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by BubbleFrog
Tue May 04, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 67
Views: 2999

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

28./.29. January 2020, MUC-LUX return to visit our HQ.

The husband flew ORD-CPH-MUC on 12 March 2020, about the second-to-last SK flight out after Trump announced the EU travel ban. He was supposed to stay a week longer.

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by BubbleFrog
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?
Replies: 52
Views: 8621

Re: Is it possible to access the cargo compartment from the passenger compartment?

We were once stuck on the tarmac in a 744, and somebody came into the cabin by way of the nose wheel and through a hatch on the cabin floor. Can anyone enlighten me how that worked?

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by BubbleFrog
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favourite aircraft and why ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2285

Re: What is your favourite aircraft and why ?

Boeing757100 wrote:
Actually the 321 is slightly more comfortable because of a slightly bigger cross-section and cabin. But, the Boeing 757 is more capable and versataile.

... and it has a cuter nose.

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by BubbleFrog
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favourite aircraft and why ?
Replies: 46
Views: 2285

Re: What is your favourite aircraft and why ?

744. Just so amazingly beautiful.

And the Avro Vulcan. The looks, but above all the scream.

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by BubbleFrog
Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do airlines give passengers discounts on future flights that survive crashes?
Replies: 35
Views: 4447

Re: Do airlines give passengers discounts on future flights that survive crashes?

I guess emergency landings don't count, because I never got anything after mine.

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by BubbleFrog
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 25954

Re: Avatar Airlines News and Discussion Thread

You mean, instead of selling the planes for real money to real people, exchanging them for worthless shares of a nebulous outfit? Precisely. C'mon! Avatar Airlines comes knocking at your door, offering you such a unique opportunity! Success guaranteed! Who in their right mind would opt for the drea...

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by BubbleFrog
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 213
Views: 25954

Re: Avatar Airlines News and Discussion Thread

I’m still amazed BA didn’t jump on the offer for their 744s. What kind of business sense is that?

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by BubbleFrog
Thu Mar 18, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A boy left his Buzz Lightyear inside a plane...
Replies: 25
Views: 4912

Re: A boy left his Buzz Lightyear inside a plane...

Something in my eye... Wonderful stories, thanks for sharing.

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by BubbleFrog
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa livery concept?
Replies: 38
Views: 6206

Re: Lufthansa livery concept?

Regarding the yellow, I was told many moons ago that one looks less competent in bright colours and especially yellow and should always opt for dark colours and no or very little patterns when wanting convey... whatever. I was wearing a yellow tartan skirt and had stopped listing by then. I would at...

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by BubbleFrog
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Criminalising Passengers During Evacuations?
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Re: Criminalising Passengers During Evacuations?

Done.

For the Likert scales -- I've seen both, and both are acceptable as long as they're consistent. It depends to an extent on the target audience.

Good luck, and let us know how it went.

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by BubbleFrog
Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is business travel enjoyable?
Replies: 26
Views: 2721

Re: Is business travel enjoyable?

I've always liked it. Yes, it's boring when you're going to the same destination for a while. Yes, it's a hassle when you have really early starts. Hotels can be annoying, company apartments even more so. Colleagues can be pain. So can clients. But I do find the human interaction quite important. Yo...

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by BubbleFrog
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA lesser known discontinued services
Replies: 44
Views: 3898

Re: BA lesser known discontinued services

Although "unknown" is rather subjective, I'll list the ones that BA hasn't flown for many years. Nagoya and Fukuoka (via Osaka) were both served in the 90s. They also flew to Taipei, Manila, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland. Aha! I remember my flight to BNE back in 1997. It was my ...

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by BubbleFrog
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the ideal aircraft?
Replies: 16
Views: 2228

Re: What is the ideal aircraft?

One that is pretty big and mine. And a looker.

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by BubbleFrog
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed on the alphabet? A delayed 2020 edition
Replies: 26
Views: 2877

Re: Have you landed on the alphabet? A delayed 2020 edition

A – ACE, AMS, ARN, AYT, ASP, ABZ B – BHX, BNE, BKK, BOS, BCN, BRU, BLL C – CPH, CGN, CLT D – DLM, DND, DXB, DFW, DEN, DUS E – EDI F – FRA, FOR G – H – HAM, HER I – IAD J – K – L – LPA, LGW, LAS, LIS, LUX, LCY M – MEL, MUC, MAD, MAN N – NCL O – ORD P – PDX, PHX, PMI, PSA Q – R – RHO S – SYD, STN, SFO...

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by BubbleFrog
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 3221

Re: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?

debonair wrote:
PPVLC wrote:
Still miss some yellow though.


Is this enough yellow for you? :duck:



[shortened by me]


I love that one. It's cheery and looks happy. Make every 20th plane like that. For the rest, keep the current one if you want, but make the logo on the tail yellow.

