Phxtravelboy From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 95 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 22726 times:
My office in PHX is located directly South of both Southern runways so I have great views of the action at Sky Harbor throughout the day. Within a span of maybe 5 mins this morning 2 FedEx DC10s and an A300 took off. While on my walk later, a FedEx Cessna Grand Caravan took off and immediately banked South going over my office. I'm assuming the widebodies were headed to MEM. I'm assuming the Caravan was headed to a much smaller outstation in Arizona. My question is, where?
I know the widebodies land in PHX with their loads, get unloaded, and some of the cargo is transferred to the Caravans to be taken to the smaller cities. I'm sure this same scenario happens all over the US. Is there anyway to see where FedEx flies to? I've been curious about this for a very long time. Thanks for the info.
JohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 22610 times:
I don't know of a good source for a FedEx route map, but FlightAware will give you an idea of where some of these flights are headed. Since midnight this morning, here are the FedEx departures from Phoenix - the three flights you saw this morning were the IND, MEM and OAK flights. I didn't check arrivals to see what came in during the evening hours, but I would expect there to be several additional departures later this evening for the morning deliveries.
FDX3611 DC10 Indianapolis Intl
FDX857 DC10 Memphis Intl (KMEM)
FDX3813 A306 Metropolitan Oakland Intl
FDX3871 A306 Los Angeles Intl
GARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1496 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 22520 times:
The morning departures are almost always full with U.S.Mail. The early evening departures carry the
bulk of the sort freight that goes through the big hubs. Conversely the flights that arrive in cities in
the late afternoon, early evening are carrying the Mail for that city. You have essentially two pushes
Early morning to hubs carrying mail, early morning out of hubs carrying FEDEX product, afternoon/
evening departures to hubs with FEDEX product, afternoon/early arrivals at destination cities with
Are you referring to next-day-air by 10:30am? I don't think that's what Custom Critical is. Isn't Custom Critical when FedEx Ground dispatches a vehicle for your load whether they have other traffic or not?
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I've never seen a US route map, but FX's marketing materials for Asia One include a route map. As far as schedules go, I don't think you can just call FedEx and ask for one (why would they bother with the expense, on or offline), but I've seen print-outs in freight forwarders offices.
True, I was aware that FX had given Purdue an old a/c, however I wasn't sure if:
a) The a/c was based at LAF, or
b) The a/c was based at Purdue's training facility at IND, and the a/c I saw at LAF was in active service.
I kind of assumed it was #b, since the a/c at LAF is often in a different position/orientation, but I had not considered that even though they don't fly the trainer a/c (which I was aware of) that they might still taxi it. Thanks for pointing that out, PremoBrimo.
United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7283 posts, RR: 8 Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 21370 times:
I have also seen FX fly from differant cities to ROC than the usual MEM flights around Christmas. I have seen them come in here from YYZ,CLE and IND . As of now,we get 1 A310 from MEM , which continues to SYR,and 1 A300 which goes back to MEM.
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Teneriffe77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 447 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 21252 times:
Here in SYR Fedex has a 722 that does a BTV-SYR-EWR routing each night and returns the same way in the mourning. Also they do run a 300 to MEM. Wiggins flies some Caravans for them out of SYR with ALB and PBG being the destinations (Business Airfreight also runs a Bandit to PBG for UPS from SYR).
GARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1496 posts, RR: 1 Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 21252 times:
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 13): I always wondered about this at BUR. I see an FX A310 flying in late afternoon, then one leaving not more than 2 hours later. Are they turning this plane in that amount of time?
Yes, that would be the normal turn around for the evening push.
RampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 18789 times:
Quoting Chase (Reply 8): As long as we're talking about FedEx...do they regularly fly to LAF? Or is the 727 there parked permanently?
All freight to/from LAF is trucked up from the IND hub. No FedEx mainline or feeder a/c fly in to LAF. The same goes for Terre Haute (HUF), Bloomington (BMG), Muncie (MIE). Evansville (EVV) is sent to Louisville and then trucked over. Why this is, I'll never know or understand.
CosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2254 posts, RR: 16 Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 18652 times:
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 20): So that means that another arrives at 6AM or so, and turns around leaving with mail at 8AM?
I don't think you can make a blanket statement that the early dept has only mail on it. Maybe with certain stations but not all. Every jet type here has had a.m. O/B (out & backs) as well as p.m. O/Bs for years. And each hub as a day sort and the old standard night sort. One can do the dreaded night hub turns or even day hubturns now days if you're flying domestic. The combination ie endless!