Pope's visit will impact UPS deliveries in NYC, DC, and Philly [CONFIRMED]

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  1. Goldfrapp, Sep 15, 2015
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    Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    Seriously, out of possible 365 days, why did his visit have to fall exactly on September 25th???? Did Pope and Tim conspire together or something?? Rumor has it that NYC might block USPS deliveries during his visit. Not sure about UPS or other courriers.



    UPDATE:



    Affected ZIP Codes by State



    District of Columbia (11)

    20001, 20002, 20004, 20005, 20006, 20008, 20016, 20017, 20018, 20036, 20037



    New York (7)

    10001, 10007, 10017, 10021, 10022, 10023, 10029



    Pennsylvania (10)

    19102, 19103, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19109, 19123, 19130, 19146, 19147



    Link: http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/service-updates.html?ID=papalvisit091715
     
  2. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    As long as he stays out of the boroughs I don't care. I doubt they will stop the mail.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    USPS is government; however UPS on the other hand, is a private and the Pope being or not being here is business as usual for them.
     
  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    They can't stop the mail. A lot of people rely on it especially businesses.
     
  5. Jessem1133 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, no mail deliveries at all that entire weekend in all of NY. Your phone will be delivered 3 weeks later for security purposes.
     
  6. richardbb85 macrumors 6502a

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    not sure if you actually put thoughts into this but i am hoping u didnt. u will get ur phone, relax
     
  7. D.T. macrumors 603

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    Maybe the Pope will deliver it! Even better if he shared his contacts, I hear he has some, umm, connections.
     
  8. airb330 macrumors member

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    This could potentially impact Philadelphia as well.
     
  9. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    I have a feeling it won't even be noticeable that he's in town, unless you're following him around.

    NYC doesn't stop for anything.
     
  10. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    As long as the delivery occurs before 10PM FRIDAY. That's when the highway closures happen.
     
  11. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    What is UPS's delivery regulations for "acts of God?"
     
  12. Nelliebee macrumors member

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    Obama was and Bill Clinton were having lunch at an Italian restaurant by where I work and besides a bit of traffic it was business as usual.
     
  13. Goldfrapp, Sep 15, 2015
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    This is the Pope we're talking about.
     
  14. MacintoshDan macrumors regular

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    Coming from someone who lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia and is involved in the security plans for the Papal visit, I would say this could be a real possibility. Traffic in this area will be a nightmare, they are afraid of stopped traffic for 50 miles around the city. UPS has a major hub at Philadelphia International, and also in South Jersey right off of 295, which will be a traffic nightmare. UPS might have issues with logistics along the whole east coast because of these factors. Just be thankful you do not live in the security zones in Philadelphia, because you will not be getting any sort of services during the event.
     
  15. Goldfrapp, Sep 15, 2015
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    Considering how small and condensed Manhattan is, it's gonna be even bigger a nightmare here in the city. I'm afraid that UPS may have to delay most deliveries by hours or even a day. If that's the case, many NYers may not get their phones until Monday. Ugh.
     
  16. tecnho macrumors 6502

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    Should the pope cancel or postpone due to this scheduling conflict?
     
  17. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Cancelling or at least postponing would be very courteous of him. I'm sure many NYers would appreciate such gesture.
     
  18. tecnho macrumors 6502

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    Like New Yorkers don't have enough problems with traffic and tourists getting in the way of getting things done in that city. Sheesh
     
  19. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Tell me about it.
     
  20. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. Had I not read about the Pope visiting on this forum, I probably would have never even known.
     
  21. MacintoshDan macrumors regular

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    Lucky, in this area it has been the only news we have been getting for the past year, I cannot wait until it is all over. We will be working 12 hour shifts Friday-Monday. Hopefully my phone is here Friday as scheduled from T-Mobile, and I find some time to get it all set up.
     
  22. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    I have a 5:30 pick up reservation at fifth ave flagship. I would expect the phones to be on site days before the 25th. Honestly this visit should be on the weekend.
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Who knew there would be multiple pope threads in the iPhone forum.
     
  24. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The Jesus phone is calling.
     
  25. Havok83 macrumors regular

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    Haha, thats hilarious. Hope it doesnt mess with your orders as that would suck
     

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