Does UPS have concorde cargo planes now?

Red Squirrel

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I have a package in Atlanta Georgia with an ETA of Tomorrow. That's only 1,359 miles :awe:

They should do that actually, have planes and just air drop straight to the destination. It would be guided by a drone to land right at your door step. You'd have to return the drone to the local UPS store. :biggrin:
 

John Connor

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If the package is going by air it could very well be on your door step tomorrow or the next day.

1,400 miles is like a 4 hour flight.
 

SSSnail

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Nah, UPS doesn't have Concorde planes, Canada just have faster moose now.
 
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I ordered something from Amazon Japan this week. Left Tokyo Japan and landed in Cincinnati, OH sixteen hours later. That's about 6500 miles. Points are between DHL Express pickup (Amazon.jp) and there American sorting facility.
 

Red Squirrel

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If the package is going by air it could very well be on your door step tomorrow or the next day.

1,400 miles is like a 4 hour flight.

That's assuming it's coming straight to me though, at least it would go to a sorting centre in Toronto after going through customs, but in reality it probably has more stops to make.

Package is still in the states though. I think they just did a mistake on the ETA or they are very optimistic. :awe:

But maybe the moose have gotten faster so once it gets to Canada it will get to me faster. I hear they are replacing a lot of the antiquated dog sleds with moose sleds. They can pull more cargo at a faster speed without needing to take as many breaks. :biggrin:
 

Crono

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But maybe the moose have gotten faster so once it gets to Canada it will get to me faster. I hear they are replacing a lot of the antiquated dog sleds with moose sleds. They can pull more cargo at a faster speed without needing to take as many breaks. :biggrin:

Moosen are very embracing of new tech.

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Mike64

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I have a package in Atlanta Georgia with an ETA of Tomorrow. That's only 1,359 miles
Around here, UPS delivers residential packages until 8pm; your ETA seems perfectly doable unless it gets caught up in Customs or you live way out in the boonies...
 

Ruptga

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Around here, UPS delivers residential packages until 8pm; your ETA seems perfectly doable unless it gets caught up in Customs or you live way out in the boonies...

Well, he did say he lives in Canada.
 

BUTCH1

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Yea, because the fuel-swilling, narrow-bodied, high maintenance, now extinct jet would make the best freight hauler. Everyone knows this.
 

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In the evening it flies to their Worldport air hub in Louisville Kentucky. After the 10pm to 2am sorting period it'll be on a plane to Toronto.
 
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natto fire

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Yea, because the fuel-swilling, narrow-bodied, high maintenance, now extinct jet would make the best freight hauler. Everyone knows this.

Any time I have played transport tycoon, your faux logic falls apart. I am not sure if we should celebrate that video game logic and real life logic line up, or that Red Squirrel has posted yet another inane thread, as he often does.

Either way, I applaud you for laying down the facts.
 

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I have a package in Atlanta Georgia with an ETA of Tomorrow. That's only 1,359 miles :awe:

They should do that actually, have planes and just air drop straight to the destination. It would be guided by a drone to land right at your door step. You'd have to return the drone to the local UPS store. :biggrin:

*taps meteor*

I see what you did there!
 

MongGrel

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In terms of speed, it would.

Sure, if you want a $500 dollar fee for delivering a keyboard or something I suppose.

Concordes were impractical to begin with.

Sometimes ETAs are a bit fudgy of course, I have gotten things faster than I expected in the past just from a warehouse being near.

ATL to there does seem a stretch :)
 
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Red Squirrel

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Yeah it was most likely an error in the ETA. It's still in Atlanta right now, though it has an odd status, about delaying delivery, so I think they are handing it off or something. I may not see the rest of the progress if that part of the delivery has a different tracking number. Though usually that only happens at the border, so it's kinda odd. Typically Tigerdirect orders come from Canada though, but this was a refirb laptop so I imagine they don't really stock them, they just know where some are and have them shipped from wherever is my guess.
 

Mike64

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though it has an odd status, about delaying delivery
Well, there is that little issue of Hurricane Joaquin and related weather systems... Even though it's not quite there yet, I imagine it is already affecting traffic in and out of ATL.
 
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BUTCH1

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In terms of speed, it would.

500 MPH is plenty fast for freight and there are plenty of wide-bodied planes with a lot of cycles on them that can be had for cheap for hauling freight. The Concorde was a maintenance nightmare, it needed special tires, extra runway length and drank fuel like a pig.
 

Red Squirrel

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Well, there is that little issue of Hurricane Joaquin and related weather systems... Even though it's not quite there yet, I imagine it is already affecting traffic in and out of ATL.

lol that would do it. :biggrin: Actually, what happens if a fright truck gets hit by a storm and crashes, who pays for the merchandise? Technically as soon as it left the retailer's warehouse, it's sold. Is it one of those things where "it sucks to be you" and you lose it?
 
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MongGrel

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500 MPH is plenty fast for freight and there are plenty of wide-bodied planes with a lot of cycles on them that can be had for cheap for hauling freight. The Concorde was a maintenance nightmare, it needed special tires, extra runway length and drank fuel like a pig.

Well, that and it really only flew over oceans, as a restriction. Most places didn't like it flying over and breaking glass with the +1 Mach thing and the resulting bang.
 

Mike64

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Technically as soon as it left the retailer's warehouse, it's sold.
Actually, technically it depends on the contract of sale and/or the specific provisions of the UCC* the sale falls under...

* Or whatever your Great White North-ian equivalent is...


who pays for the merchandise?
Mostly some insurance company, I imagine...:cool:
 
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cavemanmoron

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Did you get you stuff dude???
When did it arrive, bummer that there is no Concorde to delver to the Great White North. :(
 

Red Squirrel

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I may have been screwed by this actually. It's showing as delivered... in Georgia. They originally screwed up this order by sending it to my old address (my parents house) so I had to cancel... I really should have just left it alone. Ended up being more hassle.

I think I just ended up buying some random guy in the states a new laptop.
 
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