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Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:55 pm

Any Fed Ex 757 able to be seen in Florida? I have yet to see one!  
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:16 pm

Have yet to see it at MCO or the 777 for that matter. I am hoping maybe Christmas we finally see some.

MCO has mainly been DC-10, MD-11, although today I saw an A310.
 
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:19 pm

Two of those photos are 757s with Canadian regs. Anyone know why they're registered in Canada and not the U.S.?
 
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:23 pm

We see one in TLH nearly every day!
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:25 pm

Im prety sure MIA & FLL see it too.
 
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:43 pm

Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 4):
Im prety sure MIA & FLL see it too.

I'm not sure exactly what that means.  
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:44 pm

Quoting catiii (Reply 2):
Two of those photos are 757s with Canadian regs. Anyone know why they're registered in Canada and not the U.S.?

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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:45 pm

Quoting 757dab (Reply 6):

There flying for Morningstar Air Express in Canada

So then it's Morningstar doing business as FedEx? Or vice versa?
 
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:46 pm

They haven't been visiting FLL. Just drove by the airport currently on the ramp two Airbuses and an MD-11.
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:52 pm

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 1):
Have yet to see it at MCO or the 777 for that matter. I am hoping maybe Christmas we finally see some.

You wont be seeing the 777 at MCO for a while. They'll move the MD-11 there before the 777. They are focusing on the Asia/Europe runs.
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:04 am

Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 4):

Im prety sure MIA & FLL see it too.

Never seen 757 @ FLL... Mostly A300/310, but I could be wrong.
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:13 am

Ask and ye shall receive. Checked all the major FL airports, got one.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX1481

MEM-TLH. All the others were A300/A310 mainly.
 
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:24 am

They never get sent to FLL. I have only seen A300, A310, MD-10, MD-11 and the occasional 727.
 
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:39 am

Quoting skymiler (Reply 3):
We see one in TLH nearly every day!

Yep, I saw it last time I was there. My DL flight from ATL landed at about 8:30 or so and it was there parked guessing it leaves later at night. I was surprised to see a Fed Ex 757 but TLH is the capitol of Florida a very large state sure there is plenty of important mail.

Quoting jonathanxxxx (Reply 4):
Im prety sure MIA & FLL see it too.

Never seen them at either. Plenty of UPS 757s at MIA though.
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:00 am

FX #1007 MIA-ATL 757F

TPA & PBI should get them this fall.
 
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:14 am

MIA See 757 Tues-Friday FLT1963 & 1007 EWR-MIA-ATL 05:51 ARR 21:00 DEP

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[Edited 2011-09-06 18:20:00]
 
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:30 am

Quoting catiii (Reply 7):
So then it's Morningstar doing business as FedEx? Or vice versa?

They are FedEx a/c leased to Morningstar and they are maintained and flown by Morningstar even the registration is changed to canadian. But yes you can say they are the FedEx of Canada they move freight for them don't know the details but I think cabotage rules are the reason they use Morningstar to move freight within Canada.
 
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:27 am

Quoting flymia (Reply 13):
I was surprised to see a Fed Ex 757 but TLH is the capitol of Florida a very large state sure there is plenty of important mail.

TLH is the stereotypical size of those FX markets that receive solely the 757. It probably carries freight for Panama City as well as Valdosta, I would think.
 
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:07 pm

Quoting stratosphere (Reply 16):
They are FedEx a/c leased to Morningstar and they are maintained and flown by Morningstar even the registration is changed to canadian. But yes you can say they are the FedEx of Canada they move freight for them don't know the details but I think cabotage rules are the reason they use Morningstar to move freight within Canada.

Morningstar (YEG based) operates 7 aircraft supporting Fedex Canada's domestic business. All 7 operate only in Canada and are seconded from the Fedex US fleet. Current 5 752F, 1 722F (presumably to return to the US shortly) and 1 ATR-42-300F. Primary 752F markets are YVR, YYC, YWG, YYZ, YMX, YHZ. Not sure about YEG, YOW, YQM or YYT.

Fedex Corp (ie. the US company) cannot fly domestic freight with Canada, hence the use of Morningstar.

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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:31 pm

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 5):
I'm not sure exactly what that means.  

I meant that FLL & MIA see the FX 757 (Although I've been proved wrong as FLL does not see it)

Quoting cotparampguy (Reply 12):
Quoting flymia (Reply 13):
Never seen them at either. Plenty of UPS 757s at MIA though.

Ah yes, thinking of UPS. Although as shown above the 757 is sent to MIA by FX
 
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:59 pm

Quoting aa61hvy (Reply 9):
They'll move the MD-11 there before the 777. They are focusing on the Asia/Europe runs.


We already get the MD-11 at MCO. I was just wondering at Christmastime when there are several additional flights that a couple might be used. UPS sent one of its 744s last year, so why wouldn't Fed Ex send a 777?
 
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:12 pm

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 20):
We already get the MD-11 at MCO. I was just wondering at Christmastime when there are several additional flights that a couple might be used. UPS sent one of its 744s last year, so why wouldn't Fed Ex send a 777?

UPS mixes in its 747s domestically during the holiday season. At PDX I've even seen two on the ground at the same time. FX however needs the 777s to fly internationally, and there isn't enough to go around. There are plenty of smaller aircraft in the states to send adhocs wherever they are needed.

There is also the issue of training. FX will not send an aircraft for which the ramp crew at a given station is not trained. It's not like many airlines where all the training on all the equipment is lumped together. There is a separate class for each type in the fleet, and if a given station is not expected to regularly see the type, then the class is not offered. For instance, I am trained on the MD10/11, 727, 757 and feeders, but not on the 777 or A300/310.

A crew is also not considered trained until there has been hands-on work with the aircraft. A class is not good enough, the plane has to be on the ground at that station.
 
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:20 am

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 20):
UPS sent one of its 744s last year, so why wouldn't Fed Ex send a 777?

Because FedEx uses the 777 on specific routes. You're more likely to see a Kalitta 747 than FX contracted for extra lift than a FX 777 at MCO.
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:07 am

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 21):
but not on the 777

You can hardly get in a 777 class at IND. The only flight is on the ground only long enough to load it.
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RE: Does Fed Ex Send The 757 To Florida?

Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:56 am

As more 757F get converted for FX you'll see more movement in Florida. The new European crew base will take some too.

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 20):
We already get the MD-11 at MCO. I was just wondering at Christmastime when there are several additional flights that a couple might be used.

No 77F on domestic ops for foreseeable future. You could need the lift and we'd send five A310. Maybe when FX launches the 777BCF you'll see 77F on MEM/IND/LAX-ANC. Maybe not.

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