capri
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Fedex And Its Crew Domiciles

Sat Sep 20, 2003 2:28 am

I am interested
to know on how fedex use their crew, do they base crews on monthly or yearly basis in CDG and Subic bay or deadhead them from US to operate these flights?, do they get more money for that?
 
FDX1976
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RE: Fedex And Its Crew Domiciles

Sun Sep 21, 2003 12:36 pm

Currently FedEx does not base any crewmembers in Europe. The airbus does have several lines of flying that consist entirely of inter-european flying. The crews are still based in Memphis, however. Their pairings begin with a deadhead from MEM to Europe and end with a return deadhead. We do have an airbus crew base in Subic Bay. The positions there are bid just like any other. The MD-11 crews that transit Subic (and CDG) are based in ANC, LAX or MEM. We try our best not to deadhead anyone to Subic (or anywhere in Asia for that matter) because it can be very expensive. From time to time it can't be avoided.
 
capri
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RE: Fedex And Its Crew Domiciles

Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:34 am

Thanks FDX1976 for that info

Regards
 
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RE: Fedex And Its Crew Domiciles

Mon Sep 22, 2003 11:38 am

Is OAK a domicile, and if so, is it just OAK, or does it cover the other bay area airports such as SFO and SJC (not sure if they fly into SFO, sorry.) Also, are there MD-11 crews or MD-10 crews out of that domicile, and what are some of their routes that go out of the bay area? Just wondering, because I always see so many FedEx flights outta OAK.

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capri
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RE: Fedex And Its Crew Domiciles

Mon Sep 22, 2003 12:41 pm

i know that OAK is one of fedex mini hubs, but not sure if they have crew domicile there and which a/c type that covers?
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FDX1976
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RE: Fedex And Its Crew Domiciles

Tue Sep 23, 2003 8:03 am

FedEx Crew Domiciles:

727 - MEM

A300 - MEM, SFS (Subic Bay)

DC10 - MEM

MD11 - MEM, ANC, LAX

OAK is not currently a domicile. The LAX domicile (MD-11) covers LAX and ONT. Trips can begin at either location. SNA and LGB aren't served by the MD11/MD10 (to my knowledge), so they aren't really covered by the LAX domicile. I believe all of our MD11 crews are now MD10 qualified as well, but there may still be a few in ANC that haven't been through the training yet.

Hope this helps.
 
capri
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RE: Fedex And Its Crew Domiciles

Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:27 pm

Hi again, i am surprised to see not even EWR nor INd got any crews based there, so basically mostly MEM, another question, are FDX pilots allowed to commute to base using other airlines as non rev, since fedex is all cargo?
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RE: Fedex And Its Crew Domiciles

Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:32 pm

I have a question too: how many jumpseats are available for pilots or people non-reving? Is there more than just the one or two in the cockpit?

Nick
 
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RE: Fedex And Its Crew Domiciles

Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:12 am

I dont know if Personal jumpseats had come back, I know I"m going to get flamed for going off on a tangent.......

but there were many different configurations that I had personally seen when I was at Fed,

A300 mainly had 6 fold out jumpseats (not too bad) facing the rear behind the cockpit.

A310 had 3 old nonreclining pax seats and a strightback jumpseat

MD-11 I have seen about 2 different configs on that, first config with the soft bulkhead was 2 seats facing the rear and the second config with the hard bulkhead had 2 former AA buisness class seats facing forward, complete with PSU's (Passenger service units) in addition to the 2 rear facing seats

As for DC-10s I saw 2 rear facing (even some sideways facing) seats. When I left in 2000 that was the only config I knew, although I have been told that the MD-10s have hard bulkheads, I had never been on one.

727s just have the 2 seats in the cockpit, which now would preclude any jumpseaters without Aviation credentials from that aircraft

I know there are some current Fedex folks on the board that can correct/update me on these...

Andrew
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FDX1976
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RE: Fedex And Its Crew Domiciles

Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:22 am

I think Foxecho is right as far as the number of jumpseats on each aircraft type, but I'm not really sure. It has been a while since I have flown on FDX and I don't get to actually see many airplanes anymore. Personal jumpseats (for FedEx Express employees) are supposed to be coming back around the first of the year, but we will have to see. Before 9/11 we used to be able to ride in the cockpit jumpseats, but that has changed since.

It is true that the vast majority of our crews are based in MEM. ANC, LAX and SFS are relatively small domiciles. Our pilots can certainly commute to their bases (or to wherever their first operating leg departs from) on pax airlines.

Brian
 
capri
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RE: Fedex And Its Crew Domiciles

Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:34 am

Thanks Brian (Fdx1976), i noticed in your profile that you are crew scheduler, is it for FEDEX,i myself trying to get this kind of job or dispatcher here in UK, how is crew scheduling in general?, also got a question a friend of mine in UK, his son's name is on N399FE, but since MD10 don't fly to STN, n don't know anyone in US to take picture, is it possible to know how to track or if you know someone with this oicture with his son'cs name clearly visible n upload it to airliners.net, will be appreciated?

Any answer is highly appreciated
Best regards
 
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RE: Fedex And Its Crew Domiciles

Wed Sep 24, 2003 10:13 am

Brian-

I have actually bid for a Cred Sched job at my airline....email me if you get a chance

Andrew
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FDX1976
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RE: Fedex And Its Crew Domiciles

Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:52 am

Capri -

Yes I am a scheduler for FedEx. I really love the job and am grateful to have it, especially considering the condition of the job market here in the U.S. I think the job conditions vary depending on the airline. FedEx really runs a good operation and I get a kick out of scheduling for them. I started out doing this for a different airline and didn't enjoy it quite as much, but did get good experience.

Scheduling can be a very fast-paced job. We are kind of like fire fighters in that if nothing goes wrong, we really don't have much to do. When things do go wrong, we really have our hands full. Weather makes things more difficult, especially when your hubs are effected. I spend a fair amount of time on the phone. Everything at FedEx is done on computers, but I have worked for an airline where the operation was still a paper one.

Dispatch is a great job too. It entails a bit more responsibility than scheduling and generally pays better. Scheduling is a good stepping-stone to dispatch, however. I wouldn't overlook scheduling if you want to get into dispatch someday.

As far as N399FE goes, I will check around for you.

Good luck
 
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RE: Fedex And Its Crew Domiciles

Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:24 pm

I found this route map of all the international Fedex flights, so that could be something you guys would like to look at. The site also has info on Jumpseating (Dress Code, etc.).

http://fedex.alpa.org/committees/jumpseat/maps.html
YES URLS in signature!!!
 
capri
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RE: Fedex And Its Crew Domiciles

Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:10 pm

Brian,

Thank you for all that information, i appreciate it

Best Regards

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