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Old 04-25-2008, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does FedEx Ship Animals?

I mean household pets like dogs, cats, ferrets, goldfish. How much does it cost? Would I take my loyal canine to a Kinko's? Will the FO be obligated to go feed and water my son? Does size matter? Do you do horses or llamas?
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Does size matter? Do you do horses or llamas?
Of course it does. You are into some weird stuff
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope! Sorry! Not pets. We have done horses, cattle, sheep, whales, pandas, polar bears, military dogs, beagles/chicks and other med research animals (), bugs, etc.... Usually arranged through a third party or special contract (there are animal shippers that use FedEx and other carriers) - ie. the general public can not just drop off an animal at the local FedEx station!
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I was under the impression the general public CAN ship animals with us since we started carrying the USPS' live shipments. Seen an awful lot of live bees, chickens etc. being shipped overnight from Joe Farmer in one state to Jack Farmer in another... Not sure that's how I'd entrust an animal I really wanted to arrive alive though.
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I mean household pets like dogs, cats, ferrets, goldfish. Nope. Try Continental. They have a great setup. I shipped our beagle from TX to AK last year and they were great. Hey wait, do you actually own a ferret?

How much does it cost? See above. CAL was the most affordable and had the best setup.

Would I take my loyal canine to a Kinko's? Do you want to make funny photocopies of its butt? Get it a passport? Is it a seeing eye dog? If it is a seeing eye dog, how does it read the signs that say "NO ANIMALS EXCEPT SEEING EYE DOGS"?

Will the FO be obligated to go feed and water my son? The only thing the FO is obligated to feed and water is the Captain. What the FO decides to use as the feed and water generally depends on the Captain's a) disposition b) Union status/DP flyer status and c) his/her planned age at retirement.

Does size matter? Awww, I'm blushing. Not to me, but the women I've known throughout my life have always been polite enough to tell me "no, size doesn't matter".

Do you do horses or llamas? Not as a rule. There was that time in college with the full moon and the gallon of hennessy. You know, that llama had a pretty mouth now that I think about. And I think she really liked me too.
Try this: http://www.continental.com/web/en-us...s/default.aspx
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We ship animals, but usually only in the cockpit. Come to think of it, they are usually the ones operating the aircraft. The civilized ones, like: horses; whales; chickens; roosters; some lab animals (other than the aforementioned ones that ride in the cockpit); and every once and a while, sheep and cows, ride in the back.
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"Live Chicks" is ramp-agent-speak for SNAKES ON A PLANE! It just sounds a lot more benign!
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I was under the impression the general public CAN ship animals with us since we started carrying the USPS' live shipments. Seen an awful lot of live bees, chickens etc. being shipped overnight from Joe Farmer in one state to Jack Farmer in another... Not sure that's how I'd entrust an animal I really wanted to arrive alive though.
They are being shipped through the USPS (third party??), NOT FedEx! They Just end up on a FedEx plane!
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Do you do horses or llamas? Not as a rule. There was that time in college with the full moon and the gallon of hennessy. You know, that llama had a pretty mouth now that I think about. And I think she really liked me too.
It (he? she?) just told you it liked you, them same as when it told you size doesn't matter, it was just being nice!
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It (he? she?) just told you it liked you, them same as when it told you size doesn't matter, it was just being nice!

LIES, I knew it was all lies!! (sob...sniffle)
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