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FedEx's Schedule At Memphis...anybody Aware Of It?  
User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 17
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 9549 times:

Unfortunately, FedEx's website and MEM's website are both equally unhelpful, I figured a.net would have a clue...does anybody know what FedEx's schedule from Memphis looks like?


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 9537 times:

I've always wanted to see it, myself.

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User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9519 times:

Does all of their jets arrive within a hour or two or are there some early arriving fedx flights?

User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9502 times:

There are so many flights in and out of MEM by FedEx, it would not even be possible for it to take only an hour or two.

Take a look at Flytecomm.com , in the departure airport box scroll down to Memphis and enter. Then go down the list until you see all the Federal Express entries. You'll get a good idea of their daily schedule.


User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9477 times:

I'm just amazed at the logistics of the whole operation. I know that here in DEN, there are usually 2-4 jets on the ground here during the day. I guess once they have enough freight to fill up one, they send it on it's way and so on. Does the same thing happen at Memphis?

Amazing stuff.


User currently offlineB744F From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9464 times:

Quoting Quickmover (Reply 4):
Does the same thing happen at Memphis?

No, because Memphis is their main hub. From what little I know, there is a morning rush out and an evening rush in.


User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9456 times:

MEM is the main US HUB, all inbound flights are scheduled to arrive with a sufficient window to offload, sort, reload and get the aircraft back to their origin points to allow an am next day delivery.

Sub HUB's are also located on the West and East coasts and Mid and Southern US. No point in routing a JFK/PIT or SFO/LAX consignment via MEM, etc.



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9433 times:

Flights come and go all day, but the majority of in-bounds arrive from 2100-0000 and departures are from 0400-0600.


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User currently offlineRJpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 9389 times:

Does anyone know what their busiest routes are?

User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9368 times:

What sort of capacity does FX have to a place like ORD? How many flights and of what type?


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User currently offlineCheckraiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9353 times:

Is today Memphis day?

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9315 times:

What sort of capacity does FX have to a place like ORD? How many flights and of what type?

According to the flight tracker I have... Two fights.

An MD-11 from EWR, and a 727 from Applton, WI

I thought I read or saw somewhere that there is a service airport just west of the city that FDX uses to avoid traffic congestion.

[Edited 2005-08-01 23:46:07]


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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9292 times:

You mean all of ORD only gets an MD-11 and 727? That doesn't sound like much.


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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8182 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9291 times:

I have that video of the 25 hours of FedEx ops, shows all the arriving/departing FE airplanes in the space of 25 hours sped up. Really cool. Anyone have it online? I have nowhere to host it.


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User currently offlineTrappedInMKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9232 times:

FedEx's arrival schedule shows up on FlyteComm. Go to Advanced Users and put in MEM as the airport...

Edited to add: with few exceptions, they've got a plane landing about every three minutes from 10:00PM-1:00AM. I'm willing to bet that part of the reason their schedule isn't widely sought after is because it's difficult/impossible to photograph at those hours (in addition to them being a non-passenger airline...)

[Edited 2005-08-02 00:55:26]

User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1655 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 9045 times:

Just as an aside, I checked out MEM on the new Google Earth tool, and counted 88 FedEx jets on the ramp - during daylight hours, no less!

User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5348 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 9022 times:

A FedEx rep once told me that only about half of their "schedule" is scheduled and the rest is demand-based with fleet utilization varying, often radically, every day of the week.

They don't have a schedule in the same sense that a common-carrier passenger line does.



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User currently offlineDCrawley From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 371 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 8986 times:

Quoting N766UA (Reply 13):

I have that video of the 25 hours of FedEx ops, shows all the arriving/departing FE airplanes in the space of 25 hours sped up. Really cool. Anyone have it online? I have nowhere to host it.

25 Hours of FedEx ops

Enjoy  Wink !

