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by commpilot
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg resigns
Replies: 38
Views: 9295

Re: Cathay Pacific ceo Rupert hogg resigns

PlymSpotter wrote:
Not unexpected, but still somewhat concerning. Underhand government intervention is never a good thing.


Especially when it's comes to major Chinese companies that are forced into joining the party or you don't operate. Everything is state run one way or another.

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by commpilot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest---a question of privacy
Replies: 27
Views: 2947

Re: Southwest---a question of privacy

SWA flight numbers don't mean squat as a majority of them are multi stop thru flights. 1 SWA flight number can have anywhere from 1 to 5 cities past the first stop. Adults need to grow up and stop trying to get free money for BS they didn't earn. The complaint was about a dumb FA so send SWA an ema...

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by commpilot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 67
Views: 6282

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

How many airlines actually require some soft of medical documentation from passengers who want to have an emotional support animal. I know the law allows them to require it, but does not force it. I'm wondering if most don't require it and maybe they should. That would certainly cut down on the num...

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by commpilot
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest---a question of privacy
Replies: 27
Views: 2947

Re: Southwest---a question of privacy

SWA flight numbers don't mean squat as a majority of them are multi stop thru flights. 1 SWA flight number can have anywhere from 1 to 5 cities past the first stop. Adults need to grow up and stop trying to get free money for BS they didn't earn. The complaint was about a dumb FA so send SWA an emai...

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by commpilot
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Free flights on F9 if your last name is Green/Greene
Replies: 13
Views: 1982

Re: Free flights on F9 if your last name is Green/Greene

They have a problem canceling or severely delaying flights so good luck trying to get your money or even the flight.

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by commpilot
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 5069

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

Seems to have worked for Elite and Contour! Elite has a very small foot print for a unique set of city pairs that will pay for direct service along the east coast. Their CalJet branded operation failed. Contour isn't anything other than a recent operation set up by Corporate Flight Management (Once...

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by commpilot
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch
Replies: 50
Views: 5069

Re: Midwest Express Partnering with Elite for Launch

Who conned people to invest in this failure before it began? The people who are in charge of this pipe dream have zero clue about what the airline industry is today and what lessons were learned in the collapse of the real Midwest many years ago. This being a virtual airline is the same way the othe...

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by commpilot
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 38520

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

Come on A.net..if it isn't MIA it has to be MKE! :P

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by commpilot
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetsuitex new 8 August
Replies: 36
Views: 4257

Re: Jetsuitex new 8 August

They already announced Paine field flights. Looks like they are merging both companies into one. Looks like big things are about to happen. Excerpt from filing Since Delux has complied with the requirements of Part 215, we acknowledge the registration of the trade name “JSX Air” by Delux for use in...

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by commpilot
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Destination 225
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: Southwest Airlines Destination 225

This is complete crap and reeks of nepotism. There are 15+ regionals in the US with thousands of pilots that would kill for the chance to even interview at Southwest and would make great Southwest pilots. Southwest rarely even hires 135 pilots but now they are bringing on 700 plus people that have ...

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by commpilot
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Destination 225
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: Southwest Airlines Destination 225

Waiting for DL to start something for people off the street, but how does one financially support themselves while in training? Save enough to barely get through the first year until you're a CFI then live with roommates and scrap by with hope to get a real job someday..American Dream, Big Debt, Bi...

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by commpilot
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Destination 225
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Southwest Airlines Destination 225

https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-424146113c6f2a2eebe84fb61d8698d9-southwest-airlines-launches-new-pilot-pathways-program Aug 1, 2019 Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today launches an innovative career program called Destination 225° which provides pathways to becoming a competitively qu...

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by commpilot
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s
Replies: 27
Views: 6523

Re: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s

Bring back Sky King with a King sized plane?

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by commpilot
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA diversion to Yuma
Replies: 27
Views: 4498

Re: AA diversion to Yuma

It is a shame the rescue plane pushed PHX at 15:25 and not 15:10.

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by commpilot
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

SuseJ772 wrote:
I don’t get why Southwest is so much slower to release schedules than the big 3. Even with out the Max situation.


To tailor the fleet to maximum ROI and most people aren't booking tickets more than 6 months out.

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by commpilot
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

The MAX won't fly before Spring for any airline Really? I'm just speechless by that It will take months for Boeing to correct the software and then vet the heck out of it before the FAA and CAA will sign off the plane. Then you the matter of the airlines and insurance companies that will demand a b...

