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by ottergoose
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 681
Views: 84751

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Looks like ATN3494 BWI-MSP is starting today too; ramper on the local FB group said MSP picking up a new SCX/Amazon route today too - believe that might have been MSP-LAL, SCX3033. Good stuff!

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by ottergoose
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1310
Views: 165280

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

N288LR, the first 737-800 freighter for Mesa, flying TUS-MIA today. Joins a pair of 737-400 freighters in the Mesa/DHL fleet.

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by ottergoose
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 1310
Views: 165280

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

Glad to see the spirit of the peak thread living on here! As an addendum to the Peak 2020 thread, here are the mainline cargo departures for FedEx, UPS, and several of the wet-lease operators aggregated together, 1 November through 11 January; certainly appears that peak season is over. https://jett...

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by ottergoose
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 69703

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Things are heating up here at MSP; insofar as I can tell, UPS will be flying their own 747 here, as will Atlas and Kalitta - haven't seen three different airlines with 747s at MSP in a single day in a few years!

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by ottergoose
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 69703

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

I just completed my version of the wjcandee fleet review; I think we're pretty much on the same page with what we've noticed. Noteworthy changes in the last few days (several of which have already been mentioned earlier in this thread by various people): ⋅ Asia Pacific has started their wo...

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by ottergoose
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 69703

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

N605DL, ATI's last-remaining 757 straight freighter, is now doing back-and-forths daily DFW-TPA. I'm thinking UPS. If you search flights between TPA-DFW and DFW-TPA, it's flying with the same flight number that UPS was using for its 757 flights between the 2 airports through last week. Stumbled acr...

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by ottergoose
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 69703

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

N189FE, a new 767-300F, delivered to FedEx at IND yesterday (Thursday).

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by ottergoose
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 69703

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Still hoping to do some more graphs, but have been short on time this week! Looking forward to next week when things kick up another notch. Pretty similar traffic levels this week compared to last, almost identical given the size of UPS and FedEx's operations. https://jettip.net/documents/Blog-Posts...

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by ottergoose
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 69703

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

wjcandee wrote:
Great chart, Ottergoose!! You'll have to thank that Nick guy. :P

My secret identity has been revealed!

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by ottergoose
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 69703

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Certainly not a perfect representation of peak activity thus far (I can only spend so much time on this, as much as it interests me), but this tells 90% of the story, I think. These data show the total number of departures by airline each day from US airports for FedEx, UPS, and a combined total of ...

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by ottergoose
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 69703

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

If I were do a plot showing daily departures of cargo aircraft by type here in the US, what are interesting cargo airports worth looking at after SDF, MEM, and CVG? Perhaps ANC, LAX, JFK, ORD, and MIA?

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by ottergoose
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 69703

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

As mentioned earlier, I'd been independently working on a blog post covering peak ( https://jettip.net/blog/air-cargo-peak-season-2020 ) and ended up with pretty much the same information that's already been covered here (glad to know I'm not the only one reviewing recent flight history of all of t...

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by ottergoose
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 69703

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

One other item I stumbled across that I don't believe has been mentioned yet in the thread here is China Cargo adding a stop at SEA on their usual 777 flight between PVG and ORD.

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by ottergoose
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 69703

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

As mentioned earlier, I'd been independently working on a blog post covering peak ( https://jettip.net/blog/air-cargo-peak-season-2020 ) and ended up with pretty much the same information that's already been covered here (glad to know I'm not the only one reviewing recent flight history of all of th...

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by ottergoose
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread
Replies: 839
Views: 69703

Re: Peak Season 2020 Cargo/Express Discussion Thread

Holy smokes, had just started working on my blog post for the 2020 peak season round up and stumbled across this... always amusing to see other folks with precisely the same interests/methodologies going through the various fleets and seeing what each aircraft is up to - lots of good info here! A fe...

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by ottergoose
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 234175

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

flyguy1 wrote:
Looks like the routing will be JFK-AUS-BDL-LAL-JFK.


Quite the circuitous route!

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by ottergoose
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 234175

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Based on the flight numbers, looks like that Sun Country / Amazon aircraft might be starting a new regular circuit between JFK-AUS-BDL-JFK. - SCX3023 JFK-AUS - SCX3017 AUS-BDL Looks like BDL is already a node in Sun Country's network, with flights today from ONT and CVG. We already knew JFK is new f...

