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by airtran737
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded
Replies: 35
Views: 4910

Re: PIA tells cabin crew to lose weight or be grounded

Good for them. An airline as well as other companies should be able to control their brand image.

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by airtran737
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019
Replies: 64
Views: 7663

Re: Big 3 (AA,DL,UA) Regional Airlines -2019

I heard the ones from AX are going to MQ and MQ is transferring to PT. The reason they are not going direct is that MQ can do the required maintenance, at least that's what I heard elsewhere...not sure if that is fact or not. PDT is planned to have around 60 airplanes and they are nearly there. The...

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by airtran737
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 2162

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread - 2019

Hearing more and more talk of AA starting GRR-LAX. That would be a spectacular route.

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by airtran737
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Anglophone Privilege
Replies: 104
Views: 5880

Re: The Anglophone Privilege

I have nothing to feel guilty for. I put myself through school, I bought my home, I earned my job, and nobody helped me or kissed my ass on the way. Those who whine and bitch about white privilege are too nutless to step up and pave their own way forward.

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by airtran737
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet
Replies: 67
Views: 9853

Re: SkyWest to sell ExpressJet

Congrats to the XJT pilot group for escaping the Kool-Aide drinkers at SkyWest. This is a nice early Christmas present for them.

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by airtran737
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 422
Views: 82566

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Currently, in 2019 there aren't any planned openings. If we get the Compass contract back, then we should hear something mid-year in order to start preparing (this is from our VP of Flight Ops). I honestly believe that AAG wants to put these planes with MQ because it will save them hundreds of thou...

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by airtran737
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 422
Views: 82566

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

When will Envoy open up another E175 base? Currently, in 2019 there aren't any planned openings. If we get the Compass contract back, then we should hear something mid-year in order to start preparing (this is from our VP of Flight Ops). I honestly believe that AAG wants to put these planes with MQ...

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by airtran737
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/US Airways integration status
Replies: 74
Views: 10931

Re: AA/US Airways integration status

The PHL LUS crews still can't seem to get over their old uniforms - still frequently see the old US embroidered aprons as well as the light blue US logo sweaters. There are so many different mix and match variations of the uniforms on a typical flight. Sure, new uniforms are coming eventually, but ...

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by airtran737
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 422
Views: 82566

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

When will Envoy open up another E175 base? Currently, in 2019 there aren't any planned openings. If we get the Compass contract back, then we should hear something mid-year in order to start preparing (this is from our VP of Flight Ops). I honestly believe that AAG wants to put these planes with MQ...

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by airtran737
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight
Replies: 43
Views: 3753

Re: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight

My partner flew on an American Eagle (Piedmont) flight this AM from Wilmington, NC (ILM) into Philadelphia (PHL). This was the 5:59am departure on an EMB145. The flight is scheduled for approx 1:25 duration , but the airborne time was about 1:05. There was absolutely zero attempt at any kind of cab...

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by airtran737
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 13747

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

Always blame the airline. Does this woman have a phone? What was the reason for the cancellation? Did her PNR reflect that she had numerous issues that prevented her from traveling like a normal person? We probably should wait for the facts before we crucify AA.

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by airtran737
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours
Replies: 36
Views: 5538

Re: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours

She’s getting paid guarantee every month. It’s on her to use her days off and pick up open time or use PBS to trade her trips for something better.

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by airtran737
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 10688

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

Trash name, trash mom, trash story. She’s going to get called a lot worse because her mother is a dirty hippie who named her something idiotic.

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by airtran737
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?
Replies: 127
Views: 10737

Re: Next Wide Body Freighter will be the A330neo?

With so many A330 Ceos about to come on stream for retirement as pax aircraft, there will be ample supply of good and cheap frames for conversion to freighters. I doubt a new build A330FNeo will sell at all, seeing how the current version has sold poorly. current 330 has a big problem of not having...

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by airtran737
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 422
Views: 82566

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

I have been trying get a grasp on what the ultimate regional plan is for AA moving forward.. is the following summary at least a moderately accurate assessment of where things will be within 12-18 months? CRJ2- down to around 20 frames, all with PSA ERJ140- around 50 frames, all with Envoy ERJ145- ...

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by airtran737
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Describe AA in 3 Words Article
Replies: 117
Views: 12736

Re: Describe AA in 3 Words Article

Raging dumpster fire
Delta is winning
Going for broke
Fake news morale

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by airtran737
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 101
Views: 12688

Re: AA post Q3 2018 earnings

Should we start a pool on when AAG files for bankruptcy again?

