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by Pe@rson
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai to operate selected flights from DXB terminal 3
Replies: 12
Views: 1019

Re: Flydubai to operate selected flights from DXB terminal 3

Presumably these have more connecting traffic to/from EK then.

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by Pe@rson
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Nightstopping EI601/519?
Replies: 14
Views: 2730

Re: Aer Lingus Nightstopping EI601/519?

CrisAA wrote:
Side note, in my 6ish years in Aviation. US based I've never heard the term "nightstop". I've heard RON or terminator. I actually prefer nightstop.


Most people I know in Europe call it night stop.

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by Pe@rson
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?
Replies: 112
Views: 19506

Re: Virgin Atlantic network going downhill?

They'll probably generate stronger returns from their changes, though.

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by Pe@rson
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.
Replies: 37
Views: 3777

Re: New planned destinations from LHR and any routes you think could start in the near future.

Probably a low risk, short-haul, low frequency holiday-focused route. BA has a number of these from LHR.

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by Pe@rson
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 138
Views: 26494

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Funny that plane spotters admonish a global airline CEO as being ineffective and unsuccessful. ;-)

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by Pe@rson
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Services to Pakistan from Asia/Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: Services to Pakistan from Asia/Australia

joffie wrote:
Their 777 looks good according to some recent videos.


That makes the difference, then. ;-)

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by Pe@rson
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG
Replies: 17
Views: 2625

Re: Saint Pierre & Miquelon, NA (pop 6 000) gets direct flights from CDG

I'm rather surprised they've picked a plane as big as a 737-700 for this route, must have some seats blocked off since the runway in St. Pierre is rather short so it's weight limited. Why not use the CS-300 for this route? It does have the range and probably performs better from the short runway in...

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by Pe@rson
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV
Replies: 26
Views: 5751

Re: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV

lhrsfosyd wrote:
Offset by low utilisation.


Yep. But clearly better to be coordinated with its inbound and outbound connections in KEF or it'd be even more costly.

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by Pe@rson
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's compare Europe's 5 biggest airline markets
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: Let's compare Europe's 5 biggest airline markets

Ryanair is now Italy's number-one airline.

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by Pe@rson
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV
Replies: 26
Views: 5751

Re: WOW Air appears to be axing TLV

lhrsfosyd wrote:
Having the aircraft sit for 16hrs in TLV doesn't help. They should do something like KEF-TLV-LTN-TLV-KEF.


Times are all designed for connections in KEF.

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by Pe@rson
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the difference between a hub and a focus City
Replies: 13
Views: 2587

Re: What is the difference between a hub and a focus City

Hub = passenger connectivity from hub and spoke.

Base = aircraft and crew are based there.

Wizz has a lot of bases, but no hubs.

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by Pe@rson
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 136
Views: 10488

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

NEWSFLASH! BA will redeploy its 744s on an enhanced hourly service from EXT to JFK!

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by Pe@rson
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?
Replies: 39
Views: 3842

Re: Why No UK-UAE LCC Service?

Galwayman wrote:
Slightly off topic .... but I can see FR using Paphos to launch flights into DXB, AUH , DWC, Sharjah etc.


I really can't imagine they'd get bilateral rights for such flights - unless of course, they created Ryanair Cyprus, which is very unlikely.

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by Pe@rson
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 136
Views: 10488

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

I used to live in Brisbane and visited my parents in Devon yearly. A one-stop to EXT would have helped. ;-)

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by Pe@rson
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Exeter Airport
Replies: 136
Views: 10488

Re: Future of Exeter Airport

I'm Devonian and was born and raised for 18 years 1h north of EXT. I did enjoy your Sunday evening post and I like your imagination, but it'll never happen in a million years - to be polite! :)

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by Pe@rson
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sichuan Airlines inaugurates 5th-freedom Chengdu-Zurich flights via Prague today on June 23
Replies: 12
Views: 1947

Re: Sichuan Airlines inaugurates 5th-freedom Chengdu-Zurich flights via Prague today on June 23

... with 18.1 million people in its metro area (fast-growing GDP and population) and 17 million in Chongqing's, roughly 2h away by train.

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by Pe@rson
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.
Replies: 41
Views: 4688

Re: MAN introduces passenger drop-off fees.

LTN is £3 for 10 mins and £1 per minute thereafter.

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by Pe@rson
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT
Replies: 46
Views: 4402

Re: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT

Airports play a vital role in working with airlines to determine viable routes. That is why there are huge events, such as Routes, that focus on this. And obviously many, many, many meetings between the two parties beyond such events. Airports can often provide key data, knowledge, and info to aid a...

