UPS Executive Jets?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Anyone out there know how many corporate jets UPS has? Given the egalitarian nature of UPS, I suspect there aren't many, and that's a good thing in my book.

    The reason I ask is that while FedEx cuts us to the bone, they've still got about 20 Lears and Challengers flying FedEx execs and VIP politicians all over the world.

    While your top execs can't even have a cup of coffee at their desk in deference to the package car drivers, our elite are eating filet mignon at 40,000 feet on the way to their winter home in Aspen.
  2. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    I was wondering the same thing when I read that Citi had bought a brand new jet for $48 million or so with their bailout money.
  3. SuperSup

    SuperSup New Member

    We have zero corporate jets, and when anybody flies on business, from the CEO down, they fly coach.
  4. Fnix

    Fnix Active Member

    Our CEO and CFO fly with the public in coach?
  5. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    Citi ordered the jet in 2005. They cancelled the order at the last minute and paid a hefty penalty.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2009
  6. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    When Corporate Department Managers and the Management Committe members fly, they don't all take the same flight either, in the event of an accident.

    And with today's economy, probably nobody is flying anywhere, just conference calls and net meetings.
  7. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    No corporate jets, its business class or jumpseating for everyone.
  8. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Thanks for the info. There, my friends, is one of the big philisophical (and ethical) differences between UPS and FedEx.
  9. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    One of my customers was telling me about a business flight he made one time. He got to talking to the man in the seat next to him. When he asked him his name and what kind of business he was in, the reply was "My name is Mike Eskew and I am the CEO of UPS". I think it was coach.
  10. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    That sounds like Mike Eskew, he was very personable, and not arrogant. The last district I worked in hosted a Board of Directors Meeting, as the District staff was invited to a hospitality evening with the Management Committee members and Outside board members.

    Very approachable group and it was nice to have conversations with the outside board members and their perspective of UPS and the business world in general.
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    It was coach.
    Been on many flights over the years with (just happen to be the same flight) CEO, CFO, and other Management Committee members. They were all in coach just like me.
  12. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Yea, everyone thinks Eskew was this monster that did so much wrong....but he really was a people person, he came up here for the Centennial celebration made a speech then spent a good 45 minutes or so taking pictures and talking to the workers.
  13. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Guess it makes/made it easier to twist that knife he sticks/stuck in our backs.

  14. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    What are you talking about Dilli?
    he retired?
  15. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

  16. rushfan

    rushfan Well-Known Member

    Your all wrong. Corporate has cut costs so much, that if any of the execs have to travel, they jump seat along with us in the feeder dept.
  17. pretzel_man

    pretzel_man Well-Known Member

    Mike Eskew is a very, very good man. I have been in many meetings with him, and he was always positive and progressive thinking.

    He is also probably the most intelligent man I ever met.

    On UPS.Com, there is a section with executive speeches. (I think its on too. Read some of Mike's speeches and you will see what I mean.

  18. rushfan

    rushfan Well-Known Member

    Also, I'm not kissing up to anyone, but IMHO UPS with weather this storm. We have always been tight wads for a reason.
  19. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I'm sure he is P-man. He didn't get to the top by being dumb. I didn't mean to bag on him quite so harshly but it is hard to be objective when we, that are down here in the trenches, get dumped on the way we do. All the crap that rolls down hill might as well have rolled down straight from him and the rest of the top execs. :peaceful:
  20. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    Ah ha. Ok. I haven't read up on it since they announced that they will go ahead and take it.