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3D Mailbox Level 2: LAX – your email service as an airport sim


3D Mailbox Level 2: LAX. Robert Savage has done it again. He’s launched a new email service based around his sim theme using Los Angeles Airport as the backdrop. Techcrunch’s Michael Arrington hated the first version, but I’m totally down with this weird stuff. Your email messages fly in as Jumbo jets? When you send an email to Malaysia it flies out on a Malaysian Air liveried 747? Australian emails to you arrive on Quantas Qantas? (oops) Cargo planes bring in your attachments? It’s all fab. I especially love the fact that there’s thousands of air traffic control conversations going on while you’re directing the aircraft with your emails. Awesome (yeah silly but awesome). Watch the insane video to get an idea of the product.

 New email comes to the arrivals terminal, or to custom hangars (mailboxes) that you define. SPAM is automatically sent to the airport boneyard by our built-in SpamBayes SPAM filter. Unsure mail circles above. And your departing mails leave via the departures terminal. LAX, recreated down to the inch…Based on the origin or destination of your mail, each message is depicted by any of over 80 world airlines. Get a message from the UK, it comes by Virgin, British Airways, or even Caledonian (for old time’s sake). Send a message to Italy, it goes out on Alitalia or EuroFly. Emails with attachments are carried by the couriers: FedEx, UPS, DHL, and CargoLux. In addition to the roar of Rolls Royce engines and the dozens of cinematic cameras that play the action as it happens, you will also enjoy thousands of authentic ATC-pilot conversations specific to each flight. So if a KLM flight is arriving, you’ll hear authentic KLM pilots speaking with authentic Air Traffic Controllers in LAX tower!

Red – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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  • I hate to correct you Red, but it’s spelt Qantas. It’s actually an acronym.


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