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Old 05-25-2011, 08:42 PM   #1  
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Default DFW Area FDX Commuters...

Tuesday night, DFW was hit by a hail storm.

If you were parked in the lot at DFW, your car has hail damage.

Two cars have their back windshields blown out. I didn't think to get the license plates.

If you have a car parked at DFW, it might be a good idea to have someone check on it.

This has been a public service announcement.
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:58 PM   #2  
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"Hail storm" is an understatement for that... eeeeesh...
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:19 AM   #3  
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Missed it by a day. Was any FedEx airplanes damaged? American Airlines cancelled a bunch of flights and some airplanes were damaged. This summer could be a rough time for flying if the last month is any indication of what is to come. Better have a adverse weather plan for your family when you are gone on a trip.
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:51 PM   #4  
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I jumpseated to MEM from DFW Tuesday night. One MD-10 canceled due to hail damage on the elevator.

As for parking - park over at FastTrack. It is covered and a little over $4/day with the FedEx discount. On a side note, they have been instructed by management to stop giving us rides to and from the pax side unless we are parked on their lot.

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Old 05-29-2011, 11:10 PM   #5  
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Originally Posted by Goose17 View Post
On a side note, they have been instructed by management to stop giving us rides to and from the pax side unless we are parked on their lot.

I was standing by the corner a couple weeks ago hoping to get a ride and a dude pulls up in a pickup truck, identifies himself as the manager of FastTrack, starts interrogating me as to my intentions and says we shouldn't be asking for rides and that fedex gets a good discount and should park there instead of looking for a free ride. He said it is a disservice to his paying customers and it "inconveniences them unnecessarily". What a crock. I looked at him and said "I'm just waitin' on a friend". Thirty seconds later a Parking Spot guy picked me up.
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:08 PM   #6  
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Should have told him you'd park there more often if the company wasn't screwing with your travel expenses (aka accepted fares) . And then told him that you do tip his employees generously for their services .

Just found out that FastTrack has been bought by ParkingSpot. Rebranding to come. I'm betting our 'great' discount goes away with the rebranding .

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Old 05-30-2011, 02:33 PM   #7  
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This year has already been brutal when it comes to severe WX... not exactly looking forward to the notoriously bad months
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