Fed Ex DC-10s No More At AUS

Mon Jul 15, 2002 4:48 am

Yesterday, I saw a Fed Ex A300 approach AUS, instead of the usual DC-10. Is this a coincidence, or has DC-10 service been stopped?
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RE: Fed Ex DC-10s No More At AUS

Mon Jul 15, 2002 6:46 am

I don't know... but usually here in SAT I see the FedEx A300 take off every afternoon, or evening, but the other day it was a DC-10. Are these permanent changes?
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RE: Fed Ex DC-10s No More At AUS

Mon Jul 15, 2002 6:49 am

they can change their aircraft and routes randomly, so you never know. i know at PHL they sometimes fly from places you normally wouldn't expect to see fedex planes from, such as iad or portland, maine. So it might've been just a replacement for a few days or maybe its permanent
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RE: Fed Ex DC-10s No More At AUS

Mon Jul 15, 2002 6:56 am

I've been seeing MD-11/DC-10's regularly at AUS.
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RE: Fed Ex DC-10s No More At AUS

Mon Jul 15, 2002 7:27 am

A300/310 and 727's have been regulars at SAT lately. It's been a while since I saw an MD11/DC10
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RE: Fed Ex DC-10s No More At AUS

Mon Jul 15, 2002 8:59 am

Considering DELL has plants in both Austin and Nashville, I doubt there will be much of, if any, cargo dropoff from FedEx at AUS.

I regularly see a DC-10 flying over my work on the inbound to the west side runway, the approach path is right over the building!
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RE: Fed Ex DC-10s No More At AUS

Mon Jul 15, 2002 12:10 pm

Those aren't DC-10s, they're generally MD-10s, no change to the schedule that i know of.
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RE: Fed Ex DC-10s No More At AUS

Wed Jul 17, 2002 1:47 am

On Saturday there was a A300 from MEM, MD-10 from MEM and a DC-10 from El Paso. This was not a normal Saturday Fed Ex schedule.

AUS normally gets the MD-10's twice a day, some days only once. A300's and A310's arrive occasionally, but not very often. Only time I've ever seen a MD-11 here is around Christmas time.

As far as Dell goes....American Airlines carries a large amount of Dell cargo. Every time I fly out of AUS on AA, I see at least one plane being stuffed with Dell boxes.


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