“Air travel may not be quite as glamorous as it used to be, but All Nippon Airways Co. flight attendants may soon attract the envy of other stewards,” Yoree Koh reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“The Japanese carrier said this week it will arm each of the company’s roughly 6,000 flight attendants with an iPad tablet, a move that could reduce training costs by about ¥200 million ($2.6 million), according to the Nikkei business daily,” Koh reports. “During training, ANA flight attendants are required to constantly carry the company’s official but bulky training manual.”
Koh reports, “A trial group of about 700 attendants will start next month. The rest will get their new toys in April.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Flyboy” for the heads up.]
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