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by jetblueguy22
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazon Air (watch this space)
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: Amazon Air (watch this space)

One problem with Amazon Air is that they rely on contract carriers. Until they take it in house, they have a very finite ceiling of growth without bringing it in house. Also once they bring it in house, they will have to deal with Teamsters or ALPA which is something that Amazon is scared to death ...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian cancels all Düsseldorf routes by the end of summer
Replies: 30
Views: 6744

Re: Norwegian cancels all Düsseldorf routes by the end of summer

The only thing worth keeping for any prospective airline when it comes to Norwegian is the aircraft. Why buy them out and take on all the debt when you can let them die and buy the aircraft outright? Let the company die, enjoy higher fares when that capacity leaves the market, and pick up some jets ...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service
Replies: 58
Views: 6648

Re: KLM to replace one daily flight to BRU with Rail service

More like it’s cheaper to put people on a train and use a slot in a severely slot constrained airport for a profitable route.

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Market Surpression within Markets
Replies: 74
Views: 4410

Re: Market Surpression within Markets

A few things here: Using PDEW data from the FL era is inherently flawed; FL, like other new entrants was able to enter markets and offer un-sustainability low fares that artificiality increased demand in the market until the service ended. FL was able to leverage its low operating costs and cheap n...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asymmetrical traffic flows
Replies: 18
Views: 3594

Re: Asymmetrical traffic flows

If the scope is limited to passenger flights, I agree that the impact of immigrants is statistically undetectable It is however accepted (at least until the recent US-China trade war started) that cargo flights between China and the rest of the world were a bit "asymmetric", with packed f...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazon Air (watch this space)
Replies: 11
Views: 548

Re: Amazon Air (watch this space)

Yeah no. Amazon Air may be exploding growth wise, but that’s only because the amount that they shipped through other carriers was enormous. Bringing a lot of that in house creates benefits and obviously fleet growth, but they will not be US3 large, ever. Amazon is successful because they know where ...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A question once again about PVD.
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: A question once again about PVD.

WarRI1 wrote:
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
L39 is a Czech trainer, no threat to Warwick.



I know that it is one of a kind at PVD and around this area as far as I know.

Believe there is one in BDR as well, believe they even doing training flights in it.

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft
Replies: 101
Views: 15991

Re: AA Miami mechanic arrested for sabotaging aircraft

One has to wonder about the supervision of these mechanics if able to do something so dangerously and intentionally wrong. So what are they supposed to do? Have a supervisor for every employee? Guy is an adult. He should be trusted to do his job. But hey, let’s make it seem like management was the ...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A question once again about PVD.
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: A question once again about PVD.

Someone bought a MIG and parks it at PVD. Heard he’s building a hangar for it. It’s parked over by the UPS jet, coworker showed me a pic on Friday.

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA and FedEx A300
Replies: 40
Views: 5479

Re: Sna and FedEx a300

Wouldn't a 757 be the best choice. 767 might work runway wise but what about all the NIMBY people around that airport be better with a 752? Wouldn't the 757 have better performance to get higher faster etc? Just seems like a good plane to me for that airport It isn’t about the NIMBYs, it’s about ca...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA and FedEx A300
Replies: 40
Views: 5479

Re: Sna and FedEx a300

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqkNNHmljfk A300 landing at SNA. That's the FedEx a300 not a ups one. Well, the airport can handle A300s. You have a video. Why not look at flightaware or some other site to confirm that UPS actually lands an A300 there. I am too lazy to look through arrivals to find...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage
Replies: 45
Views: 5608

Re: Delta pilots now going after AeroMexico JV over concerns for labor arbitrage

It’s always amazed me that DL can get away with so much JV flying. Business wise it makes sense, and benefits them tremendously. But it’s essentially subcontracting and I can’t believe the contract with the pilots doesn’t address it more. I think like scope clauses, JV clauses are going to be huge g...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 35
Views: 6078

Re: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R

Less than 7000 feet is more than enough. Wide bodies can stop usually less than 5000 feet.[/quote Airline SOPs don't recommend using medium braking for say an a330. I think this exit is targeted at 32x and 73x airplanes that typically use closer to 8,000 Whose SOPs? I watched 767s take off and land...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 35
Views: 6078

Re: Nearing the end of construction: JFK Rwy 13L/31R

Right, but wouldn't 777s and A330s be forced to use autobrake 3/4 or medium braking (Airbus)? Less than 7,000 for a widebody isn't alot of room... Less than 7000 feet is more than enough. Wide bodies can stop usually less than 5000 feet.[/quote Airline SOPs don't recommend using medium braking for ...