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by airtran737
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 422
Views: 82566

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

Envoy N622AE is now back in service from its tenure at Trans States.

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by airtran737
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?
Replies: 45
Views: 5123

Re: Do pilots appreciate compliments on good landings?

Honestly, I don't put too much stock in what passengers have to say. I know when I greased it or when I planted it, and while it's nice to hear that I did a good job I don't need the validation. I get annoyed with those who feel that they are qualified to be armchair QB's, especially little old ladi...

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by airtran737
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 6384

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

B757capt wrote:
Yep, common place to see this type of stuff happening. Only question is will WNs union agreements allow this?


WN is contract ramp in GRR so this isn’t new territory.

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by airtran737
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 6384

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

B757capt wrote:
Yep, common place to see this type of stuff happening. Only question is will WNs union agreements allow this?


WN is contract ramp in GRR so this isn’t new territory.

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by airtran737
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 9073

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

The pilots are switching to a very low quality M&H uniform. It’s pathetic compared to TwinHill. Sorry to hear that. We wear M&H at my company and it’s pretty low quality...always been jealous of the latest generation AA pilot uniform. I won’t wear this new garbage until I am forced to. AA d...

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by airtran737
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Uniforms Revealed
Replies: 80
Views: 9073

Re: AA New Uniforms Revealed

The pilots are switching to a very low quality M&H uniform. It’s pathetic compared to TwinHill.

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by airtran737
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centurion has surrendered its AOC
Replies: 22
Views: 5454

Re: Centurion has surrendered its AOC

What will happen to the current aircraft flying in Centurion colors (CENTURION CARGO titles)? Sky Lease will continue flying? Are these aircraft going to be repainted with Sky Lease titles? Sky Lease will continue flying. The 747 that has been flying SFO-HNL was parked for 7 months until a couple o...

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by airtran737
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 777-300ER in ORD w/out Titles
Replies: 12
Views: 4262

CX 777-300ER in ORD w/out Titles

Coming in from 9L today I noticed a CX 777-300ER atthe AA hangar without any titles. Any insight as to what’s going on with this airplane?

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by airtran737
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15866

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

There are many agencies besides the Air Marshals allowed to carry weapons on aircraft, and I always felt better having them there. Unfortunately things happen, but the vast majority of the time they all do their jobs extremely well. Also, don’t forget about the FFDO program. It is one of the best a...

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by airtran737
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15866

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

Wouldn't the bad guy first have to know who the Air Marshal is? (Hint, they won't). Cockpit doors are bulletproof, and as a last line of defense, there are likely more good guys with arms on the other side, As someone who travels often, I can tell you they're not that hard to spot. Edit: for securi...

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by airtran737
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 82
Views: 11588

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

I give tons of respect to those who are flying single pilot in hard IFR on caravan, Metroliners, and Beech 1900’s. They get their asses handed to them day after day and put up with things that we in the 121 pax world would never dream of. Being a freight dog in that environment is not easy.

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by airtran737
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 16384

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

I honestly don't see anything wrong with this. Why shouldn't the flight attendants be held to a standard of accountability? There are going to be a lot of changes coming on 10/1 with the two groups finally being merged as well as going to a PBS system that will prevent a lot of the auctioning of tri...

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by airtran737
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 16384

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

Maybe this will weed out some of the geriatric mommas who abuse the system.

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by airtran737
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight
Replies: 39
Views: 9583

Re: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight

Some people pay good money for this kind of service.

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by airtran737
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Evaluating restarting 747-400P2F Line
Replies: 8
Views: 2302

Re: IAI Evaluating restarting 747-400P2F Line

Having worked the BCF and the BDSF as a Loadmaster, I certainly hope that IAI ups their quality control game if they decide to get back into it. We had numerous issues with the IAI airplanes involving main cargo doors that gave numerous false open indications in flight, floors that were improperly m...

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by airtran737
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle's plan for the future.
Replies: 422
Views: 82566

Re: American Eagle's plan for the future.

mhkansan wrote:
Thank you jgcotter for the updates. How many 145s will be a Piedmont when they are finished transferring them? Is the plan for them to have 50 jets total?


In May Robert Isom said the plan was to have them around 60 airplanes.

