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by itisi
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ cancelled plans for BRU, are loads that bad on EU flights?
Replies: 20
Views: 4255

Re: SQ cancelled plans for BRU, are loads that bad on EU flights?

Are loads bad :rotfl: .... Why would anyone be flying!

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by itisi
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26081

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

No way should a pilot group accept this... and should stand with the FA group. Just because management can’t find some middle ground with the FA union they decide to take the nuclear option. Glad this would never fly among the US airlines. Definitely crazy times!!! Yeah .. just all fight the compan...

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by itisi
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s
Replies: 126
Views: 23712

Re: Norwegian Air Cancels Orders For 92 737 MAXs and 5 787s

PepeTheFrog wrote:
So why did they not cancel the A321LR order?


Err... Maybe because the 321 is not grounded or crashed due to the errors of the manufacturer

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by itisi
Tue May 26, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 327
Views: 69612

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

25/05/20: TF-AAL 744 Air Atlanta was in Hong Kong last night from Jakarta. Very rare one here.

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by itisi
Mon May 18, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders
Replies: 35
Views: 7524

Re: Global Times: China could scrap all current Boeing orders

Global Times is one of the worst Chinese media outlets, full of blatant racism, lies, and extreme nationalism. I would take anything they say with a grain of salt. China has a lot more to lose cutting its ties with Boeing, and becoming a price taker of whatever Airbus offers instead. The phase 1 tr...

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by itisi
Fri May 08, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87683

Re: [rumor] CX Group brand consolidation

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Express... Just please use the Hong Kong Express scheme... Not the boring CX/KA scheme

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by itisi
Thu May 07, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"
Replies: 135
Views: 31046

Re: Sir Tim Clark "A380 is OVER"

Just another chance for the haters to hate. As a passenger the A380 is the most comfortable ride I have ever been on. Well said... Let them hate, we know they love the 380...but they just can't say it. SUPER comfortable and smooth.... Not to mention so quiet. Not sure what I'll book my holidays aro...

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by itisi
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "
Replies: 79
Views: 11498

Re: MoL - leaving middle seat empty " idiotic "

More distance, less people.... Clearly its going to be of advantage and make people feel more comfortable.

Mol is just a greedy fool...

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by itisi
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with Southern Air's 77F stored at LEJ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4067

Re: What's up with Southern Air's 77F stored at LEJ?

Clearly not entered service yet after leaving EK. Why.... That's a good question.

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by itisi
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final(?) flight of a LH A380
Replies: 80
Views: 20329

Re: Final(?) flight of a LH A380

You can almost feel the hope they won't come back.... Just pathetic.

It's a real shame the A380 did not fit all Airlines as its simply the best plane to fly on as a passenger (for those of us in Y anyway) it's so quiet inside.... My opionon after flights on BA and LH.

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by itisi
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS airport closed
Replies: 60
Views: 18865

Re: LAS airport closed

DexSwart wrote:
I’m confused, if a controller tested positive, why were they not self isolating while they waited for the results?

Seems selfish to still go to work while you may have a virus that is currently affecting most of the world.


You may only know you have it when you get tested.

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by itisi
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's happening with Polar Air 717
Replies: 21
Views: 7177

Re: What's happening with Polar Air 717

Q wrote:
Next time mention #717 not 717 too confused. Thanks.

Q


Those that know about airlines and aviation know Polar don't have 717's :lol:

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by itisi
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.
Replies: 73
Views: 15474

Re: RUMOUR; Ex-Jet Airways 77W’s to find new home.

Surprised if any airline needs any new aircraft this year... the way things are going....

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by itisi
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways 747-200B passenger service
Replies: 3
Views: 1959

Re: Qatar Airways 747-200B passenger service

I have a photo of A7-ABL 747SR in the HAECO hangar at Kai Tak in 1995 being prepared for Qatar.

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by itisi
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo is launching Macau
Replies: 29
Views: 9732

Re: Air Koryo is launching Macau

aeromoe wrote:
During my one of my two HKG Kai Tak photo trips in 1996 (only times to Kai Tak) I visited MFM and photographed an Air Koryo TU-134. My only time seeing Air Koryo to date.


Very lucky to see the 134 as it was normally the 154 or 62.

The IL76 fleet visited in a day taking stuff incl cars home....

