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by alex0easy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Passenger Decision Making Survey
Replies: 8
Views: 670

Re: Passenger Decision Making Survey

Done. Good luck. I'm very interested in seeing the contrast, if any, between frequent flyers and not-so-frequent fliers, and those who can identify/care to identify aircraft types and those who can't/don't. I might include a question in there asking the person surveyed to identify a 737 from maybe 3...

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by alex0easy
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern forms OTT (One Two Three) Airlines to fly ARJ-21s and C919s
Replies: 4
Views: 887

China Eastern forms OTT (One Two Three) Airlines to fly ARJ-21s and C919s

So this has just been reported . https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-eastern-comac-idUSKCN20K0R9 China Eastern Airlines Corp Ltd (600115.SS) launched on Wednesday a fresh subsidiary - OTT Airlines - to push home-grown aircraft to wider markets, the carrier said on its official account on Chines...

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by alex0easy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines B764 flying NRT-CAN?
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Delta Airlines B764 flying NRT-CAN?

GAMECO visit?

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by alex0easy
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most price-gouged air routes
Replies: 25
Views: 1857

Re: Most price-gouged air routes

This is probably somewhat op-cost related, but any flight within/around Tibet and the surrounding plataeu (like LXA-KTM/NGQ) are all very expensive compared to the flight times.

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by alex0easy
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell
Replies: 64
Views: 5733

Re: Vegan woman demands neighbour stop using meat on barbecue due to smell

I think she needs to see a therapist or something....

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by alex0easy
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Robocalls
Replies: 34
Views: 3273

Re: Robocalls

Sometimes I answer them and just put the phone away (on speaker if I'm alone) and do what I have been doing. No hello, no talking. You called me, so you speak first. It's absolutely hilarious sometimes hearing what that guy/computer can say. I've had a computer (robot) keep saying "I didn't cat...

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by alex0easy
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN
Replies: 22
Views: 8064

Re: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN

[...] In addition, China aviation authority only allow certain capacity (mAh) powerbank to be brought on board as hand carry. Those beyond prescribed capacity (mAh) will be confiscated at the check in counter. Saying this based on personal experience. Left two high capacity powerbank behind due to ...

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by alex0easy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does the US 24-hour free cancellation policy apply to foreign carriers flying to the US?
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Does the US 24-hour free cancellation policy apply to foreign carriers flying to the US?

As the title suggests, let's say I buy a FRA-JFK ticket on LH (a ticket on a foreign carrier going to the US) directly on LH's website. Does the 24-hour policy apply? Also, does it matter where I bought the ticket (ie on their German website or US website)? I'm asking this as the rule isn't on the w...

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by alex0easy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?
Replies: 32
Views: 3261

Re: Any 777-300 classics with GE90's or PW4000's?

The other unique oddity to come of that combination, was that KE was the only airline to fly the 773A in scheduled service to the USA (both LAX and HNL) even using the PW4098. 0487851,0309195 Believe they showed up in SFO a time or two as well, but as substitutions, not scheduled services. With all...

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by alex0easy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWOV China Confusion
Replies: 5
Views: 634

Re: TWOV China Confusion

As far as I understand, you can't fly back to the country/region you came from. What you do in HKG is irrelevant.
If you fly HKG-PVG-SFO, that's fine.
If you fly HKG-PVG-HKG-SFO, that's not fine. Neither is something like JFK-PVG-SFO.

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by alex0easy
Tue May 28, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 6087

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

For me, by great-circle distance:
Longest CZ 77W CAN-JFK 12,878km
Shortest DL CR9 PHL-JFK 151km
Next shortest BK (Okay Airways, China) MA60 YNT-DLC 153km (Dunno how it compares time-wise with DL's CR9)

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by alex0easy
Wed May 01, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no CAN/SZX/HKG-TSA
Replies: 19
Views: 1932

Re: Why no CAN/SZX/HKG-TSA

TSA, SHA, GMP, HND used to be a loop: these "inner-city" airports pretty much only had international flights among themselves (mostly to protect the other "long-haul" airport). Of course HND opening-up is a later issue. Yeah I know the flights among these four airports aren't the...

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by alex0easy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 15707

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

My parents live in Bucks county (northern suburbs of philly, for others). And I used to live in europe, so I flew international to the Philly area a bit. I always checked both PHL and EWR. JFK - no. Combined with NYC traffic jams, JFK really wouldn't enter into it. For a lot of people, it's all abo...

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by alex0easy
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 104
Views: 15707

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

From my personal experiences, leakage is a huge issue, especially to NYC airports. I live in the city. My TPAC trips have been Amtrak to EWR then fly UA/CA, or Greyhound to PABT then E train to Jamaica/JFK and fly there. My aunt who lives in Doyelstown (1+hour commuter rail ride north of Philadelphi...

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by alex0easy
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any chance of commercial service returning to INT?
Replies: 9
Views: 1367

Re: Any chance of commercial service returning to INT?

KCaviator wrote:
If I had to guess, there’s 2 possible options:

1) Service comes back, or
2) Service doesn’t come back.

