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by ushermittwoch
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: 27-year-old investor buys controlling share of El Al (was: El Al temporarily ceases ops)
Replies: 111
Views: 19193

Re: ELAL temporarily ceases ops

I would think there are at least some air cargo demand to sustain cargo flights? Which can be covered by UPS, FedEx etc. Maybe for the boxes, but the actual freight, not really. Airlines aren’t flying cargo in the cabin because it’s fun. You must not be too familiar with the operations and capabili...

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by ushermittwoch
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda A330 runs off runway
Replies: 17
Views: 6938

Re: Garuda A330 runs off runway

Funny how even in these times, when air traffic is so limited, Indonesia always pops up with issues.

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by ushermittwoch
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: 27-year-old investor buys controlling share of El Al (was: El Al temporarily ceases ops)
Replies: 111
Views: 19193

Re: ELAL temporarily ceases ops

raylee67 wrote:
I would think there are at least some air cargo demand to sustain cargo flights?


Which can be covered by UPS, FedEx etc.

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by ushermittwoch
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaudaMotion management threatens work force with shutdown
Replies: 12
Views: 2775

Re: LaudaMotion management threatens work force with shutdown

Nobody forced these guys to sign up to work for this airline. Hardly surprising that a subsidy of an LCC would be forced to take paycuts before the parent company.

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3-6hr delays ORD
Replies: 43
Views: 7112

Re: 3-6hr delays ORD

Last time I flew through ORD, I got to my final destination 11 hours late. But that was due to flying with AA.

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group's German domestic network is massive
Replies: 126
Views: 14656

Re: LH Group's German domestic network is massive

Both FR and EZ fly domestically in Germany.

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by ushermittwoch
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights
Replies: 46
Views: 6390

Re: Holiday patterns of Russians and flights

The food is also way better in Asia...
And keep in mind that flight times are shorter.

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways expansion today
Replies: 30
Views: 8678

Re: Qatar airways expansion today

I really wish QR would serve DUS instead of TXL...

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by ushermittwoch
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Nationals Charter MLB World Series
Replies: 16
Views: 3357

Re: Washington Nationals Charter MLB World Series

As an Expos fan, I will claim this victory for the great city of Montréal. How about a small tech stop in YUL on the way back? :bouncy:

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FR today DUB-BGR
Replies: 22
Views: 6430

Re: FR today DUB-BGR

''What's a Ryanair flight without a bus ride that costs more than the flight?'' I don't know ''What's a Ryanair flight without a bus ride that costs more than the flight''? Are you making a comment or trying to make a joke or are you just asking a question seeing you have added a ''question mark'' ...

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by ushermittwoch
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 171
Views: 28906

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

71Zulu wrote:
STLflyer wrote:
Always wondered where WN comes from, anyone know?
The reverse of Northwest?


Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk



Wouldn't that be Southeast?

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by ushermittwoch
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Second Hand 787
Replies: 55
Views: 15239

Re: Second Hand 787

I read a headline (behind a paywall) that Royal Brunei aren't happy with their 787-8's and they just refitted them with crew bunks. Not sure what the issue is but they leased a Wamos Air A332 for the BWN-DXB route and now a HiFly A330 neo replaced it. Not sure what the issue is or if these leases a...

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by ushermittwoch
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to increase flights next S20 to USA.
Replies: 19
Views: 6271

Re: Norwegian to increase flights next S20 to USA.

Will DEN still be on Wamos?

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by ushermittwoch
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 22403

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today

"Just out of curiosity, how much does the TAP business class seating weigh compared to Air Transats? TAP has not only more business seats, but quite a bit bigger ones too." If these are the same seats that they use in the A332 then they excellent. They go fully flat. TS's are more like ol...

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by ushermittwoch
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)
Replies: 78
Views: 22403

Re: TAP starts LIS-IAD with A321LR today (Oct 7)

I am flying JFK-MAD-LIS and the JFK-MAD sector on an IB A-340, MAD-LIS sector an A320/321 and the return MAD-JFK on IB is on an A330. UA and other airlines on that route use narrowbodies. I am not a big guy (5'4"/164 cm) but for sure prefer widebodies for the ride, easier access to the loo's. ...

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by ushermittwoch
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is LO operating 787 into LHR?
Replies: 13
Views: 2562

Re: Is LO operating 787 into LHR?

I saw one holding over London on a Sunday in late July. Filling the gaps for the grounded MAXes. I should think they could use the space, use of E195 to LHR seems like a waste of slots, especially given the size of the Polish community in UK and growing business ties. Both of which will soon decrea...

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Direct Flights from PVG to RGN
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Direct Flights from PVG to RGN

Looks like fares to RGN from Europe and the US are about to drop.

