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US Priority Pack/CO QuickPak?  
User currently offlineKGRB From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 699 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

I saw signs for these two services at PHX (outside of T3) the other day, and to be honest, I have never heard of them in my life. I did a Google search, and found very little information. Based on the CO website, it looks like QuickPak may have something to do with shipping animals. Is that true? Any insight on this, A.netters?


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User currently offlineha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 2438 times:
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It is a cargo service product that can be tendered and picked up at the terminal.

http://www.usairways.com/en-US/traveltools/cargo/default.html

http://cargo.cocargo.com/cargo/products/quickpak/default.aspx


User currently offlinenyc2theworld From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 662 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 2431 times:

CO QuickPak - http://cargo.cocargo.com/cargo/products/quickpak/
US Airways Cargo Services - http://shopping.usairways.com/en-US/traveltools/cargo/default.html



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13478 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2350 times:
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Many carriers have offered small parcel counter-to-counter services over the years. EA's service was called "Sprint" and AS's service is known as "Goldstreak."


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User currently offlineFURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 801 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

And Delta has Delta DASH

User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

It's the highest priority cargo US carries, right after HR and AOG cargo. If space is indeed seriously limited, a passenger's luggage can and will be bumped to make room for PPK.

Very expensive to ship.


User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 5):
AOG cargo

I don't know what AOG is... could someone explain?


User currently offlineBCEaglesCO757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 242 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

Quoting LV (Reply 6):
I don't know what AOG is... could someone explain?

Aircraft On Ground. There's a plane somewhere on maintenance and in need of a part(s)

AOG is pretty much MUST RIDE priority.

Tires,small parts,medium parts,etc.


User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5554 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

US Airways Premier Pak and Continental's QuickPak, among others, are the premier "counter-to-counter" cargo shipments. They are guaranteed to arrive within a certain time frame or it's free, and can be accepted up until 1 hour prior to departure. Obviously, they also cost quite a bit of money. That being said:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 5):
If space is indeed seriously limited, a passenger's luggage can and will be bumped to make room for PPK.

No, it won't. In fact, passengers will be pulled before bags in a weight restriction. For the record, I've never had to pull anything off to make room for PPKs, as each piece is limited in size and weight.

Quoting BCEaglesCO757 (Reply 7):

AOG is pretty much MUST RIDE priority.

AOG is must-ride. In a bulk-out situation bags will get left behind. Again, I've never seen or heard of that happening in my 5 years on the ramp.



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User currently offlineT5towbar From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 535 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 8):
Quoting HPRamper (Reply 5):
If space is indeed seriously limited, a passenger's luggage can and will be bumped to make room for PPK.

No, it won't. In fact, passengers will be pulled before bags in a weight restriction. For the record, I've never had to pull anything off to make room for PPKs, as each piece is limited in size and weight.

Quoting BCEaglesCO757 (Reply 7):

AOG is pretty much MUST RIDE priority.

AOG is must-ride. In a bulk-out situation bags will get left behind. Again, I've never seen or heard of that happening in my 5 years on the ramp.

That has happened to me in a very rare instance. I've only had did it once. It was a very strange circumstance where the top two priority items had to go on the aircraft: A electric wheelchair which MUST go on. (Thats the number ONE priority); and about 200 hundred pounds of last minute AOG that had to get there. Of course it was going on a 800 so a few bags had to be pulled to make room on orders from the load planner. W and B wasn't the issue - space was. So about 7 bags were left behind - all locals and no first class or connectors. They went out on the next flight later on in the day.

Bags will get left behind if AOG/AOM has to go. AOG/AOM is number two on CO's load list. I think QuickPak is number four on the load priority list.

Getting back to the original poster, I wonder what will be the surviving name after the merger. We have QuickPak and UA has SPD (I think it's Small Package Delivery)

All airlines have these services which customers will pay if that item has to get there fast! UPS and FEDEX uses these services as well from the airlines if they have a shipment their planes can't get to that particular city fast. Then the package services deliver it to the customer's door.



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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 8):
No, it won't. In fact, passengers will be pulled before bags in a weight restriction. For the record, I've never had to pull anything off to make room for PPKs, as each piece is limited in size and weight.

I can remember more than once we pulled bags...not specifically for PPK, but because of weight issues. Bags were always pulled for a single city destination, hopefully, for example, let's pull all eight bags going to SFO - and in this example we would simply walk over to the UA bagroom and say hey, mind taking these for us, they would fly the baggage and deliver it to our baggage service office at SFO and the pax would never know the difference. Often the bags would arrive hours earlier than their passengers. Let the weight issues be handled behind the scenes...people don't like to be told they can't go on a flight that is leaving with seats empty...


User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5554 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 10):

I'm just stating what the policy is now.



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 11):
I'm just stating what the policy is now.

I wasn't aware the policy had changed since then...or what the reasoning would be behind it.


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