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by rampbro
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes with shortest production span?
Replies: 49
Views: 4785

Re: Planes with shortest production span?

Does the CSeries count?

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by rampbro
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL
Replies: 14
Views: 4535

Re: Old Souls-Delta MD-88 Last Flight RIC-ATL

A poignant, well written report. Thank you KLASM83. Very brave of you to assume that lav was dumped though.....

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by rampbro
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineer examining engine on landing
Replies: 24
Views: 3163

Re: Engineer examining engine on landing

This sounds pretty normal. When I worked ramp the base AME would always be on hand to greet the RON a/c and do a planned inspection. First thing they would always do is a walkaround, including an engine check with a flashlight. By the time we'd have the bags off, they'd be up in the a/c checking stu...

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by rampbro
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying during COVID - Delta 737-900ER/800 SEA-ATL-BWI
Replies: 3
Views: 2340

Re: Flying during COVID - Delta 737-900ER/800 SEA-ATL-BWI

Holy frick that's the emptiest I've ever seen Seatac

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by rampbro
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o
Replies: 38
Views: 8963

Re: Incredible footage of Rada Airlines IL-62 t/o

Reminds me of the "vodka burner" video.....

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by rampbro
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1
Replies: 49
Views: 6868

Re: Hawaii reopening delayed until Sep. 1

As the resident of an island currently accepting visitors from the mainland, I know the fear and worry locals are feeling in Hawaii. While it would be nice to say that nothing should happen until there is a vaccine, I also understand that this is an unknown amount of time, and may never actually com...

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by rampbro
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jetstream 32 over the icecap - July 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 3012

Re: Jetstream 32 over the icecap - July 2020

Cool capture of the PAL Dash - that looks to be either a Force Multiplier aircraft or one of the ice hunters.

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by rampbro
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide
Replies: 24
Views: 2769

Re: Air Transat to use jet fuel made from captured carbon dioxide

It's an interesting value-add proposition from surplus Quebec hydro since they're having difficulty getting more transmission lines to the U.S. approved. Nationally, though, this will just be part of the rationalizations that keep tar sands development going. Correct - this is a match made in heave...

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by rampbro
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19326

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

been losing too much money with QR, need to get some cash really makes you think how the sands’ vip aircraft are. are the two SP not losing cash now, especially with crippled tourism in the casinos they own? ...because the RASM for a flying casino catering to whales is extremely high?? the sands ba...

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by rampbro
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?
Replies: 38
Views: 10279

Re: Why are Air Canada’s A220S flying below 30,000 ft?

forced its developer out of the commercial aircraft business The CSeries program didn't do this, poor management decisions through the medium term at BBD led to a severely weakened stock price and massive borrowing costs. The Cseries burned a hole in a pocket that should have been able to refill it...

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by rampbro
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cutting 30 Domestic Routes, 8 Stations
Replies: 77
Views: 14024

Re: Air Canada Discontinues Service on 30 Domestic Regional Routes and Closes Eight Stations in Canada

dr1980 wrote:
I’d guess Maritime regional flying that’s currently happening on B1900’s is at risk of never coming back. Hopefully I’m wrong.


Considering how difficult it is to sustain coach service across the Maritimes and Newfoundland and Labrador, I share your pessimism.

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by rampbro
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112164

Re: The WestJet Thread

The plan for transitioning the carrier began long before Onex purchased the company. This road path was cleared and approved by the previous board pf directors during the years of then ceo Greg Saretsky. Onex is a cash infusion with the current management executing the continuation of the business ...

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by rampbro
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112164

Re: The WestJet Thread

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/westje ... -1.5628838
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Speaking of LF, looks like WS are unblocking the middle seats:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/westje ... -1.5628838

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by rampbro
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)
Replies: 10
Views: 4545

Re: American/British Airways ORD-LHR-NCL & Return Trip (Flying During COVID19)

My cousin went to St. George's. He loved it, and is having a successful career. Haters gonna hate.

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by rampbro
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?
Replies: 40
Views: 5290

Re: BBD ejection strategy: got lucky or sound decision-making?

The rail business has been sold to Alstom subject to regulatory clearance. It's been having issues with build quality for a while and are on the hook for a lot of penalties (ie New Subway stock pulled from service earlier this month, UK train orders currently running over a year behind schedule, bo...

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by rampbro
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd
Replies: 23
Views: 6567

Re: Air Transat to gradually resume flights from July 23rd

Its not closed for air transportation just ground crossings FYI The US is still essentially still closed to air travel, as a 14 day quarantine upon return doesn't work for many unless they are unemployed, or working from home. The RCMP are apparently actively enforcing this rule, and have visited m...