50% chance.


Probability is not the same as possibility.

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by alex0easy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ilyushin Il-62 range
Replies: 8
Views: 4169

Re: Ilyushin Il-62 range

According to some sources I saw, they stopped in Syria and Dakar.
But an Il-62's range is more comparable to the 707s/DC-8s than the 727s though.

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by alex0easy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Domestic destinations with popular connections through a second country
Replies: 21
Views: 2238

Re: Domestic destinations with popular connections through a second country

US considers this illegal. Asiana was fined by USDOT for selling tickets on US-Seoul-Saipan/Guam. Doesn't DL book stuff like SEA-NRT-GUM? Is it illegal period, or just illegal for a foreign carrier? It has to do with cabotage rights. Asiana does not have domestic US traffic rights. Delta would have...

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by alex0easy
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Domestic destinations with popular connections through a second country
Replies: 21
Views: 2238

Re: Domestic destinations with popular connections through a second country

US considers this illegal. Asiana was fined by USDOT for selling tickets on US-Seoul-Saipan/Guam.

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by alex0easy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-9 Dreamliner, built from the ground up or converted into?
Replies: 31
Views: 7560

Re: B787-9 Dreamliner, built from the ground up or converted into?

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... r/Dn7gtNMP
But again, that frame was never delivered to anyone for commercial operations.
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I think the first CRJ700 was converted into the first CRJ900 then converted into the first CRJ1000.
https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... r/Dn7gtNMP
But again, that frame was never delivered to anyone for commercial operations.

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by alex0easy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29929

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

Self-serve snack bar? Does that imply that there's one FA and he/she will be (mostly) serving coach pax? BTW one reason I hate the CRJ7 (compared to CRJ9, and if I'm lucky to be in F) is that there is no lav in the front so be careful when you take advantage of those free drinks :ouch: The luggage s...

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by alex0easy
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: China: why so little airways? What's impact?
Replies: 5
Views: 2709

Re: China: why so little airways? What's impact?

The PLAAF is pretty reluctant to release control over the airspace in general. As for Tibet, mostly due to its altutude. Let's say you have a cabin decompression, usually you lower the plane to 10,000-ish feet, but not over Tibet as you will be hitting terrain. Planes flying into the airports in the...

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by alex0easy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Delta Launch May Be Delayed
Replies: 17
Views: 4854

Re: A220 Delta Launch May Be Delayed

Sheesh I hope not. I have a Jan 31 A220 flight booked :melting:

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by alex0easy
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flights you are most excited about for 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 1682

Re: Flights you are most excited about for 2019

So far, DL's Jan 31st LGA-BOS. I'll be on the second flight with the CS100 on that route though.

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by alex0easy
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African countries a no-show at open skies agreement signing
Replies: 28
Views: 6921

Re: African countries a no-show at open skies agreement signing

Kenya was a no-show at a conference held in Narobi :fight:

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by alex0easy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lower than typical altitude last trip
Replies: 21
Views: 2949

Re: Lower than typical altitude last trip

I flew HPN-DCA last year on a Trans States ER4 where we maxed out at only 8,000 feet! The captain actually announced it during his 'welcome on-board' speech, and I was convinced I'd misheard him, but I checked FR24 when I got home, and sure enough, our altitude topped out at FL08. The weather that ...

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by alex0easy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How much would you pay to stop spam phone calls
Replies: 25
Views: 1429

Re: How much would you pay to stop spam phone calls

0.
Why should I pay spammers to stop? So they call me until I'm annoyed then I pay them?
Isnt this extortion?

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by alex0easy
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees
Replies: 49
Views: 7188

Re: UK Says Airlines Forcing Families Apart to Charge More Fees

IMO separating minors from their supervisors on a plane should be illegal if leaving minors at home alone is illegal.
On the other hand, I'm fine with separating adults.

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by alex0easy
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transatlantic P2P flown by the 3 alliances?
Replies: 17
Views: 3016

Re: Transatlantic P2P flown by the 3 alliances?

Which Skyteam carrier flies LHR-EWR as of now? VS codeshare with DL?

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by alex0easy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 62
Views: 16696

Re: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off

From what I can gather from some Chinese sources: 1 Controller instructed JAL 873 to hold short of the runway. 2 JAL 873 repeated back to cross the runway, which the controller did not catch. 3 Controller cleared DAL 582 for take off. 4 DAL 582 stopped after they saw the crossing JAL plane. https://...

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by alex0easy
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD
Replies: 37
Views: 8786

Re: AA Baggage handler rides in cargo MCIORD

AA news basic economy class launched? :stirthepot:

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by alex0easy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ‘No access to overhead bins’ for basic Economy
Replies: 32
Views: 4802

Re: ‘No access to overhead bins’ for basic Economy

DL and AA's basic economy used to be like this as well: no carry ons.
I think they do allow carry ons now, leaving UA as the only no carry on basic economy in the US3.

