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Odd FedEx Diversion  
User currently offlineTheFLCowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 405 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

What's up with this flight tonite?

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User currently offlinePackcheer From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

It appears that the planned diversion did not take place and the plane is almost all the way now to Memphis.


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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9643 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

FedEx often routes planes so that they can stop in cities that might need extra lift. I suspect that this was one of those flights and that at first they thought they would need to stop, but did not end up needing the stop, so they ended up flying to MEM.


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User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3108 times:

Also note that flightware shows it to be a DC-10. It would be an MD-10 not DC-10.

User currently offlineFxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3067 times:
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I'm failing to see a diversion; the plane never landed.  confused 

It flew around in a circle. It's a regularly scheduled flight. . .

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 3):
Also note that flightware shows it to be a DC-10. It would be an MD-10 not DC-10.

flightaware is like the wikipedia of airline tracking.  twocents 


User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3048 times:



Quoting Fxramper (Reply 4):
flightaware is like the wikipedia of airline tracking

hey Fxramper, yeah that's right but too I believe that the ATC system does not recognize an MD-10 so it defaults to DC-10. As you & I know there are no DC-10s flying for us. The last DC-10 flew in sept and the capt that flew that flight has finished 777 school.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

I'm sure just a very common ATC hold.......happens all the time across the country everyday


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User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1597 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

Well it looks like they thought they forgot the Colombian coffee but then found it so continued on to Memphis.  Smile


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User currently offlineB727LVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2824 times:



Quoting Tb727 (Reply 7):
Well it looks like they thought they forgot the Colombian coffee but then found it so continued on to Memphis.

Haven't heard that one in a while!

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 5):
Quoting Fxramper (Reply 4):
flightaware is like the wikipedia of airline tracking

hey Fxramper, yeah that's right but too I believe that the ATC system does not recognize an MD-10 so it defaults to DC-10. As you & I know there are no DC-10s flying for us. The last DC-10 flew in sept and the capt that flew that flight has finished 777 school.

On the same note, when working in ROW we were expecting a 747, no one asked which series, don't ask why, so I looked it up in Flight Aware. It said a -200, turns out that night we got a -400. We were a little surprised to say the least.


Back on topic, how often do the "extra lift flights" actually stop in these cities? I'm sure during this time (holidays) of year they become more frquent.



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User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2813 times:



Quoting B727LVR (Reply 8):
how often do the "extra lift flights" actually stop in these cities? I'm sure during this time (holidays) of year they become more frquent.

I really don't know since I haven't flown a sweep flight in years. You're correct that "peak" season will see many more add on and sweep diversions.


User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 751 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2776 times:



Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 3):
It would be an MD-10 not DC-10.

Am I reading you right that there are no DC-10s left in the FX fleet and that they've ALL been converted to the MD?



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User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2740 times:



Quoting Western727 (Reply 10):
Am I reading you right that there are no DC-10s left in the FX fleet and that they've ALL been converted to the MD?

Yes you are reading me right. Not all DC-10s were converted though they just retired them. As I posted the last flight was back in sept and it was STL-MEM. They're gone. All DC-10 crews have moved to other jets.


User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 751 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2728 times:



Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 11):
Not all DC-10s were converted though they just retired them.

That figures. Thanks for the clarification.



Jack @ AUS
User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3150 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2713 times:



Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 11):
Yes you are reading me right. Not all DC-10s were converted though they just retired them. As I posted the last flight was back in sept and it was STL-MEM. They're gone. All DC-10 crews have moved to other jets.

One more available seat to help me get to IND  Smile



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User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (4 years 10 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2682 times:



Quoting Pilotpip (Reply 13):
One more available seat to help me get to IND

I think the MD-10 may fly STL but not sure, I do mostly int'l.


User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3150 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (4 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

MD-10s to both MEM and IND. A-300s and others are pretty rare.

I fueled them for 5 years and now I rely on you guys for a ride to work from time to time. The former FE chair makes for a neat perspective.



DMI
User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 751 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2291 times:



Quoting Pilotpip (Reply 15):
The former FE chair makes for a neat perspective.

I can imagine. I absolutely adore the "mean/tough look" of the cockpit windows on the -10 and -11 (as well as the C-17) as viewed from outside thanks to the enormous side windows. The view from the FE chair must therefore be very cool.



Jack @ AUS
User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3150 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

You actually can't see out the side windows very well from the FE seat. The seat behind the captain is the best for that. When sitting you basically have an unobstructed view.

Doesn't really matter at night though  Smile



DMI
User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 751 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 2142 times:



Quoting Pilotpip (Reply 17):
The seat behind the captain is the best for that. When sitting you basically have an unobstructed view.

I've noticed this in some of the a.net photos taken from outside the port side of the a/c...very cool to see "two captains" looking ahead as the -10/11 takes off. Thanks for the bit about the FE seat.



Jack @ AUS
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