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by Pe@rson
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT
Replies: 46
Views: 4402

Re: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT

LO, LCY and BUD would have all done a lot of analysis on the potential of the route and its likelihood of working. Will it? Who knows. But it's good to wish it well rather than second guess. On a city-pair basis, over 1.5 million flew LON-BUD-LON in 2017, i.e. a PDEW of over 2,000 excluding seasona...

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by Pe@rson
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT
Replies: 46
Views: 4402

Re: LCY-BUD to be launched by LOT

LO, LCY and BUD would have all done a lot of analysis on the potential of the route and its likelihood of working. Will it? Who knows. But it's good to wish it well rather than second guess. On a city-pair basis, over 1.5 million flew LON-BUD-LON in 2017, i.e. a PDEW of over 2,000 excluding seasonal...

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by Pe@rson
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI regional being rebranded as Flybmi?
Replies: 7
Views: 1491

Re: BMI regional being rebranded as Flybmi?

Samrnpage wrote:
They have LF factors of less than 55% on average, with EMB145s im surprised they are still around.


57% in 2017. We'd hope they'd offset that with higher yields, as regionalss need to do with high-CASM regional jets, but we don't know.

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by Pe@rson
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair leads the way with best margin
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: Ryanair leads the way with best margin

I am sure I read somewhere a few months ago, Pegasus a Turkish Ultra Low Cost Carrier, had lower operating costs and better margins than Ryanair. Not according to their annual reports. Pegasus: non-fuel CASK € cents 2.54 and Ryanair 2.10. We'd also need to consider average sector lengths. Pegasus' ...

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by Pe@rson
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines
Replies: 96
Views: 15138

Re: Growth and future of Ethiopian airlines

In terms of Australia, I wonder if Ethiopian could become a competitive contender on the Kangaroo Route. According to Great Circle Mapper, LHR-ADD-SYD, at 11,500mi is only 1,000mi more than the great circle route between LHR and SYD. Why would it want to? Very competitive routes (UK-Australia) and ...

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by Pe@rson
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why there isn't any nonstop service to RSW from Texas on any LCC's?
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Why there isn't any nonstop service to RSW from Texas on any LCC's?

Look at PDEW per quarter, look at average fares per quarter in itself and in comparison to MCO/TPA, think of how easy it could be to travel on a local basis RSW-DFW/DAL, think of how much demand could be stimulated through nonstop service and lower fares.... Of course, also consider connection traff...

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by Pe@rson
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?
Replies: 20
Views: 3024

Re: What airlines are next for London Southend Airport?

I like how SEN has a number of thinner routes to the continent across different operators, including SkyTaxi to Châteauroux.

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by Pe@rson
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 8903

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

Pe@rson wrote:
They will be fine and are trying very hard to turn things around.

Seems as if that has been the story for the last 10 years![/quote]

Well, let us wish them well and let us hope it is better this time. Clearly they need to be more sustainable going forward.

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by Pe@rson
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Flybe have a future?
Replies: 82
Views: 8903

Re: Does Flybe have a future?

They will be fine and are trying very hard to turn things around.

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by Pe@rson
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 to Boston.
Replies: 20
Views: 4805

Re: Emirates A380 to Boston.

xwb777 wrote:
Attention all BOS based spotters! Emirates will be flying a one-off A380 service to BOS on 23JUN18.

Is BOS A380 capable?


They would hardly send it if it wasn't. :)

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by Pe@rson
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 4936

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

It will be either for Chinese tour groups (who are shuttled around by ground transport, so it doesn't really matter where they fly into/out of so long as it's central enough) or cargo or both.

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by Pe@rson
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 4936

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

Thibault973 you need to read around the China political issues rather than common sense western capitalism , These second and third tier routes are about projection of power and influence more rather than profit , however it’s almost certain the cabin will be filled with middle class Chinese touris...

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by Pe@rson
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou
Replies: 40
Views: 4936

Re: China Eastern to launch Luxembourg link from central Chinese city Zhengzhou

Presumably it'll primarily be for charter passengers, who'll use LUX as a pretty central location to visit places in Europe by coach.

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by Pe@rson
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2949

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

With this announcement comes 3 additional airports to the FR network beyond SEN:

- BIO
- CLJ
- KSC

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by Pe@rson
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 2949

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

sevenair wrote:
Despite promising to 'pivot away' from the UK and warning that 'flights may stop', Ryanair have announced a new three aircraft base at London Southend.


This is based on the assumption they get their UK AOC. If they didn't get it their UK operation would more than likely be in jeopardy.

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by Pe@rson
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 4021

Re: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

The only way to fairly compare fares is to consider average fares (including ancillaries) and their average sector length. These are all obtainable, with a simple calculation, via each airline's annual reports. Based on 2017 and including ancillaries: EZY: GBP£62.90 (about EUR71.70 based on an avera...

