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jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Thu Apr 30 19:16:49 AEST 2015
That is very weird. They must have changed the article because I swear it specifically said Reagan Airport. I would have had no other reason to mention it otherwise. I know it quite well, having flown in there multiple times for work. And you're being much to picky as to its location not being in a city. It is quite different from Dulles, which was my main point. It's the DC metroplex.
At 05:10 PM 30/04/2015, Scott Howard wrote:
>The cost justification around using the iPads in the cockpit was largely based around the savings from the cost of the paper - both in terms of keeping it up to date, but also the physical weight multiplied out over the >6000 flights that AA flies each day.Â Having paper as a backup would negate all of those benefits.
>The article doesn't mention Reagan airport at all, so I'm not sure what your comments about it are regarding... Â (And for what it's worth, it's not really in the middle of any city - in fact it's literally metres from the edge of one city/state (Arlington, VA) and the start of the next (Washington, D.C.))
>On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 5:45 PM, Jan Whitaker <<mailto:jwhit at janwhitaker.com>jwhit at janwhitaker.com> wrote:
>A case for replicated sources that are reliable. Maybe leave the paper ON the plane, just in case.
>If anyone has flown into DC, this is the airport smack in the middle of the city, with views of the major landmarks as you come up the Potomac River (not Dulles, which is out in the fields far from the city)
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