September 30, 2013

Delta to Use Microsoft's Surface 2 Tablets in Place of Paper Manuals - Ina Fried - Mobile - AllThingsD

Delta said on Monday that it plans to buy Surface 2 tablets using the Microsoft hardware to replace paper flight books for the airline’s 11,000 pilots.
via Delta to Use Microsoft's Surface 2 Tablets in Place of Paper Manuals - Ina Fried - Mobile - AllThingsD.

Two points... Microsoft wrote down nearly $1B on the original Surface devices. If you assume Delta got a deal to purchase these at $410 (about $40 off retail), then that means they only have to worry about writing off another $995.5M.

Second, I expect that the number of resume submissions to American Airlines, originating from a delta.com domain, is about to sky-rocket.