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by Goodbye
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed
Replies: 50
Views: 7339

Re: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed

What does B39M mean?

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by Goodbye
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 43866

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Wow, they've gone from twice daily a couple of months ago (unsure if still double-daily?) to less than daily! Quite a downgrade. I thought they were daily before the reduction - you must be mixing BNE with MEL no? Thought MEL was the only port with 2x daily before the recent round of reduction. Mic...

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by Goodbye
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 43866

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Thai Airways BKK-BNE still at 4 weekly for NW18/19 however 788 will be replaced by 772 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280981/malaysia-airlines-w18-international-changes-as-of-11oct18/ Wow, they've gone from twice daily a couple of months ago (unsure if still double-daily?) to les...

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by Goodbye
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: HA the 319Neo and SNA
Replies: 31
Views: 3913

Re: Hypothetical: HA the 19N and SNA

Wow, had no idea what the "19N" meant - really that hard to add the extra couple of characters to make it A319N?

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by Goodbye
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 25066

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

The overreaction by the media this morning (I live in Australia) was nothing short of hysterical. Live crosses to the airport to their reporter "on the ground". Talking about a "major emergency" with the plane "running out of fuel". Roads being closed. It was absolutely...

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by Goodbye
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?
Replies: 66
Views: 11991

Re: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?

frmrCapCadet wrote:
pedants of the world unite.


They have. Right here.

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by Goodbye
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 9766

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

KL001 wrote:
What is so special about Bangkok Airways that they rank 21st? Looks like nothing special to me.


I've flown them a few times and it's always a pleasure. Amazingly friendly staff, great on-board product and lounge access for all.

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by Goodbye
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld
Replies: 19
Views: 5992

Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

EY will bend over backwards for Flight Centre. Probably because Flight Centre is a massive travel agency in Australia and around the world and would contribute 10's of millions of dollars to EY's revenue every year? Well yes, your point is what? Well I think the point was exactly what was said...?

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by Goodbye
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 60611

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

First A321neo service to Australia touched down this morning when PR221 arrived into BNE non-stop from MNL. The A321neo could be an excellent aircraft for Australia with so many destinations possible throughout Asia (not just with PR but QF/JQ and other Asian carriers). Look how much bigger those e...

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by Goodbye
Mon May 28, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 31693

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

It makes perfect sense. From a marketing perspective (I work in marketing and graphic design so I know what I'm talking about - not just spouting emotion without any foundation like so many here), the new livery does evoke a much more premium feel than the previous. Dark blue and white is a timeless...

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by Goodbye
Sat May 12, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 45324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

The NZ service to MCY was the first international operation to the Sunshine Coast. See the attached link from a local website. To quote the article; "Sunshine Coast Airport will establish customs, immigration and quarantine services ahead of the first flight - the first direct international co...

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by Goodbye
Sat May 12, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 45324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

I suspect that these may have been diversions or charters, because I just did a search on the BITRE city pairs spreadsheets going back to 1985 for the words "Sunshine" or "Maroochydore". The first time that anything came up was July 2012, when flights from Sunshine Coast to Auck...

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by Goodbye
Sat May 12, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 45324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Sunshine coast was never served by SJ. In fact no scheduled international services until NZ begun operations in 2011. This is not true. SJ did serve the Sunshine Coast airport for a very short period. I've lived here all my life and vividly remember seeing the SJ A320s or 737s landing here. There w...

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by Goodbye
Sat May 12, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 45324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Sunshine coast was never served by SJ. In fact no scheduled international services until NZ begun operations in 2011. This is not true. SJ did serve the Sunshine Coast airport for a very short period. I've lived here all my life and vividly remember seeing the SJ A320s or 737s landing here. There w...

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by Goodbye
Sat May 12, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 45324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

FreedomAir operated a few Sunshine Coast - Palmerston North flights many many years ago :) Very interesting - were they scheduled and open to all comers, or were they a charter? I had no knowledge of SJ serving Sunshine Coast at all. Sunshine coast was never served by SJ. In fact no scheduled inter...

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by Goodbye
Fri May 11, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 45324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

That's a total of forty TransTasman sectors that have at some stage been operated (open to suggestion for any that I've missed, but I can't think of any). FreedomAir operated a few Sunshine Coast - Palmerston North flights many many years ago :) Very interesting - were they scheduled and open to al...

