Laxboeingman From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 670 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2042 times:
I saw on southwest.com that WN ships cargo between cities that they do not normally service. An example of this would be that they have cargo service from EWR-PHL. However, I do believe that they contract with a cargo operator for that particular route and that they do not actually fly that service for that cargo route. Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong. If anyone has information and/or background information on this please let me know. I guess my questions are how long have they been doing this, why do they do this, who are their subcontractors, and what cities do they do this for? I want to thank you all in advance for your answers.
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LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26325 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1990 times:
Yup trucking networks is a pretty global phenomena for cargo divisions of airlines.
For fun check out this United Cargo timetable and see the hundreds of trucks they offer, even amongst city pairs they fly like LAX-SFO, and large network in Europe reaching dozens of destinations that never see a UA plane.