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by commpilot
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15
Replies: 11
Views: 1638

Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

The MAX won't fly before Spring for any airline

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by commpilot
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: July 7 DL583 DTW-PVG uses A332?
Replies: 9
Views: 2181

Re: July 7 DL583 DTW-PVG uses A332?

DTW-PVG is 6,202 NM ....7,137 is SM

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by commpilot
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN State Theme Jets Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2701

Re: WN State Theme Jets Question

The state planes also have to do with being the airline that flies the most passengers in that state.

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by commpilot
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 30085

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

They are probably doing this because SWA went into California heavy handed with the California One ramp up. Also AS codeshares with AA so it is one way for AA and their frequent flyers to work around the Wright Amendment.

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by commpilot
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment
Replies: 66
Views: 15873

Re: Delta Completes First Boeing 767-400 Cabin Refurbishment

Is it normal for "maintenance and heavy refurbishments" to take almost 7 months to complete? Article is saying it left for China on January 1, 2019 and has been there ever since. New cabins get installed when the plane gets stripped to the bones for normal heavy MX checks so yes 6 months ...

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by commpilot
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 5906

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

Does the FAA monitor these type of aircraft like they do a scheduled airline ? These are passangers carrying planes which should be subject to strict inspections by the FAA. The oversight by regional FSDOs into any for hire operation is low at best. There are plenty of passenger charter firms who p...

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by commpilot
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities
Replies: 18
Views: 5906

Re: King Air crash in Hawaii, with multiple fatalities

The King Air 65 was the beginning of the family. It is a very under preforming airplane by today's standards. Depending on the model of 65 it either had a Take Off Gross Weight of 9,000lb or 9,300lbs. If it was a true military surplus version that wasn't pressurized and stripped to a bare cargo cabi...

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by commpilot
Fri May 24, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG
Replies: 17
Views: 2831

Re: Official Amazon Hub groundbreaking at CVG

Once this is done ATSG will probably close up at ILN and the city will be stuck with an empty airport. It is easier to airline crews around to CVG than ILN.

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by commpilot
Mon May 20, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19535

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

So what will these same day business markets be that desperately needs service again? MSN, ATW, GRB, CWA, DLH, ESC, SAW, IDW, RHI, MKG, GRR, FNT, LAN, PIT, CMH, RDU, DSM, OMA or SDF? None of these old Skyway/Midwest routes can survive without metropolis feeds from the actual major business cities in...

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by commpilot
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1791
Views: 362119

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

So a blue stripe and the globe will be 3 tone blue, literally just replacing the gold with another shade of blue?

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by commpilot
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19535

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

They will fail if they use RJ’s. They will fail period. The real airline execs with all their experience would be running the biz model if it was highly successful, but as history has shown us...it's a huge failure. Who is giving the money to just pay themselves? You may prove right, BUT, it's wort...

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by commpilot
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 113
Views: 19535

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

wedgetail737 wrote:
They will fail if they use RJ’s.


They will fail period. The real airline execs with all their experience would be running the biz model if it was highly successful, but as history has shown us...it's a huge failure. Who is giving the money to just pay themselves?

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by commpilot
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 5737

Re: Midwest Airlines 2.0

As of a year ago they apparently raised $750,000 and needed another $5-6 Million for round two to buy a defunct 121 certificate. The only one that comes to find would be Great Lakes if the creditors of that bankruptcy still need to sell it. Other than them, who else is there that mind be around? The...

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by commpilot
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL in the USA...where can I see?
Replies: 36
Views: 3597

Re: DHL in the USA...where can I see?

Southern operates a 737-400 in DHL Yellow through MKE. CVG-MKE-YWG-MKE-CVG

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by commpilot
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Jewel Terminal at SIN
Replies: 50
Views: 7120

Re: New Jewel Terminal

Another reason to like SIN.

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by commpilot
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PIREP question
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: PIREP question

Severe Turbulence, Mountain Wave. Remarks: Lost 4500ft of altitude.

Swift 737-300?

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by commpilot
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13172

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

Southwest made their bed by arm-twisting Boeing to build the MAX, now is their time to lie in it. Completely and utterly false. I spoke to a Boeing engineer at length about this and his comment was “the rumor that just won’t die”. The first and last time WN insisted on any major design changes was ...

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by commpilot
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13172

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

The whole MAX fleet is worth 5,950 seats. Multiply it by the times the whole fleet takes off every few hours. That is a ton of slack you can't just blend in with empty seats elsewhere. Boeing will be paying out a lot for this grounding.

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by commpilot
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Phuket Spotting going be harder
Replies: 2
Views: 1996

Phuket Spotting going be harder

Government wants a 5.5 mile "safe" zone. No taking pictures of airplanes inside that zone.


https://www.businessinsider.com/thailand-imposes-death-penalty-for-airport-photos-on-mai-khao-beach-report-2019-4

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by commpilot
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OK-TVW (SmartWings 4110) ...very odd flight history
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

OK-TVW (SmartWings 4110) ...very odd flight history

I stumbled across this lonely SmartWings 737-800 passing the Pitcairn Islands heading to PPT today. Over the last week and a half it has flown one odd trip. Flightaware https://flightaware.com/live/flight/OKTVW https://i.postimg.cc/7LV8GHJx/map.gif It may have stopped at Easter Island. The ADS-B and...

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by commpilot
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 14217

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

I once flew with myself and another non-rev as the only passengers between MKE and MSP on Skyway many years ago. Just a matter of timing and day of the week.

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by commpilot
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 5521

Re: Wisconsin Aviation Thread - 2019

I noticed delta is sending 757s DTW-MSN since the beginning of the month. It arrives at night (DAL 2080), and leaves in the morning (DAL 2091). Pretty impressive, in my opinion, for MSN. Also seems like an odd route for a 757, being so short, but I assume Delta really needs the morning capacity out...

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by commpilot
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype
Replies: 67
Views: 9392

Re: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype

This is Layer! http://layerdesign.com/work/#product They are just a pipe dream design "firm" who seem to do fancy redesign work and haven't actually made a brand new item or concept. This seat is all kinds of wrong for a plane and it would take a beating in a living room. Not to mention al...

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by commpilot
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fully Automated Jetbridge
Replies: 41
Views: 6187

Re: Fully Automated Jetbridge

As someone who uses jetbridges everyday.....this is a terrible idea. I have used the super basic all the way up to half computerized fancy ones and they all break easily without warning.

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by commpilot
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA
Replies: 32
Views: 4848

Re: AA announces PHL-AVL, PHL-CHA

smokeybandit wrote:
I skimmed too far ahead in that article and was very confused why they'd be using an A330-200 on those routes.


Read the article...... Prague is getting the A330-300.

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by commpilot
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route
Replies: 124
Views: 29197

Re: Qantas 787-9 Exceeding Expectations on Perth-London Route

There isn't much of a London hotel cost. The route is crewed with only a London based cabin crew.

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by commpilot
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?
Replies: 34
Views: 5479

Re: New Int'l Terminal at MKE - Who will use it?

Realistically, the best that MKE can hope for are flights to Iceland when it comes to Europe. Maybe MKE can convince either WOW or Icelandair...pull off something similar to what MCI did. But MCI is a unique case because they aren't competing with an international hub within a reasonable driving di...

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by commpilot
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?
Replies: 51
Views: 7125

Re: United at BWI: Giving up on Transatlantic connections?

DC Metro to NYC Metro is a nightmare with any real weather systems out there. Flights just get cancelled so why mess up a schedule?

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by commpilot
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route
Replies: 145
Views: 29284

Re: Qantas PER-LHR reporting extremely high load factors, now QF’s most profitable route

I would like to know the percentage of pax that fly all the way MEL - PER - LHR. As stated above they might as well transition via Dubai or HKG - is the same seat all the way the differentiator? 26% in May, so should be around that. I'm wondering why they did pick MEL as originating airport. Most t...

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by commpilot
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works
Replies: 269
Views: 20703

Re: How the 737 MAX 10 landing gear works

Trailing Link with a slight modern twist during the retraction.

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by commpilot
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 108
Views: 20264

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

None of that makes sense. The crew always know who the Air Marshals are. If the crew didn't know - how in the world would the person sending the acars? This FM definitely wasn't thinking about how they were approaching the subject, especially in a small cabin with not much concealment. With assigne...

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by commpilot
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 6401

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

I got a free ride on a DC-3 about 13 years ago.

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by commpilot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A321Neo Water Tank Capacity / Longest Flight Route
Replies: 5
Views: 1515

Re: A321Neo Water Tank Capacity / Longest Flight Route

zeke wrote:
The longest flight I think was REK-LAX with WOW Air.

Typically Airbus offers a single tank with a customer option to add a second tank the same size. Normally located in the same area on the other side of the fuselage.


They fly that with the A330.

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