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BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:21 am

Continental Airlines BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF

Background: At the University of Toronto, we have what's called a "Reading Week", which is somewhat similar to a Spring Break, but occurs earlier. Being tired of the harsh cold winters of Canada, I have been longing to visit someplace warmer, and decided to head off somewhere during Reading Week. A quick search on Kayak.com showed fares as low as $240 from Buffalo to San Francisco, on Continental Airlines. It would be uncharacteristic of me to reject such a great deal, so I went on to book the flight. Continental Airlines' website was very easy and efficient to use, and I selected the seats for my flight. This was done a month in advance of my flight. Since I would be flying out of Buffalo instead of Toronto, I also bought a bus ticket to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.

Fast forward one month.

Since my bus to Buffalo Airport departs at 7:30am on a Saturday, and it's very difficult to get to the coach terminal from Mississauga, I decided to spend a night at my mom's condo in downtown Toronto, before my trip. I had multiple alarm clocks set to ensure that I wake up on time.

I took Megabus across the border, and it took around 3 hours to get to the airport. We were slightly delayed at the border due to the relatively heavy traffic going towards the USA from Canada. As we arrived at the airport, I was greeted to the sight of a very modern and clean looking terminal. I've heard great things about Buffalo International AIrport prior to the trip, and they were right. Since I've already checked in online for this flight, I proceeded directly to security, which was very friendly and swift. I must say that this was one of the best airport security experiences I've ever had.

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Exterior of BUF's Terminal

The airside part of the terminal was very refreshing and airy, and made good use of natural lighting. There were a few outlets serving food, and I got a nice mini-pizza.

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Pizza...

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jetBlue Airbus A320

After lunch, I hung around the terminal for a bit, watching some of the flights arrive and depart. Finally, our aircraft, a Colgan Air Q400 pulled up to our gate (24). As I took a picture of it, an employee came up to me and asked if I was with any agency, presumably since this was only two days after another Colgan Q400 crashed while on approach to Buffalo.

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Sorry for the poor quality...

Boarding commenced at around 1:15pm or so. The flight was oversold, and the gate agents were looking for volunteers to be bumped off the flight.

Flight Information:
Continental Connection Flight 3259 operated by Colgan Air
Depart: 1:30pm, Saturday, February 14, 2009
Arrive: 2:55pm, Saturday, February 14, 2009
Seat: 8D (Coach)
Aircraft: Bombardier Dash 8 Q400
Registration: N199WQ
Load Factor: 100%

As soon as I entered the aircraft, I was greeted by two friendly flight attendants. It must have been much more difficult for them considering the crash that occurred two days prior to this, but they retained their professional and courteous attitude, and I really appreciated it. We pushed back, and after the usual safety demonstrations, we took off a rather cloudy Buffalo for Newark.

After the seat belt sign was turned off, the cabin crew announced that approved portable electronic devices were now permitted for use. However, the flight attendant saw my camera and kindly told me that the use of cameras were not allowed at any point during the flight. Alas, there aren't any pictures from this flight. A light snack that consisted of pretzels, along with a drink was served. I got some Sprite (or the equivalent).

The short flight to Newark was nearing the end as we began a rather bumpy, but scenic descent into Newark. I wish I could have taken a picture. Oh well...
After we touched down, we had a rather short taxi to the gate.

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Our Q400 at the gate

Since I had around two hours at the airport, I decided to do a bit of spotting.

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767-400ER

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757-200

I encountered a place that sells deep dish pizza, and I couldn't resist, since it's been so long since I've tried some. The outlet had some excellent views of the planes.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/hl7534/IMG_2758.jpg

After that, I proceeded to the "new" part of the terminal, which looked rather modern and fresh. However, I really cannot give any A's for cleanliness:

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http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/hl7534/IMG_2772.jpg

After doing some spotting and getting to see all CO mainline aircraft types, the time to board my flight to SFO finally came.

