My hope was the package would come from NewEgg’s New Jersey warehouse. Nope. This bad boy is coming from California.
Tuesday afternoon it was pulled and readied. Later that evening it was trucked to the Ontario, CA airport.
Here’s where my obsession gets going. I looked and realized it might make a daily UPS cargo flight to Chicago. Yeah, you can look up cargo flights like passenger flights!
Wednesday morning my tablet was loaded onto UPS Flight 2917 an MD11 freighter headed for Dallas-Ft. Worth International. It changed planes there for Boston with a stop in Philly (UPS Flight 2020 Airbus 300)! My 2.8 pound payload flew cross country in 13 hours without the need for flight attendants or peanuts.
There were other flights my package could have taken. Is it given a ticket? That would make for a lot more tickets than a passenger airline would issue.
Is the route predetermined or is a package just put on the next flight that takes it closer?
From Boston my package is being trucked to Windsor Locks, then North Haven, then put on the truck that comes to my house. It will be here later this afternoon.
Routing is difficult. We’re so used to seeing GPS units do it in seconds we lose sight of the amazing math involved. There are infinite ways to get almost everywhere!
So far the UPS tracking page has 12 entries.
How did I keep busy before this was available?