out

That’s it. That’s how simple it is. In fact, the whole process from downloading the app to getting your charger takes no longer than 90-100 seconds.

Joos chargers offer three cables to charge any kind of smartphone. They include USB-C, an Apple Lightning cable, and a standard micro-USB cable.

C. How to return Joos charger

Say you have availed the charger and your phone has been charged. So you have decided to return it. All you’d have to do is:

1. Head on to any station at landside or airside
2. Press the Return button available on it. A light will appear telling you in which slot you have to return it to
3. Put down the charger and you will hear the notification ‘Return Successful’

That’s it. Your Joos charger will be returned. You also get a receipt saying ‘Thanks for charging with Joos’ just like the ones you get with Uber.

You now know how Joos charger is helping the Liverpool airport offer a contactless and hassle-free travel experience.

Also, in case you’re interested, here are some use cases on how QR Codes are being used in the travel industry.

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