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by itisi
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211071

Re: Mahan Air Ran Secret Flights to China Leading to Outbreak in Iran

Posted by a US government backed channel... Hmmmm

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by itisi
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 359
Views: 122037

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

audidudi wrote:
Latest delivery:

MSN 386 (BA #5) F-WZGP/G-XWBE was deliverd from TLS>LHR today as BA 9153. #5 Iin February...#7 in 2020...#354 total.


Thanks for showing the F- reg and final reg in your posts

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by itisi
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some A350s and 787s are available for short-term lease
Replies: 14
Views: 6227

Re: Some A350s and 787s are available for short-term lease

Not sure if you watch the news but the current virus situation means the number of people flying has plummeted...

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by itisi
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15061

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

Exactly! And we thought 10 across was bad...LOL You do realize that on most flights, even those taking place during daylight hours, flight attendants will insist that the window shades stay closed for almost the entire trip so people can sleep and watch the seatback entertainment. So. In a way we'r...

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by itisi
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What to expect in Singapore Airshow?
Replies: 21
Views: 3324

Re: What to expect in Singapore Airshow?

litz wrote:
I'd be pretty surprised if the show even occurs, with the health issues at stake.

China, as a whole, is essentially an island right now, travel-wise.


Singapore has more cases than many countries. But they are not in China...

I too am surprised the show is even on.

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by itisi
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87683

Re: Coronavirus another blow to an already vulnerable CX

c933103 wrote:
Some countries like Palau have already banned flights to all of China including Hong Kong.


Hong Kong has no Palau flights....

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by itisi
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv
Replies: 36
Views: 20250

Re: BA new A350 damaged at Tel Aviv

Correct me if I'm wrong but once you land harder than the limit it doesn't matter if there is any visible problem.... You ground it for checks.

Clearly some here wanted it to be a big deal but it wasn't. Seeing its flying already and did the ferry flight pressurized.

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by itisi
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56626

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

I listened to the recording, did the pilots not say they won't dump fuel?

Should you dump fuel without informing ATC... at least so low over a city?

The second frequency did ask for the POB and fuel AGAIN.. This was a little annoying so I understand people talking about this.

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by itisi
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64634

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

My guess is China since they order in big batches and they don’t list the individual airlines till delivery. I think China is in no position to take more widebody aircraft right now. The biggest airline, Hainan, is getting rid of its A350 and 787 orders. They ordered too many aircraft. Hainan have ...

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by itisi
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines "Proudly All Boeing" slogan near cockpit windows
Replies: 80
Views: 10888

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

Not something most airlines would have on the planes given the current situation.

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by itisi
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens
Replies: 40
Views: 8367

Re: Airbus delivered the first A350 with cockpit touchscreens

What’s the fuss all about? 787 EFB has been a touch screen since EIS, so this is hardly innovative... I agree, nothing new to aviation. I don’t think it is actually new to the A350 either, it was an option available that we could have had from the outset. Sam chui says its news, how dare you questi...

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by itisi
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evacuation Slide Falls from DL Flight
Replies: 36
Views: 10156

Re: Evacuation Slide Falls from DL Flight

Makes sense it's the wing slide. If it was a door, pilots would have gotten a door indication in addition to hearing a bang. I would hope that the pilots would get a cockpit indicator of some sort. Deltas 757/767 fleet is getting a bit tired. I do find it funny how the BA A320 fume event does not g...

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by itisi
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 254
Views: 38887

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

The first 787 fir Zip has sat doing nothing since painting? Seems rather a waste of a plane...

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by itisi
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Hong Kong Airlines to defer salary payment and cut their last North American flight to YVR
Replies: 95
Views: 18477

Re: Rumor: Hong Kong Airlines to defer salary payment and cut their last North American flight to YVR

This year we will be happy to see HKIA drop out of 10 top busiest airport. What a truly sad person. Don't worry, HKIA will be back. I am sympathetic to SQ32 viewpoint as I think it is a result of censoring of news in mainland China. I think what we are seeing with Hong Kong Airlines is actually fai...

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by itisi
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Hong Kong Airlines to defer salary payment and cut their last North American flight to YVR
Replies: 95
Views: 18477

Re: Rumor: Hong Kong Airlines to defer salary payment and cut their last North American flight to YVR

SQ32 wrote:
This year we will be happy to see HKIA drop out of 10 top busiest airport.


What a truly sad person. Don't worry, HKIA will be back.

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by itisi
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bei Bei the Giant Panda, 77F IAD-CTU
Replies: 4
Views: 1071

Re: Bei Bei the Giant Panda, 77F IAD-CTU

Well, which airline, what reg??

