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by 1337Delta764
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who remembers Wayman Tisdale?
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: Who remembers Wayman Tisdale?

Speaking of pink, Mr. Wayman Tisdale himself was actually wearing a light pink dress shirt when I saw him in concert.

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Note that I have noticed a difference in One-Day vs. Same-Day shipments from PHX6 in Phoenix. The One-Day packages make a stop at the PHX8 Sortation Center before arriving at the DPX3 Delivery Station, while the Same-Day packages bypass PHX8. In the past all AMZL shipments from PHX6 bypassed PHX8. T...

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who remembers Wayman Tisdale?
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Who remembers Wayman Tisdale?

It has been over 10 years since he died in May 2009. I wonder, who remembers him? He was an NBA All-Star and a great smooth jazz bassist. I actually saw him in concert together with Dave Koz, Rick Braun, and Jonathan Butler. My favorite song from him was Brazilia from his 2001 album Face to Face . T...

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

It looks like it is official - Amazon Logistics is coming to Albuquerque (there is a job posting on Amazon's jobs website), one of the last major cities without AMZL service. Currently Albuquerque is mainly served by USPS and UPS (the former mainly from Phoenix and the latter mainly from elsewhere)...

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

It looks like it is official - Amazon Logistics is coming to Albuquerque (there is a job posting on Amazon's jobs website), one of the last major cities without AMZL service. Currently Albuquerque is mainly served by USPS and UPS (the former mainly from Phoenix and the latter mainly from elsewhere)....

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transitions XTRActive Lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Transitions XTRActive Lenses

johns624 wrote:
I didn't like them, they gave everything a pink tint.


And how would they cause a pink tint? Perhaps the brown version would cause colors to look warmer. I chose gray because it seems the most color neutral.

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Transitions XTRActive Lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Transitions XTRActive Lenses

I was wondering, does anyone have experiences with the Transitions XTRActive eyeglass lenses? I am getting mine in gray for my new Oakley Holbrook Rx frames. These are the ones that react to both UV and visible light and stay slightly dark indoors. I just wonder how will they perform at night. I wil...

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I actually rarely seem to get OnTrac anymore. It is mostly Amazon Logistics with some USPS and UPS.

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by 1337Delta764
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Interesting. Of course, except for traffic to places like Puerto Rico and Hawaii, Amazon uses USPS almost exclusively as a last mile carrier, with Amazon doing the line haul itself. I think Amazon uses USPS First Class Mail for some non-Prime orders with the lower 48 states, but FCM mostly goes via...

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I did just learned something that differentiates the older Sortable fulfillment centers from the newer ones - the newer ones are Amazon Robotics equipped, which use robotic fulfillment instead of traditional conveyors. TUS2 in Tucson will be the first Amazon Robotics Sortable fulfillment center in A...

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 3844
Views: 501871

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I just noticed that AA just switched my MIA-SJU flight on December 22 to a 737-8 MAX. I hope this flight doesn't get cancelled entirely. If the 737 MAX grounding gets extended, I hope AA can change it back to a regular 738.

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Also, I don't seem to be getting International Bridge/ParcelPool, UPS Mail Innovations, or USPS First Class Mail for my shipments to PR anymore. I wonder if these services don't make the cut for Amazon's new Prime delivery standards for AK/HI/PR. USPS First Class (along with USPS PM and UPS) still ...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

For my shipments to my family in Puerto Rico, while everything was shipping via UPS for the past few months, it now looks like the pendulum has now swung back to USPS but being shipped out earlier. Two of my shipments shipped via Priority Mail and one was via a contracted cargo carrier on MIA-SJU wi...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

As far as I know, Amazon wasn't able to negotiate as good as a rate with FedEx as they were with the USPS or UPS. When Amazon wanted to renegotiate the rates, FedEx balked which is why FedEx left.

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone here use the Rewards Network dining programs?
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Anyone here use the Rewards Network dining programs?

I prefer not to put all my eggs in one basket since I would like to have options with award availability. Since I already have an AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite MasterCard, I can earn DL SkyMiles at the same time at participating restaurants. For my Wells Fargo Visa Signature (which earns generi...

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone here use the Rewards Network dining programs?
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Anyone here use the Rewards Network dining programs?

I was wondering, does anyone here use the Rewards Network dining programs? I recently discovered them. I know this is somewhat of a Flyertalk-type thread, but I just wonder how many users here use the Rewards Network Dining programs. While my two credit cards currently are an AAdvantage Aviator Red ...

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport concessions being moved airside
Replies: 24
Views: 2740

Airport concessions being moved airside

I recently was in the newly remodeled T3 at PHX waiting for my father from his DL flight from JFK, and I noticed how hugely different it was the last time I had a flight from there. However, one major difference I noticed is that most of the concessions have been moved airside. I wonder, is this a g...

