How Overnight Shipping Works

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  • Wendover Productions
    Wendover Productions  3 months ago +1959

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    • Pavel Zhdanov
      Pavel Zhdanov 22 hours ago



    • star.wars.501st
      star.wars.501st 27 days ago

      Wendover Productions your mum

    • Willby Craft
      Willby Craft 28 days ago

      Or you could learn to code...

  • soaringtractor
    soaringtractor 2 hours ago

    used aircraft??? really??? is that why UPS just ordered 28 NEW Boeing 747-8F ???? Fedex also orders new planes !!!!

  • Jordan Nelson
    Jordan Nelson 8 hours ago

    Sometimes my office gets first overnight packages at 7, but no one is there to receive them so they come back at 10. Now I feel like such a jerk

  • Derrick Kamunya
    Derrick Kamunya 2 days ago

    You videos are very helpful and very informative thank you so much. I have subscribed and liked

  • Christopher Daniel
    Christopher Daniel 2 days ago

    Have been fascinated by air cargo and the logistics of it for a long time. Excellent video. Thanks. Will check out Squarespace.

  • MrKesh
    MrKesh 2 days ago

    Overnight parts from Japan

  • Renegade Nielsen
    Renegade Nielsen 2 days ago

    And....this process doesnt work and isnt real if you are a flat earther hahaha

  • General Grievous
    General Grievous 2 days ago

    Cuntover cumdictions

  • Epic Playz
    Epic Playz 2 days ago

    I got a package while watching this.

  • c12
    c12 3 days ago

    His is the guy from half as interesting

  • Alexander V.R
    Alexander V.R 3 days ago

    Best channel, seriously

  • John Iii
    John Iii 3 days ago

    I’m tired of the Kaiser commercials

  • Sontastabica
    Sontastabica 4 days ago

    I run FedEx delivery through my trucking company very often. I've always wondered how this works. I love how informative this is. I frequent the Memphis location and Indianapolis location often.

  • DsYkX Plays games
    DsYkX Plays games 4 days ago

    Hey when you said “amazon”, my amazon echo asked me what

  • DsYkX Plays games
    DsYkX Plays games 4 days ago


  • salomon torres
    salomon torres 4 days ago +1

    All i could think about is how many dildos were in the video

  • The Redcoat
    The Redcoat 5 days ago +1

    We Humans are capable of incredible things!

  • أتابع الناصري. Keillor,Christopher

    And if they had the ability to fly people cheaply do they put the people provide their own snacks and seats and you getting a box they can make a lot more money

  • NonDelusional74611
    NonDelusional74611 5 days ago

    Is that a Dash 8? 4:20 ?

  • T Mac41603
    T Mac41603 6 days ago


  • Mark Fosseth
    Mark Fosseth 7 days ago

    Great video 👍

  • Chimmy The Hero
    Chimmy The Hero 7 days ago

    I go to college in Anchorage. Thought this was awesome

  • Train Town two
    Train Town two 7 days ago

    But yet takes 3 days to get a package from Texas to Ohio

  • Michael A
    Michael A 8 days ago

    Absolutely fascinating; the incredible scale, complexity, and efficiency of these operations.

  • WildFyr
    WildFyr 8 days ago

    Go, Maine!!! Haha

  • Luis Perez
    Luis Perez 10 days ago


  • Christopher Michael Czechowicz

    Imagine the toll on the environment all of this takes.

  • justmeeagainn
    justmeeagainn 11 days ago

    UPS sucks. Don’t use them.

  • FaKe Niko __
    FaKe Niko __ 11 days ago

    Yeah In sweden we have POSTNORD which basically just is shit

  • J Parker
    J Parker 11 days ago

    Fed ex ground is a nightmare working for them is hell it may be a miracle to you but they treat there workers like crap 💩

  • Bridgett Leigh
    Bridgett Leigh 11 days ago

    So how do E Packets from China work?

  • Andrew Mills
    Andrew Mills 12 days ago

    God bless capitalism. Can you imagine the government trying to orchestrate this logistical nightmare?

  • Austin James
    Austin James 12 days ago

    Slight correction, Fedex's hub isn't in Dallas but rather Fort Worth at Alliance Airport.

  • Svetlozar Shenkov
    Svetlozar Shenkov 12 days ago

    Rumors go Russia and China will create common project an airline a poster a posting company and a shipper cause they would be the first and second largest economies in world and West will depend on them exclusively

  • Svetlozar Shenkov
    Svetlozar Shenkov 12 days ago

    The Hollandese "In time courier " is the biggest in Europe but another Hollander TNT is among the 4 largest in world while DHL are Germans. Absolutely normal situation Europe is richer bigger busier than USA so everything is more quality quantity except negative stuff where nobody beats USA!

