American Airlines has won regulatory approval to swap the cabin crew’s paper manuals for lighter Samsung tablets in a change that will save nearly $1 million a year. The new policy does not yet affect cabin crew at American Airlines merger-partner US Airways, and comes little more than a year after AA introducd paperless cockpits. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines have also distributed smart devices to their pilots, and Delta plans to roll out an e-manual for cabin crew starting in October. American said its cabin crew already have the tablets, and those at US Airways will receive them
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