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by airtran737
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140
Replies: 72
Views: 22458

Re: Envoy Reactivating ERJ-140

Is there any hope at all that some of these E140s will go to Piedmont, to compliment their E145s? Or are all of these already back in service with Envoy? None of them will go Piedmont, it would make zero sense for them to be placed there. PDT would need to amend their manuals and training program, ...

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by airtran737
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew
Replies: 24
Views: 7367

Re: Comedy of errors by JET Airways crew

You can’t fix stupid. Maybe a runway alingnment verification in the checklist could prevent this.

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by airtran737
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 417 iad to fra flew with broken flap (8/4/18)
Replies: 24
Views: 7400

Re: LH 417 iad to fra flew with broken flap (8/4/18)

Happens all the time. As long as it’s in compliance with the MEL/CDL then it’s perfectly legal to do. Just like flying without a winglet or an inop pack. Nothing to worry about.

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by airtran737
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380
Replies: 21
Views: 6116

Re: Off duty pilot threatens to blow up Emirates A380

I’m sure he will be sent to the recruiting team.

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by airtran737
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 35
Views: 8954

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

Compass flying for AA will either return to Envoy (hopefully not as we don’t want it), or continue at Republic. Interesting... the pilot group at envoy doesn't want LAX back? That sounds kinda of surprising as getting LAX would then give Envoy essentially nationwide coverage as far bases go. Do you...

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by airtran737
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States
Replies: 35
Views: 8954

Re: Republic nears deal to buy Trans States

I think you’ll see the shutdown of GoJet
The Trans States 145’s will be brought to the Republic certificate.
Compass flying for Delta merged into Republic
Compass flying for AA will either return to Envoy (hopefully not as we don’t want it), or continue at Republic.

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by airtran737
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?
Replies: 18
Views: 3014

Re: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?

master14225 wrote:
That's unfair for Qatar then, they should increase the bilateral if they already did it with UAE.


Boo hoo for Qatar. Maybe their diplomats should spend more time negotiating agreements then. Bitching and saying “we want it too daddy” doesn’t apply here.

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by airtran737
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 122
Views: 34594

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

"We've always done it that way." "Everybody does it." Regardless of the above, if you think the customer (Air Mobility Command) isn't going to be pissed-off about this, I think you're mistaken. AMC is not going to lose their mind over this. You are adding a lot more drama than t...

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by airtran737
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 122
Views: 34594

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

Gaining operating experience after the simulator with passengers on board is a daily occurrence in the United States. "We've always done it that way." "Everybody does it." Regardless of the above, if you think the customer (Air Mobility Command) isn't going to be pissed-off abou...

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by airtran737
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 122
Views: 34594

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

The captain is a check airmen which means that it was the first officer who was landing and under the supervision of the captain. Please put this non-sense to bed about coming from the 747 etc.

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by airtran737
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 122
Views: 34594

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

I am not sure about the 767, but on the 747 at Atlas there is currently around a three-month wait for IOE. Imagine sitting at home after 7 weeks of hell in ground school and trying to stay fresh. Atlas is doing a poor job utilizing their crews when it comes to IOE. These guys should be sent back to ...

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by airtran737
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!
Replies: 50
Views: 8939

Re: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!

I can tell tell you as. 145 pilot and we are heavy bags, cargo people, long stage length, high temperature, fuel (dispatch add, admin, or ferry); that we will be weight restricted like crazy. And guess what? These all happed on day of departure. So they will capnthe flights, and start soliciting. If...

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by airtran737
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!
Replies: 50
Views: 8939

Re: AA had an Astounding 483 IDB's in 3 Months; WN 669!

I can tell tell you as. 145 pilot and we are heavy with bags, cargo people, long stage length, high temperature, fuel (dispatch add, admin, or ferry); that we will be weight restricted like crazy. And guess what? These all happed on day of departure. So they will capnthe flights, and start solicitin...

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by airtran737
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 12407

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

Whats really absurd here is that there is an entire business model based on outsourcing to the lowest bidder, employees making food stamp wages, airlines getting played against each other, and slapping X Airline's name on whatever contractor they've signed up with for today but still telling passen...

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by airtran737
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options
Replies: 73
Views: 12407

Re: Republic Airways orders 100 E175 plus 100 options

I think that the first 60 of these airframes are for replacing the old E-170's. The rest are for when Republic decides to buy GoJet and park and replace their CR9's with E175's. As a regional pilot, I can say that I wish that every one of these aircraft was flown by a mainline pilot. Mainline gave u...

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