I didn't see a press release saying that they were using World again this year. I did see a press release last year and a story the year before saying that they LOVED using the MD11, because it let them bring along suiteholders and other big rollers who got an extra kick out of traveling with the team. Maybe with the higher fuel costs of an MD11 vs a 767 this year, they decided to economize. However, it's hard to believe that World (or its sister North American) could be more expensive than DL
for a charter. If they did drop it, perhaps it wasn't worth the extra hassle to World of taking a ship out of military rotation, or maybe they have started to reduce their MD11 fleet by returning to UPS the three ex-DL birds so they can be converted. I just don't know the status of all of that today.