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by N776AU
Tue May 11, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 10 YEARS AGO- FL acquired by WN
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Re: 10 YEARS AGO- FL acquired by WN

AirTran was a great little airline, and Southwest killed them. It didn’t do us any favors here in Atlanta in terms of competition. I miss them.

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by N776AU
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?
Replies: 34
Views: 2069

Re: Will you still wear masks even after the pandemic has subsided?

Absolutely not. All the militant mask warriors can live their life in fear if they want, but leave the rest of us alone.

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by N776AU
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 72
Views: 7106

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2021

maps4ltd wrote:
So has the north part of C still not reopened yet? Seems like the demand is there now.

It was still closed as of 2.5 weeks ago when I was last there.

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by N776AU
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"
Replies: 101
Views: 15454

Re: WN - A220 vs MAX "Never A Competition"

It's seems the A220 was never seriously considered, putting to rest all the speculation. “Southwest acknowledged the merits of the A220, but there was no competition” for a commercially-based bid, LNA is told. https://leehamnews.com/2021/04/05/pontifications-southwest-didnt-invite-airbus-to-bid/ Up...

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by N776AU
Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 624
Views: 72295

Re: Delta Network Thread - 2021

TWA772LR wrote:
Is DL doing any domestic 350 and 330 (neo or ceo) runs?

Flew an A330-200 and -300 Atlanta-Minneapolis and back a couple weeks ago. Based on my observation of the aircraft I flew, they were also flying MSP-PHX, ATL-SLC, and ATL-SEA (probably among others, but those are the ones I noticed).

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by N776AU
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Scratching the Itch: ATL-MSP-ATL on Delta
Replies: 3
Views: 3924

Scratching the Itch: ATL-MSP-ATL on Delta

It had been 245 days since I set foot on an aircraft. 2020 was video, and my travel plans were the radio star. Enough was enough. I had plenty of travel credits to spare, and found a decent fare on a pair of A330s, and most importantly, a day where I was off work. This was Friday March 12, the anniv...

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by N776AU
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions
Replies: 239
Views: 43171

Re: Boeing nears 737 MAX order from Southwest worth billions

TTailedTiger wrote:
Boeing couldn't afford to not win this order. It would have been game over for the Max if Boeing's best customer said no and went to Airbus.

Let’s be honest. There was a 0% chance Southwest went with Airbus. Boeing could have said unkind things about Gary Kelly’s mother and still won the order.

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by N776AU
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 106313

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

As much as we all wish Southwest would order the A220 (myself included), let’s be honest, there is a 0% chance they go that way. Frankly, Boeing should call their bluff.

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by N776AU
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 3228

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

No. It’s generic, boring, euro white garbage. A toddler could come up with a better looking livery than that.

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by N776AU
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 153787

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Other A.net members had posted a DL 747 at E in recent history - not sure if it was the same charter but they accommodated the size by parking the nose wheel well beyond any of the line markings and well outside of the wing box, blocking surrounding gates. I know the gate they used for the A380 was...

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by N776AU
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 153787

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

From what I saw online, it looked like they boarded by bus as well. Don’t believe that Terminal E is equipped for widebodies. Even more of a surprise! I think E can handle widebodies. A Virgin Atlantic 747 once parked there for some charter. Pretty sure they parked at E16 too, same as the Delta 777...

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by N776AU
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going out of your way to fly a special type
Replies: 67
Views: 6267

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

As a passenger, how much do you bend your plans or open your wallet to be on board a unique aircraft? Maybe you could fly home at 6 pm but you find something to do and depart at 11 pm instead to get on a domestic 777 instead of a 737. Maybe there's a direct flight that's also cheaper and faster but...

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by N776AU
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order
Replies: 637
Views: 106313

Re: Southwest maybe considering an Airbus order

It will be a cold day somewhere when Southwest orders Airbus. We all know it’s just a bluff to get what they want out of Boeing

I can dream, right? :cloudnine:
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by N776AU
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 153787

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

From what I see Delta started flying the A359 from LAX to SYD yesterday: 18/10/2020 DAL3315 A359 (N511DN) Right now there is another A359 doing LAX-SYD: DAL3315 A359 (N513DZ) These flights are cargo only? Route proving? I think last few months anything in the 3000 range was a cargo flight (I could ...

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by N776AU
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 724
Views: 99399

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

The rumor of Delta taking 40 white tail 737 MAX aircraft persists. It could be wishful thinking on Boeing's part, but if the deal is too good to pass up I could see Delta taking some -8s to replace more of the older A320s or 738s. https://www.yahoo.com/news/boeing-courting-delta-others-737-09302600...

