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CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE


Airborne Express will be available for limited pickup and delivery service on the day of Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, 1999. All requests for pickups, including automatic daily pickups, must be prearranged by Thursday, Dec. 23, 1999. Drop Boxes will be serviced early on Dec. 24, 1999 as posted on each Drop Box. There will be no pickup or delivery service on Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, 1999.

EXPRESS SERVICE
Express packages picked up Friday, Dec. 24, will be delivered Monday, Dec. 27. Delivery by noon in primary delivery areas.

NEXT AFTERNOON SERVICE (NAS)
Next Afternoon packages weighing five pounds or less picked up Friday, Dec. 24, will be delivered Monday, Dec. 27. Delivery by 3:00 p.m. in primary delivery areas. Saturday delivery is not available with NAS.

SECOND DAY SERVICE (SDS)
Second Day packages picked up Friday, Dec. 24, will be delivered Tuesday, Dec. 28. Delivery by 5:00 p.m. in primary delivery areas. Saturday delivery is not available with SDS.

INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS SERVICE
Shipments to most countries picked up in the United States on Friday, Dec. 24 will depart the U.S. on Monday, Dec. 27.

- Shipments arriving in the U.S. and clearing Customs on Friday,
- Dec. 24, will be delivered Monday, Dec. 27.

- Shipments arriving in the U.S. and clearing Customs after
- Friday, Dec. 24, will be delivered Tuesday, Dec. 28.


NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY SCHEDULE


Airborne Express will be available for limited pickup and delivery service on the day of New Year's Eve, Friday, Dec. 31, 1999. All requests for pickups, including automatic daily pickups, must be prearranged by Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999. Drop boxes will be serviced early on Dec. 31, 1999 as posted on each Drop Box. There will be no pickup or delivery service on New Year's Day, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000.

EXPRESS SERVICE
Express packages picked up Friday, Dec. 31, will be delivered Monday, Jan. 3, 2000. Delivery by noon in primary delivery areas.

NEXT AFTERNOON SERVICE (NAS)
Next Afternoon packages weighing five pounds or less picked up Friday, Dec. 31, will be delivered Monday, Jan. 3, 2000. Delivery by 3:00 p.m. in primary delivery areas. Saturday delivery is not available with NAS.

SECOND DAY SERVICE (SDS)
Second Day packages picked up Friday, Dec. 31, will be delivered Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000. Delivery by 5:00 p.m. in primary delivery areas. Saturday delivery is not available with SDS.

INTERNATIONAL EXPRESS SERVICE
Shipments to most countries picked up in the United States on Friday, Dec. 31 will depart the U.S. on Monday, Jan. 3, 2000.

- Shipments arriving in the U.S. and clearing Customs on Friday,
- Dec. 31, will be delivered Monday, Jan. 3, 2000.

- Shipments arriving in the U.S. and clearing Customs after
- Friday, Dec. 31, will be delivered Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000.

EMERGENCY SERVICE - 365 DAYS A YEAR
If you have a shipment that just can't wait, Sky Courier, a subsidiary of Airborne Express, offers Same-Day/Best-Flight-Out Service 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year. Call 1-800-336-3344 for U.S. or International shipments of any size.

24-HOUR COMMUNICATIONS CENTER
Although your local Airborne office will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day, you may contact the Airborne Express 24-Hour Communications Center anytime by simply dialing 1-800-AIRBORNE (1-800-247-2676). If you are shipping perishables during the holidays, please contact your local Airborne Express office to schedule these shipments.

HOLIDAY SHIPPING TIPS


Busy holiday times mean more pressure on your shipping network. Airborne Express is offering you these shipping reminders to help ensure your shipments arrive at their destination on time.  

HELPFUL HINTS:

SEND CRITICAL SHIPMENTS EARLY.
Airborne guarantees on-time delivery. However, the best laid plans can be thwarted by Mother Nature.

MAKE SURE RECIPIENTíS ADDRESS AND ZIP CODE ARE COMPLETE AND CORRECT.
Errors can mean delays and misrouted shipments. Remember to include suite numbers or office floors.

WRITE FIRMLY AND LEGIBLY.
Typing the airbill is even better. This will help drivers and others to read information accurately.

SECURELY CLOSE AND SEAL PACKAGES.
Packaging provided by Airborne is best for securing contents and itís free. Replenish your stock now to make sure you have what you need.

SOME THINGS TO AVOID:
  1. Damaged containers.
  2. Stuffing your packages beyond the weight specifications of the shipment container.
  3. Use of wrapping paper, string, cellophane tape or masking tape on the outside of your package.
  4. Allowing packages to get wet while awaiting pickup.
  5. Using inappropriate packaging to ship fragile items or hazardous materials.*

    *including items with high intrinsic value, medical shipments and hazardous materials.  

For more information contact Airborne Express Customer Service at 1-800-AIRBORNE (1-800-247-2676).


Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!
Thank You for Shipping with Airborne Express.

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