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 248
Views: 35928

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Flown JAN 14 WN1206 BDL-BWI B737 WN224 BWI-DTW B737 JAN 18 WN1001 DTW-BWI B737 WN1493 BWI-BDL B737 FEB 9 WN2579 BDL-BWI B737 WN3194 BWI-MSP B737 FEB 11 WN878 MSP-ATL B737 WN1704 ATL-RSW B737 Feb 16 WN4349 RSW-BDL B737 April 14 WN3453 BDL-BWI B737 Aug 12 WN1433 BDL-MDW WN2244 MDW-SDF Aug 16 WN2148 SD...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leasing during long turnarounds
Replies: 17
Views: 3132

Re: Leasing during long turnarounds

Not a lease, but remember when UPS threw seats into a few of its 727s and flew charters for Vacation Express during weekend downtime? They had some pictures and fact sheets up in our operations center in Louisville when I was there a few weeks ago. A pretty cool use of aircraft. Wouldn’t work now u...

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by jetblueguy22
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 15113

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

CHRISBA35X wrote:
Cruz leaving would be a major step in the right direction. Enough with the Ryanair stuff, we want our full service flag carrier back.

Great, then pay up. Because as much as everybody on here likes to pretend people will pay for service the market says otherwise.

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Moderators Inhibiting Free Speech
Replies: 30
Views: 1124

Re: Moderators Inhibiting Free Speech

I love these threads. This site is privately owned. You aren't entitled to free speech. Even in your day to day, free speech is a bogus thing, only protects you from the government. This site is lightyears ahead of where it was "Back in the day." If you want free speech with angry bickerin...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale
Replies: 37
Views: 6921

Re: Tax man comes after Interjet; SSJ fleet put up for sale

One of the daily news summaries I receive had the following blurb: Interjet (Mexico) is looking for buyers for its 21 operable SSJ100s at a price of US$16-17 million each. Russian lessors may be interested. In all fairness the plane is very nice & efficient when it has parts. If they could get ...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’
Replies: 37
Views: 8888

Re: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’

Mental health is still ignored by so many. Airline industry especially is still rooted in the old style of therapy being a sign of trouble. Should encourage people to seek help before people get to this point.

We all need a positive release of emotion

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is long haul frequency over rated?
Replies: 16
Views: 1576

Re: Is long haul frequency over rated?

Seems I kind of fit into the mold here. For work, frequency absolutely matters. If I can make a work trip to Europe only 5 days, I’m happy as can be. Get me out late Sunday night so I can get right to work on Monday and out fairly early on Friday so I can home in time for dinner. My company limits h...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair starts flying to Georgia
Replies: 20
Views: 4870

Re: Ryanair starts flying to Georgia

Yep surprised they announced this expansion now I thought they didn’t really have the capacity to add new routes. Closing out bases at GRO, TFS and LPA will help very true, Ryanair just chasing those subsidies. What’s wrong with that? Having a guaranteed source of money is good for the business. I’...

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport concessions being moved airside
Replies: 24
Views: 2721

Re: Airport concessions being moved airside

If I were airport designers, I would design the restaurant where both airside and landside customers can access. Like putting the restaurant on the border and have two counters serving. There would have to be some security measures in place, especially in a joint kitchen, to ensure that things/peop...

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport concessions being moved airside
Replies: 24
Views: 2721

Re: Airport concessions being moved airside

I know I wouldn’t go to a restaurant outside of security. Get me through the mayhem and then I’ll sit down and enjoy a drink or two.

Actually thought about this the other day in SDF. A few nice spots I’d try, but being prior to security is a no go for me.

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by jetblueguy22
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery
Replies: 55
Views: 11825

Re: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery

First paint scheme I’ve seen in a long time that has truly wowed me. Kudos to Boeing

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flights Over Soviet Airspace During the Cold War
Replies: 14
Views: 1794

Re: Flights Over Soviet Airspace During the Cold War

WIederling wrote:
snasteve wrote:
....... Which had only been just previously flown by the US surveillance or spy plane. ...


Both flew for a time in close proximity at the same time. Collusion ( Korean Airlines pilots and the US military ) was/is not out of the question.

Maybe if you’re wearing a tin foil hat

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines / Case study
Replies: 20
Views: 3412

Re: Porter Airlines / Case study

I never got the whole preclear vs clearing in the US thing... its the same thing, you wait in line etc - same thing... specially now with mobile passport and Global Entry, frankly, that money should be invested in hiring more US Customs personnel, imagine all the gate space that it would open in th...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?
Replies: 34
Views: 2089

Re: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?

NK used to run a 145AM to FLL from MSP. Think it was just about 3 hours in the air. Absolutely brutal. But it made for a great opportunity to do a full weekend in South Florida as the the return left at 730PM.

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!
Replies: 24
Views: 2797

Re: Far fetched idea on AA performance especially in the stock market!

You’re acting under the assumption that he doesn’t place a dollar figure on his own name. Some CEOs may not care about being known as honest and fair to their employees, but they all want to leave with a good legacy of providing value to shareholders....of which he is one that would benefit massivel...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 51
Views: 6348

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

BDL so far has

UA169 VCE-EWR 763
B616 SFO-JFK A321


UA caught me off guard. Looked up from my desk and thought I was seeing things.