Flight Information:
Continental Airlines Flight 41
Departure: 4:35pm, February 14, 2009
Scheduled Arrival: 7:56pm, February 14, 2009
Actual Arrival: 8:40pm, February 14, 2009
Seat: 22F (Coach)
Aircraft: Boeing 737-824/WL
Registration: N73251
Load Factor: Full, from the looks of it

The boarding process itself was orderly, although the flight was completely packed. As soon as I entered the plane, I was greeted by very enthusiastic cabin crew, and I realized that I was in for a good flight. I settled into my window seat, and since it was a full flight, I didn't expect the two seats next to me to be empty, and I was correct.

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Parked next to a brand new 737-900ER

We pushed back, and the safety demonstration was shown through the overhead screens. The flight crew also went on the PA to inform us of our longer flight time, as we were being re-routed further north. We taxiied past the International Terminal, and I finally got to see some other airlines for the first time at EWR. CO's presence at this airport is truly immense.

There were around 2-3 planes in front of us, and after we waited for those planes to take off, we took off into the beautiful sunset.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSKYgyQCAu8

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About an hour, maybe less, into the flight, hot meals were served. I got a tasty chicken burger with some salad and some assorted snacks. Beverage service followed shortly after, and I was given a whole can of ginger ale.

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The in-flight entertainment system had already turned on at this point, and they were showing High School Musical 3, which I was not interested in. It's such a shame that they don't have the inflight moving maps. I wasn't very impressed with the selection of audio channels, so I took my iPod out and listened to it while browsing through the Continental in-flight magazine, creatively named "Continental".  

We must have been flying over some very rural areas, or it must have been overcast. The only thing visible out of the window were the wings, the winglet and the lights, until we were on final approach to SFO.

There were TWO more rounds of drinks, which was completely beyond my expectations, along with snacks. I was thoroughly impressed. They also gave me the whole can again...

After a very long 7 hour flight (for a 737, at least) we made our final descent toward San Francisco, and we were treated to a very nice view of the city, Golden Gate Park, the Presidio and the Golden Gate Bridge. After we overflew the city and flew over the Pacific, we made a turn towards the bay and descended towards SFO.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElK-R4Ghx-U

After we touched down, we made a short taxi to our gate, and I phoned fellow a.net member Superfly to inform him that I have arrived, and to discuss about the a.net meetup that was to be held the following day.

The disembarkation process took rather long, and after I left the plane, I took the convenient SFO AirTrain to get to the BART station. The BART ride to the city was relatively quick.

The following day, I attended an airliners.net meet-up in Millbrae, and got to meet some airliners.net members, including JeffSFO, Superfly and DocLightning.

I had an extraordinary stay in San Francisco, especially thanks to the warm hospitality of the people (including a.net members) that I have met. Superfly, JeffSFO, DocLightning, Confuscius et al, If you're reading this, I am very thankful for your kindness and hospitality, and it was such a pleasure meeting you all!

Here are some pictures from San Francisco:

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Market Street

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Fisherman's Wharf

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Golden Gate Bridge

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View of the Skyline from Coit Tower

On Tuesday, I went up to Sacramento and saw Captain Sullenberger and Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Capitol building, at an award ceremony:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLTjr0AQPcA

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/hl7534/IMG_3238.jpg

The 6 days that I have spent in San Francisco passed by at lighting speed, and it was time for me to (reluctantly) return back to Toronto. On my last day, I met up with a.net members Superfly and Confuscius, and they were very kind to show me around. What a great way to wrap up my trip!

After walking around town with Superfly, it was already around 8:15-20pm-ish, and I had to grab my suitcase and rush to the airport to catch my 10:15pm flight! Thankfully, the Stockton bus and BART train was really fast, and I arrived at Terminal 1 at 9:35pm. Since I had already checked in online (thank god), I just proceeded to security (which was friendly), and my flight was already in the process of boarding.

