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FedEx And Valentine's Day  
User currently offlinenjdevilsin03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 727 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

Do many airports see increased FedEx flights on this holiday? Drove by FLL at 630pm today and there are 3 MD-10 and two MD-11's on the ramp. Are these flower shipments from South America or just a busy Monday at FLL?


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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

Probably flowers from South America. Mondays are not normally busier than any other day, at least on the airline side of the operation. V-day is the third busiest time of year for FX and we do ramp up flights for the holiday, but that kind of capacity is way over what FLL would need. Leads me to think FLL is an entry point for the flower shipments that feed the entire system.

User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2755 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2378 times:
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All I know is they better have proper capacity to BDL or else I'm gonna be in the dog house!   . Any idea on how many shipments they will handle for valentine's day?
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User currently offlinefdxgirl From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 74 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

MD's do tend to break down, you know.....

User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7119 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2221 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 1):
Leads me to think FLL is an entry point for the flower shipments that feed the entire system.

Where does FedEx fly to from FLL besides for MEM of course. From what I read online at fedex.com seems like MIA is their Latin American hub. I am sure MIA will/did have plenty of flowers come in. According to FedEx 80% of Roses come from Ecuador and Colombia, FX does fly to Quito from MIA.

http://blog.fedex.designcdt.com/infographic-valentines-day



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User currently offlinestratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

Mothers day is the day when you see the volume increase...


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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

Quoting stratosphere (Reply 5):
Mothers day is the day when you see the volume increase...

THAT is the second-busiest time of year for FX.

Quoting fdxgirl (Reply 3):
MD's do tend to break down, you know.....

Ugh, tell me about it. The 757s have helped a lot with the narrowbody dispatch reliability, and I'm hoping the 767s will do the same when they come online. Assuming FX retires some of the oldest build MDs.

Quoting flymia (Reply 4):
Where does FedEx fly to from FLL besides for MEM of course.

For right now, EWR, IND and AFW.


User currently offlinenjdevilsin03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 727 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

All five aircraft were gone when I drove back by at 1230am.


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19189 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 4):

Where does FedEx fly to from FLL besides for MEM of course.

Other than MEM, AFW, EWR, IND per search on www.flightaware.com.



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User currently onlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7452 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

Our 5X driver told me they brought a whole plane-load of flowers into BUF.


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User currently offlineplanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3524 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

Quoting njdevilsin03 (Thread starter):
Are these flower shipments from South America or just a busy Monday at FLL?

I know this isn't the case, but when I think of "flower shipments from South America" I get the image of a MD-11 hull full of loose red roses just piled as high and as deep as they can be fit. But it does beg the question - how are flowers packaged for transportation between hemispheres on an aircraft*?

*how are they packaged within the pallets, I mean?

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User currently onlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7452 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

Quoting planespotting (Reply 10):
But it does beg the question - how are flowers packaged for transportation between hemispheres on an aircraft*?

*how are they packaged within the pallets, I mean?

AFAIK,they are boxed to prevent damage. Refrigerated,too.



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