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FedEx Sending More DC10's To MSY  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

Lately, MSY has been seeing some FedEx DC10's a couple of times per week. One's leaving this morning to MEM in fact. They had an article in the local paper about how much FedEx has grown here over the last year...something like 70% more cargo.


Steve in NOLA

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User currently offlineTrey From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 250 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

King Cakes.......just kidding.


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2133 times:

Actually, dont kid... you're probably right.

Mardi Gras is a HUGE cargo booster for the region.


User currently offlineTrey From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 250 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2126 times:

yeah i know, i'm from La.

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Hey you got to get all those beads and "Show Your T!T$" to NOLA somehow!

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

That and they gotta ship all the Jack Daniels from Lynchburg Tennessee to the bars down in New Orleans to get the girls drunk so that they will show their t*ts for the beads.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

Mmm. Concordeboy, send me a king cake.

N


User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

Actually, it doesn't take alcohol for the women to flash for beads amazingly enough...those beads just cast a magic spell over them lol...quite an odd thing really. I guess you can say they do it for the "spirit of mardi gras"?

Steve


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1916 times:

send me a king cake

Sure, but what's in it for me?  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

I actually see quite a few King cakes coming through here(DAY) on a daily basis. They make the cans(ULD's) smell quite nicely.  Smile

Chris  Smile


User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1305 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

How many DC-10s does Fedex have? Do they plan on acquiring more?

Hkg82.


User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

It's been my belief that the hurting economy and the fear of flying are going to turn out to be good thinks for companies like FedEx, UPS, DHL, Airbone Express and such.
Sure, UPS is laying off some pilots right now, but that seems to be because they are transitioning from 3 person to 2 person cockpits and as soon as they can get some more aircraft on line those crews will be called back.
People are afraid to fly or won't fly because of September 11th, yet documents and contracts and such still have to be signed and overnighted between places. I know in the last year and a half I have definatly been spending more both personally and professionally on the Postal Service and FedEx.
Another advantage FedEx is coming across, Amtrak just announced they are shutting down from there cargo division (which mainly ran time sensative stuff like fruits and magazines) and they are being very wishy washy on whether they are going to jettison their Postal contracts.
This could be very good news for all cargo carriers, especially Fed Ex since they have the postal service contract.
There aren't enough drivers out there to put all this stuff on trucks and even with the hurting economy freight railroads are still running near capacity.
You can't just let things like apples just sit around and spoil, you have to get them to market.
So, in conclusion to all of this, I am not surprised you are seeing more cargo come through MSY, I think air cargo will continue to grow and companies like Fedex and UPS can expect to see growth. I think eventually the pax airlines will start to try to get more cargo in their bellies and market their cargo divisions more aggressivly.


User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Forgive all the misspellings and grammatical errors in the above post, I've got the flu right now and my proofreading skills arent the sharpest

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