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by tootallsd
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 2164
Views: 380904

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

This topic is very frustrating. I have watched over the many weeks and the content does not align with the title. There is really no significant discussion about what Delta may look like in 2022 or beyond. There is a lot of arguing that things will be normal in Jan 2021 and everything is coming back...

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by tootallsd
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 209
Views: 9310

Re: Airlines too optimistic with upcoming schedules?

To KFTG's comments. I have no interest any firm or airline going out of business as a result of this crisis. I watch the TSA data very carefully, week 16 was the nadir with a 96% reduction in screened passengers. The data showed week over week improvements of 1 to 1.5 points but maxed out at 73% red...

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by tootallsd
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s
Replies: 54
Views: 13916

Re: Corsair's 587-seat 747-400s

https://www.seatmaestro.com/airplanes-s ... -b747-400/
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MD80 wrote:
I´ve never seen a seating chart of a 587-seat Boeing 747. Is there some link or source available?

Thanks


https://www.seatmaestro.com/airplanes-s ... -b747-400/

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by tootallsd
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines
Replies: 61
Views: 12466

Re: Northwest Orient and Northwest Airlines

It was also dropped because the word "Orient" has certain inappropriate connotations and is, among other things, a generic, Colonial era reference to the entire region and by the time NW dropped it, it was no longer a term that should be used to reference Asia. I definitely agree with you...

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by tootallsd
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 64
Views: 7391

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

Note slight bulge at the front of the tail-mounted engine. Apparently the key difference beyond different engines.

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by tootallsd
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55562

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

So we continue to improve in terms of TSA screenings. For the past four weeks, the average change versus prior year has increased by 2.9%. If we extrapolate 10 weeks (roughly early Sept), the rate has only improved to -45%. Again, lots of anecdotal evidence flying around. Big increases in a number o...

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by tootallsd
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint
Replies: 92
Views: 10070

Re: RAF's VIP A330 MRTT getting 'Austin Powers' Repaint

It looks very much like Mr Trump's plan to abandon the iconic Air Force One livery.

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by tootallsd
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EgyptAir 777-300 to EL SALVADOR 09JUN
Replies: 25
Views: 4103

Re: EgyptAir 777-300 to EL SALVADOR 09JUN

No idea but I had a friend that was stuck in India. Was able to hitch a ride with a Mormon repatriation flight from Delhi to Cairo to Salt Lake.

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by tootallsd
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1951
Views: 245212

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020

I just received an email promotion from AA (June 1). Low price destinations coupled with a promotion of double mileage (requires registration). Buy by June 30th -- travel through Sept 22. https://www.aa.com/i18n/plan-travel/summer-of-deals.jsp?c=EML%7C%7C20200601%7CMKT%7CMKT%7CSOLO%7C%7CSUMMERTVL_NW...

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by tootallsd
Fri May 29, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 378
Views: 59219

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

So 'When will BA restart 747 production" is the next "Why don't we just restart 757 production" thread of the future. Boeing is streamlining their product offering. 747 has had a good long run after revolutionizing air transport. 787 help drive other changes that moved the industry aw...

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by tootallsd
Fri May 22, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55562

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

WOW! Never thought I'd be excited about 11.9% of normal traffic but yesterday (Thursday), as some on here had predicted was a humdinger: 318,449 screened and up 36% over a week ago. Hope today's is even better! For sure, but it is still 90% of year-over-year and roughly in line with a 'normal' day ...

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by tootallsd
Sat May 16, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons
Replies: 376
Views: 55562

Re: TSA Screening Numbers - Charts and Comparisons

There is an increase in raw numbers. I've taken the same data and am comparing 2020 to 2019 based on week number so that we have a common Sun - Sat seven day period relative to the same point of the year. The raw numbers show an increase of 2x in jetmatt777's graph, but on a percentage basis: Week 1...

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by tootallsd
Fri May 08, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 7024

Re: Eastern Airlines applies for domestic scheduled authority, plans JFK-SAN Jun 2020

Won't there be a fine for landing after curfew? You don't want to do that on a regular basis.

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by tootallsd
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Non Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1896
Views: 67203

Re: trump suggests injecting light and disinfectants to defeat the virus

Its a matter of hours until someone tries it. Their kids are eating Tide pods, so why not inject clorox.

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by tootallsd
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ Repaint Status?
Replies: 28
Views: 3760

Re: AZ Repaint Status?

readytotaxi wrote:
No point in repainting a corpse, is there?


Only for the funeral.

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by tootallsd
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164479

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

Latest WH press conference -- this will last through July / August.