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by ushermittwoch
Tue May 07, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 13760

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

hooverman wrote:
I think it is stupid. KL should know better. The dutch have a traumatic experience with the MH17 shot down above Ukraine which cost many Dutch and other lives.
This could cause quit a stir in the media if they found out.


Fake outrage much?

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by ushermittwoch
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy
Replies: 51
Views: 8942

Re: Pakistan to end its 'open skies' policy

seabosdca wrote:
Aircraft age restrictions are hardly confidence-inspiring when from countries with spotty maintenance histories. The Lion Air crash was partly because of willful disregard of necessary repairs and the aircraft was months old.


Where is the official report stating this?

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 753169

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Did you ask him if any of his colleagues have faced the nose down fault yet? The odds are they won't have of course And does he agree that the planes should be grounded until the software issues are fixed? He said that they personally never did but he knows of at least one crew that had it happen a...

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 LGW to MNL
Replies: 22
Views: 7401

Re: BA A380 LGW to MNL

seems its due to need for UK overnight departure time planned for restricted Manila maintenance arrival slot for MRO company. Shame BA couldn't have sold a few tickets for the hop from LHR to LGW , that would have been something, one of the shortest A380 revenue flights ever... But oh well.. How is...

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by ushermittwoch
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta submits binding offer for Alitalia
Replies: 3
Views: 2040

Re: Delta submits binding offer for Alitalia

PlanesNTrains wrote:
Well, they use the refinery as a hedge against rising fuel prices. Maybe they’ll use Alitalia as a hedge against increased earnings.


LOL. Nobody will beat this post.

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by ushermittwoch
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville
Replies: 33
Views: 9968

Re: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville

The diversion airport is noteworthy.
Does not show up often.

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by ushermittwoch
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 136
Views: 25464

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

Isn't this where airlines are different from most other businesses? The customer should always come first. They pay for everything. They are number 1 above all else. Forget all this "if you didn't have pilots you wouldn't have an airline" crap. It's true, but customers drive the demand ab...

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by ushermittwoch
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats
Replies: 136
Views: 25464

Re: Thai Airways pilot on ZRH-BKK refuses to fly because his friends couldn't get First Class seats

I doubt that anyone who got an upgrade to F was flying for "free" or hasn't given the airline 10's of thousands of Francs, Euros or Dollars in business in 2018.

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by ushermittwoch
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Planet Germany
Replies: 6
Views: 1591

Re: Small Planet Germany

If you look at the German leisure market and see what an all-inclusive holiday in Egypt will cost you, and you see that Small Planet is doing a lot of the flying, it's not surprising to see them fold. The same applies to other charter operations.

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW - Emergency RWY could add 20% capacity
Replies: 17
Views: 4978

Re: LGW - Emergency RWY could add 20% capacity

Don't worry. A hard Brexit will make all expansion needs obsolete... :box:

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by ushermittwoch
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319
Replies: 33
Views: 9099

Re: Lufthansa CityLine to fly the A319

LxBsl wrote:
Now that Lh Cityline only operates Crj‘s and A319‘s I am wondering with what aircraft type they will operate the flights to Lcy, as their whole fleet is not capable of doing so.


My guess would be that the flights will be operated by Air Dolomiti.

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by ushermittwoch
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Jean Paul II African Trip On Concorde 1989
Replies: 9
Views: 2570

Re: Pope Jean Paul II African Trip On Concorde 1989

I'm guessing that this was the image in question... seen it over time: https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/pope-john-paul-ii-waves-to-wellwishers-02-may-1989-as-he-disembarks-picture-id93251178 The ship was F-BTSC, the aircraft that would tragically crash in July 2000. The Pope also caught a ton o...

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?
Replies: 49
Views: 10846

Re: What was 1st type of aircraft to offer regular Non Stop passenger service across the Atlantic?

I'm with you on that, the first fixed wing aircraft on a regular schedule were Pan American from 1939 onwards. " an American’s B-314 Yankee Clipper departed Port Washington, New York for the first scheduled mail service across the Atlantic. ... The ship flew the southern route across the Atlan...

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by ushermittwoch
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it required that all Exit Row seats be filled?
Replies: 5
Views: 1689

Re: Is it required that all Exit Row seats be filled?

I have been on several flights with completely empty exit rows (European and Asian LCCs).

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by ushermittwoch
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac
Replies: 50
Views: 8187

Re: Ryanair - Guy chases missed plane onto the tarmac

downtown273 wrote:
Most importantly, the flight departed 21 minutes late and arrived ontime in Amsterdam!


Yup, mainly due to Ryanair's creative block times.

