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User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1865 posts, RR: 5
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

For the last few days the UPS early evening flights to Orlando have been operated by MD-11 equipment...Is this going to be a regular visitor, or is it temporary to fill in for the missing airbuses??? Its nice having both Fed Ex and UPS with MD-11's in here at the same time!!!

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User currently offlineUPS757Pilot From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

MDs are now operating daily to several cities, including MSP and MCO, and some others.

User currently offlineGEG2RAP From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 848 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

I used to work for UPS at MSP, was a great job and a super company. Wish I could go back but teaching is a good gig too.
Did I miss something what's up with the missing airbuses?


User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1865 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

What has spurred increased domestic MD-11 service??

User currently offlineUPS757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2715 times:

The new 747-400 are displacing the MD11 on Int'l routes.
N574UP was added to our fleet this week

ONT has 747-400 parked on the ramp until Thurs AM

Planned upsized routes in 2008:
ONT-OAK-SDF-OAK-ONT will be upsized from 767 to MD11
SDF-MCI-SDF Upsized to MD11
SDF-STL-SDF Upsized to MD11
SDF-SJU-SDF Upsized to MD11
SDF-MSP-SDF Upsized to MD11
SDF-BFI-ANC New Flight MD11


User currently offlineRampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

FedEx operates an MD11 BNA-IND. Is this really a/c really needed on this route?

User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2548 times:



Quoting RampGuy (Reply 5):
FedEx operates an MD11 BNA-IND. Is this really a/c really needed on this route?

It goes MEM-BNA-IND


User currently offlineUPS Pilot From United States of America, joined May 1999, 871 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

MD1's are not meeting the dispatch reliability needed for INTL. Ours don't shut down too long so they are used constantly. 1 flight in 18 right now has a mech. As the 74y delivers you will see more MD1's going domestic. The new 76's will fill in INTL as well.

User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3524 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2358 times:



Quoting UPS757 (Reply 4):
ONT-OAK-SDF-OAK-ONT

Wow! On an MD-11? In one day? That's a lot of cycles for such a big, long-range jet.

So do they stack the cargo in that thing to the ceiling and just fill the tanks 15% of full?



Do you like movies about gladiators?
User currently offlineGEG2RAP From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 848 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2292 times:



Quoting Crownvic (Thread starter):
or is it temporary to fill in for the missing airbuses???

sorry to double post on this but is this true?? Is there a mechanical problem with the A300's


User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 952 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

Going right now... http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS2326

Jan


User currently offlineJupiter2 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 883 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Any idea when we might see the 744 in SYD ??

I have heard from local UPS staff that the inbound is always full, however as the outbound is mainly a positioning flight to SIN it is usually just about empty.

RL


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7195 posts, RR: 86
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2036 times:
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Quoting Crownvic (Thread starter):
Its nice having both Fed Ex

#2458 FLL 05/08/2008 07:04L (11:04Z) 05/08/2008 08:01L (12:01Z) MD-11.

Is a HOF routed FLL-MCO-MEM.

Quoting RampGuy (Reply 5):
FedEx operates an MD11 BNA-IND. Is this really a/c really needed on this route?

Is also a HOF routed MEM-BNA-IND.

#1615 IND 05/08/2008 22:40L (03:40Z) 05/08/2008 12:49L (04:49Z) MD-11.


User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2012 times:



Quoting RampGuy (Reply 5):
FedEx operates an MD11 BNA-IND. Is this really a/c really needed on this route?

BNA is a backup to MEM/IND and BNA itself generates alot of cargo on FX. Ever heard of Dell Computers just to name one.



Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offlineRampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1936 times:



Quoting Lexy (Reply 13):
Ever heard of Dell Computers just to name one.

No, never heard of them at all. What I do see from that flight is a lot of perishables. We're talking about 3 full AMJ containers of 40 lbs boxes filled to the top.


User currently offlineWarszawa From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 727 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1912 times:



Quoting RampGuy (Reply 14):
We're talking about 3 full AMJ containers of 40 lbs boxes filled to the top.

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Primarily already-perished, with some slightly left to perish soon after delivery.



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7195 posts, RR: 86
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1815 times:
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The FX flights in question are hold-over flights. They leave half loaded, sometimes more, land, pick up additional freight, and continue to their final destination. We use these flights to move cans, skids, or ballast pallets. FedEx does this ALL the time. eg. MEM-IND-OAK or BIL-BOI-OAK or MEM-AUS-ELP. Certain outstations don't warrant an 11 or 10 and won't get more than a baby bus or 27 daily so we use the hold over space to accommodate their ramp. The Nashville and Orlando flights listed above are perfect examples.

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1709 times:



Quoting GEG2RAP (Reply 9):
Quoting Crownvic (Thread starter):
or is it temporary to fill in for the missing airbuses???



Quoting GEG2RAP (Reply 9):
sorry to double post on this but is this true?? Is there a mechanical problem with the A300's

Sorry to triple post this but what is up with the Airbuses? They were operating out of MCO last week and the MD-11 replaced the A300 on the SDF-MCO route, however DFW-MCO is still an A300 last I checked.

Are there some Airbuses out of service or are they being rerouted to smaller airports that perhaps just saw service from 727s and 757s?


User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1865 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

Hey lets enjoy the MD-11's while we can!! Much more agressive looking bird!

User currently offlineNickDamage From United States of America, joined May 2008, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

Nothing Wrong with the airbus. UPS is starting to bring the MD-11 Domestic so some Gateways will be upgraded from the A-300 to the MD-11's. Those A-300's will start replacing the DC-8's in other places. UPS will add 7 DC-8' s to Storage at ROW by years end.

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