indicating the destination, type of mail, weight, and
office of dispatch.
It is possible for the area mail coordinator (FMC or
MPO), or in some cases the aircraft carrier your ship
may be in company with, to provide instructions for
you to send outgoing mail via pouch directly to them
for consolidation and onward dispatch. Inform your
postal officer of dispatches to avoid any confusion and
AIRPORT-CODED TAGS (FLIGHT TAGS)
AND SELF-ADHESIVE LABELS
Slide labels, flight tags, and self-adhesive labels
are the only external identifiers of end destinations for
mail. Therefore, extreme care must be taken to use the
correct slide labels in pouches and MM trays, correct
flight tags on pouches, and the correct self-adhesive
labels on MM trays and OSPs before manifesting mail.
The instructions for the proper method of
completing tags and labels may be found in USPS
HDBK T-7. From the time mail is dispatched to its
arrival at the airport of final destination, tags provide
information to the air carrier on routing for mail
pouches. Self-adhesive labels serve the same purpose
for MM trays and OSPs.
Once mail is pouched and properly labeled
identifying the destination, contents, weight, and
office of origin, affix the proper airport-coded tag to
the pouches. For OSPs and MM trays, attach
airport-coded self-adhesive labels.
You should be careful in selecting and preparing
flight tags to avoid mail being misrouted by the air
carrier. For example, a pouch containing First-Class
Mail destined for mixed states tendered to a
commercial air carrier from a ship operating in the
Pacific Ocean should have a label inserted in the label
holder reading AMC SAN FRANCISCO CA 940. The
final airport destination for this pouch should be San
Francisco. Therefore, the flight tag must read SFO
(San Francisco). Place the tag over the pouch staple
and beneath the hasp before sealing the pouch. The
pouch grommet is not used for attachments of any tags.
When preprinted airport-coded flight tags and
self-adhesive labels are not available, prepare the
appropriate tags and labels by printing the three-letter
city of destination code in the appropriate portion of PS
Tag 135-B and PS Label 136-B (see figure 9-15). For
WEIGHT CONVERSION CHART
Figure 9-14.A kilograms and pounds conversion chart.