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by itisi
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese aviation safety: among the best?
Replies: 9
Views: 1829

Re: Chinese aviation safety: among the best?

scootaway wrote:
If CAAC are the best in certifying airplanes and civic aviation...Why aren't non-Chinese airliners queuing up to buy ARJ21 and C919 certified by CAAC while the 737MAX is grounded? Surely the ARJ21 and C919 should be much safer than the 737MAX.


Because it takes time.

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by itisi
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy
Replies: 190
Views: 22752

Re: Lufthansa Catering Reductions in economy and premium economy

Did HKG - MUC - LHR - MUC - HKG in Y last year, service was fantastic. Small change like this would not stop me flying with them.

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by itisi
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 248
Views: 44906

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

Antarius wrote:
What does this do to the 748F line. I wonder


That's basically dead anyway.

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by itisi
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 248
Views: 44906

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

I seem to be missing something here, how can a 773F carry 20 tons more compared to the 777F at 50% the cost? If that was actually practical, FX & 5X would have gone after the 773s a long time ago. The -300ERSF’s maximum structural payload of 101.6t and greater volume than the 777F mean it is op...

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by itisi
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HX A359 B-LGD left the fleet?
Replies: 14
Views: 4601

Re: HX A359 B-LGD left the fleet?

Hong Kong Airlines is downsizing their operation due to recent events at Hong Kong and they are not making money. Returning and grounding aircraft to their lessors. Cutting frequency. Few current A330 are also stored at HKG at the moment. They are not taking any new delivery too. Yeah. But till now...

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by itisi
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HX A359 B-LGD left the fleet?
Replies: 14
Views: 4601

HX A359 B-LGD left the fleet?

Not sure if it's left the fleet or just being stored but B-LGD left HKG this morning as HX9002 heading to Tarbes. She had not flown for 20 days before this.

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by itisi
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 141977

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Talasartir wrote:
Absolutely LOVE THIS! Good job SAS. It’s what Lufthansa was trying to achieve but didn’t manage to.


NO... Lufthansa is completly different. Not to mention very nice.

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by itisi
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect of airstrike in Saudi on civil aviation
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Re: Effect of Iranian airstrike on civil aviation

Iran has not claimed responsibility for it.... not a fact they did either.

Sorry, I know facts are not important these days.

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by itisi
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 141977

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

Looks great... But they do realise you won't see the titles in some weather and times of day...

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by itisi
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA downgauges SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG
Replies: 61
Views: 13297

Re: UA downgauges SFO-HKG and EWR-HKG

I just feel sorry for anyone having to fly United.

Same for CX in Y.... Jammed in and always bloody hot.

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by itisi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87683

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

Besides those cancelling visits to HKG, I bet many(especially business clients) are avoiding booking CX entirely as transiting HKG airport is a gamble. Yes and it surprises me that CX isn't even trying. I have a trip from Europe to Asia coming up and CX was not even the cheapest option except for a...

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by itisi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87683

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

marcogr12 wrote:
Maybe Cathay should transfer some of its flights to Dragon that has smaller capacity planes until demand is up again..


Biggest part of the Cathay Dragon n fleet is the A330.

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by itisi
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87683

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

mercure1 wrote:
Besides those cancelling visits to HKG, I bet many(especially business clients) are avoiding booking CX entirely as transiting HKG airport is a gamble.


Nope, the riots and protests have no done anything to stop flights. No more than a typhoon.

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by itisi
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370018

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Just going from bad to worse now.....

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by itisi
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet
Replies: 120
Views: 32154

Re: ​Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in-service fleet

They are still taking delivery!!

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by itisi
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 17836

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

Just flown BA loghaul in Y, service was good, crew good, food not bad. Better then CX that's for sure! Booking seats, that was about 30-35 ukp a seat.

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by itisi
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 44554

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

I personally know individuals who have spent time in Chinese prison for non-crimes. HK business is done if they lose their independence. Too much of what makes Hong Kong work, such as rule of law, is on the line. How much will traffic and tourism drop if HK losses what makes them unique? Tourism tr...

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by itisi
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others
Replies: 49
Views: 9947

Re: 737MAX Cancellations, China Southern and others

foxtrotbravo21 wrote:
If China airlines do cancel their 737 Max orders - it would be more likely because of the trade issues that China and US is facing and unless this is resolved earlier, then it is a real possiblity that these 737 Maxes will be cancelled.


Have China Airlines ordered the 737 Max??

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