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by Goodbye
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Pacific: QF reportedly transferring its stakes to Vietnam Airlines
Replies: 142
Views: 18434

Re: Jetstar Pacific: QF reportedly transferring its stakes to Vietnam Airlines

Oh no :( In a country where all the airlines have lovely and distinct liveries, this one is a shocker!

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by Goodbye
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

About time the Sunny Coast airport had a decent length runway. I think the new runway is about 2450m. Does anyone know if they have land available to extend that if ever required/planned? BNE-MCY would have been a bloody quick flight. It's already handing 737/320 size aircraft and has been many yea...

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by Goodbye
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

The new 13/31 runway is operational at Sunshine Coast Airport today - first flight to land was an Alliance F100 from BNE.

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by Goodbye
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116281

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Surprised to see CI, CZ, CX, NH and many others still operating into Australia. Who is on those flights??

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by Goodbye
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 98900

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Thai Air Asia X pulling out of BNE :crying:

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by Goodbye
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335608

Re: UK aviation needs £7.5 billion lifeline

KingB123 wrote:
No chance, I as a UK Tax payer refuse to pay for these failing airlines, if they crash they crash. That is business.


And the thousands of people employed by those airlines...?

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by Goodbye
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Past routes from Europe-Australia
Replies: 37
Views: 1890

Re: Past routes from Europe-Australia

I flew a BA 747 in the Delftlblue Daybreak livery from SIN-BNE in 1997.

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by Goodbye
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet Air in Blockbuster Expansion Mode in India
Replies: 1
Views: 851

Re: VietJet Air in Blockbuster Expansion Mode in India

No surprise really - been travelling regularly to Vietnam for the last 5 years and have seen a steady increase of Indians there.

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by Goodbye
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10305

Re: Conviasa resumes Caracas-Damascus in March 2020

Dutchy wrote:
This is a pure political route, you can speculate why this so-called Aeroterror route is initiated.


There is actually quite a large Syrian population in Venezuela, and are the largest immigrant group of Arabic descent in Venezuela.

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by Goodbye
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64423

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Ishrion wrote:
Interesting not much press is covering this 3rd research flight? I guess everyone forgot about it. Sort of makes sense considering it’s a repeat.


Perhaps everyone has realised that 19-hour flights aren't that big a deal and not really worth talking about.

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by Goodbye
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66616

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

qf789 wrote:
BITRE for August out
Thai AirAsia X averaging around 50% on BNE-DMK


Yikes, that's pretty poor. I wonder why it's so low when they have pretty good fares all the time?

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by Goodbye
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 97877

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Vietjet to start flights between AVV & SGN in the second half of next year. Good to see Avalon getting another international LCC. https://www.9news.com.au/national/vietjet-announces-new-route-from-avalon-news-victoria/6dd33ecb-7b75-4368-bd9e-b7685e7b43ff Wow, so still no connection between Quee...

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by Goodbye
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80465

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Does anyone know when (if) Thai Air Asia X will start sending the A330neo to BNE? Probably once they take delivery of more of them, the second one has just been delivered They are only taking two for the time being. BNE will see them soon. They planned to operate them into NRT, NGO and BNE initiall...

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by Goodbye
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80465

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Does anyone know when (if) Thai Air Asia X will start sending the A330neo to BNE?

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by Goodbye
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Grounding Indian A320neos with PW engines in India will have consequences: DGCA
Replies: 27
Views: 8874

Re: Grounding A320neos will have consequences: DGCA

N14AZ wrote:
Weatherwatcher1 wrote:
IndiGo has almost 100 A320neos in service.

Is this correct? So many have been already delivered to a single customer?


They already have 92! I was shocked too!

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by Goodbye
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Grounding Indian A320neos with PW engines in India will have consequences: DGCA
Replies: 27
Views: 8874

Re: Grounding A320neos will have consequences: DGCA

Weatherwatcher1 wrote:

I copied the title from the article.


Context is everything. The website is Indian, therefore the title does not need to clarify where they are talking about. This is an international website, you DO need to clarify where you are talking about.

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by Goodbye
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82626

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

VietJet Air has signed a MOU with AVV. Hopefully, this will be Avalons second of many international services. Note, however, Brisbane also has a MOU with Vietjet but we haven't heard anything. Also aware of 2 our carriers which Avalon are in talks with. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/vi...

