Ups- A Big Company

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  1. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Very Well-Known Member
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    UPS owns 500 aircraft?? Incredible!
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    "LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Residents here might do a double take after seeing the extra long, white and brown-tailed jumbo jet flying overhead lately.:

    "UPS air operations in Louisville just took delivery of the largest jumbo jet made in the United States on Sept. 29, and it will begin carrying cargo in a week or two. For now, it has been cruising from Louisville International Airport on proving runs.

    It's the first of 14 Boeing 747-8 freighter jets that the shipper ordered a year ago, UPS spokesman Jim Mayer said.

    The new jets join the current fleet of 500 aircraft, which will allow the company to reassign its next smaller jumbos, the 747-400's, to its high-traffic routes and enlarge capacity. The Louisville-based aircraft fly from here to Anchorage, Alaska, and then on to hubs in Asia, including Hong Kong, Mayer said.

    UPS wouldn't disclose the value of the 14-jet contract, but airline experts estimate the retail list price of a single -8 at about $379 million."

    Article: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...argest-u-s-made-jet-hits-skies-ups/741541001/
     
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    Well, I guess they have their UPS and downs. ;)
     
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    We have been noticing that more and more of our Amazon orders are coming by UPS and not USPS, which is where were usually received most of the items from. Maybe Amazon and UPS are working out something together since Amazon just keeps getting bigger and better all of the time, and more and more people are buying from Amazon.
    The UPS seems to do a much better job of getting packages to our house on time than the post office does. Some of the orders we had that were Prime and supposed to get her in 2-day delivery would make it all the way into Alabama, and then get shipped back out again, and have to be sent back from California or someplace far away from here, and it would take almost a week before we finally got the item from Amazon.
    I am sure that we can’t be the only ones with that kind of USPS experiences, so it is not surprising to me that UPS is expanding.
     
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    Most of what we order has always come from UPS. Small orders are sometimes shipped through USPS, and sometimes shipments are shipped to Maine via UPS and then delivered to our residence by the post office. I far prefer getting packages through UPS because they will leave them in our enclosed porch, out of the weather, while the post office will simply place a notice in our box for us to pick them up at the post office, which is an inconvenience. The porch is an unlocked entryway, and we don't have any personal possessions there, so it's perfect for packages.
     
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  5. Shirley Martin

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    The post office is going broke. UPS is making money hand over fist. Does that tell us anything about government efficiency?
     
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