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by ottergoose
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 234175

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

flyguy1 wrote:
Perhaps the 5000 series flight number is a positioning flight (JFK the next SY Amazon station?), or an extra section. Does MSP have a large DC nearby?


Not sure what Amazon's footprint around MSP is - we just have a pair of Amazon flights now, MSP-AFW-MSP and MSP-CVG-ONT-MSP.

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by ottergoose
Wed Aug 19, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 234175

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Just got an alert on Jettip, that SY 737-800 N5261A will be arriving at JFK this afternoon. Wonder what this is about? JFK currently gets 4 flights a day on Amazon 767's. Was just logging on to ask about this myself (and thanks for supporting my JetTip project!) - haven't seen an MSP-JFK flight wit...

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by ottergoose
Thu May 14, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 234175

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Appreciate the lengthy and informative answer, wjcandee, thank you! Ottergoose: There are two 767-300 conversion houses: Boeing (767-300BCF) and IAI/Bedek (767-300BDSF). Boeing has two conversion lines: Singapore and Taiwan. The latter was the new/secondary line initially, but now seems to do more o...

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by ottergoose
Wed May 13, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 234175

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

For all of the chatter, here and elsewhere, about potential freighter conversions, can anyone discuss the bottleneck of the companies that are able to perform those conversions? I assume there are only a handful of companies able to do it; would they be able to produce more conversions in the near-t...

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by ottergoose
Fri May 08, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 234175

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Have been enjoying the running commentary in lurk mode here, thanks everyone. Seems there are a few folks here looped in pretty well with Sun Country; should we expect to see the remaining nine aircraft make visits to MSP as they join the fleet, or should we expect them to go directly to where they'...

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by ottergoose
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 234175

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

It looks great! Interesting that it didn't go to K2 or to Southern, both of which already operate 737s for DHL. There were rumours about Swift potentially operating 738Fs for Amazon, which didn't come to pass; I guess they grew out of what ultimately was this transaction. Right aircraft. Wrong cust...

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by ottergoose
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 234175

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

There were rumours about Swift potentially operating 738Fs for Amazon, which didn't come to pass; I guess they grew out of what ultimately was this transaction. Right aircraft. Wrong customer. The Swift / iAero pilot recruiting group on Facebook mentioned a pair of 734F aircraft were coming for DHL...

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by ottergoose
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 234175

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N737KT is in full DHL paint, and just arrived at OPF from paint at LCQ today; nose gear door says it's being operated by Swift LLC.

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by ottergoose
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1891
Views: 234175

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Does anyone have any insights on the upcoming 737 freighters that'll be operated by Sun Country? I know their operation is supposed to start in Q2, but would be interested to know if anyone has an idea on registrations and what their startup plans are - should we expect the new aircraft to get deliv...

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by ottergoose
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 CES Charters / Equipment Upgauge Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 5104

Re: CES Las Vegas

Supposedly 145 extra commercial flights scheduled around this event to LAS....what kind of other special events command this sort of attention?? The super bowl. The NCAA championship game. The Kentucky derby. The World Series if the Red Sox are in it. Whatever they do in Mecca. I could understand t...

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by ottergoose
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 185264

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

N276DH is finally getting to Kalitta today, currently airborne on last leg of MEX-YIP-OSC delivery flight. Any info on what livery it ended up wearing (would guess full DHL or the split Kalitta/DHL combo) would be most appreciated. First, apologies to wjcandee for the repetitive post - I hadn't cli...

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by ottergoose
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 185264

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

On another note, do your sources have any info on what's up with N276DH, which is being converted by IAI in MEX? It has been there 9 months plus 10 days, more than double the time it was taking them to do other conversions at MEX. It looked like it was finally moving around the airport 2 months ago...

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by ottergoose
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 185264

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

UPS and USPS service is a mess as well. I got a blizzard 3 weeks ago that is still jacking with my service. Lots of prime shipments that are taking 4 days to make it from the MSP distribution center to me two hours north in DLH. Meanehile, my target 2 day shipments are running fine. Heck, hasn't sn...

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by ottergoose
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12894

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

N919CA flew to SDF instead of going to ORD. Will be interesting to see if N919CA sticks around the states and does domestic work for UPS this year or not; National did some flying for UPS last year. Had heard rumors there would be more aircraft starting for UPS today; 21Air's N881YV (B762) went to ...

