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by wjcandee
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door
Replies: 38
Views: 4180

Re: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door

Not sure what police weapons has to do with the FAA reviewing crew member interference issues... And that would have been a more-efficient way of me making my point. That said, there's a relationship between people's actions in pubic, writ broadly, and the consequences that they perceive for their ...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door
Replies: 38
Views: 4180

Re: DL1730 LAX-ATL diverted to OKC due to passenger trying to open exit door

All US law enforcement has become more punitive and authoritarian. Military surplus war weapons and emptying your clip as SOP. I respectfully disagree.. To the contrary, "All US law enforcement" has basically been stood down into a purely-reactive force, coming in after-the-victim-is-harm...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1469
Views: 199490

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

747classic wrote:
Sadly, the three remaining Lufthansa MD11F's (D-ALCA, -ALCC and -ALCD) seem to be going to Western Global i.s.o. UPS.


A tragedy.

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by wjcandee
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 865
Views: 168026

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Looks like 1521 (N394DL), the last DL 767-300 at ILN, presumably already sold, will head to SBD on 6/10/21 (tomorrow).

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by wjcandee
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 792
Views: 102833

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N521AZ


Well I think it's going to go to cargojet eventually, so maybe that's why.
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VCVSpotter wrote:
Amazon 767-300F N521AZ filed VCV-MZJ 3PM - 3:54PM after repaint. No idea why it’s going to storage (I assume) rather than going into service.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N521AZ


Well I think it's going to go to cargojet eventually, so maybe that's why.

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by wjcandee
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"
Replies: 100
Views: 20723

Re: "Delta's 757s are their biggest liability"

Airfleets shows an average age of 23.3 year, with 12 out of 127 30 years+. I know that is only a limited guide, but some of these are likely to have a lot of hours/cycles. Roughly how many cycles a year would they be using up. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/11/15/2010-28363/aging-ai...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL 892 (JFK-ANC) Diversion to BUF
Replies: 1
Views: 2374

Re: DAL 892 (JFK-ANC) Diversion to BUF

Google is our friend: https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/buffalo/nyc-flight-bound-for-alaska-makes-safe-emergency-landing-in-buffalo/ Nice generic explanation: "Cockpit issue." Whatever. Simple Flying also had an article, but all it did was quote AvHerald and then look through the SDRs t...

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by wjcandee
Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 792
Views: 102833

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

It’s just insanity that Amazon has chosen to add more fleet to add lines of flying instead of increasing utilization. Even UPS and FX have realized a single out and back per day is not good use of most of their aircraft. They need to up their annual utilization to 1000-1500 cycles soon. They’ll sti...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 792
Views: 102833

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

autopiloton wrote:
ATI is operating a once weekly MEM-HNL-MEM flight for Amazon. The first flight is on its way back from HNL now.


Very cool!

Oddly, it's an Amazon dry-leased aircraft, but it's not a typical Amazon flight number. Curious.

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by wjcandee
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 792
Views: 102833

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

TXRoadMan wrote:
Anything further on our mystery 762 that went dark south of FST?


No data on ADSBExchange under either hex code since then.

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by wjcandee
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1469
Views: 199490

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

And OB-2059-P is back in service with a MIA-SAL-MIA turn today, doing the return leg as I post.

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by wjcandee
Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 792
Views: 102833

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

CAM bought N155DL yesterday. A reasonable destiny for these 30-year-old ex-Gulf Air DL birds. In theory, they'll be as old as our favorite DC8-73F (OB-2059-P) by the time they're ready to retire. This gal looks like she was last C-checked in November 2019, about six months before she was wfu and pa...

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386
Replies: 36
Views: 10147

Re: Attempted Cockpit Breach on DL386

A single person attempting a cockpit breach is usually some drunk moron who thinks he wants to tell the pilot something. Not persuaded that this is anything more than an isolated nitwit. Like the guy years ago who took a dump on the food cart in first class after having too many free cocktails.

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 04, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1469
Views: 199490

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

TriniA340 wrote:
https://fr24.com/HVY7410/27f063e3

The most popular DC-8 around is now headed back to MIA!


Well that made my weekend!! Thanks for catching that!

Hopefully, we'll see it back in service tomorrow morning!

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14347

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

Reporters reporting all this stuff about the guy not being legal to fly the plane, based on his medical not being current, which they didn't confirm with anyone at the FAA but only got from the online search. Now it turns out he was legal to fly the plane, and I guarantee you there will be minimal r...

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by wjcandee
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1469
Views: 199490

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

mark1484 wrote:
N865F DC8-63F currently being readied at Willow Run YIP according to some posts on FB. I’m not sure how true the reports are though.
Global Aviation Leasing.


That's interesting. Is this the one where a small group of enthusiasts has been dreaming for years of putting her back in the air?

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by wjcandee
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1469
Views: 199490

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Airbus 321 package freighter showing movement from France to Malta. This tail number, N322WS, is associated to ATSG group. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N322WS/history/20210603/0934Z/LFMT/LMML prior press release https://www.atsginc.com/investors/news-and-events/ir-press-releases/precision-an...