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by 1337Delta764
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 562
Views: 71970

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Also, since HA might be staying in T3S due to lack of widebody gate availability in T3N, does this mean NK might be bumped to T3N? I know HA was originally supposed to go to T3N and NK was originally supposed to go to T3S. I think the reason why HA was originally going to move to T3N was because the...

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 562
Views: 71970

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

One thing, I know PHX plans to connect T3 and T4 airside; I just wonder how will this be accomplished. Would an airside bridge between the terminals be possible without interfering with traffic on the tarmac? Also, it seems like it would be a long walk, so maybe a train between the two would be a go...

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone ever try Welch's Sparkling Rosé Grape Juice?
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Anyone ever try Welch's Sparkling Rosé Grape Juice?

I was wondering, has anyone ever tried Welch's Sparkling Rosé Grape Juice? I don't drink wine or any alcohol, but I think the Welch's Sparkling Rosé Grape Juice is pretty good. I always like to drink some when I am having some Italian food at home, especially some Chicken Parmesan.

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the Pokemon types were represented by dog breeds...
Replies: 1
Views: 513

If the Pokemon types were represented by dog breeds...

…what breeds do you think would represent the types? Here is my list: ⋅  Normal - Labrador Retriever (a common dog breed) ⋅  Fire - Pomeranian (their fur) ⋅  Water - Chesapeake Bay Retriever (they swim) ⋅  Grass - Jack Russell Terrier (they roll around in gras...

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by 1337Delta764
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FedEx Ground ends Amazon contract
Replies: 15
Views: 1201

Re: FedEx Ground ends Amazon contract

We have sunday coverage from USPS. Why bother with fed ex at this point. I'd be interested in more financials behind it but my understanding is that amazon only accounted for 5% (or less) of FedEx's deliveries. So it's not really a big deal. I almost never get Amazon deliveries from FedEx besides t...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FedEx Ground ends Amazon contract
Replies: 15
Views: 1201

FedEx Ground ends Amazon contract

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/07/fedex-t ... mazon.html

Just two months after FedEx Express ended its agreement with Amazon, looks like the Ground division has now followed suit. I'm not too surprised by this.
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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/07/fedex-t ... mazon.html

Just two months after FedEx Express ended its agreement with Amazon, looks like the Ground division has now followed suit. I'm not too surprised by this.

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I wonder, could we see SCK-PHX return? Currently packages coming from OAK4 (Tracy) are still Two-Day and this is one of the longer ground linehaul routes to PHX8.

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1302

Re: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

In France, at least, Amazon has Sunday deliveries for quite some time already. While I accept Saturday deliveries, I took the option to refuse Sunday deliveries as it is against my principles. Right now, Amazon Sunday deliveries are either via Amazon Logistics (Amazon's in-house delivery network) o...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Looking into more news about UPS, it appears that this might actually be due to the new UPS Extended Hours Pickup for Next Day Ground Delivery offering that was just launched. Amazon might be testing this new service considering the times that my orders were shipped.

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1302

CONFIRMED: UPS to add Sunday Delivery in 2020

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/23/ups-expands-delivery-to-7-days-add-locations-and-drone-delivery.html Looks like UPS will be following its peers to 7-day delivery. I wonder if Amazon will use them in addition to Amazon Logistics and USPS for Sunday deliveries. It could be another tool in their arsena...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

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 o...

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ATL Plane Train Chime?
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: ATL Plane Train Chime?

The first chime is no longer there. It was removed I think around 2015 or 2016. That chime was introduced with the 1996 male voice. The second chime was added with the current onboard female voice.

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the USPS ditch FedEx?
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: Could the USPS ditch FedEx?

I know this is a longshot, but what about Amazon Air bidding on the contract? Does anyone see this happening?

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the USPS ditch FedEx?
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Could the USPS ditch FedEx?

With FedEx moving its SmartPost volume away from the USPS and the FedEx pricing its air services more aggressively against USPS Priority Mail, I wonder, when the USPS contract with FedEx expires in 2024, could the USPS ditch FedEx and potentially switch to UPS for its Priority Mail and Priority Mail...

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by 1337Delta764
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

BTW, I actually got a package from PHX7 shipped via UPS Ground recently. This is rather unusual for my home address for Amazon to ship UPS Ground from a local fulfillment center. I also recently got a Same-Day Amazon Logistics order from PHX6, another Amazon Logistics order from ONT6, and a USPS ord...

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by 1337Delta764
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Another thing that I think I heard somewhere, FedEx Ground's contract with Amazon runs until 2021. I would not be surprised to see them leave after Express decided not to renew. It appears FedEx does not want Amazon's business and wants to help others compete with them.