  • Sid S
    Sid S 12 days ago

    how overnight shipping works ship it while its night

  • Casey Sullivan
    Casey Sullivan 13 days ago

    Nice video and interesting but one thing. There is not a Boeing 747-800. The one in the video was a 747-8i. Boeing has moved away from the -x00 numbering and toward -x numbering as seen on the 787-8, -9 and so on.

  • Zachary Watson
    Zachary Watson 13 days ago

    Great channel. Subscribed

  • dronespace
    dronespace 13 days ago

    Excellent video

  • MED 1
    MED 1 13 days ago


  • Justine Hardy
    Justine Hardy 13 days ago

    beef fold reflect main wave myth profound bother theory enforce trick handle.

  • Benjamin Buttigieg
    Benjamin Buttigieg 14 days ago

    Capitalism is amazing

  • ok
    ok 14 days ago

    what a great video this is. wow.

  • Weiyu Leng
    Weiyu Leng 14 days ago

    Algorithm 101: network flow

  • FatBoyChannel101
    FatBoyChannel101 14 days ago

    When your package travel more than you

  • rayholderg1
    rayholderg1 14 days ago

    Pure genius. You never stop to think about this stuff when you click “Overnight” on your shipping option;and has always blown my mind how this works. Just wait until Amazon cops a few more jets...... ill be interested to see THEIR take on this system!

  • KK Gamer
    KK Gamer 14 days ago

    Since I live in Maine I have seen one of those little Fedex planes takeoff from Portland before

  • Aiden Ryland
    Aiden Ryland 15 days ago

    Actually if you take into account metro populations Dubai, Louisville and Memphis have basically the same population

  • Ms. C.
    Ms. C. 15 days ago

    Superb video

  • Civil C
    Civil C 15 days ago

    That's​ a big airport for packages

  • Richard Pang
    Richard Pang 15 days ago

    EVERY COUNTRY? I’ve never heard or seen DHL where I live. (West coast of U.S.)

  • introvert _
    introvert _ 15 days ago

    I remember getting a ups package from nashville to chicago in just over eight hours i was so impressed

  • Alec Hoffman
    Alec Hoffman 15 days ago

    I thought the title was "How overnight snipping works" lmao

  • Trevor Hauck
    Trevor Hauck 15 days ago

    Cool stuff, but all I can think about is how basic your site looks, and how seemingly unnecessary using SS to make it would be.


    really well done video

  • Vaping mike Aliexpress

    Yeahy this is how i get my vape mail !! Good job ! And holy shit how complex it is !!!

  • Mojo Tech
    Mojo Tech 15 days ago

    Was an avionics technician on UPS MD-11. Good strong aircraft.

  • Dennis Fox
    Dennis Fox 15 days ago

    I have enjoyed the option of overnight shipping for my entire career. While it is considered "expensive" it has made every business I worked for more efficient where people didn't need to wait around to complete projects. Overnight shipping is a great defense against the loose ends and mistakes of people working on complicated projects. I have seen overnight shipping save reputations and make nice successes. In the right situations, it seems to be worth every penny.

  • Daniel Portillo
    Daniel Portillo 15 days ago

    Great video

  • Survivalist Extraordinare

    DO NOT BUY OVERNIGHT SHIPPING FROM FED EX ON A FRIDAY you’ll get your fucken package on Monday I paid 23.00 for shipping

  • R69NIX
    R69NIX 15 days ago

    Slightly different, but related; Can you explain how Chinese companies can afford to sell me something for 10p (pence/cents) and have it shipped half way around the world for free?! How are they doing that?

  • Voldermort BUTT
    Voldermort BUTT 16 days ago

    All this technology just to have the package slamdunked on the floor by the delivery man

  • DerParadonym
    DerParadonym 16 days ago

    that was a full squarespace minute at the end? Things are really getting out of hand...

  • Animiles
    Animiles 16 days ago

    Here in the Netherlands there are more companies who ship their own products to their customers. Mostly because someone could drive from the northern most point of the country to the southern most point and back within the same day, or even back to the south again if they really want to.. xD

  • Animiles
    Animiles 16 days ago

    All this time I'm just wondering about the pile of bullshit called "English". This is because you SHIP CARgo with an airplane.