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by wjcandee
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1469
Views: 199490

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

MO11 wrote:
21 Air bought it in November 2018, then sold to Alta Airlines Holdings in April 2019, which sold it to Jet Midwest in July 2020.


Thank you. I was thinking that 21 Air has their hands full at the moment; hard to imagine them taking on a new aircraft type.

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by wjcandee
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 109
Views: 16797

Re: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021

MO11 wrote:
DHL bought N647GT off lease from Titan yesterday.


Huh. I guess DHL's economics of ownership at the moment are superior to that of leasing.

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by wjcandee
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1469
Views: 199490

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

N570B (the aforementioned 744BCF) is not going to go to WGN, because as pointed out above, they only fly GEs.

This could be for anybody else: Longtail, etc. Doubtful National, either, but we'll see.

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by wjcandee
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.
Replies: 148
Views: 8396

Re: Anonymous letter of Delta employee to a CEO.

You usually know you have a point when people start commenting on your looks, or your language....or your spelling typos and not the actual subject of your complaint / argument. Quite the opposite with writing. If the writer cannot even spell the airline name and CEO name correctly, it is a fair as...

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by wjcandee
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee
Replies: 77
Views: 14347

Re: Private plane goes down in Smyrna Tennessee

I think all of the discussion of whether the guy's medical was current misses the point. As does the issue of whether he had an IR (which he would have to have had). They're dead. It doesn't matter if there was a rules violation. Unlikely a current medical would have made a difference, and lining up...

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by wjcandee
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16164

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

2eng2efficient wrote:
Noshow wrote:
It's about the damage not about the age.


The cost to repair will be weighed against the remaining value in use of the airframe, which is indeed a function of age, among other factors/alternatives.


Please. It's gonna be repaired. Not even close.

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by wjcandee
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16164

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

777luver wrote:
Max Q wrote:
Thats seriously bad damage

Hate to criticize a fellow pilot but what was he or she thinking ?

It’s like they forgot they had wings attached, wasnt even close


You stay on the line


You hate to criticize but you just did


He's qualified to, unlike many posters on this site.

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by wjcandee
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16164

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

We shouldn't really criticise here. It is a busy time for flight crew. They've only just left the terminal, they've only just started the engines, they'll be busy doing after start check list and setting the aircraft up ready to fly. It is a busy time with lots of distractions and can happen to any...

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by wjcandee
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16164

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

Would those lights posts be designed in a way to minimise damage to the aircrafts in these instances, e.g. a built-in weak point? I have seen car accidents with more damage after hitting posts. Yes. They are frangible, as some of the other photos showed. It snapped at its base as it was designed to...

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by wjcandee
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16164

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

arfbool wrote:
Poor choice to taxi not on any line. However the video looks sped up to me.


It is sped up. Which makes it even more disgraceful.

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by wjcandee
Mon May 31, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 792
Views: 102833

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Have y’all heard what other jets will be coming to Amazon for the remainder of this year? Things have seemed to slow down a bit. Or does it just appear that way because more of their contract carriers are in negotiations so information seems to be harder to come by. All I know is three more 763s th...

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by wjcandee
Mon May 31, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 792
Views: 102833

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

And there was another weird one about a week ago, also from a military contractor, in this case National. Their 757-200 passenger bird, which had been flying like crazy, all of a sudden flew to MDH on 5/18/21 and has just stayed there. Again...weird. And they just reregistered it into a new single ...

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by wjcandee
Mon May 31, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 792
Views: 102833

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

And there was another weird one about a week ago, also from a military contractor, in this case National. Their 757-200 passenger bird, which had been flying like crazy, all of a sudden flew to MDH on 5/18/21 and has just stayed there. Again...weird. And they just reregistered it into a new single p...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 30, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1469
Views: 199490

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

So what's the story on SE-RLB, 767-232F LN 56? Looks like it ferried back to Europe from ILN. Heavy check? I thought it was just doing test flights out of ILN. I'm intrigued it's still flying on the old registration, since it is/was due to switch back to N745AX. My impression is that, like its sist...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 30, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1469
Views: 199490

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

If nothing else, Skybus proved its ability to operate a track charter once or twice a day with virtually zero issues. That may bode well. Of course, with fuel prices going up...aargh! From energy-independent with low fuel prices to (intentionally)-energy-dependent in less than 3 months.

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by wjcandee
Sun May 30, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub
Replies: 39
Views: 9864

Re: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub

Ordered some items from a UK-based web site (that must have a good deal with DHL, because I get free shipping of inexpensively-priced items even though they are coming over the Pond by DHL). Ordered Saturday NY time, stuff was packed and shipped that day, and into the DHL system at East Midlands. It...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 30, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1469
Views: 199490

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

OB-2059-P has flown to IGM. (Worried look, labored breathing.) Let's hope it's for an engine change or something, and not an indication of the end of its service for Amerijet...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 30, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 792
Views: 102833

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

And it makes a turn while descending at 1400 feet per minute while at an altitude of 5000, while 50 miles south of Fort Stockton, and goes off the grid while not exactly turning towards FST. However, there is no closer airport, major or minor, anywhere in the area. Undoubtedly they did what they exp...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 30, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 792
Views: 102833

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Didn't go to Midland. It had a clearance to FST 157/39, it descended to 8000 and canceled IFR. Something hinkey there. Yeah the originally-loaded flight plan had Midland as the destination but only on a weird leg back north, which I assumed was an error, and FA presumed that it had made that turn b...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 30, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15684

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

""It started as a consensual prank between me and the other pilot. I never imagined it would turn into this in a thousand years." The pilot fully admits to the act. Why does nobody believe him? Because he never met her before. And because he didn't 'fess up when it happened and say t...

