The notebook computer (i.e. laptop) is basically a more user-friendly, portable version of the globe and Filofax combination found in your main office. The key benefit of the notebook is that it provides all key information about each airline and allows you to plan flights everywhere in the airport terminal so you do not have to waste time frequently returning to the office to review critical information or manage your airline. The notebook can be purchased at the Duty-Free Shop one game week into a mission or freeplay. There are different battery types that do not do much.
The first three icons along the side, from top to bottom, correspond with the tabs of the Filofax, so clicking on the plane icon will bring up information about your airline's planes, routes, passenger order flights, and cargo order flights. The building icon brings up information about various cities around the world and their branches. The "i" icon brings up critical information and reports about each airline. For more information, refer to the Filofax article.
The second icon from the bottom is a plane in a circle divided into four quadrants. Each quadrant is coloured according to each airline's main colour. Click on a quadrant to show/hide the planes of the corresponding airline on/from the globe.
The bottom-most icon along the left side is a circle within a circle divided into four quadrants. Each quadrant is coloured according to each airline's main colour. Click on a quadrant (so that a partial arc is displayed) to show the location of cities around the globe as well as short-haul routes flown by your aircraft. Click on the quadrant again (so that a full arc is displayed) to show the location of cities around the globe as well as long-haul routes flown by your aircraft. Click on the quadrant again to hide city locations and routes.