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Posted: 6/17/2014 2:17:45 PM EDT
I live in CO and I ordered something from AZ. I check the shipping update and they send it to Memphis and it departed from there two hours ago....Do they have to send to a major hub or something? Seems like it would make more sense if it's coming from AZ to go the other way?
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 2:24:33 PM EDT
FedEx has large hubs in Memphis and Indianapolis. I doubt they make the trip from AZ to CO direct. Ever.
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 2:25:52 PM EDT
Like the airlines...
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 2:30:21 PM EDT
As said, yes, they use major hubs. It makes a lot more sense to do it that way than to run stuff all over the place.

That said, at my former job, we had a package overnighted from FL to OH... that took a full week. And went back and forth across the Atlantic. Twice.
So shit does happen occasionally.
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 2:31:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By saigamanTX:
I live in CO and I ordered something from AZ. I check the shipping update and they send it to Memphis and it departed from there two hours ago....Do they have to send to a major hub or something? Seems like it would make more sense if it's coming from AZ to go the other way?
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Everything goes to Memphis, then routed out.
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 2:49:59 PM EDT
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Everything goes to Memphis, then routed out.
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Originally Posted By saigamanTX:
I live in CO and I ordered something from AZ. I check the shipping update and they send it to Memphis and it departed from there two hours ago....Do they have to send to a major hub or something? Seems like it would make more sense if it's coming from AZ to go the other way?


Everything goes to Memphis, then routed out.

The original plan for Federal Express was to put everything in business jets, collect all the packages from 25 cities, sort them (supposed to be in Arkansas - guess they fucked that one up pretty good) then put them on the appropriate jets to the recipient cities. Memphis gave them a better deal, so they put the sorting center there. It got bigger. When it started, you could not send a package from East Jabib to West Wahoo by Federal Express.
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 2:55:52 PM EDT
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Everything goes to Memphis, then routed out.
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Originally Posted By saigamanTX:
I live in CO and I ordered something from AZ. I check the shipping update and they send it to Memphis and it departed from there two hours ago....Do they have to send to a major hub or something? Seems like it would make more sense if it's coming from AZ to go the other way?


Everything goes to Memphis, then routed out.


Not everything. A lot of fedex Express packages are trucked when it makes sense. Dallas to okc/tulsa, NYC to Boston and the like are trucked usually.
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 2:57:04 PM EDT
Watch the movie Castaway for all your answers.
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 2:57:47 PM EDT
Memphis is THE hub.
If it gets on a plane it's going through Memphis.
You want point A to point B pony up for Custom Critical, it will go door to door same day or overnight no stupid detours. 24/7/365 ops.

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Link Posted: 6/17/2014 2:59:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By saigamanTX:
I live in CO and I ordered something from AZ. I check the shipping update and they send it to Memphis and it departed from there two hours ago....Do they have to send to a major hub or something? Seems like it would make more sense if it's coming from AZ to go the other way?


Everything goes to Memphis, then routed out.


Not everything.

They have 2 major hubs in the US.

The other being Indianapolis.

We have 10's, 11's, 757's, 777's etc. rolling out heavy every morning.

One side of IND is operated by FedEx; heck they basically get a run way to themselves. They also use both runways when they roll out every morning.
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 3:00:22 PM EDT
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Memphis is THE hub.
If it gets on a plane it's going through Memphis.
You want point A to point B pony up for Custom Critical, it will go door to door same day or overnight no stupid detours. 24/7/365 ops.

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Yeah, they have more than one hub now...

Skip to 1:15 in the video and you'll see the amount of aircraft operated out of IND by FedEx.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq1n0iC-rQk
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 3:12:46 PM EDT
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Yeah, they have more than one hub now...
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Originally Posted By Alpha82:
Memphis is THE hub.
If it gets on a plane it's going through Memphis.
You want point A to point B pony up for Custom Critical, it will go door to door same day or overnight no stupid detours. 24/7/365 ops.

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Yeah, they have more than one hub now...


This is true, there are many, I've seen a few, busy places, still 90% of what I've tracked from here and AK has gone thru Memphis and from there to wherever it got on the truck. Well except AK it'd change planes in Anc.

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Link Posted: 6/17/2014 3:20:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 3:24:00 PM EDT
I recently had a UPS package come from Canada. It went to Detroit, then Ohio, then to my local hub....which is an hour north of Detroit.
Link Posted: 6/17/2014 3:25:32 PM EDT
Flying Tigers for the win!
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