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by 1337Delta764
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

I found https://www.aboutamazon.com/amazon-fulfillment/our-fulfillment-centers/fulfillment-in-our-buildings/ helpful in understanding the difference among Amazon centers. There are other types, such as apparel/footwear (which are often combined with another type) and luxury items. PHX3 here in Phoe...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Talking about the Amazon fulfillment centers, there are some ongoing rumors that SNA6/9 in Eastvale, CA will be converted to Non-Sortable. The larger LGB3 Sortable facility next door to SNA6/9 opened last year, and it appears Amazon wants to add another Non-Sortable facility in the Inland Empire (cu...

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by 1337Delta764
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2304

Re: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

einsteinboricua wrote:
Airstud wrote:
What makes you think I'm not?

No indication that you still drink Gatorade Fierce. You need to drink the fierce juice all the time.


I also remember the hot pink Fierce Strawberry flavor as well.

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

If only Amazon had another fulfillment center in Albuquerque they could save on shipment costs to Phoenix, as well as local shipments for Albuquerque and New Mexico. I know at least for Phoenix, the Tucson fulfillment center is opening later this year. Going the opposite direction, I know Amazon doe...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Just ordered an item from Amazon, and for the first time it is shipping from one of their Las Vegas area fulfillment centers. Shipping last mile by USPS, presorted by the Amazon linehaul network. I think Amazon added this linehaul route to PHX8 to accommodate their one-day shipping. I'm guessing mos...

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by 1337Delta764
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

For some unknown reason for the past month packages from PHX6 to DPX3 are no longer bypassing PHX8. I wonder if there is a local shortage of dropoff truck drivers in the area to the Delivery Stations.

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time
Replies: 14
Views: 2304

Gatorade brings back Strawberry Kiwi flavor for a limited time

It looks like for a limited time, Gatorade has brought back an old flavor, Strawberry Kiwi, in all its pink glory. This was my old favorite flavor of Gatorade before it was discontinued in the late 2000s. My normal go-to sports drink currently is Powerade Strawberry Lemonade, but I will buy this Str...

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Paul Hardcastle fans here?
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Re: Any Paul Hardcastle fans here?

While I do like him, it may be for a different reason. In the 80’s he produced a track called “19”, which was an electro/hip hop song about the Vietnam war. Amongst deejays in my particular genre, it’s a bit of a cult classic. As I’m sure you guys are aware, Herbie Hancock also produced some very i...

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Paul Hardcastle fans here?
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Any Paul Hardcastle fans here?

I was wondering, are there any Paul Hardcastle fans here? I personally am a fan of his smooth jazz works (he has the Hardcastle and Jazzmasters series for his smooth jazz works, vs. the named series for the electronic/dance works). One of his more recent works that I really like is his hit song &quo...

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Not sure what Amazon's one-day air rates were, but for two day air from information that I have found (don't have the links available), Amazon Air was normally around $6 per package (last mile carrier was not specified), UPS 2nd Day Air was around $8 per package, and FedEx Express 2-Day was around $...

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by 1337Delta764
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

According to some information I have been reading, this year FedEx won the Target contract, unseating UPS. I wonder if this has anything to do with them dumping Amazon.

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Who knows if FedEx Ground will follow suit soon. I have actually never gotten an Amazon-fulfilled order via FedEx Ground or Home Delivery. The only time I have ever gotten a FedEx delivery from an Amazon-fulfilled order to my house was a paid upgrade to One-Day Shipping in 2017 for a Saturday delive...

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Yeah it's just the airside that they will not be renewing. I'm not sure when the contract rolls over. Presumably, they gave Amazon plenty of time to make adjustments. This raises the question of whether Amazon will transition to a one-day are network, or make the commitment to adding one day are on...

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by 1337Delta764
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 839
Views: 112876

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/g ... F4A5D15B3E

Looks like FedEx Express is ending its contract with Amazon. Right now Ground is not affected. I wonder how will this impact Amazon's One-Day Shipping initiative.
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https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/g ... F4A5D15B3E

Looks like FedEx Express is ending its contract with Amazon. Right now Ground is not affected. I wonder how will this impact Amazon's One-Day Shipping initiative.

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by 1337Delta764
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Get ready to pay online sales tax
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

Get ready to pay online sales tax

After the South Dakota vs. Wayfair ruling, most states with a sales tax have passed remote sales tax laws, with Arizona being the most recent state to do so. The three remaining states are Florida, Kansas, and Missouri. Bills are pending in Kansas and Missouri. Florida so far is the only state where...

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by 1337Delta764
Thu May 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Dumb Fashion Industry
Replies: 23
Views: 1296

Re: The Dumb Fashion Industry

I don't understand why a large in China is like a small in the United States. I see so many great looking shirts but they are too small for me, even though they say XL. Same with shoes. The size guide says I should be able to wear them but I would have to cut off my toes! Can't we have one universa...

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by 1337Delta764
Wed May 29, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Dumb Fashion Industry
Replies: 23
Views: 1296

Re: The Dumb Fashion Industry

I have noticed similar things with polos. While I can fit fine into a regular fit IZOD or Nautica, the regular fit Polo Ralph Lauren polos run small on me.

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