Dc10heaven From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5322 times:
Fed Ex flies this quite frequently but my question is why. How much does it cost for to operate this 2 minute flight. Wouldn't it be cheaper to truck over the containers? Am I missing something.
Detailed Flight Information:
Federal Express Flight 26 to Oakland, CA
(OAK-Metropolitan Oakland International Airport)
Airline Federal Express
Flight Number 26
Departure City (Airport) Oakland, CA (OAK)
Departure Time 03/09/2006 01:53 AM
Arrival City (Airport) San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Arrival Time 03/09/2006 01:55 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing MD11
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
BigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2914 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5212 times:
I am guessing FedEx operates this to capture the international cargo arriving into SFO on other airlines and ships them across the Bay to their distribution center in OAK (they do have one there, right?). I guess it is cheaper and more efficient to operate OAK-SFO-OAK than to try and truck the goods across the bridge.
SJCRRPAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5085 times:
Quoting Dc10heaven (Thread starter): Fed Ex flies this quite frequently but my question is why. How much does it cost for to operate this 2 minute flight. Wouldn't it be cheaper to truck over the containers? Am I missing something.
I don't know if you are missing anything, but they are missing the Bay Bridge!!
AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6098 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4921 times:
It's a tag on/positioning flight. As said above the plane goes on to Narita. FedEx has a small facility at SFO and its most likely cheaper and easier to fly the MD11 over at 2am, then to take inbound cargo to SFO, unload it, truck it to OAK, then load it again. I don't think the plane actually comes from OAK with much cargo on it. My buddy at FedEx SFO said it came in frequently with nothing on it. Then some day (holidays mainly), half the positions were taken.
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