  • Thatothergamer01
    Thatothergamer01 16 days ago

    I’m from presque isle boi

  • RaidZeroHero
    RaidZeroHero 16 days ago

    And I’m over here always complaining I’m not paying for next day shipping 10$,12$ ect wait a week for the free shipping. But now seeing this video the 10$ for next day shipping is a weight of my back knowing I’m not getting ripped off. They look like a fucking army ready to ship thousands of Soldiers to anyone house over night to start a war for 10$ next day shipping don’t start no shit with fedex,ups,dhl or find swat with thousands of weapons at ya door over night 😂

  • QuarioQuario54321
    QuarioQuario54321 16 days ago

    Maybe the old aircraft should be retrofitted with methods to increase efficiency (ie winglets) to lower fuel costs, and make oil last a few more days.

  • Autistic Screeching
    Autistic Screeching 16 days ago

    Now I know why my package always ends up at Memphis at some point

  • Joseph Franklin
    Joseph Franklin 16 days ago


  • P0keTheArtist
    P0keTheArtist 17 days ago

    My dad fixes airplanes for a living, so no wonder he always comments on how engineers always go to FedEX. Their central hub is only like, 30 minutes away!

  • Guillotine
    Guillotine 17 days ago

    What's the difference between Wendover and Half as Interesting?

  • Bram Slootmans
    Bram Slootmans 18 days ago

    Mr. UPS-man?

  • Kenan Qu
    Kenan Qu 19 days ago

    I once received a ups overnight package from a 10-mile far town. The tracking shows that the package has flown to Lexington, KY, which is about 700 miles away and back. The shipping companies might need to improve their shipping algorithm.

  • GoatPixel
    GoatPixel 19 days ago

    Thr biggest drug smugglers are the logistic companies

  • that one guy
    that one guy 20 days ago

    Can we just talk about the shot at 8:59?

  • Erik Fjerdingen
    Erik Fjerdingen 20 days ago

    Bullcrap! Just found out that dhl DOESEN'T ship packages to North Korea!

  • Sean C
    Sean C 20 days ago

    Where’s the ship?

  • ayman ullha
    ayman ullha 20 days ago

    Emirates have 205 aircraft

  • alphabett66
    alphabett66 21 day ago


  • The Dank Gamers
    The Dank Gamers 22 days ago

    I live in Louisville and the population is about 1.3 million, the city isn't that small

  • TheJohnnyrat
    TheJohnnyrat 22 days ago

    FSX they are eurotrash crap.

  • Dylan Ortiz
    Dylan Ortiz 22 days ago

    Choose 901

  • Francisco Caceres
    Francisco Caceres 22 days ago

    The Private Sector

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  • Andrew Thompson
    Andrew Thompson 23 days ago

    Working at the worldport in Louisville is almost a family buisness at this point

  • Existence
    Existence 23 days ago

    "why would i ever need to know how to calculate a mean?" 2:15

  • Clement Tan
    Clement Tan 23 days ago

    basically a never ending berlin airlift!

  • FlyingCola
    FlyingCola 23 days ago

    There’s no 747-800. It’s called a 747-8F. Boeing’s new naming system.

  • TheDay Cometh
    TheDay Cometh 23 days ago

    Which is the largest delivery company in the world?

  • Ben Davis
    Ben Davis 24 days ago

    Wish you would have mentioned the or shown the Cessna 208 caravan. It does a lot of small work all over the country for fedex.

    JAYSAZY 24 days ago

    No usps

  • Cindy V.
    Cindy V. 24 days ago

    This is amazing 😵

  • Jackson Jinks
    Jackson Jinks 24 days ago

    Fun Fact: That red line on the side of the propellor planes is the point that the propellers would collide with the plane should they disconnect from the engine. Pick your seats strategically.

  • Alex Bruce
    Alex Bruce 25 days ago

    traveling salesman can eat his heart out

  • TheFIREGOD12
    TheFIREGOD12 25 days ago

    3:52 the driving through town is a town 15 minutes from my house. The town is called Valley Ford California. About 70 miles north of San Francisco.

  • Noel Santos
    Noel Santos 26 days ago

    The app tiny planes came to mind when watching this video.

  • Anthony Franklin
    Anthony Franklin 26 days ago

    Fuckin Amazon...

  • Robert Lee
    Robert Lee 26 days ago

    You forgot Edmonton buddy

  • Stacy Smith
    Stacy Smith 26 days ago

    R.I.P. Airborne Express.