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by rampbro
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO vocalization on issues
Replies: 19
Views: 1700

Re: Delta CEO vocalization on issues

I doubt you'd ever see a CEO directly confront issues like this with prescriptive statements. Like the NFL, if Delta will say anything, it will be a statement of support for BLM (if they haven't already) - lead from behind and signal the organization's openness to dialogue.There's no strategic value...

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by rampbro
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First electrical airplane in the world certified !
Replies: 53
Views: 7027

Re: First electrical airplane in the world certified !

"People will never fly in the air"
"Large groups of people will never fly from point to point"
"Electric cars will never go mainstream"

...and on it goes....

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by rampbro
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of LaGuardia
Replies: 132
Views: 14473

Re: The future of Laguardia

WN: I could see them trying to get more destinations and/or slots. A bigger LGA means bigger opportunities. I think an LGA-LAS flight could be a game changer for tourists. There is an obvious reason there are no flights LGA-LAS, unless it is on a Saturday it is too far for LGA flights. If weekday L...

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by rampbro
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13790

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Lots of good memories on this airplane. I remember reaching my window seat for YYZ-YVR leg after completing DEL-FRA-YYZ, and there was someone seated in it. Turns out, she was standby, but had met a girl with the same name at the gate, convinced her to get a 2nd boarding pass, and had gotten on the ...

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by rampbro
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72196

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

Now EU will open full-scale investigation into AC-TS deal over worries purchase could reduce competition on 33 routes. https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/airlines/air-canada-transat-deal-faces-intense-eu-antitrust-scrutiny I find it ironic that the EU note that Westjet isn't a strong...

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by rampbro
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?
Replies: 108
Views: 11607

Re: Why no second commercial airport for Atlanta?

@hunterATL I have never seen a question answered so comprehensively on this site. You win airliners.net for today.

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by rampbro
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Embraer 190 Retired
Replies: 38
Views: 6713

Re: Air Canada Embraer 190 Retired

Comfortable upstairs, but a PITA downstairs. Won't be any rampers sad to see these birds go.

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by rampbro
Tue May 26, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72196

Re: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat

Now EU will open full-scale investigation into AC-TS deal over worries purchase could reduce competition on 33 routes. https://business.financialpost.com/transportation/airlines/air-canada-transat-deal-faces-intense-eu-antitrust-scrutiny I find it ironic that the EU note that Westjet isn't a strong...

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by rampbro
Tue May 19, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time
Replies: 26
Views: 8985

Re: Etihad lands at TLV for the first time

Sometimes humanity wins out, even in the most challenging conditions.

Side note: I would have been mercilessly upbraided by my lead for looking at my phone on a ramp. This was 10+ years ago though - has that changed, or is the gentleman in the photo in for a ride?

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by rampbro
Fri May 08, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25332

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

RIP to the deceased, condolences to family and friends. Everything else is noise.

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SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
At least it was sunny for the very last one... https://youtu.be/b26y1Ug_4hY


Nice personal touch from the controller

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by rampbro
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter receives lifeline
Replies: 27
Views: 5807

Re: Porter receives lifeline

I wonder how Porter got to the front of the lineup and received funds when no such programs / policies / mechanisms have been announced or implemented for the other airlines, indeed, most other Canadian industries. Seems a little strange. Interesting point. I guess they're a relatively easier deal ...

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by rampbro
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72196

Re: Air Canada/Air Transat Merger Receives Negative Report from Competition Bureau

83 different routes impacted. Wouldn't that be like...all of them?

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by rampbro
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of YUL
Replies: 80
Views: 11673

Re: Future of YUL

I have been to many other Canadian airports-the concrete is better. I just wish that the Quebec government would stop allowing the construction industry to take advantage of taxpayers (I consider the YUL airport organization basically a public entity).Another commission is needed to focus on the po...

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by rampbro
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Suspends Lethbridge, Medicine Hat
Replies: 27
Views: 5537

Re: Air Canada Suspends Lethbridge, Medicine Hat

Is the DH1s or the oil price tanking again, I wonder....

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by rampbro
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chicago Day Trip: ATL-MDW-ATL on Southwest
Replies: 3
Views: 2185

Re: Chicago Day Trip: ATL-MDW-ATL on Southwest

Awesome train pictures! Have been to Chicago at least a dozen times myself and never been to the bean.

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by rampbro
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands
Replies: 24
Views: 3515

Re: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands

In one emergency landing which required evacuation, the news media interviewed passengers and they said the FAs were so rude yelling at them. I remember that too. It's a Millennial thing to think that they were being rude. (and yes I do realize Millennials can be up to 39 years of age now) I don't ...

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by rampbro
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 36941

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Since pieces have been found in multiple places in Africa, is it not possible that this plane was just completely shattered and there is no major part to be found? As for bodies, they would have been torn into small pieces to and long digested by ocean wildlife. A lot of might be shattered, but not...