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by alex0easy
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW
Replies: 63
Views: 8451

Re: Unconfirmed: China Southern to DFW

...and they are going to use what traffic rights?
All Zone 1 rights are maxed out for now.

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by alex0easy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA Threatens Customers with Collections for using Skipplagged/hidden city ticketing
Replies: 51
Views: 5575

Re: UA Threatens Customers with Collections for using Skipplagged/hidden city ticketing

Erm, 38 times in 2 years is a bit too much, no?
No wonder this guy got caught.

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by alex0easy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Train Trip Report: Amtrak Empire Builder CHI-MSP (no pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 7156

Re: Train Trip Report: Amtrak Empire Builder CHI-MSP (no pics)

I’m actually thinking of taking this train to SEA then flying home. I was planning of the roomette as well. Interesting that you brought up sitting with strangers in the dining car I to am rather antisocial so I’m a little worried about that. I believe you can order room service and have your sleep...

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by alex0easy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?
Replies: 28
Views: 3642

Re: When was ETOPS approved for transpacific flights?

UA857 wrote:
When was the first Transpacific twin flight?


CZ's B772ER CAN-LAX in 1997.

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by alex0easy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Train Trip Report: Amtrak Empire Builder CHI-MSP (no pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 7156

Re: Train Trip Report: Amtrak Empire Builder CHI-MSP (no pics)

Interestingly, when booking tickets on Amtrak's site the Empire Builder is not an option to travel between Chicago and Milwaukee. http://www.startribune.com/additional-twin-cities-chicago-rail-service-viable-study-finds/494081611/ https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/projects/dotcom/english/public/do...

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by alex0easy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 74
Views: 11709

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

http://manhattanairport.org/

Lmao with this plan.
Are you going to demolish all the skyscrapers in midtown?
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chunhimlai wrote:
PlymSpotter wrote:
Come on, you're still not trying.

Rework your idea to fit in Central Park so it's a true airport for New York.



someone did it 10 years ago
http://manhattanairport.org/

Lmao with this plan.
Are you going to demolish all the skyscrapers in midtown?

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by alex0easy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N147UA still in service?
Replies: 22
Views: 6466

Re: N147UA still in service?

NYPECO wrote:
alex0easy wrote:
Is it still at ACY? I can't find it on Google Earth or Google Map.


It's still on Google Earth/Maps, it's off to the side of the airport at these coordinates: 39.45934 -74.556549 , copy and paste them into the search bar and it will take you there.


Thanks. Was looking around the terminal area.

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by alex0easy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N147UA still in service?
Replies: 22
Views: 6466

Re: N147UA still in service?

Is it still at ACY? I can't find it on Google Earth or Google Map.

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by alex0easy
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rethinking LGA Airport
Replies: 74
Views: 11709

Re: Rethinking LGA Airport

Cool. Exeter, Sea-Tac, and now this.
Can't wait for season 4.

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by alex0easy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone here play non-aviation related simulator games ?
Replies: 35
Views: 2716

Re: Anyone here play non-aviation related simulator games ?

Driving: ETS2, Train Simulator.
Honorable mention: Bus Driver (by SCS, the company that made ETS). An older game (2007), so graphics are...well, old, but really fun and challenging.
Building: I mostly play Transport Fever now. When I play Cities Skylines I mostly focus on transportation anyways.

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by alex0easy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the most 5th freedom routes
Replies: 33
Views: 5310

Re: Airports with the most 5th freedom routes

My guess would be BKK, HKG or NRT.
TPE and SYD has quite a few as well.

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by alex0easy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the Boeing logo before McDonnell Douglas?
Replies: 6
Views: 1997

Re: What was the Boeing logo before McDonnell Douglas?

https://goodlogo.com/extended.info/boeing-logo-2526
This?
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https://goodlogo.com/extended.info/boeing-logo-2526
This?

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by alex0easy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intercontinental airlines flying to the US, without any US airplane on the fleet?
Replies: 11
Views: 2364

Re: Intercontinental airlines flying to the US, without any US airplane on the fleet?

So basically Airbus only airlines? Why would the US government care? So... Iberia/Level (If you don't count BA or other parts of IAG) Aer Lingus (Yeah I know they wet-lease 757s) XL Airways WOW Eurowings (If you don't count leased airplanes or Lufthansa Group) Air Serbia (733s on their way out and o...

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by alex0easy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’
Replies: 38
Views: 4259

Re: Airlines with a flight number ‘One’

Looks like you can almost go round-the-world in Flight 001s:
HKG-SIN SQ1
SIN-LHR QF1
LHR-LAX NZ1
LAX-HNL HA1
HNL-TPE CI1
...leaving just a TPE-HKG gap.
or:
SFO-(HKG)-SIN SQ1/UA1 leaving a LAX-SFO gap.

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by alex0easy
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight from your airport?
Replies: 80
Views: 4753

Re: Longest flight from your airport?

IIRC for PEK, -JNB is the longest at 7269mi; second is -IAH at 7195mi; both by CA.
Longest direct flight would be PEK-MAD-GRU by CA.
Not sure about no.3 though, maybe DFW by AA?

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