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by Goodbye
Fri May 11, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 45324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

DavidByrne wrote:
That's a total of forty TransTasman sectors that have at some stage been operated (open to suggestion for any that I've missed, but I can't think of any).


FreedomAir operated a few Sunshine Coast - Palmerston North flights many many years ago :)

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by Goodbye
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia X won't buy "too expensive" Airbus A350: Tony Fernandes
Replies: 301
Views: 40032

Re: Air Asia X cancels A350. Decision on fleet expected later this year.

seahawk wrote:
Another huge win for the Dreamliner coming?


Man I hope not, I am not a fan of travelling in the 787 one bit, and will actively avoid it if I can. My trips on the 787 have not been the most comfortable experience.

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by Goodbye
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY cancel PER
Replies: 45
Views: 10505

Re: EY cancel PER

Clipper101 wrote:
To me it looks like they are withdrawing direct flight services (PER, EDI, SGN) but are continuing their presence in those markets through code share arrangements.


I'd hardly call that a presence.

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by Goodbye
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff
Replies: 62
Views: 5433

Re: Cathay Pacific ends skirts-only rule for female staff

Kashmon wrote:
this has nothing to do with sexism- its a uniform protocol - if the women do not like wearing skirts- they should leave the airline or transfer to another department...


Do you not see the irony in what you've just said??

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by Goodbye
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B744 KLM cargo font
Replies: 1
Views: 576

Re: B744 KLM cargo font

https://imgur.com/a/pRzQ7
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It's just Helvetica that's been customised to make it look like a stencil.

A quick example I did here - added white lines through the letters: https://imgur.com/a/pRzQ7

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by Goodbye
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34732

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

I think it looks wonderful!

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by Goodbye
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Almost 9 Hours To Come Back Over Your Home Again!
Replies: 38
Views: 4574

Re: Flying Almost 9 Hours To Come Back Over Your Home Again!

BlatantEcho wrote:
Time is way more valuable than money!


Sure - when you have plenty of money! But for those of us who don't, money is more valuable than time :-)

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by Goodbye
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 56812

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

I'm hoping the rumours about VJ do bear fruit! I travel to Vietnam twice a year from the Sunshine Coast, and not having to go via SIN, KUL, or SYD would be a godsend for me.

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by Goodbye
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-300 engine rattle
Replies: 26
Views: 2501

Re: 747-300 engine rattle

I remember taking a JAL 747-200 from BNE-NRT in 2000, we had to disembark at a remote stand, down stairs, and the windmilling engines were making the same noise as you describe. It made me think the engines were faulty when I heard it!

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by Goodbye
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350-1000 cockpit to get touch screen monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 4108

Re: A350-1000 cockpit to get touch screen monitors

I would not be a fan. I hate touch screens in cars. Like others have said you have to actually look at the thing to use it. I like tactile feel of buttons and switches. I don't have to see them to use them. I would highly doubt there would be many (if any) functions on the FMGS and MCDU that would ...

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by Goodbye
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 58223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

https://twitter.com/787Blogger/status/9 ... 6640156674


What does C1, C2, B1, B2 etc mean with regards to test flights?
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qf789 wrote:


What does C1, C2, B1, B2 etc mean with regards to test flights?

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by Goodbye
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?
Replies: 57
Views: 3653

Re: Fines for Bag-Carriers in Emergency Evacuations?

So who do you expect to police such a crackdown? Have a group of people stationed at each airport whose job it is to go to any evacuating aircraft and hand out fines as people slide down with their belongings in a state of complete panic?

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by Goodbye
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian's inaugural LGW-EZE today (14/2)
Replies: 24
Views: 5207

Re: Norwegian's inaugural LGW-EZE today (14/2)

Found it interesting that both on the southbound leg and now on the northbound return to Gatwick, the flight has stayed clear of Brazilian airspace. Saw somewhere that the Brazilians were p****d-off with Norwegian starting up a domestic Argentine airline. Wonder if this has anything to do with DY f...

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by Goodbye
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas Indigenous Livery
Replies: 35
Views: 6477

Re: New Qantas Indigenous Livery

Wow that is gorgeous!

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by Goodbye
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My One (Extremely Minor) Norwegian Pet Peeve
Replies: 9
Views: 1924

Re: My One (Extremely Minor) Norwegian Pet Peeve

It's quite normal for a company to say "we've...." when they mean a manufacturer or supplier has done that thing. They have to make these videos for the lowest common denominator, and for that person, they probably don't know who Boeing is, therefore it is quite fine to say "We've mad...

