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...Jump to post
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!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
N189FE, a new 767-300F, delivered to FedEx at IND yesterday (Thursday).Jump to post
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...Jump to post
wjcandee wrote:Great chart, Ottergoose!! You'll have to thank that Nick guy.
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 ...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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'...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
washingtonflyer wrote:What happens to carriers like Skylease Cargo. Do their tarmac queens from MIA get into the party?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Air Cargo News has a story confirming Southern Air (Atlas) will be operating the 737-800F in the US.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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:...Jump to post
Looks like N255CM, an ATI B762, is flying with a UPS flight number out of Miami.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post