Flight Information:
Continental Airlines Flight 1829
Departure: 10:15pm, February 19, 2009
Arrival: 6:32am, February 20, 2009
Seat: 23A (Coach)
Aircraft: Boeing 737-824/WL
Registration: N27239
Load Factor: Don't know the exact percentage, but it appeared to be full

The friendly flight attendant, with a strong southern accent, greeted me and I proceeded to my seat. At this point, most of the passengers had already boarded, and the overhead compartments were packed. I had to store my carry-on inside the compartment a few rows ahead of my seat. It was very hot and stuffy inside the plane, and the personal air vents were such a relief.

The flight pushed back on time and we taxiied towards the runway. As we took off into the dark skies, I stared at the window, looking over my new favorite city as I leave it behind. I promise myself to return as soon as I possibly can.

The cabin lights were dimmed shortly after, and we were served a drink and a snack. I got some Pibb. Since this was a red-eye flight, there wasn't really any service after that. I fell asleep, and stayed asleep until I was woken to a beautiful sunrise as we were making our final descent into Newark. The approach into Newark was extremely bumpy and scary. Apparently, it was very windy in Newark.

I'm sorry that I wasn't able to provide that many details for this flight, due to its nature (red-eye). There wasn't all that much going on, so there isn't much to write about.

We arrived at Newark during daybreak, and I walked over to Gate C71 to catch my transfer bus to the A terminal. Took a picture of this CO 753:

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The A Terminal was better than I expected, and had a couple of food stalls at the center.

About an hour later, we began boarding, and the gate agent informed us that there is a major snow-storm in Buffalo. Quite disconcerting!

Flight Information:
Continental Express flight 2712 operated by ExpressJet Airlines
Departure: 8:15am, February 20, 2009
Arrival: 9:37am, February 20, 2009
Seat: 15A
Aircraft: Embraer 145
Registration: N14953
Load Factor: N/A, appeared to be rather full

The lone flight attendant on this flight was in a good mood and very friendly. After all of the usual procedures (safety demonstration, announcements etc), our short flight to Buffalo commenced as we took off to the bumpy skies of Newark. The personal air vents suddenly stopped working shortly before takeoff, and it was very hot inside the plane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ONNp0MSuU
Take-off video

There was a drink service on this flight, and a bag of pretzels were served as well. However, this flight was very unpleasant since the personal air vents were not on. I brought this issue up to the flight attendant, and it was fixed a few moments later.

We began our descent into Buffalo, and it was very overcast and bumpy. The whole area was covered in snow, and there was a serious snowstorm going on.

The flight arrived at around 9:40am, and it was very evident that the snowfall was very significant and serious.

My bus to Toronto leaves at 3:15pm, so I decided to hang out at the terminal for a while, taking advantage of the nice massage chairs, wireless internet (not free!) and food outlets. What a great terminal! Meanwhile, a lot of flights were delayed or cancelled as a result of the heavy snowfall, and a pilot was on the phone commenting on how cute it is that the snow is falling vertically. I look out the window, and it indeed appears so!

Having nothing much to do, I attempted to take some pictures of the planes that were around.

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Time passed by rather quickly, and I went outside of the terminal to catch my bus back to Toronto.

To wrap this up, flying Continental Airlines was a very enjoyable experience that came with some unexpected delights. I would love to fly them again, but alas (for me), they're switching over to Star Alliance, which I'm not really loyal to. San Francisco became my new favorite city, and I am strongly longing to go back.

Thanks for reading!

[Edited 2009-03-01 21:43:33]
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RE: BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:54 pm

Great report, San Francisco is a beautiful City.
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RE: BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:52 pm

Wow, coincidently I flew to SFO the same day as you, albeit on DL (I'm working on my TR)... Another interesting part is that I stayed 2 blocks from Market St (the picture you've taken) and I also have a similar picture of the golden gate... I'm just amazed right now  Smile
I wish I had known about the A.net gathering. I could have invited myself!!!

Thanks for writing this report & sharing it with us...
 
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RE: BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:25 pm



Quoting HOONS90 (Thread starter):
the flight attendant saw my camera and kindly told me that the use of cameras were not allowed at any point during the flight

Unless you were using your cell phone camera, she was wrong.

