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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Texas T, Mar 5, 2004.
Take a look at the image and see how long it took for my package to move from SLC to Memphis.
I have it on good authority* that they aren't flying small packages anymore.
FedEx has been using pre-production transporter devices for packages under 15 lbs. They only have a few of these devices at some of their larger sort facilities around the country.
How large was your package? Would it fall in this size range?
This could be serious bad news for the airline/air transport industries.
* ok, so I made this up
It's a new Treo 600 from Handspring plus a few accessories; total weight under 5 pounds. So when do you expect to see these transporters rolled out to all the major cities across the country? Seems like it would save some bionic energy if they were just to beam it straight to Houston instead of going to the Memphis hub and then back this way. ;i
With FedEx, Everything goes thru their Memphis hub.
Memphis is in the central time zone. Is SLC 1 or 2 hours behind? If 2 I can buy this, if only 1 there was some creative figures going on.
"With FedEx, Everything goes thru their Memphis hub."
Well, not quite.
They have what they call a "mini-hub" in IND. I was jumpseating through there one night. They had alomst 30 airplanes on the ground at midnight in IND and I'm sure that this mini-hub has expanded since.
Yep you can see the Fed-Ex planes from I-70 they had a bunch of planes there last time I went to KS from OH. (3yrs)Ago. I would say they have just as many or more now.
They have about 30 at Indianapolis, and about 160 at Memphis. They also have mini-hubs at Newark, LAX, and Anchorage.
12 minutes from UT to TN...yeah, I think it'd have to be transporters. Either that or they're lowered a cable from an orbiting satellite and hitch a ride on that.
Not everything goes through Memphis, only stuff that's being delivered outside of the regional hub. I used to ship from LA basin to Sacramento all the time. We had a later drop off because our packages were not going to Memphis. They sat at the LA hub area till the planes came in from Memphis the next morning. Then my package would get on the plane going to Sacramento. At ieast that's what the guy behind the counter told me when I asked why I could drop off later than normal.
sheesh... hope you didn't pay the surcharge for "Same MORNING delivery".. haha..
the SLC-MEM md-11 departed SLC at 1408z/05 and blocked in at MEM at 1705z on that day.
I'm confounded by the times on your tracking...
not even capt. bear "mach-2-with-my-hair-on-fire" kramer could do that kinda flight time...
And AFW (DFW), too...
could count OAK and EWR, too..
I'm guessing someone was just slow to log it out of SLC, but that doesn't explain the early arrival in MEM.
I was real pleased with the service though. It was standard delivery so I was prepared for a wait, but it hit my house the following Monday.
that's what i'm saying.. i don't understand how it could show up like that because nothing is 'logged' manually.. everything is scanned.
all the packages are scanned and put in a can... then the can itself is scanned.
very peculiar.. glad it made it to you ok, though.
Different time zones? May be going the wrong direction for that theory to work...
btw, my buddy sits right seat in a 757 for FedEx. He loves it.
FedEx does not operate 757s.
that's it... unless you wanna count the feeders, which a 757 wouldn't fall under in any case..
UPS, on the other hand, does fly the 757.
You are correct, however the flight plans list the A300 as A306. Is that just a series of the A300?
maybe it refers to the -600 series? that's just a guess on my part.. I don't know if we're flying A300-600s or not..
A300s and A310s are both available in a -600 series..
like I said.. just a wild guess on my part.
FedEx operates the A300-600F, which they bought brand new, and A310-200's and a few -300's, which they bought used.