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by BubbleFrog
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
Replies: 108
Views: 7492

Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Crossair
The original Air Nostrum, when it was still pretty much its own thing
Ansett Australia

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by BubbleFrog
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Break journey - how do we do it?
Replies: 15
Views: 1507

Re: Break journey - how do we do it?

Didn't FI offer that for any routing through Kef to promote tourism?

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by BubbleFrog
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings
Replies: 50
Views: 5893

Re: 737 variants vs. A320 variants and smooth landings

[...] We manage to get all the way from gate to gate in a safe, expeditious and comfortable manner, but we are judged on a few seconds of the flight. :lol: Because that's the few seconds that most passengers actually experience consciously. Taking off, touching down, and maybe that bit of turbulenc...

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by BubbleFrog
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 131
Views: 10350

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

Agreed. We deplaned a 744 once in LHR by the stairs.

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by BubbleFrog
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 52883

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”d

Denied or abandoned? Refused, dismissed or invalidated. "Abandoned because the applicant failed to respond or filed a late response to an Office action." That means the PTO denied the trademark, but gave the applicant a chance to alter their application or present argument why it should b...

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by BubbleFrog
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 52883

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Most of you are probably not old enough to remember but in the 50's and 60's, perhaps later, AA named each of their planes Flagship Detroit, Newark etc. My records of the late 50's, listing the Convair tail numbers of my flights often showed the Flagship name. The 707's did but I don't remember whe...

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by BubbleFrog
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 52883

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”d

zeke wrote:
D L X wrote:
Nope. They applied for trademarks but were denied.


Denied or abandoned?

Refused, dismissed or invalidated.

"Abandoned because the applicant failed to respond or filed a late response to an Office action."

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by BubbleFrog
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 52883

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

Flagship Airlines was founded and owned by AA! They bought a couple of commuter carriers and merged them under the name “Flagship Airlines” precisely because of the association of the term “Flagship” with the AA brand. Flagship flew its flights under the AA code feeding AA’s BNA hub. The carrier wa...

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by BubbleFrog
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windrose Airlines Applies For U.S. Flights - Kyiv to New York JFK
Replies: 26
Views: 4929

Re: Windrose Airlines Applies For U.S. Flights - Kyiv to New York JFK

Windrose has the worse livery of any airline I've ever seen It should know how to use the Eurowhite on its livery. Btw, its livery on the ATR seems "a bit" better, while the one on the Airbuses is truly a international-level disaster. But at least you won't forget it. Any publicity is goo...

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by BubbleFrog
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 124
Views: 13174

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

This year was a write-off. Did MUC-HAM and back in January. That's it. And that was work-related. All other booked journeys were corona'd. MUC-LED return in May. MUC-SFO outbound and SEA-YVR-MUC back in September MUC-PMI return in September MUC-HAM return in October (that was work, again) MUC-TFS re...

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by BubbleFrog
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”
Replies: 471
Views: 52883

Re: AA sues DL over the use of the term “Flagship”

I sit here on the other side of the pond wondering what the hell is going on. I cannot understand how anyone can trademark a word in common usage from way before either of these two companies existed. Seems to me just a way for corporate lawyers to earn money. It's actually not that different in Eu...

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by BubbleFrog
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 131
Views: 10350

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

744 with BA, KL
748 with LH
And one earlier example with BA in 1997, but haven’t been able to find out which.

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by BubbleFrog
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 107
Views: 10434

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

HAM, DXB, DND and EDI I've done; LCY should be possible, no? While HAM is located within the city its far from Downtown or from any places most people would head to. But if your Destination is close to the airport you can walk easily, or go by bike. Yeah, I lived not too far from it (northerly Lang...

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by BubbleFrog
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help needed - Thesis questionnaire
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: Help needed - Thesis questionnaire

Done. Good luck!

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by BubbleFrog
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 757 retirement, 10 years ago now.
Replies: 48
Views: 8542

Re: BA 757 retirement, 10 years ago now.

Loved them.

And was lucky enough to fly them semi-regularly LHR-EDI, as I was studying in Scotland in the 2000's. Unluckily though, that was before I started recording registrations....

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by BubbleFrog
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Carry-ons that are way too large!
Replies: 29
Views: 2309

Re: Carry-ons that are way too large!

What bugs me more than all of that is when airlines simply don't enforce their rules. Set a limit (size or weight or number of items or all) for carry-ons and then enforce it. It annoys me to no end when I limit my own carry-on to fit the rules and then see what feels like the majority of passengers...

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by BubbleFrog
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 185
Views: 24257

Re: Revisiting MH370

The Langoliers?

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by BubbleFrog
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 106
Views: 10869

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

Instead of going MUC-CLT, we went MUC-ARN-ORD-CLT for about a third of the price.