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by N776AU
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Postponed Trip: ATL-IAD-LAX-ATL on United and Southwest
Replies: 4
Views: 6015

A Postponed Trip: ATL-IAD-LAX-ATL on United and Southwest

It’s been 3 weeks since I took these flights. I guess the trip report isn’t going to write itself. This was Wednesday July 8 through Friday July 10, 2020. This particular trip was for my own amusement and plane spotting fun. I had it booked for April, and kept pushing back and pushing back. I was su...

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by N776AU
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Friend's Weddings ATL-MYR-ATL on Delta
Replies: 1
Views: 3344

Friend's Weddings ATL-MYR-ATL on Delta

It’s been a week and a half. I should probably get cracking on this trip report. This trip was Friday June 12 to Monday June 15. This was planned for a while as a small gathering, and your boy is never in any mood to drive 6+ hours anywhere, so flying it was (surprise, right?). To hell with Covid. I...

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by N776AU
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United A350 orders
Replies: 29
Views: 5265

Re: United A350 orders

United wasn't getting A350s, even before air travel went down the crapper

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by N776AU
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max
Replies: 731
Views: 137732

Re: Rumor: DL looking to trade 717s for 737 Max

I was really hoping flying Delta would become much easier since I soon wouldn’t have to avoid the MD-88. Don’t tell me I will have another aircraft to stay away from. I’ve always been very passionate about being alive.

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by N776AU
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 274286

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

N905DL, the fifth MD-80 delivered to DL, seems to resist retirement and is still going on. What is the plan for her? planespotter.net shows her in a different configuration than the rest. The last one which was originally delivered as MD-82, so kind of special I can’t believe that one is still goin...

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by N776AU
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 274286

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

MD8090orDRIVE wrote:
I'm booked on an MD-90 from ATL to RDU on May 15th. Sadly I guess it will be another aircraft

I'm booked on an MD-88 from ATL to MCI on May 30. Sadly, it's still on an MD-88. I booked that flight deliberately because it **wasn't** and MD-88 :banghead:

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by N776AU
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020
Replies: 724
Views: 99399

Re: Delta Narrow Body Thread - 2020

danipawa wrote:
So MD88 fleet is gone immediately ?

That's some serious wishful thinking.

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by N776AU
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chicago Day Trip: ATL-MDW-ATL on Southwest
Replies: 3
Views: 2395

Chicago Day Trip: ATL-MDW-ATL on Southwest

This is my 1000th post. It only took me 15 years. What better way than with a trip report? For starters, this trip was Tuesday March 3. Back in January, I was just messing around with flights and I found a round trip to Chicago for $98. Well who was I to say no to that. I booked it almost immediatel...

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by N776AU
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 274286

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-con ... -response/

Even corona virus has a silver lining.
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Keith2004 wrote:
Looks like Corona virus may speed MD-88/90 retirements along

https://thepointsguy.com/news/delta-con ... -response/

Even corona virus has a silver lining.

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by N776AU
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 1549
Views: 153787

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

Tariff Avoidance !!! Bingo! They can't fly the aircraft on any domestic routing until either the tariffs go away, or they pay it. So what can the aircraft do apart from sitting in Japan? NRT-MNL then ICN-MNL? I would assume flights to and from the US, but rotating through Tokyo instead of repositio...

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by N776AU
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Skiplagged: your thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Skiplagged: your thoughts?

I have read about skiplagged before and I know of people who have used it. I have never considered it until just now for an upcoming trip where it'd shave off a couple of hundred dollars each way. My questions are: - have you used it before? Yes I have, twice: IAD-ATL with a "missed" conn...

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by N776AU
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Alaska Airlines should buy A321XLR
Replies: 44
Views: 8767

Re: Leeham News: Alaska Airlines should buy A321XLR

I thought someone at Alaska is on the record that their M.O. is to dump the Airbuses (Airbii?) at the first opportunity.

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by N776AU
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 15184

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

The problem with 1 and 3 is that you have environmentalist wackos in charge. Not gonna happen in a million years.

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by N776AU
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Daytona 500 Crash
Replies: 22
Views: 1185

Re: Daytona 500 Crash

Aesma wrote:
Can you win like that, just pushing the front runner in the wall ?

All the guys who drive for Roger Penske are very good at that.

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by N776AU
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM considers A321 order
Replies: 271
Views: 51714

Re: KLM considers A321 order

:cloudnine:
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by N776AU
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Make a flight route map?
Replies: 8
Views: 3180

Re: Make a flight route map?

I use Flight Memory. Really cool resource.

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by N776AU
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1890
Views: 191765

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Checklist787 wrote:
Revelation wrote:
global1 wrote:
If they're starting with a clean sheet of paper, it seems doubtful that they'll have a timely offering to replace the Delta 767-300 fleet

What's most likely to fill that role now?

My best guess would be A330neo.

Or ... 787-8...

Didn’t Delta already publicly say they weren’t interested in the 787?

