Crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2017 posts, RR: 5 Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3097 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!!!
UPS757 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2937 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
UPS Pilot From United States of America, joined May 1999, 871 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2656 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.
FXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7415 posts, RR: 81
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2037 times:
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.
NASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1931 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?
NickDamage From United States of America, joined May 2008, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1881 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.