UPS Transformed Cargo Planes to Haul Passengers Every Weekend for Its Short-Lived Charter Service
It took just four hours to make a Boeing 727 cargo jet ready for rows of chartered seats.
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Did you know there was a time where you could send yourself via UPS and not have to worry about breaking the law, or even finding an appropriately sized box? The only downside is, someone would need to charter the plane.
During that time, UPS saw an opportunity to make an extra buck with planes that sat idle during the weekends. UPS's massive cargo fleet was profitable as a whole, but more money is always better. Thus, the UPS Passenger Operations charter service was born.
Five Boeing 727 cargo jets were converted every Friday for chartered flights and then swapped back to...
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