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by hOMSaR
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 33344

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

Keep politics and coronavirus discussion out of this thread, please. Stick to the topic of JetBlue’s expansion. The rest can go over to the non-av forum.

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by hOMSaR
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Not Answering Phones!
Replies: 15
Views: 2669

Re: Delta Not Answering Phones!

Thread has drifted off topic and will be locked. There is also another, similar thread already created on this topic.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airport Says 2 MCO Employees Have COVID
Replies: 24
Views: 4418

Re: Updated: Airport Says 2 MCO Employees Have COVID

Thread has gone off topic and will be locked. Please continue any non-av COVID discussion in the appropriate forum.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex 767 Goes Off The Taxiway at YVR
Replies: 2
Views: 2207

Re: Fedex 767 Goes Off The Taxiway at YVR

Would brakes locking up on one side (i.e. right-side main gear) cause the plane to swing around and head straight into the grass?

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by hOMSaR
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_
Replies: 36
Views: 5433

Re: Dominant language on Brussels Airlines - French or Flemish_

Let’s keep the discussion on the topic of which languages are spoken on board planes. Arguments over the attitudes of different groups people towards another language are not relevant to this thread, nor to the forum in general.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Time Between Inauguration and Cancellation (i.e. TPA-SEA 2020)
Replies: 37
Views: 2741

Re: Shortest Time Between Inauguration and Cancellation (i.e. TPA-SEA 2020)

Wow Air cancelled New Delhi barely a month or so after launching it. Of course, the whole airline went bust a short time after that.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs
Replies: 24
Views: 12030

Re: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs

Folks, this thread is about Alaska airlines and their plans to shrink in size due to COVID. This is not the place to discuss 737 MAX issues, argue Airbus vs. Boeing, etc.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Covid-19 Flights
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Covid-19 Flights

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Please reference this thread for further information and discussion: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1442899

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by hOMSaR
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 7775

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Please stick to the topic of Indian aviation on this thread. Discussion of politics, immigration, and diplomatic relations should be taken to the non-aviation forum.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249076

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

Please keep the discussion civil. This topic is about Delta’s retirement of the MD-88/90, not about wearing masks.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13696

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

I've been on Air Canada 767s twice. Ironically, both of them were last-minute equipment swaps from A330s originally scheduled for the flights.

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by hOMSaR
Fri May 29, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United MCO hub?
Replies: 83
Views: 13737

Re: United MCO hub?

Per forum rules, please do not bump threads that have been inactive for more than 6 months without approval from the moderators.

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by hOMSaR
Tue May 26, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407260

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

As a reminder, this thread is about UA fleet and route network developments. Discussions about labor relations, COVID-related pay cuts, or old UA vs. CO divisions are off topic.

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by hOMSaR
Sat May 23, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60347

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

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airhansa wrote:
What airlines are still flying the A380 (as in, literally still flying and not on the ground due to coronavirus).


There is a thread dedicated to tracking the A380 fleet here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1444531

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by hOMSaR
Fri May 22, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Four LATAM Airbus350 flying for QR back to Brazil right now?
Replies: 3
Views: 1021

Re: Four LATAM Airbus350 flying for QR back to Brazil right now?

Please see the existing thread on this topic.

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by hOMSaR
Thu May 21, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 retirement/parking thread
Replies: 483
Views: 60347

Re: Air France to retire A380 fleet effective immediately

This thread is about Air France retiring the A380. Please take unrelated discussion to more appropriate threads.

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by hOMSaR
Thu May 21, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Do we know if JNB-CPT will be a fifth freedom route? A domestic South African route on an American airline would be pretty cool...


That wouldn’t be fifth freedom. Fifth freedom flights are international, and JNB-CPT is domestic.

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by hOMSaR
Wed May 20, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago River Flooding Causes Willis Tower (United Airlines HQ) to lose power.
Replies: 45
Views: 7928

Re: Chicago River Flooding Causes Willis Tower (United Airlines HQ) to lose power.

UA seems to be a slow learner about basement flooding in Chicago. In April, 1992, whilst working on a bridge over the Chicago River, a wall was breached and several building's basements were flooded. This seems to indicate that no remedial action was in place to prevent flooding from disrupting ope...

