m404
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Kalitta 747s In MEM

Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:46 am

Lately I seen as many as three of CKs 747s at the MEM terminal air freight buildling at one time. Usually about 1:30p weekdays. This in addition to a CV240/340 from Tahoma that I'd assumed was hauling under contract to them but mau be for DHL. Does anyone know what has caused this market emphasis on MEM? What are they hauling?
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RE: Kalitta 747s In MEM

Fri Dec 17, 2004 7:38 am

Kalitta has been doing charters from Memphis to San Juan and Honolulu as part of the Christmas rush.
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foxecho
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RE: Kalitta 747s In MEM

Fri Dec 17, 2004 8:20 am

They are all contracted out to Fedex for Christmas...saw 4 of them when I was by there last week

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RE: Kalitta 747s In MEM

Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:45 pm

One of the Connie's just received their clearance to travel from HNL to Memphis. Should be there in about 8 hours or so or maybe less.

I guess Fedex can't keep up with demand. Didn't know a full 747 freighter could make that long haul nonstop.

 
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RE: Kalitta 747s In MEM

Sat Dec 18, 2004 7:36 am

Thanks folks. I did not see FedEx equip for unloading at those gates so assume its all bulk loaded - wow Can't be. Hmmm. I'll have to try and get a better look. Interested if FE bins would fit from 10s to 747. That'ss the most 747s that I've seen in MEM since Fred got rid of the Tiger acft.
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legend11
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RE: Kalitta 747s In MEM

Sat Dec 18, 2004 7:57 am

FedEx and UPS both soak up as much excess cargo capacity as they can get during this time of the year. During my time at Bax Global, this was always a busy time because we did our own scheduled flying on the overnight sort operation, and then had to track our aircraft that UPS was using during the daylight hours. One year, we had 20+ of our freighters flying daylight ops for UPS over a 3 week period prior to Christmas.
 
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RE: Kalitta 747s In MEM

Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:09 am

M404-

When I was out at the hub we used Fedex AMJ's with no problem on Polar Air 747s one Christmas, I used to work the SJU/BQN line out there...about 3 days before Christmas in 98 we put out 1 polar and 1 Atlas plane fuuuul of Christmas packages.....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

What a time!

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RE: Kalitta 747s In MEM

Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:09 am

ANC too.
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Airline Kalitta Air
Flight Number 314
Departure City (Airport) San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico (SJU)
Departure Time 12/17/2004 04:53 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Memphis, TN (MEM)
Arrival Time 12/17/2004 06:56 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-100
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

Airline Kalitta Air
Flight Number 312
Departure City (Airport) Anchorage, AK (ANC)
Departure Time 12/17/2004 01:12 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Memphis, TN (MEM)
Arrival Time 12/17/2004 09:38 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-100
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

Airline Kalitta Air
Flight Number 318
Departure City (Airport) Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Departure Time 12/16/2004 10:26 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Memphis, TN (MEM)
Arrival Time 12/17/2004 10:23 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived

Airline Kalitta Air
Flight Number 316
Departure City (Airport) Honolulu, HI (HNL)
Departure Time 12/16/2004 11:38 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Memphis, TN (MEM)
Arrival Time 12/17/2004 11:38 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived






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