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by UA444
Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Retro-jet maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

Re: Retro-jet maintenance

AA’s polished metal looked like crap unless the plane was brand new. They did awful jobs at polishing them if they ever did

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by UA444
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2021
Replies: 45
Views: 11908

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2021

Several of their 777-281ERs are 2010-2013 builds and still less than a decade old.

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by UA444
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA at FAI (Fairbanks) operational issues
Replies: 19
Views: 4865

Re: AA at FAI (Fairbanks) operational issues

Noticed AA flying 789s to ANC

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by UA444
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 232
Views: 25892

Re: Air Force One - Delay to New 747-8 Deliveries

They’re probably just trying to get the money they would’ve gotten had Trump ordered factory fresh planes and not fought for cheaper prices.

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by UA444
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 130
Views: 16599

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

Surprised with all the pics posted nobody posted the PA livery 747SPs and L-1011’s with UA titles and logo on tail right after the Pacific purchase went through

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by UA444
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United JFK and EWR operations back in the day
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: United JFK and EWR operations back in the day

With United back at JFK and the fact that they have a major hub at EWR has made me wonder what there operations where like at those two airports back in the 80s and 90s and really up until early/mid 2000s. Where these airports considered hubs? I know that United flew to LHR and NRT from both for ye...

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by UA444
Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986
Replies: 130
Views: 16599

Re: 35 years ago merger-mania 1986

I still think to this day one of the best most opportunistic plays was United’s PanAm Pacific acquisition. Unlike some other mergers and acquisitions, this one returned a lot of value for many years thereafter and gave them the edge in the Pacific they still hold today (notwithstanding the pandemic...

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by UA444
Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1370
Views: 268713

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

[photoid][/photoid] Why would they remove AVOD? Because the 77A doesn't have AVOD in Y. That's because they didn't have them before the conversions, the had the tvs over the aisle. Actually only the 6 domestic ones N210UA-N215UA had TVs. The rest had nose to tail AVOD and for some stupid reason they...

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by UA444
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16139

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

AA has an abundance of aircraft at the moment, AA certainly does not have an abundance of narrowbodies currently. I have identified the location on the field but its too complicated to add an image here (I have not posted on this site for a long time and so I'm out of date with how this works). If ...

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by UA444
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021
Replies: 365
Views: 77832

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread - 2021

I thought the Mexican AF 787 was being sold as the New Mexican President didn’t want it?

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by UA444
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United JFK and EWR operations back in the day
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: United JFK and EWR operations back in the day

Neither were considered “hubs” but they had a breath of flights from each that went to other non hubs. Usually big business markets domestically or internationally (SEA, MIA, LHR, etc)

UA traditionally didn’t have a huge NY presence or huge feeder operation.

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by UA444
Sat May 29, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight
Replies: 80
Views: 15504

Re: Ex-Southwest pilot admits lewd act in cockpit mid-flight

Took cockpit a little bit too literally

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by UA444
Wed May 26, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1370
Views: 268713

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

It is as others have noted an engine, not an airframe issue. Additionally, airlines don’t usually make a complicated fleet decision which they have to live with for 25-30 years because they are “pissed.” At least I hope not . . . The cowlings are Boeing's design. This issue as presented by jayunite...

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by UA444
Wed May 26, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021
Replies: 1370
Views: 268713

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q2 2021

Not so fast. The A359 is closer in size to the 78J than 789. It’s payload range unmatched by 789. It’s per seat costs are a bit less on the longer sectors. There is a simple upguage path to A35K if that becomes a necessity for 77W replacements. Risk mitigation wise, it’s a huge step to diversificat...

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by UA444
Sun May 23, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
Replies: 135
Views: 40880

Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

I interpreted “new paint job” as repaint in the current livery

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by UA444
Tue May 18, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines Now Power More Than 1,000 Aircraft
Replies: 52
Views: 8653

Re: Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines Now Power More Than 1,000 Aircraft

Now make wide body engines again. 787NG with only PW power like how GE weasled their way onto the 747-8 and 777-300ER

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by UA444
Sun May 16, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 851
Views: 167316

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

This may or may not be relevant, but any idea if anyone will buy up the remaining ex-DL/NW 744s? All but N675NW and N676NW are being scrapped N662US, N666US, and N669US-N676NW are stored as per planespotters. Page was updated around this year. They’re “stored” but they’re being gutted and won’t fly...

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by UA444
Sun May 16, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 851
Views: 167316

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

All but N675NW and N676NW are being scrapped A couple of them actually received the Nitrogen Generation System (NGS) mod. I suppose it was those planes. They aren't scrapped because both of them are still technically leased. I'm not sure why the leases can't be broken. I suspect because of their ag...

