I ordered an item from Hong Kong on Monday, specifically to be sent Express. Here is the timeline, see if you can figure this one out:
1 - Order placed approximately 0700 Monday (1900 HK time), I am Eastern Time.
2 - 2100, Monday order marked received and sent to shipping (0900, Tuesday HK time)
3 - 0530, Tuesday, order shipped (1730, HK time), what really happens is that the Bill of Lading is made up, but shipper still has to make pick-up.
4 - 0230, Wednesday shipper picks up package (1430, HK time).
5 - 0934, Wednesday, package has cleared HK Export Control and enroute (2134, HK time)
6 - 1329, Wednesday, (Shipping log times now reflect Eastern Time), package arrived in Cincinnati.
That has to be one fast plane taking only 4 hours to fly over 6K miles.
Of course I imagine that the four hours is only for an update on the Export Control in HK and as soon as I see other tracking it will make sense.