Live-Tracking the FEDEX Flights -- AKA, Where EXACTLY is YOUR iPod Touch now?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by VyseTheLegend, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. VyseTheLegend macrumors newbie

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    Hey there,

    I, like many of you, am very excited for my brand-new iPod Touch, which is currently on-route from Shanghai.

    I've been mashing F5 on the FEDEX tracking page all day, and it hasn't changed since this morning. However, it quickly dawned on me that I could simply guess-timate the FEDEX flight is on and live-track it myself with www.FlightAware.com.

    Based on my knowledge of when the package hit Shanghai (8:38CST), I have determined that this is the exact flight info for the shipment:

    FDX28 Shanghai Pudong Int'l (ZSPD / PVG) TO Anchorage Intl (PANC) Left: Tue 08:38PM CST Arrives: Tue 12:29PM AKDT

    First of all, the shipment is heading to Anchorage first, as do most shipments from China, and it will land there in about 25 minutes from now.

    In other words, expect the tracking information to get updated soon-ish.

    From there, if it clears customs quickly, it'll head to a FEDEX regional sorting facility. As of right now, there is no data on the scheduled FEDEX flights out of Anchorage.

    But, I will update once it is available.
     
  2. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Mine was also in Shanghai the last I looked, earlier today. This FlightAware seems like a cool site, but it seems like a lot of work to plot out your route. Keep us posted on yours so we aren't all doing the same work.
     
  3. VyseTheLegend thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I intend to. :)

    I figured I'd do something productive for the community, rather than spam "WHERES MY IPOD?!?!?!" on the forums.

    In any case, I looked at the history of the flight patterns for this particular plane, and it looks like it traditionally stays in Anchorage for 5 hours, then heads to Memphis (sorting facility). However, occasionally, it sits in Anchorage until the next morning (early morning).

    Hopefully, we get lucky, and it leaves Anchorage quickly, because if it does, those with Overnight shipping may get theirs tomorrow.
     
  4. Link2999 macrumors 6502

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    I think ours is on the same flight. Mine was picked up in Shanghai at 8:38 and left at 8:55. So far the days are going by pretty quick (seems like I ordered it only yesterday), so that's one good thing. I ordered 1-Day shipping, but I'm hoping I may get it sometime later in the day tomorrow (probably won't happen).
     
  5. MsMerryMac macrumors regular

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    You know, I kinda was hoping the same thing, that it would be delivered the same day that people can get it in the stores. I doubt it though. Do I regret pre-ordering? Uh, yeah. China to US is a long jaunt so I doubt we will be seeing them before teh 9th. :mad:

    Edited: I just checked where mine is at and it arrived in Anchorage AK at noon. Don't know how many more stops before it gets to my house, but I figure if they flew straight through, I could get it tomorrow. Still not holding my breath.
     
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  7. VyseTheLegend thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's definitely on the same flight. I also have Overnight shipping, and it's been my experience that FEDEX can/will deliver before their estimate.

    However, as I said in my last post, it honestly depends on how long the shipment stays in Anchorage. Usually, it's only 5 hours or so, but if the next flight doesn't leave until tomorrow morning, we won't see the iPods until Thursday.


    To be clear: If your tracking information says "8:38 CST" in Shanghai, this is the same flight as mine, which should now be in Anchorage, if my guess-timation is correct.
     
  8. citizenal macrumors regular

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    Here's my updated information on my itouch



    All shipment travel activity is displayed in local time for the location
    To display the shipment travel activity in local time of the scan, please select "Local Scan Time" time zone option.
    Alert: To determine the destination time zone for this shipment please select from the Others list.
    Alert: To determine the origin time zone for this shipment please select from the Others list.
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    Date/Time
    Activity
    Location
    Details
    Sep 7, 2010 12:37 PM
    Arrived at FedEx location
    ANCHORAGE, AK
    Sep 7, 2010 8:34 PM
    In transit
    SHENZHEN CN
    Sep 7, 2010 7:09 PM
    In transit
    SHENZHEN CN
    Sep 7, 2010 12:22 PM
    Left FedEx origin facility
    SHENZHEN CN
    Sep 6, 2010 9:49 PM
    Shipment information sent to FedEx
    Sep 7, 2010 4:25 AM
    Picked up
    SHENZHEN CN
     
  9. VyseTheLegend thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Same for me! I knew it; my guess-timation was spot-on!

    Now, the waiting game as it clears custom.

    I will keep an eye out for the next flights leaving Anchorage and update the post to give everyone a new estimate.
     
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  11. rbf1138 macrumors 6502

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    Mine just updated with:

    Sep 7, 2010 12:42 PM
    Arrived at FedEx location
    ANCHORAGE, AK
     
  12. VyseTheLegend thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is a good thing. Apple shipments go through Anchorage, Alaska for Customs Clearance, then they typically head to a regional sorting facility. From there, it goes to you.

    If the shipment leaves Anchorage before tonight, it'll hit the sorting facility in-time for next-day delivery (for those with Overnight).
     
  13. unr1 macrumors regular

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    lol man I was just messing.

    It hasn't shipped yet :eek:
     
  14. Link2999 macrumors 6502

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    Yup, same again :) It looks like it's possible that I may see the iPod tomorrow ^_^
     
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  17. maus macrumors regular

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    I hate waiting for deliveries. How do you guys stand it? I'm always obsessively checking the tracking number and then getting unreasonably disappointed when I see no changes.
     
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    Mine is in New York, waiting to be purchased tomorrow afternoon :rolleyes:
     
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  21. Cat-toy macrumors member

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    FDX93 looks like the next FedEx flight out 5:20AM CST
     
  22. Link2999 macrumors 6502

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    Int'l shipment release - Anchorage

    oooo, looks like it will ship out today :)
     
  23. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Ours are definitely on the same plane. All our times match minute for minute. I live in New York.
     
  24. VyseTheLegend thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mine just left Anchorage. It's heading to Newark, New Jersey (FDX48) now. It's scheduled to arrive there at 2:00am, Wednesday.

    Best part: I'm in New York, so I should have it tomorrow, since I opted for Overnight shipping. :D
     
  25. codesamurai macrumors newbie

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    For anyone whose shipping info said that their iPod departed Alaska at 4:08 (their time) should look at this:

    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX14

    I'm pretty sure this is the exact flight. Might be fun for some of you to watch.

    If it gets in Indianapolis at 1AM...could it get to me by 12PM tomorrow? I'd like to think so...

    Code
     

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