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by downdata
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68351

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Financially Tourism generates a lot, but this pales into insignificance compared to the cost that Coronavirus has had to Australia Overseas students, whilst on the face of things may seem to be good for the economy, in effect is just a cash drain from our country as most students that come here enr...

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by downdata
Tue May 05, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Mitsubishi sets June 1st date for acquisition of CRJ program
Replies: 51
Views: 10241

Updated: Mitsubishi sets June 1st date for acquisition of CRJ program

https://www.fliegerfaust.com/amp/bombardier-2645923174?utm_campaign=RebelMouse&share_id=5520969&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=FliegerFaust&__twitter_impression=true If true, it makes sense given the current state of the industry, further delays in the mrj progr...

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by downdata
Tue May 05, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing and Mitsubishi possible Partners??
Replies: 13
Views: 1838

Re: Boeing an d Mitsubishi possible Partners??

Remember 100% ownership > majority control > JV > minority shareholding > operational partnerships. I cant see how the mitsubishi / japanese govt giving up control for the MRJ program let along a takeover by Boeing.

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by downdata
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116781

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Why didn't PER pull this stunt prior to the Covid-19 crisis? Pure grandstanding on their part. Some airport authorities need a good pick up the backside. Perth airport is 100% owned by Australia Development Group which is in turn owned by Heathrow Airport and a public fund and a private fund. Qanta...

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by downdata
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116781

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

It seems everyone is so pessimistic. A new company could still emerge from administration, right? It's obvious VA does not lack interested parties. What the voluntary administration does is to wipe out debt and existing shareholders. So this is not Ansett and all is not lost. The debt holders will ...

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by downdata
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116781

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Agreed - I do wonder what would happen if Qantas tried to follow suit with maybe just an daily MEL-SYD-BNE run now that VA is barely operating. Passengers could be staying away from flying with Virgin because of the rumors about them closing down. So maybe they are experiencing a double whammy! Qan...

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by downdata
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41390

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Since J* has never made money in NZ, I wonder if this is an opportunity for QF to shut it down for good and bring the a/c back to AU.

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by downdata
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99198

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Morrison just announced NZ type isolation for international arrivals. Silver lining: more domestic tourism, possibly where needed in the bushfire-hit regions Highly doubtful. Unless you believe there is currently a lot of domestic tourism being done in places like Italy or China...etc. Even sources...

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by downdata
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182696

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

If this goes on for a few more months which looks like it will then half the airlines in the world are going to shutdown.

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by downdata
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211133

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

UpNAWAy wrote:
This is the best airline stock buying opportunity since 9/11, without near the risk of BK as at that time......Buy. Buy, Buy!!!


Assuming you are not being sarcastic, you gotta put money where you mouth is. Lets see some trade confirmation reports :)

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by downdata
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video
Replies: 14
Views: 1695

Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

I wish they’d taxi and show the safety video at the same time instead of sitting at the gates for xxx minutes

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by downdata
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211133

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

The hysteria surrounding this outbreak will slow down aircraft deliveries significantly in the second half of this year. Perhaps the effect will go well into 2021. With record high delivery rate for all aircraft excepted the 737 MAX, one must accept the fact the whole thing could look like a train ...

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by downdata
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order
Replies: 79
Views: 18765

Re: Icelandair reiterates interest in potential Airbus order

Make sense to acquire LR/XLRs to complement Max fleet like quite a few other airlines

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by downdata
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64647

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

I'm going to guess United, for two reasons. First they're already on the board there for the A321XLR order, this could be an disclosed part of that order, and second they have 38 763s which while being recently nicely updated are getting old. They're 763 fleet ranges from 1991 to the three former H...

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by downdata
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Would You Do? Flight Over Iranian Airspace Tomorrow
Replies: 13
Views: 2077

Re: What Would You Do? Flight Over Iranian Airspace Tomorrow

Where are you flying from? Can you arrange an alternate flight to SAW that avoids the conflict zone?

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by downdata
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293269

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Why would anyone shoot down a civilian aircraft 5 minutes after its taken off from an international airport?

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by downdata
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unexplained night sighting
Replies: 13
Views: 2574

Re: Unexplained night sighting

Aliens . :spin:

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by downdata
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Didn’t ZNJ had a pump issue as well on the first revenue flight?