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by wjcandee
Sun May 30, 2021 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15684

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

At the time there was a lot of denial and "let the facts come out" and such. Now they have. Clearly he had to be offered a deal to tell the "truth". That he tried to say it was a "consensual prank" with an FO that the court said he had never met before is pathetic. Does...

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by wjcandee
Sat May 29, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 792
Views: 102833

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Any recent scuttlebutt on one of wjcandee's Peak Season Heroes, N740AX? Appears to have landed at ILN four weeks ago for...something. Didn't see it today when I stopped by. I assumed that she was in for a C-check. (Fingers crossed.) It has been just about 2 years since she had her last one, and tha...

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by wjcandee
Sat May 29, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 792
Views: 102833

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

CAM bought N152DL and C-GSCA yesterday (these may belong in the DHL pile). It sold N712AX yesterday. Agreed about where the two may be going. About 712AX, I posted elsewhere yesterday wondering what she was up to. She flew to Midland, TX yesterday. I thought maybe CAM got a decent taker for her as ...

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by wjcandee
Sat May 29, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub
Replies: 39
Views: 9864

Re: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub

Gotta have people to build the ULDs to fill those extra flights. The inability to add a 2nd-shift conveyable sort is far from ideal here, and probably won't be possible until Amazon moves out. Staffing is a massive problem right now - they are adding all sorts of employee bonuses for 2nd/3rd-shift ...

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by wjcandee
Fri May 28, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1469
Views: 199490

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

So here's an interesting one: CAM's sole 767-200 PASSENGER aircraft, N712AX, which has been at ILN for over 4 years since it was rescued from someplace in Asia after sitting there for a year after being parked by Asian Air, is on the move! Off to KMAF (Midland, TX). I have no idea what's up with it....

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by wjcandee
Fri May 28, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1469
Views: 199490

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Following on the prior conversation, Amerijet is preparing for delivery of their first 757P2F. It is coming from Avocet, out of Sanford. Yep. Precision used Avocet for the A321 Precision Conversions prototype, and they apparently did a good job, so it makes sense they'll be doing some non-ex-AA Pre...

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by wjcandee
Fri May 28, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub
Replies: 39
Views: 9864

Re: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub

william wrote:
You do know that FEDEX carries most of USPS packages.


Well, yes and no domestically, and certainly not internationally. All FedEx does is move ULD's packed, sorted, etc., by the USPS and its contractors.

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by wjcandee
Fri May 28, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub
Replies: 39
Views: 9864

Re: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub

Serious shortage of ULD's at the CVG HUB. Cargo overall has surge all over and it is showing now. A shortage of ULDs is causing a three-week delay? That's insane, and not likely to be the case. That cargo is surging all over doesn't mean that Express shipping should be that dramatically affected. W...

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by wjcandee
Thu May 27, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub
Replies: 39
Views: 9864

Re: Insane Backlog At DHL CVG Hub

The question I have about the supposed CVG "meltdown" is: (a) is it a Sort issue? (b) is it a Lift issue? (c) is it a Customs issue? Presumably, DHL manages to sort what it has to sort every day, or they would be trying some sort of workaround in hours when the facility isn't active. It's ...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 26, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 792
Views: 102833

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

N233AZ B763 ILN-ARA this morning. For AZ paint maybe? AvEx. Interesting to see CAM spreading the paint work around so much recently, after using Dean Baldwin almost-exclusively for decades. Presumably 233AZ went to paint because 239AZ (formerly 390AA) went into revenue service last night. Thank you...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 26, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 792
Views: 102833

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

travaz wrote:
The most prevalent thought for an A.net forum. Who knows!


True that.

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by wjcandee
Wed May 26, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 792
Views: 102833

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Travaz: n563az and n569az are ahead of it at MEX, and already there over six months. (Arrived 9/23 and 9/28/20, actually, so almost 8 months.) Perhaps the idea is to move it to TLV and put it in an available slot for completion sooner. For all we know, ATSG gave Amazon an open slot reserved by ATSG...

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by wjcandee
Wed May 26, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 109
Views: 16797

Re: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021

UNLESS...ABX gets some newly-converted 763s to fly CMI for DHL. (I know they're expecting to operate at least 2 additional aircraft for DHL this year, and maybe more.) Which ones will Swift get? Hopefully none. But you're right. We're basically dealing with 5 remaining Terrible Twos that we heard a...

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