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by N776AU
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 274286

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

Would love to see a three year chart of net promoter scores superimposed on the number of MD88s in the fleet. My guess is that there is a direct correlation as more MD88s leave, NPS keeps going up. Reliability counts. What's your evidence that the MD-88s have been less reliable than the mainline fl...

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by N776AU
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy
Replies: 99
Views: 13260

Re: Southwest May Be Considering Basic Economy

So it’s a scam for airlines to raise fares? To disguise a fare raise as E- and sell it to the masses as "you're getting a discount for not checking in a bag or lugging a carry-on or wanting a seat assignment beforehand" is a SCAM! That’s all basic economy has ever been. We can stop the th...

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by N776AU
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 11365

Re: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit widows.

Why is Alaska Airlines still wearing this slogan on the 737s since the Airbuses have been in the fleet for some time now? Because their M.O. is to dump the Airbuses (Airbii?) at the first available opportunity. Did VX seriously name an aircraft "the 1 year-old virgin"? If so that seems in...

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by N776AU
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Another Family Thanksgiving ATL-IAD-ATL
Replies: 1
Views: 2275

Another Family Thanksgiving ATL-IAD-ATL

I’ve only flown Atlanta to Washington Dulles about a thousand times, so it’s understandable that I would want to document it. This was another Thanksgiving with family Wednesday November 27 through Saturday November 30 (again, something I’ve done a thousand times, it seems). Not that I’m complaining...

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by N776AU
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 181240

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

987 to ferry to BHM tomorrow (retirement): https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n987dl If I'm correct, N905DL (a 1987 build) remains not only the oldest active DL MD-88 but also the oldest plane in the entire DL fleet. Is 905 among the 88s with ADS-B navigation equipment thus will be among t...

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by N776AU
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Very Fast Turnaround ATL-MSP-ATL on Delta
Replies: 3
Views: 3999

Very Fast Turnaround ATL-MSP-ATL on Delta

I had to use my companion pass before the end of September or lose it, and I wasn’t about to let that happen. I called my mother and asked if she would like to take a quick weekend with her favorite son :bigthumbsup: I was tasked with finding the farthest away place for a still semi-reasonable price...

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by N776AU
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Smurf Turf Football ATL-SLC-BOI-ORD-ATL (Pics, Vids, Long)
Replies: 4
Views: 8190

Smurf Turf Football ATL-SLC-BOI-ORD-ATL (Pics, Vids, Long)

It seems to be a common theme that I fly for football. This time was for the Boise State-Marshall game. This trip was Thursday September 5 through Sunday September 8. Since I was staying with a friend, I didn’t have to worry about lodging costs in the traditional sense. After some searching, I found...

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by N776AU
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest posts 3Q2019 earnings
Replies: 47
Views: 10608

Re: Southwest posts 3Q2019 earnings

They said they are considering other aircraft types moving forward in their earnings call It’ll be a cold day somewhere when Southwest actually purchases from someone else. Don’t get me wrong. I wish they would. https://i.imgur.com/SEOsRYO.png Their livery looks better on the A320 anyway :stirthepot:

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by N776AU
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DTW latest to test terminal access without a boarding pass
Replies: 22
Views: 6900

Re: DTW latest to test terminal access without a boarding pass

TTailedTiger wrote:
Whenever I need to assist family I just buy a refundable ticket and then cancel it when I leave the airport.

Same. Bonus points to Southwest for letting you get that refund without having to get on the phone.

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by N776AU
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Desert Gold Color Change 1980's
Replies: 11
Views: 4501

Re: Southwest Desert Gold Color Change 1980's

tomaheath wrote:
Is there any ramp equipment still gold?

Saw this when I was changing planes in STL last summer. Couldn't believe anything in those colors still existed.
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by N776AU
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?
Replies: 91
Views: 22287

Re: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?

ThalesCoelho wrote:
What the world really need is a real A300neo, a short to medium haul wide-body.

We do. It's called the A330-200.

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by N776AU
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL2353 diverts to TPA after rapidly descending from FL 390
Replies: 59
Views: 14301

Re: DL2353 diverts to TPA after rapidly descending from FL 390

Heard this on the radio this morning on the way in to work. WSB failed to mention it was an emergency descent for a pressurization issue :sarcastic:

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by N776AU
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019
Replies: 776
Views: 181240

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2019

Hello from Delta flight 603. Didn’t realize the A321s had live tv. That was a nice surprise when I got on my first flight today.

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by N776AU
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Powerbank causes fire on China Eastern A320neo MU2809 NKG-XMN
Replies: 22
Views: 8119

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

This worries me more than anything when I fly, even though nearly all of my flights take place over land. People are dumb, or just don't care, and I definitely don't trust the TSA to catch anything. I was flying my parents back from seeing some family and after we had already checked our bags, my da...

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