Discuss: What FedEx Can Teach The Airlines


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What FedEx Can Teach The Airlines - Forbes

Compared to moving boxes, moving people is not a good business.
For one, people don't like to get shipped out of remote airfields at 3 a.m., or packed in the back of tractor trailers for 15 hours if a thunderstorm grounds planes.


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Back in the early 80's FedEx seriously considered getting into the passenger business with it's 727 fleet utilizing "Quick Change" kits that would allow rapid conversion from freight to people. Management felt that the planes didn't get enough use flying one round-trip per day, but the idea never got past the planning stages.