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by BubbleFrog
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?
Replies: 38
Views: 3414

Re: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?

flipdewaf wrote:
My particular favourites are Concorde, Vulcan and spitfire.


Fred


Ouh, I forgot the Vulcan, thinking only of pax planes! That one's magic!

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by BubbleFrog
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?
Replies: 38
Views: 3414

Re: What is Airliners.net's favorite plane?

BAe146 and 747.

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by BubbleFrog
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?
Replies: 40
Views: 2526

Re: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?

Depends. I concur with others that I would like to earn and preserve points/miles where feasible. However, on short hops in particular, price matters, too. More so if a cost-sensitive client is paying. I flew MUC-HAM and back every other week over the winter, and to be honest, with departures just a...

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by BubbleFrog
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going out of your way to fly a special type
Replies: 67
Views: 6262

Re: Going out of your way to fly a special type

Many of my flights (66 of 350 segments over the past four years) have involved Alaska Airlines...many of those included SEA in the itinerary. SEA concourses are definitely a madhouse no doubt about that! But I've enjoyed all my flights thankfully with no issues to speak of. As an aviation enthusias...

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by BubbleFrog
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going out of your way to fly a special type
Replies: 67
Views: 6262

Re: Going out of your way to fly a special type

Over the last four years I've done little else but book flights to fly on specific planes. As others have stated...they won't go out of their way. I make it a point to go out of my way whenever possible. I don't fly for business except maybe domestically once a year. After all, what else are hobbie...

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by BubbleFrog
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What were the worst business class seats you've ever been on?
Replies: 23
Views: 3693

Re: What were the worst business class seats you've ever been on?

I found myself a bit boxed in in SAS, unless you are in the front row.

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by BubbleFrog
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Club Europe upgrade - outbound or inbound?
Replies: 8
Views: 1666

Re: BA Club Europe upgrade - outbound or inbound?

If you can only have one, I would go for the inbound one. Always nice to end the trip on a high -- although I didn't consider lounge services until the others here mentioned it.

If you can have both, go for it.

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by BubbleFrog
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I used to be afraid of flying, but this site has helped me overcome it, and now I quite enjoy it!
Replies: 2
Views: 1274

Re: I used to be afraid of flying, but this site has helped me overcome it, and now I quite enjoy it!

Good on you. To an extent, I believe this site does help. At least for me, it was the case. I was terrified of flying for a long time, despite finding planes really interesting in principle. Happened on this site absolute ages ago, long before I even registered, and found it fascinating, particularl...

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by BubbleFrog
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farewell tribute to the 747 in Daily Telegraph
Replies: 16
Views: 2869

Re: Farewell tribute to the 747 in Daily Telegraph

I like all 3 planes. :( Sad, all of them are fading away Not wanting to go too far off-topic here, but the A300 was slightly before my time as an enthusiast. I really only saw the tail end of its time and don't even know if it was a 300 or a 310 I flew once or twice... But to go back to topic, the ...

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by BubbleFrog
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farewell tribute to the 747 in Daily Telegraph
Replies: 16
Views: 2869

Re: Farewell tribute to the 747 in Daily Telegraph

This is one aircraft I will truly miss. Has anyone been saddened with the A300 or 757 retiring? To be fair, I was indeed saddened by seeing the 757 go. Always loved that one. Where the 747 is majestic and regal and elegant, the 757 just always looked happy and friendly and kind of eager. But I get ...

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by BubbleFrog
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farewell tribute to the 747 in Daily Telegraph
Replies: 16
Views: 2869

Re: Farewell tribute to the 747 in Daily Telegraph

Much better than the rather disappointing gallery The Guardian ran... Thanks for posting!

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by BubbleFrog
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319 - 25 Years since 1st Flight
Replies: 31
Views: 3945

Re: A319 - 25 Years since 1st Flight

Happy birthday, A319! I think it's a very determined-looking aircraft. In a good way No idea when my first flight on one was, certainly before I started recording it. Certainly had many of them, including BA, EasyJet, GermanWings and Eurowings. TAP? Probably. Sabena? No, as they didn't have any, I'm...

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by BubbleFrog
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 295
Views: 38306

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

No idea when I saw my first one, but probably in LHR. However, a very fond memory was a project in Dubai in early 2019, when my office at the client's more or less overlooked DXB... Don't think I was at my most efficient when all the big birds came in... As for boarding the A380, I thought it was en...

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by BubbleFrog
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 26182

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

One of the two pilots on board sustained a non-life-threatening leg injury while exiting the aircraft, according to Stewart. The other pilot was not injured. I thought I read somewhere that the injury was a broken heel bone, but I can't find the ref. I seem to remember the same, but can only find r...

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