Why don't the pax carriers do this?

FreightNazi

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{UPS FUEL SURCHARGE}
UPS has announced it will raise its fuel surcharge on air services
to 12.5% next month due to rising jet-fuel prices. The increase
begins October 3 and will apply to Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air,
3 Day Select and U.S. International air services. The surcharge
on UPS ground services, tied to diesel-fuel prices, remains at
3%. UPS Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing
Kurt Kuehn says, "We've done a good job of leveraging our integrated
network to obtain fuel savings and that's what enables us even
now to keep our air surcharge cap below our major competitors."
 

klhoard

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Because their competition will just undercut them. . .
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PC12Cowboy

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Not for long...even the cattle cars will have to raise thier prices
 

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Makes sense to all of us to add a surcharge to the passengers, which means most airlines will lower their ticket prices.
 

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klhoard said:
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Because their competition will just undercut them. . .
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Well, if that's the case then why won't UPS's competition undercut them?

I've been wondering about this for some time now.
 

klhoard

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aa73 said:
Well, if that's the case then why won't UPS's competition undercut them?

I've been wondering about this for some time now.
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Because there aren't 2 billion cargo carriers?. . .
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Oh yeah, JetBlue is getting into the cargo business. . .
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klhoard said:
Oh yeah, JetBlue is getting into the cargo business. . .
And the pilots get to help load/unload the freight! ;)



In an effort to build schedules with more days off, they're looking for an exception to the duty time/flight time exception (yes, I said exception to the exception) that will permit loading and unloading to count towards rest time free from duty.

:eek:



:)




Anybody know what the pay and QOL will be for the JetBlue Cargo pilots?



:D





(What'd I miss?)


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That you probably just gave a manager at your company an idea.
True, but that is where a union protects the workforce from such abuses.
 

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FreightNazi said:
{UPS FUEL SURCHARGE}
UPS has announced it will raise its fuel surcharge on air services
to 12.5% next month due to rising jet-fuel prices. The increase
begins October 3 and will apply to Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air,
3 Day Select and U.S. International air services. The surcharge
on UPS ground services, tied to diesel-fuel prices, remains at
3%. UPS Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing
Kurt Kuehn says, "We've done a good job of leveraging our integrated
network to obtain fuel savings and that's what enables us even
now to keep our air surcharge cap below our major competitors."
UPS's fares are not set by the LCCs.
 

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Maybe it will be cargoBlue.

I sure hope not.

FJ
 

aa73

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"FreighNazi".... now that sounds like a pilot flying for the AA Cargo division. Hey, there's an idea!
 

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klhoard said:
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Oh yeah, JetBlue is getting into the cargo business. . ..
Maybe "MorgueBlue" or "JetMorgue"?

"The yield on transporting human remains -- I want to be sensitive when I say this -- is definitely worth our while," says Dale Anderson, director of mail and cargo for JetBlue. "I have to move close to 1,000 pounds of general cargo to equal the revenue of one human remain."

He11 of a business plan!

http://www.vfda.net/05-17-01press_shippingnews.doc
 
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klhoard

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F18-FDX said:
Maybe "MorgueBlue" or "JetMorgue"?

"The yield on transporting human remains -- I want to be sensitive when I say this -- is definitely worth our while," says Dale Anderson, director of mail and cargo for JetBlue. "I have to move close to 1,000 pounds of general cargo to equal the revenue of one human remain."

He11 of a business plan!

http://www.vfda.net/05-17-01press_shippingnews.doc
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The really slick part is they just strap the corpses into an open seat. . . . .It keeps the belly clear for more freight.
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I heard the pilots get a little p/o'd though when the back of the plane is full and they use the jumpseat . . . .
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aa73 said:
"FreighNazi".... now that sounds like a pilot flying for the AA Cargo division. Hey, there's an idea!

UPS has most if not all of the former AA Cargo 747s!
 
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