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by Goodbye
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 Possible Damage
Replies: 36
Views: 18501

Re: BA A350 Possible Damage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mvkb_O-r8E&t=19500s
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I was watching live when the go-around occurred - it was due to spacing. Timestamped YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mvkb_O-r8E&t=19500s

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by Goodbye
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of the passenger boarding bridge
Replies: 16
Views: 4218

Re: History of the passenger boarding bridge

Very interesting! It's bizarre to think that one of the first iterations was to move the *aircraft* to the boarding gate, rather than the other way round. What a convoluted system! It would be really interesting to know why nearly all the jetways at many larger airports have bank sponsorships on the...

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by Goodbye
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 50
Views: 7916

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

Super80Fan wrote:
What is it with European airlines and striking every other day?


Because they are fighting for their rights not to be eroded away like they are being in many places around the world.

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by Goodbye
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders
Replies: 37
Views: 5112

Re: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders

VJ is trying compete aggressively in the South Korea and Taiwan markets as there are a lot of Korean and Taiwanese business and leisure traffic going to Vietnam at the moment. The relaxation in visa policy for Vietnamese travelling to South Korea and Taiwan also helps a lot. You're not wrong! I spe...

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by Goodbye
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 64492

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Just saw that Thai Air Asia X Is reducing its BNE frequencies already from 4/week to 3/week from August. This route has only been operating for around 4 weeks, very surprised to see them already cutting back. Have loads been that poor? With the fares they were offering I thought it would be increasi...

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by Goodbye
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 27
Views: 4810

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

What are all those lines painted all over the runway?

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by Goodbye
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 14364

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

It's always sad seeing an aircraft take its last flight.
All those people who flew on her - going on a holiday, going to visit family, leaving family, all the different reasons, and all flown on that plane.

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by Goodbye
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 to start JFK-PTP
Replies: 61
Views: 9199

Re: B6 to start JFK-PTP

MAH4546 wrote:
MIAPTP replaces ATLPTP.

Wasn’t MCOPTP a one off operation? Don’t think it ever operated regularly.


Is it so hard to put a hyphen in between the city pairs? It takes longer to decipher like this.

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by Goodbye
Fri May 24, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65024

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Does anyone have any further information regarding VietJet's announcement last year that they will be starting SGN-BNE this year? Almost half way through the year and still no start date or further information has come about. I go to Vietnam at least twice a year so this service would be very welcome!

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by Goodbye
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Turning off snow
Replies: 5
Views: 2506

Re: Turning off snow

Could the "snow off" please be an option for next year? It's really quite annoying.

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by Goodbye
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight numbers in Indonesia - require three digits?
Replies: 2
Views: 953

Flight numbers in Indonesia - require three digits?

Something that I've been curious about for a little while is why do flight originating in, or departing to, Indonesia from Australia (not sure about other countries) always have 3 digits, when the flight number is only two digits? For example, VA43 from BNE to DPS has the callsign VOZ044, Jetstar 57...

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by Goodbye
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33080

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

To think they paid somebody 100's of thousands of dollars, if not millions to design this livery. I could have done it for a tenth of the cost, using Microsoft paint and saved them the time and money for this abomination. Everyone seems to forget that a rebranding is so much more than just the live...

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by Goodbye
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised Lufthansa livery fleet thread
Replies: 247
Views: 33080

Re: First Lufthansa A380 in New Livery Rolled Out

Looks beautiful! Their new livery looks amazing on all the aircraft I've seen it on.

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by Goodbye
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX New Satellite Concourse
Replies: 77
Views: 16271

Re: LAX New Satellite Concourse

AA737-823 wrote:
This has got to be another click-bait thread, to increase web traffic and page hits.


That really only works if the OP has included a link to a page in which to click-bait us with, instead of what appears to simply be a poorly thought-out and worded question.

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by Goodbye
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed
Replies: 51
Views: 8678

Re: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed

What does B39M mean?

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by Goodbye
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 50204

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Wow, they've gone from twice daily a couple of months ago (unsure if still double-daily?) to less than daily! Quite a downgrade. I thought they were daily before the reduction - you must be mixing BNE with MEL no? Thought MEL was the only port with 2x daily before the recent round of reduction. Mic...

