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iPad being replaced by Microsoft Surface 2 tablets at Delta Air Lines

iPad being replaced by Microsoft Surface 2 tablets at Delta Air Lines

Old Sep 30, 13, 12:41 pm
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Delta going paperless in the cockpit soon

Delta to equip 11,000 pilots with Microsoft Surface 2 devices for their electronic flight bags

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Old Sep 30, 13, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by scejas View Post
Delta to equip 11,000 pilots with Microsoft Surface 2 devices for their electronic flight bags

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Word on the street is that it also dispenses Woodford Reserve and scans Have One On Us on go-arounds and missed approaches.
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Old Sep 30, 13, 12:49 pm
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DL must've gotten a really sweet deal from M$... selecting winblows phones for the FAs and now crappy Suraface tablets for the cockpit.

Kinda makes sense though. DL's IT will fit in perfectly with those devices....
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Old Sep 30, 13, 1:18 pm
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Originally Posted by rylan View Post
DL must've gotten a really sweet deal from M$... selecting winblows phones for the FAs and now crappy Suraface tablets for the cockpit.

Kinda makes sense though. DL's IT will fit in perfectly with those devices....
Citation, please.
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Old Sep 30, 13, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by rylan View Post
DL must've gotten a really sweet deal from M$... selecting winblows phones for the FAs and now crappy Suraface tablets for the cockpit.

Kinda makes sense though. DL's IT will fit in perfectly with those devices....
Oh boy another iApologist. Please tell me more about how your overpriced fashion accessory of a phone/tablet is so wonderfulz.
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Old Sep 30, 13, 4:01 pm
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Originally Posted by sky303 View Post
Oh boy another iApologist. Please tell me more about how your overpriced fashion accessory of a phone/tablet is so wonderfulz.
One does not have to be an Apple fanboy to dislike MS, there are other choices.

At least he did not make the obvious "blue sky of death" joke
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Old Sep 30, 13, 4:22 pm
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Let's hope DL doesn't also go paperless in the lavs.
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Old Sep 30, 13, 4:43 pm
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Official announcement:

DELTA TO EQUIP 11,000 PILOTS WITH MICROSOFT SURFACE 2 TABLET DEVICES
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Old Sep 30, 13, 5:07 pm
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Originally Posted by exwannabe View Post
One does not have to be an Apple fanboy to dislike MS, there are other choices.

At least he did not make the obvious "blue sky of death" joke
Like Android.
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Old Sep 30, 13, 5:12 pm
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Windows....what a joke.
WHAT ARE YOU THINKING DELTA!!!
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Old Sep 30, 13, 5:32 pm
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Windows....what a joke.
WHAT ARE YOU THINKING DELTA!!!
The OS architecture behind WP8 and Windows RT is much better than iOS or Android. Also they have much better OS support than either of those operating systems. The main problem that is an issue in the consumer world is a dearth of popular apps which would not be a problem for adopting them for a specific business purpose.

For the record I went from iOS to WP8 and will not be turning back.
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Old Sep 30, 13, 5:41 pm
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Delta going paperless in the cockpit soon

Something tells me you all haven't tried using FliteDeck Pro on iOS. Microsoft's mobile operating system (which is the only other mobile OS that can run FDP) is much better at doing so. I speak from experience, albeit VFR flying.
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Old Oct 1, 13, 5:56 am
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Originally Posted by sky303 View Post
Oh boy another iApologist. Please tell me more about how your overpriced fashion accessory of a phone/tablet is so wonderfulz.
I'm certainly not an iFan. I dislike them as well, however on the phone/tablet front Microsoft really is bringing up the rear again. The issue is more with the hardware, although MS has their usual share of problems on the OS side.

The better option would've been an Android based phone for the FAs, but thats a different thread. My comment was more around how DL is going 'all in' with MS.
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Old Oct 1, 13, 8:30 am
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The pilots fought hard to keep iPads.

http://macdailynews.com/2013/09/30/d...osoft-surface/
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Old Oct 1, 13, 9:20 am
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Am I the only one who thinks its a good idea to have an old fashioned paper manual on board still? I mean...computers do break....especially consumer models like these tablets. Will there be a back up? This is where they get critical saftey info from, right?
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