MSYtristar
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FedEx Sending More DC10's To MSY

Wed Feb 19, 2003 12:32 am

Lately, MSY has been seeing some FedEx DC10's a couple of times per week. One's leaving this morning to MEM in fact. They had an article in the local paper about how much FedEx has grown here over the last year...something like 70% more cargo.


Steve in NOLA
 
trey
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RE: FedEx Sending More DC10's To MSY

Wed Feb 19, 2003 12:33 am

King Cakes.......just kidding.
 
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RE: FedEx Sending More DC10's To MSY

Wed Feb 19, 2003 2:13 am

Actually, dont kid... you're probably right.

Mardi Gras is a HUGE cargo booster for the region.
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trey
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RE: FedEx Sending More DC10's To MSY

Wed Feb 19, 2003 2:21 am

yeah i know, i'm from La.
 
srbmod
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RE: FedEx Sending More DC10's To MSY

Wed Feb 19, 2003 4:02 am

Hey you got to get all those beads and "Show Your T!T$" to NOLA somehow!
 
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RE: FedEx Sending More DC10's To MSY

Wed Feb 19, 2003 12:30 pm

That and they gotta ship all the Jack Daniels from Lynchburg Tennessee to the bars down in New Orleans to get the girls drunk so that they will show their t*ts for the beads.
 
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RE: FedEx Sending More DC10's To MSY

Wed Feb 19, 2003 12:32 pm

Mmm. Concordeboy, send me a king cake.

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RE: FedEx Sending More DC10's To MSY

Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:37 pm

Actually, it doesn't take alcohol for the women to flash for beads amazingly enough...those beads just cast a magic spell over them lol...quite an odd thing really. I guess you can say they do it for the "spirit of mardi gras"?

Steve
 
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RE: FedEx Sending More DC10's To MSY

Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:38 pm

send me a king cake

Sure, but what's in it for me?  Laugh out loud
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RE: FedEx Sending More DC10's To MSY

Thu Feb 20, 2003 12:04 am

I actually see quite a few King cakes coming through here(DAY) on a daily basis. They make the cans(ULD's) smell quite nicely.  Smile

Chris  Smile
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RE: FedEx Sending More DC10's To MSY

Thu Feb 20, 2003 3:20 am

How many DC-10s does Fedex have? Do they plan on acquiring more?

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LV
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RE: FedEx Sending More DC10's To MSY

Thu Feb 20, 2003 5:20 am

It's been my belief that the hurting economy and the fear of flying are going to turn out to be good thinks for companies like FedEx, UPS, DHL, Airbone Express and such.
Sure, UPS is laying off some pilots right now, but that seems to be because they are transitioning from 3 person to 2 person cockpits and as soon as they can get some more aircraft on line those crews will be called back.
People are afraid to fly or won't fly because of September 11th, yet documents and contracts and such still have to be signed and overnighted between places. I know in the last year and a half I have definatly been spending more both personally and professionally on the Postal Service and FedEx.
Another advantage FedEx is coming across, Amtrak just announced they are shutting down from there cargo division (which mainly ran time sensative stuff like fruits and magazines) and they are being very wishy washy on whether they are going to jettison their Postal contracts.
This could be very good news for all cargo carriers, especially Fed Ex since they have the postal service contract.
There aren't enough drivers out there to put all this stuff on trucks and even with the hurting economy freight railroads are still running near capacity.
You can't just let things like apples just sit around and spoil, you have to get them to market.
So, in conclusion to all of this, I am not surprised you are seeing more cargo come through MSY, I think air cargo will continue to grow and companies like Fedex and UPS can expect to see growth. I think eventually the pax airlines will start to try to get more cargo in their bellies and market their cargo divisions more aggressivly.
 
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RE: FedEx Sending More DC10's To MSY

Thu Feb 20, 2003 5:26 am

Forgive all the misspellings and grammatical errors in the above post, I've got the flu right now and my proofreading skills arent the sharpest

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