Nice TR from my hometown. Always like the BUF reports!
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RE: BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:00 pm



Quoting STT757 (Reply 1):
Great report, San Francisco is a beautiful City.

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it, and I strongly agree about San Francisco.  Smile

Quoting Buck3y3nut (Reply 2):
Wow, coincidently I flew to SFO the same day as you, albeit on DL (I'm working on my TR)... Another interesting part is that I stayed 2 blocks from Market St (the picture you've taken) and I also have a similar picture of the golden gate... I'm just amazed right now Smile
I wish I had known about the A.net gathering. I could have invited myself!!!

Cool! I'm looking forward to reading your TR!  Smile

Quoting Buck3y3nut (Reply 2):
Thanks for writing this report & sharing it with us...

You're welcome. Thanks for reading, and glad you enjoyed it!

Quoting UAopsMGR (Reply 3):
Unless you were using your cell phone camera, she was wrong.

It was a regular camera. Oh well...

Quoting UAopsMGR (Reply 3):
Nice TR from my hometown. Always like the BUF reports!

Thanks! Glad you liked it  Smile
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RE: BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:26 pm

Great report! I always enjoy reading CO's reports, they always seem to be the most expensive out of STL, and no mainline service into STL, so I prefer to stay away from RJ's or anything like that.

I sure do hope to try CO at some point, and the food actually looked tasty!

Thanks for the pictures and report and glad you had fun in SFO!

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RE: BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:49 pm

Great TR! It was a very enjoyable read!

You call that a meal? I know CO brags about being the only airline with free domestic meals..but thats really not big enough for many.
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RE: BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:22 pm

A small correction...

Quoting HOONS90 (Thread starter):
and a pilot was on the phone commenting on how cute it is that the snow is falling vertically. I look out the window, and it indeed appears so!

I meant horizontally, not vertically. Sorry!

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 5):
Great report! I always enjoy reading CO's reports, they always seem to be the most expensive out of STL, and no mainline service into STL, so I prefer to stay away from RJ's or anything like that.

Thanks!  Smile

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 5):
I sure do hope to try CO at some point, and the food actually looked tasty!

Indeed it was!

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 5):
Thanks for the pictures and report and glad you had fun in SFO!

Thanks for reading!

Quoting JFKMAN (Reply 6):
Great TR! It was a very enjoyable read!

Thanks! I'm glad you liked it.  Smile

Quoting JFKMAN (Reply 6):
You call that a meal? I know CO brags about being the only airline with free domestic meals..but thats really not big enough for many.

Although the portions were indeed small, it was tasty, and much appreciated.
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RE: BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:54 am

Wow..that flight was 40 mins shorter when I went to LGW. When I flew EWR-YVR over the summer it was 6:30 it stunk!

Nice TR
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RE: BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:32 am

Thanks for the report. Really liked the photos, especially the ones of the planes in the snow at BUF. Looks like you got treated to a wet San Francisco.

Quoting HOONS90 (Thread starter):
It must have been much more difficult for them considering the crash that occurred two days prior to this, but they retained their professional and courteous attitude, and I really appreciated it.

Indeed. The tragedy must have weighed quite heavily in their hearts.
 
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Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:46 pm

Glad you enjoyed the city by the Bay. San Francisco is such a beautiful city, and the airport's parallel and intersecting runways always offer neat plane-spotting opportunities.
 
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Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:11 am



Quoting JFKMAN (Reply 6):
You call that a meal? I know CO brags about being the only airline with free domestic meals..but thats really not big enough for many.

1.) It's Free
2.) It's hot food

Something your not getting on any other Domestic US carrier in economy.
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RE: BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:39 am



Quoting USAirALB (Reply 8):
Wow..that flight was 40 mins shorter when I went to LGW. When I flew EWR-YVR over the summer it was 6:30 it stunk!

Wow!

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 8):
Nice TR

Thanks!  Smile

Quoting Econojetter (Reply 9):
Thanks for the report. Really liked the photos, especially the ones of the planes in the snow at BUF. Looks like you got treated to a wet San Francisco.

Thanks!

