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 FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3Posted Tue Jan 1 2002 06:24:01 UTC (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

 How does one figure the profits from cargo carried in the hold on commercial flights? What are the standard costs/figures that are needed (looking for general, standard cost per pound, etc.). More specifically, based on a 767-200 carrying 140 passengers, with all of their checked baggage (typical limit of 2 checked pieces not exceeding 62 linear inches nor 70lbs. each piece), how many pounds of air freight would the aircraft be able to carry, and how much money would be made off of air freight (based once again, on a standard rate)? Would the revenue of the cargo carried be able to cover (or signifigantly off-set) the total operating costs for the round trip? Any other information, websites, etc. would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance, F L Y 7 7 7 U A L
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 FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted Tue Jan 1 2002 07:16:14 UTC (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

 Okay, so this is how I'm [roughly] figuring: -24 LD-2 positions on 767-200, each holding approx. 120 cu ft. of cargo and 2,475 lbs. net weight/container (equal to 20 lbs. per cubic foot). To get to how much passenger cargo you will have, consider the following: If each passenger (based on 140 passengers) checks two bags at 15"x20"x30" (not exceeding 65 linear inches or 70 lbs.), they will take up 1,459 cubic feet of cargo space, equivilant to 13 LD-2 containers. To get to how much air freight volume/weight you have (after passenger cargo), consider the following: Volume limit, including bulk cargo is 3,070 cubic feet. If you subtract the 430 cubic feet from the bulk cargo, this gives you the total number of containerized cubic feet left, at 2,640 cu. ft. Subtract what the passengers take up (1,459 cu. ft), and you're left with 1,181 cubic feet of which you can use for containerised air freight (equivalent to 10 LD-2 containers). Add in the additional 430 cubic feet for bulk cargo, and total allowable air freight is 1,611 cu. ft.. So, based upon this information, this is how I am going about getting my figures for revenue calculation: If each cubic foot is the equivalent to 20 lbs (20lbs/cu. ft), and I have 1,611 cubic feet left onboard, this gives me 32,220 lbs. of possible air freight with which to work. If you extrapolate a given cost, say, \$4/lb (reasonable international rate), then the revenue on that air freight for one crossing would be \$128,880. Does anyone see any flaws with this? Am I going about my calculations correctly? Please help!   Thanks again, F L Y 7 7 7 U A L
 Lutfi From China, joined Sep 2000, 795 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted Tue Jan 1 2002 08:42:32 UTC (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

 Packing density for cargo is 9-12 lbs/ cubic foot. Air cargo is usually fragile - lots of foam packing! Transpacific cargo rates today are about 2.50 USD a kilo Asia- USA, and under 2 USD kilo USA-Asia Transatlantic, figure lower, probably 1.50 USD a kilo
 Billy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 7 Reply 3, posted Tue Jan 1 2002 10:54:57 UTC (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

 Air freight rates are directional. Rates from Europe to the US are pretty low - less than \$1/kilo. Lift on a 762 for freight is about (on average) 3 tonnes (we use tonnes here). Lift on a 763 can be as high as 15 tonnes for transatlantic sectors (on average). You can get higher but penalties start kicking in. Remember that it is hard to get similar revenues and volumes in two directions
 FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted Tue Jan 1 2002 22:07:08 UTC (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1595 times:

 Helps out a ton! Thanks so much, guys! F L Y 7 7 7 U A L
 Billy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 895 posts, RR: 7 Reply 5, posted Tue Jan 1 2002 23:27:54 UTC (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

 UAL, Get in touch directly if you want specific rates and cargo lift capacities.
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