-d



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User currently offlineFedex From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8916 times:

We run 2 complete sorts a day every day except Saturday nights and Sundays. A sort is when all the flights come in, unload, the packages are sorted (hence the name) loaded back on different aircraft, and everybody leaves. Because time is of the highest priority, we have a minimum amount of aircraft of each type that we keep ready to go as "hot spares" during each sort for the unlikely event we have to transload due to Maint. We started out the day sort pretty much for the mail contract, however as business has grown over the last 4 years, the day sort is as big as the night sort. I think you will see us on a 7 day a week operation in the near future. As far as the amount of gates we have, that damn near changes with each month, but I think we can handle well over 100 aircraft at a time. I can give you an exact number of gates tomorrow if you like. We have recently started on the A380 hangar construction and I am amazed at how big the facility is going to be.

User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8837 times:

They used to run tours of the operation and ramp, does FedEx still operates these tours ?


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User currently offlineEXMEMWIDGET From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8814 times:

FedEx had a day sort long before the mail contract. The main reason for it's existance is to sort the 2 day(P2) and 3 day(E3) freight.

User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8769 times:

I actually went to MEM for the sole purpose of watching their operations back when I used to work for FedEx, and it was unbelievable! You're standing there looking at a fairly desolate Memphis sky, since most Northwest operations end around 10-11pm. Then, on advice from the local managers, if you position yourself between the two parallel runways, at around 11:30pm the sky will just light up with landing lights from every direction! It really is one of the most amazing sights I've seen.

So, if you're looking to see it all unfold, the best time to go would be between the hours of 11:30pm-4:30am. This will give you the vast majority of their arrivals and then the turnaround departures. But, as said before, FedEx operates so many aircraft that you can go to MEM at anytime and catch several of them rolling around somewhere. By far one of my favorite airports to visit!

Also, go to http://www.flightarrivals.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Flights and play with the arrivals and departures buttons. Select City/Airport on the search and just put in MEM. This will give you every flight scheduled within a 2-hour forward block and 30-minutes prior. If you do this around the busy time for FedEx, you'll see pages of these flights listed along with the groundspeed and altitude of those already in flight.

Hope this helps! Have fun.  Big grin



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User currently offlineFdxgirl From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 74 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8744 times:

I took a tour of the mothership a couple years ago, and it was awesome, everything was awesome. the guide took us up into the fedex atc tower and we could see all the inbound jets on final stacked up for miles and miles. and then to see the miles and miles of sort belt weaving all over those huge buildings, its just amazing. makes our operations here in mke look tiny.

User currently offlineGreenguy01 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8730 times:

Does anyone know how they schedule their aircraft?

For instance do the have future schedules out there or do they create ad-hoc schedules on a daily basis.

Also what software do they use?? Airflite from Sabre?



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User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8627 times:

I'm pretty sure they have a standard schedule that is done several weeks ahead of time, changing only when peak shipping seasons(Christmas, New Years, etc.) require more routes. However, they do have standby aircraft waiting if shipment loads are unusually high in some instances at certain locations. Other than that, I don't know. It would be interesting to watch them plan in out though.

Cheers!



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25 Sampa737 : DCrawley...thanks for the vid! That was awesome. (From a former Memphis boy)
26 M404 : Just a guess but FX probably uses their own software as they have a huge department where that is one of the specialties. At night it looks like the p
27 FedEx : Wow, I was way off. We have 185 gates here in MEM.
28 Crini : Not only does FedEx land at MEM, but I've heard they also land some planes at Millington's Airport, which is the old Naval Station Memphis airfield, j
29 Fedexexpress : MEM is a awesome place to see. I work at the IND hub for Fedex. I jump seat to MEM alot. The busiest time for both IND and MEM is around 2100 to 0100.
30 Post contains links Aviationwiz : MEM is the main sorting center for FredEx. Most packages and letters will go via MEM. For FredEx, MEM has major sorting facilities, major aviation ser
31 CosmicCruiser : I'm not sure what that really means but the line haul schedule is as it says ..scheduled for every plane type. There is the charter dept. that schedu
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