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by hOMSaR
Fri May 15, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

I'm sure Boeing will offer DL a REALLY good price if Delta placed an order in 2020. (to be delivered in late 2020, hopefully the industry has recovered by then) If anyone seriously expected there was any hope of the industry recovering by the end of 2020, Delta wouldn't be retiring their 777s this ...

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by hOMSaR
Thu May 14, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 725
Views: 110082

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Tough call but international flying is going to be smaller and the 777s are older and easier to retire. Wonder if this assists the 777P2F program? Whole bunch of 777s now available and not a lot of demand on the pax side. Just was wondering the same thing when I saw this thread. I bet they get door...

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by hOMSaR
Fri May 08, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 30954

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Well, when the current A380 operators start configuring their a/c for social distancing, those airlines who unfortunately do not have A380's and have no hope of buying them will simply have to go to the desert and reactivate some A380 lites to be competitive. I fail to see how, if the A380 was larg...

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by hOMSaR
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design
Replies: 41
Views: 6302

Re: New post Covid-19 airplane seat design

The design would take away any ability to use multiple economy seats as a "poor man's business class" on emptier flights. I know it's not an airline priority, but it's still a nice perk when it happens. I could also see flight attendant service to the window seat passenger being a real pai...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36292

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

OK, but it still seats only 50 (give or take) and falls within scope clause. You're trying to spin the issue in any imaginable way until you make us dizzy. But the reality is here: there were 2 aircraft manufacturers recently that made 50-seater jets (Bombardier with the CRJ200 and Embraer with the...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36292

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

If its less than 76 seats, does it really Matter? If it were 68-70 seats, it still would fill a need among the regionals. Notwithstanding any COVID-era effects to airline fleet planning (and, frankly, nobody needs new planes at the present moment), airlines have been interested in maximizing the ca...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended
Replies: 83
Views: 14921

Re: OAG Changes 4/12/2020: VB Adds MTY-SAT;UA Adds MEI/PIB;F9 Adds MIA-RDU; 1000s of Routes Are Suspended

twaconnie wrote:
UA LGA-ORD 13 in MAY? Must be a mistake.


I believe it is supposed to be 13 weekly, not 13 daily.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses
Replies: 434
Views: 36292

Re: Embraer hopes E175-E2 jet efficiency helps modify scope clauses

I also, sadly, don't see the immediate appeal of the E175-E2 in the US. First of all, the US majors just received a bunch of brand new 175s over the past few years. These planes will not need replacing until 2030 or later. In fact, they still have more on order (delivery may be "up in the air&q...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407260

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

73G: retain these 1998/99 units - possibly sublease WN units back to WN for now to bring in some cash.   You’ve suggested this a couple of times now, but why would WN want to lease back any capacity? They’re just as affected as everyone else in this current situation. In the Southwest fleet thread,...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut
Replies: 106
Views: 12066

Re: Airbus considering significant A320 rate reduction cut

Wow! That is a massive drop in capacity. I cant see it going that low tbh Why not? With every airline in the world hurting right now, and a recovery expected to take a couple of years at best, there are far more planes out there than will be needed in the foreseeable future, and many planes being p...

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by hOMSaR
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Covid19 impact on Aircraft deliveries
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: Covid19 impact on Aircraft deliveries

Obviously many parked aircraft will be converted to freighters. Random thought here, but does this possibly change the economics of designing new freighter conversions? For example, with a thousand or so (don't know the actual number) 737 MAX jets grounded, and a -800 freighter conversion already d...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz
Replies: 245
Views: 44167

Re: United will be a smaller carrier - Munoz

I'd imagine it will be old 319/320. Same with the 764s, as other stated, the HD 772A are probably going to be the chopping block. I think the 320 are gone; not so sure about the 319 since UA will actively want to downgauage some narrowbody flights coming out of this. The HD 772s will be parked but ...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines
Replies: 61
Views: 9095

Re: Moderators to enforce new Social Distancing guidelines

The WHO just announced that one post in this thread is infected with COVID-19, and now everyone's computers must be quarantined for the next 14 days while it fights off the virus.