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by rampbro
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22304

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

flilot wrote:
If you recline your seat without checking if the person behind you is okay, you're a douchebag.


Douchebag here. Do I need to ask your permission to turn on my reading light too?

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by rampbro
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22304

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

@tall people - if the person in front of you reclines, why don't you just recline too?

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by rampbro
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Deicing is aircraft type depending
Replies: 28
Views: 3369

Re: Deicing is aircraft type depending

KL probably just made a cost/benefit decision: pay the (contract ramp handler/airport - IDK how it is at VLC) fee to de-ice, or wait for nature to take its course and deal with the IROPS fallout. I could see the cost to de-ice at an outstation like VLC being high - they probably don't stock much Typ...

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by rampbro
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 8272

Re: Harbour Air poised to start worlds first all electric fleet

I listened to an interview on the CBC this morning with Greg MacDougall. From what I gathered, their play is to begin the certification process now, banking that battery technology improvements during the 2-3 year certification cycle will result in a greater range of the aircraft once it is certifie...

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by rampbro
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA3508 11/29/19 returns for faked medical emergency
Replies: 20
Views: 4861

Re: AA3508 11/29/19 returns for faked medical emergency

The only one whose powers of shenanigans can match Florida Man.....is Florida Woman!

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by rampbro
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Star Wars
Replies: 15
Views: 1950

Re: United and Star Wars

I think its tacky as hell, and very very American, so it works for United.

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by rampbro
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF increasing YUL/YYZ
Replies: 69
Views: 12197

Re: AF increasing YUL/YYZ

I used to pack the ULDs for AF at YUL back when YUL-CDG was 4x daily. First and last departures were O&D heavy, the 2nd was skewed towards Africa CNX, the 3rd towards Mid. East CNX. I wonder if that is still the case.

Besides Paris, secondary markets in France are also very well served from YUL.

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by rampbro
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Smurf Turf Football ATL-SLC-BOI-ORD-ATL (Pics, Vids, Long)
Replies: 4
Views: 7841

Re: Smurf Turf Football ATL-SLC-BOI-ORD-ATL (Pics, Vids, Long)

Great report....I'm a FF to BOI and ORD and you definitely captured the vibe.....
Also +1 for hosting your pics on Imgur......one of us?

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by rampbro
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air in trouble......
Replies: 12
Views: 6409

Re: Flair Air in trouble......

So if you're Flair do you look for another contractor or seek to build the dispatch capacity internally? What type of entry barrier(s) would an entrant have for providing this service? Are there other providers in the marketplace?

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by rampbro
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult
Replies: 62
Views: 9117

Re: MAJOR crackdown on "Emotional Support" pets on the way

ER757 wrote:
"I have a pet fish named Eric - he's an Alibut." Having a difficult time getting a fish license for him (as well as my pet fruit bat named Eric)


Are all your pets named Eric?

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by rampbro
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service
Replies: 99
Views: 18369

Re: Cathay ending YVR-JFK service

MCGYVR wrote:
Good thing I booked myself in J for February 2020. I've never tried biz before so thought it would be a good use of 25k AS miles.

Omg, good idea.

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by rampbro
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-737-200 stored at Ottawa airport (YOW)
Replies: 8
Views: 1792

Re: B-737-200 stored at Ottawa airport (YOW)

I'm looking for the identities of two B-737-200's currently stored at Ottawa International Airport (YOW) 1. B-737-200 with "Training/Formation"-titles - engine-less - all white col. (prob. ex First Air) 2. B-737-200 with wings removed - stored at the NRC-facility next to the airport - als...

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by rampbro
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Who Needs First Class? | Air North | ATR, B735 | Inuvik - Whitehorse - Ottawa |
Replies: 10
Views: 10353

Re: Who Needs First Class? | Air North | ATR, B735 | Inuvik - Whitehorse - Ottawa |

Fantastic report. I especially loved the pics of the old CP seats - it brought back a lot of memories!
Also....Arctic Char on the airplane!?!?

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by rampbro
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Shed has found a new home
Replies: 6
Views: 3307

Re: The Shed has found a new home

As a YYJ resident and avid spotter, in a word: YES!!

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by rampbro
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees
Replies: 25
Views: 2658

Re: Flair Air chairman urges Canada to cap airport improvement fees

It's good to have a conversation about spending priorities at Canadian airports, and to re-evaluate the business model under which they operate. However, if your airline relies on passengers who won't fork over 25$ additional bucks for a transcontinental flight, you don't get to lower the bar to sta...

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by rampbro
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 65
Views: 7889

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Would love to see YYJ-SEA on the Encore Q4 when DL/OO drop it in September.

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