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by Goodbye
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 58223

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

There is some talk on Social Media that the delivery will be 26th but that the aircraft will not be painted, and that it will be flying under the cover of darkness with a US registration and non-QF related callsigns so the arrival at ASP in March is the first true sighting of the aircraft. Time wil...

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by Goodbye
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 207815

Re: LH introduces revised livery

A good insight into how the graphic design world thinks of the new branding is below: https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_identity_and_livery_for_lufthansa_done_in_house.php and a good, impartial (ie: not airline fanboys) look at how we think of the branding is the voting a...

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by Goodbye
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 207815

Re: LH introduces revised livery

It's so weird seeing people complain about an airline adding *more* colour to their livery. Can't win on A.Net!

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by Goodbye
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 207815

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Apart from not having any yellow, this scheme actually has more colour on the fuselage than the other did. It's time LH embraced the 21st century, and this is the livery to do that.

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by Goodbye
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 207815

Re: LH introduces revised livery

Beautiful and smart livery. It really brings LH into the 21st century and reflects the efficiency that Germany is renowned for. It’s all well and good to trot out the old “well I could have done better!” Or “I could have done that!”, thing is if you could, why aren’t you working for a design agency?...

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by Goodbye
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas In Flight Safety Video
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: New Qantas In Flight Safety Video

Great video! Whilst I'm not a fan of Qantas' in-flight service, their marketing department really shines.

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by Goodbye
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time
Replies: 260
Views: 42356

Re: A321LR takes to the skies for the first time

Draken21fx wrote:
zeke wrote:
Got to love the ironic MSN 787-7 !


At least someone in the marketing dpt of Airbus has a sense of humor. Don't think it will appreciated tho at the other end of the Atlantic.


Except that it's simply a sequence number, and MSN 7876 is an AA A321.

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by Goodbye
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 74510

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Is FlyPelican really going to do the NTL-ADL flight on a J32??

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by Goodbye
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Selecting airplanes for the flight
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Selecting airplanes for the flight

How does one get into this side of the aviation industry? I've always had an interest in scheduling.

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by Goodbye
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 74510

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Not a good look for Qantas. More so when you read a lot of the comments. https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/100285733/if-qantas-is-the-spirit-of-australia-that-spirit-needs-to-lift-its-game Been this way for years with QF. Down the bottom end of my list for international travel, without...

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by Goodbye
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vietnam - flaps set to takeoff position upon engine shut down?
Replies: 15
Views: 2938

Re: Vietnam - flaps set to takeoff position upon engine shut down?

Definitely always over 30 outside. Thanks for the answers!

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by Goodbye
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vietnam - flaps set to takeoff position upon engine shut down?
Replies: 15
Views: 2938

Vietnam - flaps set to takeoff position upon engine shut down?

I’ve been travelling to Vietnam a few times a year over the last few years, and I’ve always noticed that on all my domestic flights (A320s and (A321s) the flaps are retracted to only their takeoff position at the conclusion of the previous flight. I haven’t noticed this anywhere else in the world. D...

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Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 40639

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

Any ideas when QF will announce their domestic 789 flights? Right now you can book the MEL-PER leg; expect to see the QF 789s running on domestic routes throughout November, and not just the triangle but all over the shop including a lot of transcon flying, as drop-ins for regular services. Not yet...

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by Goodbye
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 40639

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

Any ideas when QF will announce their domestic 789 flights?

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by Goodbye
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB
Replies: 67
Views: 10925

Re: $4000+ cash stolen in EK First on CDG-DXB

Many things don't add up in this story. Either it's fake or the couple are trying to pull a fast one.

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by Goodbye
Sun May 07, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 43070

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

Does anyone know why QF1280, the usual SYD-MCY 717 flight was tonight operated by 738 VH-VYA?

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by Goodbye
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 30240

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

https://au.news.yahoo.com/wa/a/34998869 ... ght/#page1


Well it's good the authorities muscled in. :duck:
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qf789 wrote:
The powder that was found on a VARA flight earlier today is suspected to be protein powder

https://au.news.yahoo.com/wa/a/34998869 ... ght/#page1


Well it's good the authorities muscled in. :duck:

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