On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Russ Blakeman wrote:
Why did it go from Alaska to Tennesse to California?
Someone else picks up
the tab when these things are routed the Delta Airlines way. I mean Delta in
ALL Fedex goes throught their "central" sort facility. If you fedex a
packet to your neighbor, it still has to go there.
My only complaint with Fedex is their algorithm for what to do with late
packages. Since their primary metric is the NUMBER of packeages on time,
NOT how late they are, ... Once a package is late, it will then not be
processed until AFTER every package that is still on-time! Thus, instead
of a late package delaying and making another package late, the late one
may be delayed multiple additional days in order to not mess up their
IOW, if packages ABCDEFGHIJK are sent sequntially, and B is late, rather
than have CDEFGHIJK all be a little late, they will then be delivered
Almost all of their packages are on time. The late one may be VERY late.
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin(a)xenosoft.com