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 248
Views: 35928

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Flown JAN 14 WN1206 BDL-BWI B737 WN224 BWI-DTW B737 JAN 18 WN1001 DTW-BWI B737 WN1493 BWI-BDL B737 FEB 9 WN2579 BDL-BWI B737 WN3194 BWI-MSP B737 FEB 11 WN878 MSP-ATL B737 WN1704 ATL-RSW B737 Feb 16 WN4349 RSW-BDL B737 April 14 WN3453 BDL-BWI B737 Booked Aug 12 WN1433 BDL-MDW WN2244 MDW-SDF Aug 16 WN...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19370

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Iberia is also getting the A321LR , hopefully, they will be used to open new routes in North America and Africa to strengthen Iberia's Madrid-Barajas Airport hub . I am sure the new A321LR could open Washington DC , Toronto and Montreal , increase Boston and New York flights and open some key marke...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport before boarding US flight
Replies: 135
Views: 23705

Re: Rumour: United GLA cancelled due to drunk pilot?

At some point, these global corporations are going to go after the website operator and these posters on this forum. Regardless of where this site is incorporated or where the posters are located, these posts are tantamount to libel. Drivel. Crap. Except.... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-scotla...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19370

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

Will be cool to see it when I get back to work on Monday. Bittersweet to see another 757 go, however. I believe that makes 5X the only regular 757 operator to BDL.

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles
Replies: 95
Views: 8380

Re: SFO bans sale of plastic water bottles

I’m a big fan of the reusable metal containers, but I wish they made it a little easier. Some airports it’s a breeze to find water fountains with a refillable bottle spout, others it’s impossible. Or there is one, but it’s concourse A and you’re flying out of E. Not sure how SFO is, but hopefully it...

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by jetblueguy22
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 316
Views: 54661

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

Crazy to see the NRT hub go away. It's just kind of strange to me. NW didn't own the airport, but they had a really strong presence. My stepdad was a regular on JFK-NRT and connecting onward. It was kind of the last piece of NW that DL held on to until recent years. I'm really shocked to see SIN and...

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by jetblueguy22
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline subsidiary’s
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Re: Airline subsidiary’s

If Norwegian with their collection of subsidiaries hasn't done it yet, I don't really think anybody will. The process is just too complex and the corporate owners won't have the control they want.

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1287

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

You are absolutely correct. I receive orders by both UPS and Amazon third party logistics and the delivery drivers are vastly different. The UPS guys are always clean cut, pleasant and polite while the third party personnel are often the direct opposite. Easy to attract strong employees when the be...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1287

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

Will be very interested to see how this will work operationally and financially. I remember when I started here 6 years ago as a simple package handler I did it because I wanted a college job that didn't force me to give up my weekends, and I knew plenty who felt the same way. Now that we're transi...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112467

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I just got another Amazon shipment via UPS Ground. I actually wonder if our ZIP code was recently removed from UPS' list of ZIP codes that are subject to delivery area surcharges. As of May 2019, our ZIP code is still on the list. I presume this was the main reason why Amazon avoided UPS/FedEx for ...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1287

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

Will be very interested to see how this will work operationally and financially. I remember when I started here 6 years ago as a simple package handler I did it because I wanted a college job that didn't force me to give up my weekends, and I knew plenty who felt the same way. Now that we're transit...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1287

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

Will UPS contract out delivery like Amazon does? I saw a guy in his personal hatchback last week delivering Amazon packages. The Amazon packages were in direct sunlight in 95F + heat. I guess I won't be ordering vitamins from Amazon that have to be shipped and delivered by them to my house, instead...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1287

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

Will UPS contract out delivery like Amazon does? I saw a guy in his personal hatchback last week delivering Amazon packages. The Amazon packages were in direct sunlight in 95F + heat. I guess I won't be ordering vitamins from Amazon that have to be shipped and delivered by them to my house, instead...

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by jetblueguy22
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112467

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I just got another Amazon shipment via UPS Ground. I actually wonder if our ZIP code was recently removed from UPS' list of ZIP codes that are subject to delivery area surcharges. As of May 2019, our ZIP code is still on the list. I presume this was the main reason why Amazon avoided UPS/FedEx for ...

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by jetblueguy22
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?
Replies: 83
Views: 2693

Re: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?

New York: JFK, LGA, EWR, HPN, SWF (Last two can be debated either way)
Chicago: ORD, MDW
Washington: DCA, IAD, BWI
Miami: MIA, FLL

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet
Replies: 19
Views: 2511

Re: Comparing FedEx vs UPS air operations and fleet

This is interesting. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/BF41F838-B28D-4CED-9AB8-B56019C78BF8 My best friend is in Business Development for brown, and the discounts he's told me FX is handing out is borderline outrageous. We're talking customers getting 2 Day for $8 a pi...

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by jetblueguy22
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the USPS ditch FedEx?
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Could the USPS ditch FedEx?

As an employee and shareholder of UPS, we'll gladly take the contract. But it's always been this way. FedEx has competed against USPS forever, same as how UPS has competed with them both. USPS is under their own transformation, it's all about the packages now. The only way USPS can truly separate th...

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