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by downdata
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United orders 50 A321 XLR, defers A350's to 2027
Replies: 481
Views: 85121

Re: Sources: United ordering 50 A321 XLR

Possible conversion of the A359 was mentioned on leeham, which is probably what got UA over the line. In anycase, a win for A as this opens the door for followup orders of the neo.

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by downdata
Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66732

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Okay, last year I flew BNE-AKL-IAH and I had to have my passport checked and electronically tagged making the connection. If that's not clearing customs, then :confused: You may have had the airline check your passport to make sure you were entitled to enter the USA but that’s absolutely nothing to...

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by downdata
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why JAL has fewer international destinations than ANA?
Replies: 43
Views: 8986

Re: Why JAL has fewer international destinations than ANA?

OW is the smallest of the three alliances - doesnt hold a candle to *A

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by downdata
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure
Replies: 308
Views: 61668

Re: Pictures surfacing of 777X Sept Test Failure - they are Bad

So there was a failure 3x at what is ever expected in the most extreme real life situation ever. Why is this stuff news? Thats not really true. Severe turbulence experienced by airliners are between 2 - 2.5G according to Boeing (Such as one 2.5G turbulence encountered by TWA374). It is still well b...

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by downdata
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL increases stake in Jetstar Japan
Replies: 12
Views: 1839

Re: JAL increases stake in Jetstar Japan

Which is strange that they also launched Zip air at the same time. Or maybe its just having eggs in different baskets.

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by downdata
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66732

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Qantas drops Beijing / PEK from March. Makes sense given their low yield / LF in premium cabins. Also, the other OW airlines ate moving to PKX.

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by downdata
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is Air Japan?
Replies: 14
Views: 4150

Re: What is Air Japan?

konkret wrote:
What benefits does Air Japan offer ANA to justify extra cost for separate AOC, corporate affairs etc.?


Low cost foreign pilots without a JCAB ATPL?

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by downdata
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 Boeing 737NG grounded
Replies: 2
Views: 1485

Re: 50 Boeing 737NG grounded

Eh we already have a thread started 3 weeks ago

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by downdata
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66732

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-01/ ... s/11661320

3 grounded out of 33 inspected. I recall QF not having much spare capacity in their NG fleet. Will we see more domestic 747 flying in the near term?
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-01/ ... s/11661320

3 grounded out of 33 inspected. I recall QF not having much spare capacity in their NG fleet. Will we see more domestic 747 flying in the near term?

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by downdata
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98074

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Can you imagine if the NG was grounded. That would be the vast majority of the domestic air system gone, would probably put VA out of its misery completely. I mean, its not that hard to imagine, given it has actually happened before, to the entire QF fleet, for reasons unrelated to safety, and was ...

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by downdata
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98074

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Qantas engineers union is calling for the airlines' entire fleet of B737s to be grounded following the discovery of cracks in the pickle forks of a second aircraft. Is this a reasonable request, or an overreaction? Qantas has not yet confirmed there were cracks found in a second B737. https://www.s...

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by downdata
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 98074

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Concept designs for the new Sydney West Airport have been released: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/first-glimpse-of-terminal-building-at-sydney-s-new-5-billion-airport-20191027-p534mn.html https://static.ffx.io/images/$zoom_0.42%2C$multiply_1.06%2C$ratio_1.5%2C$width_756%2C$x_26%2C$y_0/t_crop_...

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by downdata
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Delta have such a weak intl presence?
Replies: 35
Views: 6582

Re: Why does Delta have such a weak intl presence?

I thought Delta has a larger international network by countries & cities than AA? For the discussion to be constructive, you need to define whats international presence. Not flying to, say, HKG, is probably not a good definition. For example, just because Chinese airlines fly 3x as many frequenc...

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by downdata
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 254
Views: 38910

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Good looking a/c, absolutely dreadful livery...

Not that any pax would care of course...

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by downdata
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124476

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

braniff2hav wrote:
And note that there is scant mention of Sky Team in Delta's press release ... except way down in the 'disclaimer' section. I think Sky Team is soon to be d.e.d.


Skyteam is fine, they didn't lose an entire continent coverage in one press release. OW on the other hand, is definitely not fine.