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by hOMSaR
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final(?) flight of a LH A380
Replies: 80
Views: 20313

Re: Final(?) flight of a LH A380

It took the airline industry 2 years to come back after 2008 - this is something way worse. It will affect demand and economy much more. And future travel restriction (because of a still active thread of the virus in certain parts of the world) will last for months, at least. The current situation ...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf
Replies: 26
Views: 6822

Re: CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf

So...is the hangar a write-off, or will it buff out with some speed tape? https://www.ksby.com/news/local-news/jet-blast-damages-airplane-structures-at-san-luis-obispo-airport This link has some more photos, including one of a Cessna completely upside down! Of course, the tires on that Cessna almost...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Sending 777s to SEA This Summer?
Replies: 22
Views: 5055

Re: United Sending 777s to SEA This Summer?

I highly doubt any schedules more than a couple weeks out (if that) are reliable indicators of what will actually fly.

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by hOMSaR
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final(?) flight of a LH A380
Replies: 80
Views: 20313

Re: Final(?) flight of a LH A380

But has it been scheduled to regularly operate there or was it visiting from time to time? LH flies back to Germany from T1, could that be a problem? If I am not wrong T5 can handle the A380, no? T5 can handle the A380, as BA flew it to ORD for a while. EK did, too, but that may have been a one-off...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final(?) flight of a LH A380
Replies: 80
Views: 20313

Re: Final(?) flight of a LH A380

On a slightly related note, how come LH never sent the A380 to ORD? The LH 388 has been to ORD, but ORD's ancient infrastrucutre makes operations there challenging. But has it been scheduled to regularly operate there or was it visiting from time to time? LH flies back to Germany from T1, could tha...

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by hOMSaR
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is that on this 737’s landing gear?
Replies: 9
Views: 4464

What is that on this 737’s landing gear?

I saw this photo in the recent uploads list, and noticed that it appears to have some kind of attachment on the nose gear. Is it some kind of gravel runway mod or something?

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by hOMSaR
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 154408

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I wonder if "social distancing" as a norm will impact airplane design and eventually make 17" wide seats unfavourable in the West. There will some change in how people think about this crisis beyond the present. And I am really curious to see if that impacts airplane design at all. D...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1514
Views: 259756

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Instead of cutting all the hubs and focus cities, another way to be a smaller carrier, is to reduce two to three rows of seats from aircraft, get rid of the customer unfriendly space saver toilet and give a little more legroom to the torture seat rows. By doing that DL and other US3 can reduce capa...

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by hOMSaR
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249076

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

micstatic wrote:
I wonder once this virus passes how close the MD-88 will be to it's final nap


My money's on them not coming back at all.

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by hOMSaR
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 8991

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

I'm not sure if you're asking why there aren't photos of the planes being parked (OP is very confusing in the wording). But if that's the case, it's probably because most of everybody is being told to stay inside their homes, and going out to take photos of planes contradicts that in many ways. Most...

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by hOMSaR
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2372
Views: 407260

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Nicknuzzii wrote:
Is it looking like UA is still planning to return to Asia May 1st?


Honestly, there's no way anybody knows anything about what the airline industry will look like on May 1 at this point.

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by hOMSaR
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Diversions/Holding 9Mar
Replies: 8
Views: 2237

Re: LAX Diversions/Holding 9Mar

Can you add some clarity? I’ve flown into and out of LAX many times. What does “From West to East flow” mean? A) Flights taking off to the west (over the Pacific) now taking off to the east? OR B) Flights approaching and landing from the west now approaching and landing from the east. "From we...

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by hOMSaR
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now
Replies: 23
Views: 8663

Re: New Forum Moderator Positions Available Now

Is there a time/minimum amount of things to do commitment, or more of a contribute what/when you can deal?

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by hOMSaR
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 249076

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

tnair1974 wrote:

Other than Piedmont (of course later merging with US), I don't recall any other 734 passenger carrier in North American other than charter operators.

EDIT: Forgot about Alaska Airlines and their 734s.


ProAir, out of DET in the late 1990s.

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by hOMSaR
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million
Replies: 105
Views: 18558

Re: Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport

qf002 wrote:
"Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport" - how much did they get for it?


They didn't get money. They got the Brooklyn Bridge instead.

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by hOMSaR
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A One-time flight? 3/1/20 UA 5634 (Skywest) RNO-ORD
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: A One-time flight? 3/1/20 UA 5634 (Skywest) RNO-ORD

Sometimes it is a question of monthly schedules lining up in such a way that February ended with one extra SkyWest plane in RNO, and March started with the need for an extra SkyWest plane in Chicago. Another hypothetical possibility is if there is a planned one-way charter, they may make the other l...

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