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WN Cargo Cities-Different Than Destinations  
User currently offlineLaxboeingman From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 700 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2380 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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User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1566 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2349 times:

Its a pretty common practice among airlines. They provide Road Feeder Service
between cities, ie trucking. It may be assigned a "flight number" but may not
ever ride on an aircraft.

Cargo doesn't whine, moan, or complain
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 29170 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2328 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.


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