It was rather wet for the first four days, and then it started to clear up.

Quoting Modesto2 (Reply 10):
Glad you enjoyed the city by the Bay. San Francisco is such a beautiful city, and the airport's parallel and intersecting runways always offer neat plane-spotting opportunities.

Thanks!
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RE: BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:02 pm

Great report, enjoyed reading a lot! Continental's Economy product seems to be very good in comparison. I really need to fly CO soon - it's the only big US carrier which is still missing in my log. I had considered booking CO for my holiday trip to California in May, but I didn't find any flight combo which included the 764 or the 739. So maybe next time...

Quoting HOONS90 (Thread starter):
There were a few outlets serving food, and I got a nice mini-pizza.

Looks delicious...

Quoting HOONS90 (Thread starter):
About an hour, maybe less, into the flight, hot meals were served. I got a tasty chicken burger with some salad and some assorted snacks. Beverage service followed shortly after, and I was given a whole can of ginger ale.



Quoting HOONS90 (Thread starter):
There were TWO more rounds of drinks, which was completely beyond my expectations, along with snacks. I was thoroughly impressed. They also gave me the whole can again...

Impressive - and great to see they have ginger ale on board.

Quoting HOONS90 (Thread starter):
View of the Skyline from Coit Tower

Nice view - is that tower always accessible? We'll have a stopover at San Francisco on the way back, so probably we'll have some time to go there.

Quoting HOONS90 (Thread starter):
Having nothing much to do, I attempted to take some pictures of the planes that were around.

Shamu in the snow storm - stunning picture!


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Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:11 pm



Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
Great report, enjoyed reading a lot!

Thanks! Big grin

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
Continental's Economy product seems to be very good in comparison.

Indeed. I loved it! I hope you get to try it out sometime, would love to read the trip report.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
Looks delicious...

It was very delicious indeed. Buffalo Airport has some really great food!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
Nice view - is that tower always accessible? We'll have a stopover at San Francisco on the way back, so probably we'll have some time to go there.

The Coit Tower is open from 10am to 6pm. You can catch the MUNI bus (Route 39 - Coit) from the Fisherman's Wharf (near North Point and Powell St), and it will take you right up to where the tower is.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/hl7534/39Coit_IMG_3340.jpg

Great place to view one of the most beautiful cities in the world, even if it's from the base of the tower!

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 13):
Shamu in the snow storm - stunning picture!

Thank you! I wish to see Shamu again in other conditions as well.
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RE: BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:54 am

Great TR

The pics are really nice

Seems you had enjoyable flights on CO.

Glad you enjoy your stay in San Francisco


Thank you for sharing

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RE: BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:09 pm

Hi,

Just to say many thanks for the report etc. CO looks like a pretty cool airline to fly (and meals in economy is definitely a good thing, especially when the prices weren't too high also).

Many thanks,

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RE: BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:26 pm



Quoting B747forever (Reply 15):
Great TR

The pics are really nice

Seems you had enjoyable flights on CO.

Glad you enjoy your stay in San Francisco

Thanks! Glad you liked it!

Quoting Ps76 (Reply 16):
Hi,

Just to say many thanks for the report etc. CO looks like a pretty cool airline to fly (and meals in economy is definitely a good thing, especially when the prices weren't too high also).

Many thanks,

Pierre.

Thank you very much for the kind comments!
Indeed, it's interesting to note that CO was the most inexpensive choice for the trip, and yet they are the only one to give out free meals in coach. I know who I'll be choosing on my next trip in the U.S.  Smile
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RE: BUF-EWR-SFO-EWR-BUF On CO

Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:20 pm



Quoting HOONS90 (Thread starter):

...
Aircraft: Embraer 145
...

...The personal air vents suddenly stopped working shortly before takeoff, and it was very hot inside the plane.

More than likely (99.99992% chance in weather that morning) the APU was MEL'ed and as such, takeoff will be with the PACK's selected off... I know it gets warm and when I have to turn them off for take off I try to wait till we are JUST about to get on the runway... we turn them back on within' a few moments after takeoff...
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