American Airlines flight attendants have replaced paper manuals with handheld tablets in a move the airline says will save $300,000 a year on printing and shipping alone.
The switch from a nearly five-pound stack of paper to a tablet will also save an estimated $650,000 on fuel costs a year.
Flight attendants started using the tablets, which can be updated in real time with information about special meals, flight connections and special services, on Sept. 1 after testing them for six months.
Pilots already made the switch from a 35-pound flight bag to an iPad.
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