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by Pe@rson
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 4021

Re: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

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Ryanair is in the process of obtaining a UK AOC, which it anticipates attaining by the end of 2018. Source: https://investor.ryanair.com/wp-content ... rpoint.pdf

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by Pe@rson
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark
Replies: 24
Views: 4021

Re: EasyJet passes the 300 aircraft mark

Ryanair plans 200 million passengers in <10 years (from over 130 million now) and over 600 aircraft.

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by Pe@rson
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment
Replies: 73
Views: 10311

Re: OAG Changes 6/10/2018: Big NK Network Adjustment

For context, here are NK's top-10 served airports by monthly flights in June (airport, monthly flights this month, growth/decline in flights YOY): FLL 2018 17.19% LAS 1230 26.93% MCO 1149 38.43% DFW 1051 24.97% ORD 900 -0.55% DTW 936 16.13% LAX 768 -3.27% BWI 825 25.57% IAH 660 3.29% ATL 737 20.03% ...

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by Pe@rson
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?
Replies: 35
Views: 4208

Re: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?

289,242 flew LTN-CDG-LTN in 2017, up 14% over 2016. That is an average of almost 400 people each way, each day excluding seasonality.

455,425 flew LGW-CDG-LGW in 2017, up 38% over 2016. That is an average of over 600 people each way, each day excluding seasonality.

Source: CAA data.

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by Pe@rson
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?
Replies: 35
Views: 4208

Re: Why no LCC service BRU-LON?

Ryanair also flew STN-CRL over 10 years' ago. At one point over 100,000 flew it annually, i.e. around 137 passengers daily each way ignoring any seasonality (source: CAA data), but presumably the average fare was simply too low to be sustainable, hence being cut. And before that, around 15 years' ag...

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by Pe@rson
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet in Birmingham
Replies: 15
Views: 2294

Re: EasyJet in Birmingham

I think it's fair to say EZY could quite easily get the costs it wants - if FR and W6, in particular, are there. It's likely they don't see adequate route opportunities.

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by Pe@rson
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier adds SAT-SNA and SLC
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Frontier adds SAT-SNA and SLC

TransWorldOne wrote:
Frontier will soon serve over 20 destinations nonstop from SAT. Granted, many of them will be seasonal/less than daily, but does this make SAT F9's latest hub/focus city?


Depends on what metric is used.

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by Pe@rson
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.
Replies: 53
Views: 10020

Re: BA dropping Calgary effective October for winter sced.

436,000 flew LHR/LGW-YYC-LHR/LGW in 2017. Source: CAA.

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by Pe@rson
Sun May 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Without Citywing, who is the current frontrunner at IOM?
Replies: 12
Views: 1455

Re: Without Citywing, who is the current frontrunner at IOM?

In this month:

EZY has the greatest % of total seats with 43%, but flybe has the greatest % of flights with 54%. EZY is #2 for total flights, with 23%.

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by Pe@rson
Tue May 22, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped
Replies: 29
Views: 7924

Re: Royal Brunei Airlines to launch daily nonstop BWN-LHR service starting from Oct 28, with DXB-LHR to be dropped

E.g. LHR-BWN-MEL and back:

LHR: 1705
BWN: 1440*
BWN: 1900
MEL: 0500*

MEL: 1840
BWN: 2240
BWN: 0015
LHR: 0650

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by Pe@rson
Mon May 21, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Stansted Express Wifi blocks Airliners.net. Any reason?
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Stansted Express Wifi blocks Airliners.net. Any reason?

Same on various train lines I have been on and used their wifi.

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by Pe@rson
Mon May 21, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?
Replies: 35
Views: 4437

Re: Naples, Italy (+46,1% PAX Q1) booming. Could the US3 / ME3 fly there?

Ryanair is, as stated, the main driver of this growth. It went from zero to quite a lot quite quickly. In May 2018, it has 101,000 seats there across 28 routes, meaning it is now the #2 airline in Naples by capacity with an 18% share of seats. easyJet is #1 with 28% and Alitalia #3 with 10%.

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by Pe@rson
Mon May 21, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Results Financial Year 2017-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1438

Re: Ryanair - Results Financial Year 2017-2018

130 million carried in the past 12 months, forecast to grow to 139m in its next 12.

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by Pe@rson
Sun May 20, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)
Replies: 37
Views: 7267

Re: Wizz Air announces massive Vienna expansion (5 aircraft, 27 routes)

Blerg wrote:
Seems like there is trouble in paradise. Wizz Air has reduced Vienna-Tuzla from 4 to 3 weekly. All tickets in the next few months are selling for as low as €19.99 one way.


A brand-new route. When I searched for 2 weeks' time, it was €60 one-way.

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