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by UA444
Sat May 15, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 851
Views: 167316

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

    Boeing757100 wrote:
    This may or may not be relevant, but any idea if anyone will buy up the remaining ex-DL/NW 744s?

    All but N675NW and N676NW are being scrapped

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    by UA444
    Wed May 12, 2021 9:11 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021
    Replies: 109
    Views: 16759

    Re: DHL Network And Fleet Thread - 2021

    What’s up with their 757s? Particularly N531UA?

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    by UA444
    Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:10 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Air France revised titles
    Replies: 31
    Views: 7148

    Re: Air France revised titles

    Wow. Really gets the blood pumping doesn’t it. I can’t stop telling all my friends about it.

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    by UA444
    Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:06 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations
    Replies: 55
    Views: 14650

    Re: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations

    Still got DC-10s

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    by UA444
    Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:12 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
    Replies: 851
    Views: 167316

    Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

    I think these were missed a few weeks ago, and not technically active DL fleet, as they are being converted to cargo flying for USA Jet. Right now the total is up to 9 aircraft now MD88 978 N978DL ferried BYH-DHN on 3/3/21 MD88 966 N972DL ferried BYH-DHN on 3/22/21 MD88 972 N972DL ferried BYH-DHN o...

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    by UA444
    Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:12 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Are Delta's 777LRs going to FedEx?
    Replies: 69
    Views: 14726

    Re: DELTA 777LR’s to FED EX????

    There’s no way (I’ll regret saying this later lol) that FX would pay all that $$$ for such a low feedstock of 77Ls as other posters have stated. The MD-10 program would like to discuss this with you. :stirthepot: (I know there was already a DC-10 freighter conversion program and the MD-10 program w...

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    by UA444
    Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:34 am
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Next airline to get a new livery?
    Replies: 34
    Views: 3900

    Re: Next airline to get a new livery?

    PatrickZ80 wrote:
    UA444 wrote:
    United hopefully..


    They just had their livery updated, no need for another update yet again.

    Yeah, they “updated” a bad 30 year old livery from a dead airline by adding more blue paint. Still have the worst livery in the sky.

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    by UA444
    Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:26 am
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Next airline to get a new livery?
    Replies: 34
    Views: 3900

    Re: Next airline to get a new livery?

    United hopefully..

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    by UA444
    Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:10 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
    Replies: 1569
    Views: 237432

    Re: UA & The 767-300ER

    UA bought 37 767-322ERs. Two were let go in bankruptcy and one is now the Houston Rockets charter plane

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    by UA444
    Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:24 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?
    Replies: 48
    Views: 7725

    Re: Is FedEx struggling to recover from last week?

    Have had several packages shipped via USPS and 5X and FX that have taken far longer than they should’ve. Lack of updates as well for several days on some of them

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    by UA444
    Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:18 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: " You're flying the Friendly Skies!"
    Replies: 27
    Views: 5092

    Re: " You're flying the Friendly Skies!"

    MIflyer12 wrote:
    "You're Promoting a Copyright Violation" is a better thread title. I don't see how that YouTube video constitutes a fair-use extract with transforming commentary.

    They’re 37 year old commercials and if you think UA cares about their history, I have a bridge to sell you

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    by UA444
    Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:52 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: " You're flying the Friendly Skies!"
    Replies: 27
    Views: 5092

    Re: " You're flying the Friendly Skies!"

    They had the best ads until the late 1990s or so. Never really cared for the “It’s time to Fly” ones and whatever trash they have today is forgettable.

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    by UA444
    Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:13 am
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: HS-STA Converted to Cafe in Thailand
    Replies: 5
    Views: 984

    Re: HS-STA Converted to Cafe in Thailand

    Former N187UA 747-422

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    by UA444
    Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:42 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767
    Replies: 136
    Views: 23462

    Re: Delta Has a Problem: The Boeing 767

    Why not just buy new 767s. UA explored it two years ago. If two major airlines want them Boeing could make a business case for it.

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    by UA444
    Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:40 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: United Airlines plans to order an additional 25 737MAX
    Replies: 38
    Views: 6979

    Re: United Airlines plans to order an additional 25 737MAX

    Are UA planning to retire any of the early delivery 737-800s? I would think that the older A320 retirements would be a higher priority I don't disagree. The A320s and the A319's for the most part date back to a 1992 order (as Boeing had no 737 model then on the table capable of completing transcont...

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    by UA444
    Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:42 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: DL 717 slides off taxiway @ PIT
    Replies: 74
    Views: 15524

    Re: DL 717 slides off taxiway @ PIT

    But but but it’s an orphan plane so DL will want to scrap it!

