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Why Would Fed Ex Fly OAK To SFO?  
User currently offlineDc10heaven From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5355 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


Live Flight Tracking Airborne Activity (FDX26)

* Live > FDX26 Flight Status

Time Position Ground
speed Altitude
03:53AM 3743N/12215W 161 2900
03:54AM 3741N/12214W 222 2900
03:55AM 3739N/12211W 201 2900
03:56AM 3736N/12209W 197 2900
03:57AM 3733N/12210W 176 2200 descending
03:58AM 3733N/12214W 159 2000 descending
03:59AM 3735N/12216W 137 1600 descending
04:00AM 3736N/12219W 133 900 descending

[Edited 2006-03-09 15:15:07]

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User currently offlineFXRA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5334 times:

If i remember correctly its mostly for positioning in or out of an international leg... but then again, Bay area traffic can be a beast.

Later
jd



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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25137 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5275 times:

In Southern California Fedex flies several such short hop flights also.

Between LAX, Fedex operates A310 and A300 equipment to places as close as Burbank, Orange County and Ontario.

In general its more efficient to operate a single such widebody then place many many trucks on the road particularly during the evening rush hour cutoff time period.



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User currently offlineDc10heaven From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5261 times:

This flight was at 1:53 am. Again, any idea how much $$$ it costs to fly this.

User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2920 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5245 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.

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6818 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5200 times:

Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 4):
I guess it is cheaper and more efficient to operate OAK-SFO-OAK than to try and truck the goods across the bridge

I'll bet they didn't do OAK-SFO-OAK.


User currently offlineDc10heaven From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5173 times:

It would appear that this MD11 took off as flight 87 to Narita @ 4:04 am.

User currently offlineSJCRRPAX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5118 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!!


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5096 times:

Quoting Dc10heaven (Reply 6):
It would appear that this MD11 took off as flight 87 to Narita @ 4:04 am.

I think this might be the real answer. It picks up some cargo in SFO, then picks up more in OAK, then goes on to NRT.



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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4954 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.

ASLAX



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User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3624 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4886 times:

Why does a chicken cross the road? To get to the other side!


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User currently offline3201 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4863 times:

Quoting Dc10heaven (Thread starter):
Wouldn't it be cheaper to truck over the containers?

Perhaps, but it wouldn't be too cheap to truck over the MD11.


User currently offlineN600RR From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4754 times:

Would the pilot talk to the SFO tower just before take-off roll, during taxi, or before push back???  boggled 


"And the fluffy white lines that the airplane leaves behind are drifting right in front of the waning of the moon" -Cake
User currently offlineMalpensaSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4744 times:

Ah the memories.....


SFO-OAK.... UA.... 727

SFO-OAK.... UA.... 747 -Maintenance


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