|Quoting Laxintl (Reply 3):|
As far Fedex short haul flying, until only recently with the spike in fuel prices they used to operate near daily A310/A300 flights between LAX and both BUR and SNA. Flying was an easier and quicker method of moving large volume of cargo instead of dozens of trucks sitting on LA freeways. Most recently however such flying has been more adhoc nature, with the last one having operated on Monday to BUR.
|Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 4):|
Where did you find this out? I'm not entirely sure how accurate that is.
|Quoting Laxintl (Reply 5):|
During the late 90s they started those really short intra LA hops. They died after 9/11 to come back briefly to only get mostly discontinued again. If I recall correctly it was either the State of CA, or other governmental agency that FX entered into some deal to help reduce pollution and vehicular traffic during the 90s that was partial impetus for the flights.
As I said, the flights are not on the books any longer. For instance here is the LAX departure activity for the next two days.
|Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 2):|
Here are the arrivals for 3/7 at LAX
|Quoting Brucek (Thread starter):|
My question is related to whether ground transportation would be more effective and/or more efficient over those short distances from LAX compared to air transportation?
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos