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by matthew11
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 583
Views: 130713

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I really love this one! Beautifully done. Love the details. Well done!

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by matthew11
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 36 YUL-IST
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: TK 36 YUL-IST

Thanks for the info! Finally got a hold of them. A lady had a heart attack unfortunately.

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by matthew11
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 36 YUL-IST
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

TK 36 YUL-IST

This flight departed Feb 26 from YUL and diverted to KEF. Looks like it departed KEF headed to IST. Is there a way to find out why it diverted? Just curious as my parents are on that flight.

Thanks!

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by matthew11
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

Also I hope you're planning a trip report !! I’ll do my best to try to do one. It’s going to be quite the trip. I’ll be flying: Air Canada YYC-YVR-SYD QANTAS SYD-ZQN Jetstar ZQN-AKL Air New Zealand AKL-SYD Air Canada SYD-YVR-YYC Stay safe and enjoy the trip. Oh and watch out for those lunatics in N...

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by matthew11
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

RetroRoo wrote:
Also I hope you're planning a trip report !!


I’ll do my best to try to do one. It’s going to be quite the trip. I’ll be flying:
Air Canada YYC-YVR-SYD
QANTAS SYD-ZQN
Jetstar ZQN-AKL
Air New Zealand AKL-SYD
Air Canada SYD-YVR-YYC

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by matthew11
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

Wynyard is a good area. If you go to Taronga Zoo, the ferry is the best, quickest and most scenic way to get there. But buy your Zoo entry tickets online or at Circular Quay - before you get to the zoo. If you get there without a ticket you will have to catch the bus to the main entry or walk to th...

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by matthew11
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

Thanks again for the options! So much to do! I booked a hotel right beside Wynyard station. Seems like a good location to get around on transit or walk.

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by matthew11
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting in Sydney
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Transiting in Sydney

steveinbc wrote:
Sorry Matthew11
I didn't notice the 1hr in front of the 35m! Yes that is more than sufficient to transfer. Good travels. Steve


Thank you Steve!!

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by matthew11
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

If you're based in the city then the nearby neighbourhoods of Surry Hills, and Darlinghurst are filled with cultural institutions, amazing food and wonderful coffee. Just go for a walk in the old winding streets and you're sure to find some gems. The Grounds at Alexandria is beautiful and extremely...

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by matthew11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting in Sydney
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Re: Transiting in Sydney

The main issue is is it on the one ticket? You'll be good if it is. Otherwise check if there's an interline agreement for baggage. You don't want to be collecting you bags and check in again. There's no time for that. Yes it is one ticket. Baggage will directly connect onto AC. Ticket is booked. Ho...

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by matthew11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

Sounds great! I’ll probably avoid renting a car then. Thanks for all tips!

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by matthew11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

http://www.thebavarians.com/venue/the-rocks-sydney/

And certainly go to the Opera. Especially good if you can get the backstage tour as well as the performance.


Sounds great! Thank you
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cpd wrote:
matthew11 wrote:
You are all awesome! So much to do! Thank you for all the input!


And do have dinner here:

http://www.thebavarians.com/venue/the-rocks-sydney/

And certainly go to the Opera. Especially good if you can get the backstage tour as well as the performance.


Sounds great! Thank you

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by matthew11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

Just a word of warning, it will be the middle of our winter, while mild compared to European and North American winters, it can still get quite chilly, especially the mornings. As such, Bondi Beach will not give you any extra "sight seeing" at this time of year, but is still well worth th...

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by matthew11
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

You are all awesome! So much to do! Thank you for all the input!

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by matthew11
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

Awesome! Thank you for all the tips! Excited for it!

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by matthew11
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

Go to the Featherdale Wildlife Park. A lot of the animals freely roam around and can be pet, held etc... Its AUD20 to get in and its worth it! If youre looking for cheap souvenirs, the Paddy Market in the mall in China town is totally worth it and many vendors are willing to negotiate on price. I g...

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by matthew11
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

5 days in Sydney advice

Hello! I am traveling to New Zealand in 4 weeks. I have time to do a 5 full day stopover in Sydney. I have never been to Sydney let alone Australia. Any advice what to do in 5 days. I know it will be rushed, is it worth maybe taking a flight to Melbourne and splitting the 5 days between the 2? Thank...

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by matthew11
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting in Sydney
Replies: 8
Views: 707

Transiting in Sydney

Hello!
Anybody have experience connecting onto another flight via Sydney? I am looking booking a flight AKL-SYD-YVR for the return trip. It would be Air New Zealand connecting to Air Canada via SYD. There is is 1hr 35 mins to connect. Is that enough time or am I risking it?

Thanks!

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by matthew11
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 service New Zealand / Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: A380 service New Zealand / Australia

Emirates flys between Chirstchurch and Sydney with their A380. Which is their last A380 Trans Tasman service (although theirs some word on that being axed at some stage). otherwise theirs Qantas A330's, Air NZ 777,787 and Latam 787 between Sydney and Auckland (along with a320s and 737). Cool, thank...

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by matthew11
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 service New Zealand / Australia
Replies: 3
Views: 467

A380 service New Zealand / Australia

I am planning a trip to New Zealand in July and may add Australia as well. I think Emirates used to operate A380 flights from Auckland to Sydney but dropped them. Is there any other A380 service between the 2 countries one could book? I would like experience the A380.

Thanks!

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by matthew11
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible WestJet Livery Update?
Replies: 115
Views: 17480

Re: Possible WestJet Livery Update?

New livery is coming. It will be revealed Feb 28. I saw a blurred image of the new livery on a 737. Looks like there will be more teal back fuselage / tail like QANTAS. Sorry can’t share the image.

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by matthew11
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: questions for 1/200 die cast collectors
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

Re: questions for 1/200 die cast collectors

I personally believe you should display them. We buy them to enjoy them, look at them. If you take good care of them, they will be fine, especially the diecast models. You could always put them in a glass case. The plastic models will tend to turn “yellow “ after a while exposed to sun. As far a val...

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by matthew11
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Zealand in July
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: New Zealand in July

Thank you for all the info. I am encouraged to do the trip in July!

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by matthew11
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman
Replies: 34
Views: 6610

Re: Epic Air Canada rant by Superwoman

Every airline is going to have ups and downs with service. People like to complain. People do seem to like to bash Air Canada a lot for some reason. I have flown them both domestic and international multiple times. I was pleased with the service each time. I can’t say anything bad. I have even been ...

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by matthew11
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Zealand in July
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: New Zealand in July

We went this in early August this year and it was great. Since it is not the tourist season, there were no lines anywhere. Queenstown gets cold but you are from Canada so you will probably be in your shorts :-) North Island is nice, but South Island is beautiful,especially Queenstown, Wanaka and Mi...

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by matthew11
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Zealand in July
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: New Zealand in July

Thank you!

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by matthew11
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Zealand in July
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: New Zealand in July

My preference is to avoid NZ in June, July, and August. Too wet. Some of the best tourist attractions are in the South Island (around Queenstown) and unless you are going for the skiing, too cold. If you can travel any months other than southern winter I think you would have a better time. Dependin...

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by matthew11
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Zealand in July
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: New Zealand in July

I arrived here in NZ in late June earlier this year prepared for "winter", and the first thing I did when exiting the airport was take my coat and jumper off - it was warm. Probably about as warm as May in the UK. It's been a wet winter here, but not a cold one - when it's not been rainin...

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by matthew11
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Zealand in July
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

New Zealand in July

Hello! I am hoping to get some advice from anyone living in New Zealand or travelled to in July. I will have time to travel in July and was hoping to do New Zealand, but I understand July would be the middle of winter. How is winter in New Zealand? Can I still experience places like the glow worm ca...

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by matthew11
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Photo Contest!
Replies: 0
Views: 643

Photo Contest!

https://euphoriacafe.ca/pages/contest
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Euphoria Cafe, a Gemini Jets retailer based in Calgary are having an Aviation Photo Contest open to everybody! You can checkout the details here if you are interested! https://euphoriacafe.ca/pages/contest

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by matthew11
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 21890

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

Looks great! I am loving this livery.

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by matthew11
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does RJ not fly nonstop year round to DTW?
Replies: 19
Views: 2478

Re: Why does RJ not fly nonstop year round to DTW?

This flight I believe would cater to mainly the big Lebanese / Arab population of Detroit and surrounding area. They traditionally always go back to Lebanon for a couple months in the summer when kids are done school. Definitely the busiest season. My guess would be not evough demand during winter.

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by matthew11
Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 9924

Re: The next phase of airline liveries

Could vehicle "wraps" that are becoming more common on cars could be applied to aircraft instead of paint? Probably more expensive and labour intensive?

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by matthew11
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 9924

Re: The next phase of airline liveries

. I just hope they don't become as bland as JAL or CES. Fair point but the Jal livery was quite well received by customers and staff I thought. It's basic but looks minimal and controlled and won't date. It was introduced when jal really needed a stable identity and direction I agree. As minimal th...

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by matthew11
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 9924

The next phase of airline liveries

Airlines have gone from cheatlines in the past to eurowhites like Air France and the likes of China Eastern. What's the next phase of airline liveries? Will cheatlines ever make a comeback (not as a single retro livery)? Maybe we will see more colour like WOW and S7?

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by matthew11
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 39032

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

CX has officially announced Copenhagen, Brussels, and Dublin a few minutes ago on their Instagram page. Nice additions.

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by matthew11
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Announce LGW-YYZ/LAS
Replies: 58
Views: 10152

Re: BA Announce LGW-YYZ/LAS

So BA will have 3 YYZ departures this summer on some days, or is the LGW replacing the second LHR on the days it operates? By the sound of things yes BA will have 3 YYZ departures this summer. Doesn't BA currently do 17 weekly lights out of LHR in the summer? We could possibly see 4 BA flights on s...

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by matthew11
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 liveries
Replies: 10
Views: 2553

Re: A380 liveries

I believe I read on QANTAS' Facebook that they are currently updating the interiors in the A380s. Is the livery being updated at the same time?

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by matthew11
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: LEGO Airliners
Replies: 13
Views: 1718

Re: LEGO Airliners

Kinder Egg actually made a series of airliners. They looked pretty neat. There was several airlines featured.

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by matthew11
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branding on Wings
Replies: 17
Views: 2868

Re: Branding on Wings

Maybe one day in the future the once "no go" wing surface will match the rest of a livery and be fully colored as the belly- like dark blue, etc??? Lufthansa paints the wings white, the upper surface at least, matching the white fuselage, while the lower surface is painted grey like the b...

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by matthew11
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
Replies: 87
Views: 4245

Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

L1011: Royal Jordanian

DC-10: JAT Yugoslav

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by matthew11
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branding on Wings
Replies: 17
Views: 2868

Re: Branding on Wings

This just occurred to me, is Alitalia the only airline in the world that puts its logo on the wings surface of their aircraft? They have been doing it for a long time. Why don't other airlines do this? I can't imagine it affecting performance in any way? Do you think that wing markings have in any ...

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by matthew11
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branding on Wings
Replies: 17
Views: 2868

Branding on Wings

This just occurred to me, is Alitalia the only airline in the world that puts its logo on the wings surface of their aircraft? They have been doing it for a long time. Why don't other airlines do this? I can't imagine it affecting performance in any way? With people always taking pictures in today's...

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by matthew11
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 5341

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

London Heathrow, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Sofia, Belgrade, and Amman.

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by matthew11
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN picks up Westjet
Replies: 33
Views: 5592

Re: DEN picks up Westjet

airplaneboy wrote:
matthew11 wrote:
When Frontier first operated DEN-YYC in 2006, wasn't it using Republic E-190s I recall? I think this time it will be mainline.


Horizon operated the route with a CRJ-700 as Frontier JetExpress.


Ah yes, that's right.

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by matthew11
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN picks up Westjet
Replies: 33
Views: 5592

Re: DEN picks up Westjet

When Frontier first operated DEN-YYC in 2006, wasn't it using Republic E-190s I recall? I think this time it will be mainline.

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by matthew11
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should SAS update or change its livery?
Replies: 16
Views: 1308

Re: Should SAS update or change its livery?

I still like it. Maybe just an update on the fuselage titles so they stand out better.
Or maybe a modern take on the previous livery. That one I find represents SAS well and is memorable.

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by matthew11
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Glory Days vs Today
Replies: 19
Views: 1629

Re: The Glory Days vs Today

My uncle used to work for Western airlines in avionics repair. He told me a story about the early days of Western flying LAX-Hawaii. At the time Western as other airlines actually used a sextant to navigate, there was a small glass dome in the cockpit to sight on the sun or stars (Boeing 720B and/o...

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by matthew11
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Glory Days vs Today
Replies: 19
Views: 1629

Re: The Glory Days vs Today

I just simply don't understand the "glory days" argument. Were the glory days when the planes smelled of smoke? Were the glory days when seeing the world and learning about different cultures were out of reach of the majority of people? Or are the glory days today, when we can affordably ...

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by matthew11
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Glory Days vs Today
Replies: 19
Views: 1629

Re: The Glory Days vs Today

Wasn't too glorious in 1968 when I sat in the back of a stretched DC-8 from HNL to SFO. The noise level was the worst I've ever experienced as a pax in an airliner, and I had to cope (I was a nonsmoker) with the the constant smog drifting forward from just behind me. Read this for a alternate view ...

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