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by Goodbye
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 352
Views: 50204

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Thai Airways BKK-BNE still at 4 weekly for NW18/19 however 788 will be replaced by 772 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280981/malaysia-airlines-w18-international-changes-as-of-11oct18/ Wow, they've gone from twice daily a couple of months ago (unsure if still double-daily?) to les...

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by Goodbye
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hypothetical: HA the 319Neo and SNA
Replies: 31
Views: 4421

Re: Hypothetical: HA the 19N and SNA

Wow, had no idea what the "19N" meant - really that hard to add the extra couple of characters to make it A319N?

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by Goodbye
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 26982

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

The overreaction by the media this morning (I live in Australia) was nothing short of hysterical. Live crosses to the airport to their reporter "on the ground". Talking about a "major emergency" with the plane "running out of fuel". Roads being closed. It was absolutely...

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by Goodbye
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?
Replies: 66
Views: 13357

Re: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?

frmrCapCadet wrote:
pedants of the world unite.


They have. Right here.

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by Goodbye
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 101
Views: 10805

Re: Skytrax: Airline of the year is 'Singapore Airlines'

KL001 wrote:
What is so special about Bangkok Airways that they rank 21st? Looks like nothing special to me.


I've flown them a few times and it's always a pleasure. Amazingly friendly staff, great on-board product and lounge access for all.

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by Goodbye
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld
Replies: 19
Views: 6339

Re: ETIHAD A380 to Berlin Schoenefeld

EY will bend over backwards for Flight Centre. Probably because Flight Centre is a massive travel agency in Australia and around the world and would contribute 10's of millions of dollars to EY's revenue every year? Well yes, your point is what? Well I think the point was exactly what was said...?

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by Goodbye
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 65673

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

First A321neo service to Australia touched down this morning when PR221 arrived into BNE non-stop from MNL. The A321neo could be an excellent aircraft for Australia with so many destinations possible throughout Asia (not just with PR but QF/JQ and other Asian carriers). Look how much bigger those e...

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by Goodbye
Mon May 28, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 33477

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

It makes perfect sense. From a marketing perspective (I work in marketing and graphic design so I know what I'm talking about - not just spouting emotion without any foundation like so many here), the new livery does evoke a much more premium feel than the previous. Dark blue and white is a timeless...

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by Goodbye
Sat May 12, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49188

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

The NZ service to MCY was the first international operation to the Sunshine Coast. See the attached link from a local website. To quote the article; "Sunshine Coast Airport will establish customs, immigration and quarantine services ahead of the first flight - the first direct international co...

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by Goodbye
Sat May 12, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49188

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

I suspect that these may have been diversions or charters, because I just did a search on the BITRE city pairs spreadsheets going back to 1985 for the words "Sunshine" or "Maroochydore". The first time that anything came up was July 2012, when flights from Sunshine Coast to Auck...

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by Goodbye
Sat May 12, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49188

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Sunshine coast was never served by SJ. In fact no scheduled international services until NZ begun operations in 2011. This is not true. SJ did serve the Sunshine Coast airport for a very short period. I've lived here all my life and vividly remember seeing the SJ A320s or 737s landing here. There w...

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by Goodbye
Sat May 12, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49188

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Sunshine coast was never served by SJ. In fact no scheduled international services until NZ begun operations in 2011. This is not true. SJ did serve the Sunshine Coast airport for a very short period. I've lived here all my life and vividly remember seeing the SJ A320s or 737s landing here. There w...

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by Goodbye
Sat May 12, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49188

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

FreedomAir operated a few Sunshine Coast - Palmerston North flights many many years ago :) Very interesting - were they scheduled and open to all comers, or were they a charter? I had no knowledge of SJ serving Sunshine Coast at all. Sunshine coast was never served by SJ. In fact no scheduled inter...

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by Goodbye
Fri May 11, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49188

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

That's a total of forty TransTasman sectors that have at some stage been operated (open to suggestion for any that I've missed, but I can't think of any). FreedomAir operated a few Sunshine Coast - Palmerston North flights many many years ago :) Very interesting - were they scheduled and open to al...

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by Goodbye
Fri May 11, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 49188

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

DavidByrne wrote:
That's a total of forty TransTasman sectors that have at some stage been operated (open to suggestion for any that I've missed, but I can't think of any).


FreedomAir operated a few Sunshine Coast - Palmerston North flights many many years ago :)

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