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air drops Southend - BUD, GLA, MAN, MXP, PRG, VIE. Anyone know why?
Replies: 23
Views: 5454

Re: Stobart Air drops Southend - BUD, GLA, MAN, MXP, PRG, VIE. Anyone know why?

I flew CGN-SEN return two weeks ago. Outbound the LF was about 60%, the return flight was close to full.
SEN as such is a nice airport, but I don't see a lot of demand from the inbound side. I believe I was the only non-local on either flight.

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA
Replies: 35
Views: 7807

Re: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA

Planes are going to be camera’d up for evidence purposes soon enough and should be equipped with a holding area in the belly of the plane. I flew China Southern recently, long haul. They announced a not tolerance policy to misbehaviour during pre-flight announcements, and stated that there would be...

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air announces Boston
Replies: 83
Views: 13683

Re: Korean Air announces Boston

Ziyulu wrote:
Yuck. 3-3-3 seating. I would rather route through another city and fly with their 777 or 747.


Which have 3-3-3 and 3-4-3 respectively. Makes senses.

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by ushermittwoch
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 4011

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Keflavik would be my best guess...

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by ushermittwoch
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What the heck happened to United 1935 today?
Replies: 7
Views: 3141

Re: What the heck happened to United 1935 today?

Hardly shocking.

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by ushermittwoch
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta ending MIA-MCO?
Replies: 16
Views: 4503

Re: Why is Delta ending MIA-MCO?

DL757NYC wrote:


They are ending it because it doesn’t go through ATL


LOL. That seems like the most legit reason.

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium
Replies: 178
Views: 44084

Re: New Airline in Belgium: Air Belgium

So their wet-lease to AF has ended?

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by ushermittwoch
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing
Replies: 67
Views: 16328

Re: Unbearable stench from passenger causes emergency landing

https://www.telegraaf.nl/nieuws/2106420/toestel-transavia-maakt-tussenlanding-om-stinkende-passagier Only in Dutch unfortunately. The flight was from Las Palmas to Amsterdam. Passengers climbed over seats to get away from the Russian passenger who apparently had his pants full with excrements. Pass...

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by ushermittwoch
Wed May 30, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How far out of the way will people connect?
Replies: 104
Views: 6415

Re: How far out of the way will people connect?

The Chinese carriers tend to be the low price leaders for LAX-Australia services, and thus, transport single digit percentages of LAX-Australia traffic. I've seen fare differences of USD400-500 for LAX-SYD r/t via China versus nonstop options. All of the common routings connecting at either CAN, PE...

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by ushermittwoch
Sat May 26, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 33341

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

If AF were to receive their A350s in 2018, I would say AF. For a hot second I was thinking it might be PR. Who knows. Monday should be interesting.

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by ushermittwoch
Sat May 26, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 33341

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

george77300 wrote:
PlaneBoo wrote:
SQ325 wrote:
COPA or JOON


Joon seems like a good shout.


I agree JOON is a good shout although they only just started in their current livery so maybe not?



JOON would be a joke, since it states major airline, which JOON hardly is.

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?
Replies: 15
Views: 3071

Re: No security, immigration, or customs for connecting International flights at ATL?

For DL flights, at least, you don't have to pick up and recheck your bags if you're connecting to another international flight - so maybe that's what the F/A was referring to, but mistakenly mentioned not having to go through immigration as well. When did this change? Last May I connected in ATL co...

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by ushermittwoch
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools 2018 - Airlines
Replies: 27
Views: 9628

Re: April Fools 2018 - Airlines

Will this thread also get deleted?

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by ushermittwoch
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hand Propping a Dash 8
Replies: 21
Views: 3773

Re: Hand Propping a Dash 8

Hi All, A few days ago I was on a Dash 8 (I won't say the airline in case it gets them in trouble) in Europe. I noticed that while doing the walk around, the First Officer hand propped both propellers. My flight instructor says that this is a complete no-no. Is it okay to do this on a Dash 8? Is it...

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by ushermittwoch
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta sued by SEA woman who claims sex assault on flight
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

Re: Delta sued by SEA woman who claims sex assault on flight

So if a person gets groped on the street, are people going to sue the city?

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPS sues EU over failed TNT deal
Replies: 9
Views: 1681

Re: UPS sues EU over failed TNT deal

Or as some would say: DHL paid some people quite well...

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by ushermittwoch
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?
Replies: 55
Views: 12059

Re: Lufthansa Group to pull out of Berlin - New York?

I assure you, that Lufthansa and their regulators absolutely care about appearances. If an IAG carrier that is also a flag carrier in another country started a nonstop JFK-TXL route, they'd throw a fit (which is all I was every saying about the route). Recall that BA decided to create an entire sub...

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