Delta to Use Surface 2 Tablets as Electronic Flight Bags

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TokyoRevelation

Actually - I really like the improvements Delta has been making, especially in their NYC terminals. Probably one of the best non-budget carriers for short-haul/domestic flights IMHO. At least you don't feel like you're in a flying detention facility (cough...United).

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SliceAndDice

Sweet. BSODs at 30,000 ft.

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Cregan89

I literally have never seen Windows 8 blue screen. And I've had it running on 3 devices since the RTM was released to technet.

I'm actually curious to see what the new frowny face blue screen looks like.

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Ledoubleu

Some lucky MS sales reps are about to get a BIG high five from Steve Ballmer!

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Shalbatana

hmmm... rt is the only strange issue I'd have with this as a business move. SOunds like someone who doesn't follow the tech industry wanted to shave off the overhead. They should have sprang for the extra and worked out a deal for full x86 tablets.

with RT, they'll be buying all new ones 5 years down the line when they're no longer made or supported.

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jason2393

First, cars were powered by Microsoft, and annoyed drivers everywhere. Now, they're subjecting overworked, overstressed pilots to the same thing? I'll stick with Alaska Airlines, thank you.

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hornfire3

I can't imagine how all the haters will respond to this.

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Paper Jam

I'll respond by saying that this might be the first time I am happy that I fly US Air.

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Ghost XFX

So much for electronic devices could cause the plane to lose it's avionics...

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froggz

FAA is currently looking into allowing electronic devices used by customers on flight at all times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/business/what-the-faa-is-considering.html?_r=0

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Paper Jam

Only passenger's electronics interfere with the plane's avionics. /s

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TokyoRevelation

That's not the party line anymore - now flight attendants tell passengers that electronic devices aren't allowed during taxi/takeoff/landing because they distract passengers from 'important announcements'. Other devices using radio signals are just 'not FAA approved yet' (how many years has it been?).

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Shalbatana

funny!