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by downdata
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta buying 20% of LATAM
Replies: 867
Views: 124476

Re: Delta buying 20% of LATAM

Title should also include LAN leaving OW as its just as important

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by downdata
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cat 2 Typhoon Faixai Heading for Tokyo
Replies: 15
Views: 3588

Re: Cat 2 Typhoon Faixai Heading for Tokyo

Narita is dead... just about every flight cancelled as roads, rail access are cut. Both JR and Keisei trains to NRT are not running.

Only some local Keisei trains restored by 6pm local time but it takes >2 hrs to get to from central tokyo. CNN reports 7K stranded and its likely to get worse.

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by downdata
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82822

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

The only thing more predictable than Virgin positing an annual loss, is the queue of the same a.net users who come out to stick the boot in, pedal wild conspiracy theories about JB’s boardroom antics, and yearn for the airline to change back to Virgin Blue. Probably not as predictable as posts like...

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by downdata
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery
Replies: 55
Views: 14581

Re: Boeing rolls out 787-9 in "Dreams take flight" livery

Great livery but completely ruined by the font they used for the catchline - did they have to use something off the shelf like Arial???

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by downdata
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126078

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

How concrete is the source?

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by downdata
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 148
Views: 39548

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

NZ haven’t ruled out more than 1 configuration on the 78J. The 78J cannot and will not do AKL- NYC, there was some misreporting going on. Wait a min, can the 7810 even do AKL-LAX? They’d have to run with <220 pax right? Omg. Please read prior posts, especially from JayUnited. First, it’s 787-10/J/X...

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by downdata
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market
Replies: 148
Views: 39548

Re: Boeing 787-10 Missions in the transpacific market

NZ mentlons "premium" lay out for their 787-10s. Could be they plan AKL-NYC but they already have the 787-9 which can operate AKL-NYC now. Why they would use the 787-10 for that particular route doesn't make sense. NZ haven’t ruled out more than 1 configuration on the 78J. The 78J cannot ...

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by downdata
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PKX (Beijing Daxing) Route Announcements and News Thread
Replies: 124
Views: 27170

Re: Beijing Daxing Route Announcements and News Thread

I'm guessing Qantas will make the switch as well

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by downdata
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar
Replies: 16
Views: 7092

Re: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar

Can confirm you can open a 172 door against the slipstream. Not all would be able to but many could. Have flown Cessna 172s for years. One can definitely open a door, but whether it can be opened wide enough to fit a person through is another matter. Those doors are pretty broad to allow entry and ...

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by downdata
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar
Replies: 16
Views: 7092

Re: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar

Well we’ll never know for sure what happened with the only accounts being from the three people in the a/c at the time

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by downdata
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 21372

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

https://www.caaf.org.fj/

I would suggest you send an email to the above
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https://www.caaf.org.fj/

I would suggest you send an email to the above

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by downdata
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers
Replies: 136
Views: 19246

Re: Trump Hosts Meeting b/w QR and the U.S. Carriers

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1UD39G


Also sounds like a waste of time and no change from the status quo
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enilria wrote:
This makes it sound like QR didn’t attend the meeting.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa- ... SKCN1UD39G


Also sounds like a waste of time and no change from the status quo

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by downdata
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 15931

Re: Flydeal cancels 737 max order

Aviation737 wrote:
That's a shame. The MAX would have looked good on their livery. So will they switch to the neos now?


The budget airline will take delivery from 2021 of 30 Airbus A320neo aircraft ordered by its parent, state-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines, at the Paris Air Show in June, it said in its statement.

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by downdata
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ signs MOU with MH to expand codesharing, among other areas of co-operation
Replies: 18
Views: 5157

Re: SQ signs MOU with MH

Why does MH seem to have code share agreements with so many non-One World airlines? Because it's 2019 and alliances mean nothing. Individual partnerships are the way to go Regardless, MH isn't exactly a shiny example to point to as “the way to go” for anything, other than “the way” to bankruptcy th...

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by downdata
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 411819

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The thing is... if you have a software in your plane that flies it into the ground by itself... its going to be inadvertently triggered somehow unless you can prevent the infinite number of possibilities that can cause the system to fail ...

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