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Steven Frischling
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Steven Frischling, aka: Fish, is globe hopping professional photographer, airline emerging media consultant working with large global airlines and founder of The Travel Strategist. Fish has racked up more than 1,000,000 miles since he started to track his mileage in 2005.

Fish's travel tends to be less than leisurely, including flying from New York to Basrah, Iraq, for six hours; Hong Kong for eight hours, Kuwait City for two hours and traveling around the world in 3.5 days to shoot a series of photo assignments in 4 cities and 4 countries on 3 separate continents.

Fish grew up at the end of New York's JFK International Airport's Runway 4R/22L, which probably explains his enjoyment of watching planes, fly overhead. When not shooting photos or traveling Fish designs camera bags, hones is expertise on airline security and spends his time at home cheering for the Red Sox with his 3 kids 102 yards from the ocean.

The Logistics Behind Your Holiday Presents Arriving

Around the world we as consumer log onto our favorite eCommerce sites and order gifts for friends, family, clients we want to suck up to or ship gifts from our homes to others around the country and around the world.  How your package gets from Point A to Point B rarely crosses our mind, one truck picks it up another truck drops it off … but there is a whole lot more in play in getting a package from its origin to its destination.

 

While Santa Claus has established new present delivery logistics to facilitate more effective methods of delivery presents this year, FedEx and UPS have mastered these logistics and continue to improve them constantly.

 

So, lets go through some staggering numbers for the world’s primary method for delivery gifts.

 

On a daily average, FedEx moves 6.9 million packages utilizing 654 aircraft, and 43,000 trucks, by comparison, UPS moves 15.8 million packages, utilizing 531 aircraft (301 aircraft are leased) and more than 100,000 trucks.

 

The average time in transit for a FedEx express package is 17hrs 21min compared to UPS’s average transit time for an express package being 17hrs 57min.   While the average time for a package in transit is statistically quicker with FedEx, UPS has a 91% on time delivery rate compared to FedEx’s 88% on time delivery rate.

 

So, just how do FedEx and UPS get your gifts delivered on time, overnight, around the world?  Watch CNBC’s story on both companies below.

 

Happy Christmas & Happy Flying!

 

@flyingwithfish

 

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