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    by UA444
    Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:59 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2021
    Replies: 1411
    Views: 236420

    Re: AA to fly PHX-ACV

    Wow, I'd never thought this would happen before Delta\SkyWest returned with the SLC service, or even LAX. Good for ACV. But given how often ACV has diversions due to the coastal fog, I wonder if they'd fly all the way back to PHX like AA\Mesa flights do at MRY or if they'd go to SMF\SFO\SJC or some...

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    by UA444
    Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:53 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF
    Replies: 135
    Views: 40880

    Re: Trump's Parked 757 N757AF

    I saw this plane at TPA's south Airborne hangar around two years ago. If it has been at SWF that long, it must have flown to NY right after its stay in Tampa. Its last flight was on 14 July 2019 from Newark to Stewart via a 50 min stop at Washington IAD. It was flown by TAG Aviation, who are the ac...

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    by UA444
    Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:02 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
    Replies: 1569
    Views: 237432

    Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

    This has probably been discussed before, but why did United ever order the A350? They have all 3 787 models and they have very new 777's. Why add the costs and complexity of another aircraft type when you already have young aircraft that can cover all of the missions of the A350? The Untied A350 or...

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    by UA444
    Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:22 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane
    Replies: 2115
    Views: 218027

    Re: Boeing CEO's Comments On Their Next Airplane

    So it will be another 737 derivative because of WN

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    by UA444
    Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:02 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters
    Replies: 135
    Views: 18581

    Re: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters

    There's a potential for some of these to get converted to freighters, BCF or BDSF. But I agree that there is a zero chance of re-engining a 15 year old 744 Well, they did it for the DC-8. Never say never. The DC-8 was also still in production at the time. The same applied to the 727, 737, a320 and ...

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    by UA444
    Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:49 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
    Replies: 108
    Views: 7648

    Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

    The Real United

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    by UA444
    Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:54 am
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: If UA had not merged with CO...
    Replies: 11
    Views: 1944

    Re: If UA had not merged with CO...

    Would’ve merged with US. CO came knocking on the door when news leaked UA and US restarted merger talks.

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    by UA444
    Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:49 am
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Likelihood of a Battleship Gray Retro Livery
    Replies: 17
    Views: 2323

    Re: Likelihood of a Battleship Gray Retro Livery

    Unfortunately the current clown show have zero reason to want to honor United. They’ll give us 10 CO retro Jets though and shove that tumor globe down our throats though. Also will try to tell us CO invented water.

    Long live the Tulip

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    by UA444
    Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:50 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
    Replies: 1137
    Views: 167301

    Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

    https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n861da

    They’re already being scrapped?
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    VCVSpotter wrote:
    Delta 777-200ER N861DA filed BHM-VCV 11:30AM - 1:43PM as DL9936 tomorrow (December 9) for retirement/scrap. I believe this is the first Delta 777 flight since N701DN’s retirement on October 31.

    https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n861da

    They’re already being scrapped?

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    by UA444
    Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:49 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today [04DEC].
    Replies: 156
    Views: 13582

    Re: Pan Am shuts down 29 years ago today.

    Ziyulu wrote:
    Did PanAm have BOB in its last years?

    Buy on board is a post 9/11 thing

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    by UA444
    Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:11 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
    Replies: 4716
    Views: 744069

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

    Interesting charter operations this weekend. Presume for SF 49ers. 772PW N795UA - 10/23 SFO-SJC-BED-BOS, 10/25 BOS-BED-SFO. Bedford is NW of BOS while Foxboro is SW of BOS. BED has a 7,011 foot runway. Another one it appears a 772PW - 10/23 Ferries EWR-CLE, Browns to CVG, then ferry ORD, reverse pa...

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    by UA444
    Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:39 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: 2020 NFL Charters
    Replies: 111
    Views: 18555

    Re: 2020 NFL Charters

    https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL ... /KBKL/KCVG

    I know BKL is close to FirstEnergy but still surprising they flew out of their. Glad to see the Browns win
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    ctrabs0114 wrote:

    I know BKL is close to FirstEnergy but still surprising they flew out of their. Glad to see the Browns win

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    by UA444
    Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:35 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?
    Replies: 67
    Views: 9564

    Re: Issues with 737 MAX Rebranding?

    Just bring back the customer codes and call it an XR or something

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    by UA444
    Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:42 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: 2020 NFL Charters
    Replies: 111
    Views: 18555

    Re: 2020 NFL Charters

    UA444 wrote:
    Runway28L wrote:
    Any word on who the Steelers and Ravens will be flying this year? PIT switched to DL last season and BAL was on Atlas Air.

    Hopefully both their planes get cancelled.

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    by UA444
    Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:41 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: 2020 NFL Charters
    Replies: 111
    Views: 18555

    Re: 2020 NFL Charters

    Runway28L wrote:
    Any word on who the Steelers and Ravens will be flying this year? PIT switched to DL last season and BAL was on Atlas Air.

    Hopefully all their planes get cancelled.

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