I did a bit of research today, and FedEx currently has 11 corporate jets, according to Airliners.net. Here is what is in the fleet: 7 Learjet 45/40s 3 Canadair Challengers 1 Bombardier Global Express In addition, the site said that FedEx had constructed a new hangar/maintenance facility for the above aircraft at the Memphis airport directly across from the rental car lots. There may be additional jets stationed at Little Rock, AR, but I have not been able to get verfication of the type/number of aircraft at LIT. Hypothetically, of course, this is a very expensive operation, but Fred thinks it's worth it to fly all of those lawmakers around the world who make decisions on things like, oh,...the RLA status of FedEx. You know, little stuff like that. Whenever a politician flies with FedEx, guess who "escorts" them....a FedEx lobbyist. Hmmm...wonder why that is? You might like to know that Fred spent approximately $32 million fighting to keep his RLA exemption, and that he spent even more recently to make sure the RLA didn't receive rule changes that would have made it easier for Express employees to vote-in a union. Politicians have to "pay back" FedEx when they fly, but the figures I have seen indicate that they pay only about 10% of the real costs for the flight (that doesn't include the lobbyist, by the way). Think that just maybe a few campaign checks get written on these flights? Nah... So Fred, why are you spending all of this money when FedEx Express is on the ropes? Really, we're spiraling down so fast that you wouldn't believe it!! Yet you not only continue to operate this large fleet, but you built them a fancy new home too!! Hypothetically again, it appears that Mr Smith is not only a major hypocrite, but a liar of incredible proportions. That would make him a hypothetical A-hole. No, actually, he's the real deal.