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by ottergoose
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12894

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

It looks like N496MC is back to doing military flying after a few days at UPS. Looks like N492MC took its place, so total number of Atlas 744s flying for UPS (8, by my count) remains steady. I noticed N409MC (Atlas 744F) started doing MEM-ANC-MEM circuits on Wednesday; wonder if it's flying for USP...

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by ottergoose
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12894

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

washingtonflyer wrote:
What happens to carriers like Skylease Cargo. Do their tarmac queens from MIA get into the party?


SkyLease Cargo has three flying for UPS now - the other aircraft in their fleet have no activity per last 8 months of data on FlightAware.

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by ottergoose
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12894

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Western Global's other 744, N344KD, started flying for UPS last night, December 10. Reviewing WGA's fleet, every aircraft they've got that's flown more recently than June is now flying peak for UPS, save N412SN, which is bouncing in and out of the Middle East. Kalitta Charters II B722 N724CK has don...

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by ottergoose
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12894

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

wjcandee wrote:
I think I mentioned that Amerijet is running one 767-300 in Peak for UPS, MHR-PHL-MHR.


Has this started yet? Reviewed recent activity of the Amerijet fleet and I don't see any running MHR-PHL-MHR.

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by ottergoose
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12894

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Appreciate all of the updates mentioned above! Didn't know about the Amerijet activity, nice job catching that. To add on to what's been mentioned above, there was a huge wave of new aircraft joining UPS today/yesterday (December 9 and 10); sounds like another way coming on December 16. Added in the...

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by ottergoose
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12894

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Spacepope wrote:
ottergoose wrote:
21 Air has a B763 operating for CargoJet: N999YV.

I have N999YV (the 21 air bird) as a 762, not -3.


D'oh!! You're absolutely correct, it's a 762, not 763 - thank you for catching that! I attempted to edit it, but, apparently we can only edit within a certain window?

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by ottergoose
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12894

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

Interesting commentary here; I've been keeping tabs on the aircraft that appear to be flying peak for my blog (I won't link to it, as I've got commercial self-interest in it, but if you want to Google "Air Cargo Peak Season 2019" you can find it if you want to). A few other aircraft worth ...

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by ottergoose
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 185264

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

ottergoose wrote:
FedEx appears to have six 744s operating on their behalf out of Memphis now (four from Atlas, two from Kalitta).


Correction: the Kalitta 744s out of MEM are flying for USPS, not FedEx.

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by ottergoose
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 185264

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Just on the UPS stuff, it's interesting to see how the ATI aircraft are scheduled. PHL-MCO-SDF-MCO-PHL. Same for MIA. So they're getting decent utilization during Peak. ....and no 727s or 737s this year. I know. I miss the 727s. Although I'm sure UPS doesn't. It doesn't seem that long ago to me tha...

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by ottergoose
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 185264

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Air Cargo News has a story confirming Southern Air (Atlas) will be operating the 737-800F in the US.

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by ottergoose
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 185264

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

There is only one 767-200 in DHL livery for ABX Air. Wow! My records had N773AX, 775, 783, 787, 788, and 794 as being ABX B762s in DHL paint... looks like it's time to update some information on my end, thank you. With respect to Amazon's 737 - Southern Air's been flying N362GT around (CVG-MIA, mos...

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by ottergoose
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet
Replies: 38
Views: 12572

Re: QR to withdraw its A346 fleet

This will leave Lufthansa as the last operator of all three of the modern heavy quadjets (A340 / A380 / 747).

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by ottergoose
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Online Arrival Data Source?
Replies: 10
Views: 1848

Re: Online Arrival Data Source?

I'm the guy who built JetTip - if you have any suggestions to improve it, I'm all ears - if there's a specific type/pattern of alerts you're interested in, I might be able to help. FlightRadar24 does not have a data service (yet), but, FlightAware does, and it's more or less what you're looking for:...

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by ottergoose
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 78
Views: 10396

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

Looks like N255CM, an ATI B762, is flying with a UPS flight number out of Miami.

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by ottergoose
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 78
Views: 10396

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

Looks like UPS and WGN are kicking things up a notch today, and these are just flights where the type+airline is unusual at the respective airport. Not sure all of these are "holiday rush" related, but, they're all outliers. A pair of WGN MD11's are in unusual (to them) locations : N411SN ...

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