FEDEX Flight 9168

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  1. BladeLWS macrumors member

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    Right now its the only airborne flight for FedEx out of Hong Kong going to ANC or MEM, lands in Anchorage Alaska in about 2 hours, 4PM Local Time

    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX9168

    Has cargo room for 26 pallets carrying 200,000 pounds of cargo. Let's hope all our phones are on it :D

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  2. danpass macrumors 68020

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    Mine still shows 'In Transit' so this may be the flight :D


    edit:

    It does say though: Jun 20, 2010 11:04 AM In transit LANTAU ISLAND HK

    I set it to UTC time and FlightAware shows departure 10:50pm UTC.

    I suppose its not unreasonable to think the package left one FedEx pallet off to another and sat there waiting to be put on the plane.
     
  3. StevenT42 macrumors 6502

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    I swore I was not going to track by plane, now here I am! :)
     
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    I'm leaving for Thailand from the HK airport in a couple of hours, I'll bring my binoculars and look for Apple pallets by the cargo terminals...;)
     
  7. BladeLWS thread starter macrumors member

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  8. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    Mine is still listed as being on Lantau Island, Hong Kong so it must be on a later flight. There is one leaving at 9:44 PM CST tonite so maybe it will be on it. However, it should show a departure scan soon if it will be on that flight. :D :apple:
     
  9. DmbShn41 macrumors 6502

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    26 pallets, 200,000 lbs....lets hope thats some of them. I would imagine with how long this has been in planning, that there should be around a million or so for launch in the US, anyone?
     
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    Let's hope the pilots don't snag a few for themselves :p
     
  11. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Bare in mind, that the flight has also other items to ship, so all that cargo space is not 100% dedicated to iPhones.
     
  12. danpass macrumors 68020

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    BLASPHEMY!



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  13. Ares1590 macrumors member

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    If our phones really ARE on this flight, I am sure tom hanks is pissed his character wasn't on that plane. Would have been hilarious to have hundreds on iPhone 4's wash up on the beach.
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I'm just saying.... :apple:
     
  15. _Matt macrumors 6502

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    Surprisingly, you can't get a bar of AT&T on a desert island, so I guess Tom Hanks would just use the boxes to build a raft or something. That would piss off the Order Status mafia.

    If only they were Verizon...
     
  16. Ares1590 macrumors member

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    He would have been located and rescued in 36 hrs if this had happened. One person missing? No biggie. 20,000 iPhone 4's missing? WE WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO FIND THEM!:rolleyes:
     
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  18. _Matt macrumors 6502

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    Touche...What if Wilson was an iPhone? Talk about product placement...

    "We're gonna get outta here iPhone! I promise!"

    I'm sure most of us talk to our iPhones anyway.

    I never understood that movie...sure Tom Hanks personally delivers the package so FEDEX is reliable...but the plane still crashed! Is it that difficult to vector out of a tropical storm?
     
  19. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

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    Blasphemy???

    ...

    THIS! IS! SPARTA!
     
  20. oldschooldude macrumors regular

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  21. DustyLBottoms macrumors regular

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    9168 is about the land!

    EDIT: listening to ATC
     
  22. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Not to snap anyones hopes, but "In Transit" doesn't mean it left. Most likely its still in Hong Kong. My 27" iMac had a, " In Transit: Shanghai, China" and a "Departed Shanghai sort. facility".
     
  23. sparkomatic macrumors 6502a

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    You guys are crazy!

    And, yes, that's just me being jealous cause mine still says prepared for shipment.

    I think they should make it easy and temporarily change any plane carrying iPhones from FedEx to AppleExpress. Kinda like an Air Force One type of call sign.
     
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    Excuse me? Some of us are "Not yet shipped".
     

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