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by tootallsd
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 37861

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

The current livery is a modern classic. It is distinctive. It is well known.

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by tootallsd
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183340

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

Two items of interest in my email this early morning. Jet Blue is extending the temporary policy on flight changes, now applies for bookings thru end of March 2020 for travel through end of September. Also discusses additional cleaning regimens on planes and in terminal, availability of sanitizing w...

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by tootallsd
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183340

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

United to cut international flights by 20 percent and domestic by 10 percent. They will also park dozens of widebodies. I imagine there will be furloughs coming very soon for some pilots and flight attendants https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/04/united-cutting-flights-in-april-amid-coronavirus-outbreak....

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by tootallsd
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 164479

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I wanted to take a moment to thank the many contributors to this thread. I have been able to form some useful opinions based on the many pieces of data provided. I've been reading through all the posts over the past week. And so far, it has been theoretical -- what do we do if / when, etc. What shou...

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by tootallsd
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game Q1 2020
Replies: 620
Views: 17071

Re: Word Game Q1 2020

Requirement

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by tootallsd
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ontario's airport Future
Replies: 37
Views: 5885

Re: Ontario's airport Future

Fifteen years ago, ONT was a part of LA Airport System, now it is independent. As such, it is in the process of finding its way. Part of its independence is based on the concept that it must find its own market niche without reliance on other LA airports and establish a market presence and catchment...

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by tootallsd
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat
Replies: 242
Views: 22391

Re: Passenger repeatedly punches back of reclined seat

I'm 6'5" and I have issues with excess use of the recline feature. I have had seat backs rammed into my knees. One flight, particularly bad on leg room, the guy ahead of me was rocking against my kneecap trying to get his seat to recline. I leaned forward and politely said, you're hitting my kn...

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by tootallsd
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2154

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

Swissair
Air China
Japan Airlines
British Airways
Air France
Korean
QANTAS
Air Pacific
Cathay Pacific
Asiana

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by tootallsd
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Passenger wearing gas mask removed from flight
Replies: 37
Views: 8389

Re: American Airlines Passenger wearing gas mask removed from flight

If I was legitimately concerned about virus transfer when traveling from Dallas to Houston, i would freaking drive. The drive is 3:30 to 4:00 potentially longer based on traffic. But I would guess that point to point, it may be a wash with security and transfers to/from the airport.

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by tootallsd
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Hong Kong Keep Kai Tak open?
Replies: 21
Views: 3346

Re: Why didn't Hong Kong Keep Kai Tak open?

Kai Tak was sort of like having an airport on Central Park in NYC.

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by tootallsd
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to launch domestic Business Class offering
Replies: 11
Views: 4429

Re: Air France to launch domestic Business Class offering

And the greater comfort of a train ride. You can walk around. The seat is not confining.

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by tootallsd
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211684

Re: SFO-PEK/PVG Chinese loads appear to drop

I lived in China during SARs and on the ground in Shanghai it really wasn't scary. Within days, every public location and office had gel hand cleanser dispensers. Everywhere. My biggest fear was on arrival in China, all planes were initially in quarantine until a visit from the health inspectors. Th...

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by tootallsd
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No fuel at LAX T1 this afternoon.
Replies: 18
Views: 9193

Re: No fuel at LAX T1 this afternoon.

Come on, let's be less pedantic. It is not unusual to say that a valve that fails to respond to an open/close command is frozen. In this context it means unresponsive as opposed to being immobilized by low temperature or frozen fluid.

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by tootallsd
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Unresponsive Aircraft' DC Area
Replies: 24
Views: 6027

Re: 'Unresponsive Aircraft' DC Area

Reagan National operating normally.

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by tootallsd
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 191113

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

The issue is very broad, it is America's aversion to public transit of any type. Perhaps, once we are all permanently parked in our cars, we will be willing to try new fangled ideas like buses, trains, etc. But not any time soon.

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by tootallsd
Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United p.s. Question
Replies: 129
Views: 26364

Re: United p.s. Question

Can we apply the name VEGA to the Polaris inspired concept?

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by tootallsd
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed
Replies: 50
Views: 9436

Re: AA Flight Diverts to DEN after Passenger Smokes weed

For the most part, the issue of marijuana or an extract is irrelevant. This passenger should have been treated the same as any other passenger that:

1. Smoked in an aircraft,
2. Failed to follow crew instruction when told to desist in their activity,
3. Became violent committing battery.

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by tootallsd
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi man "accidentally" buys 2x A350?
Replies: 16
Views: 10316

Re: Saudi man "accidentally" buys 2x A350?

How can this be real?

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by tootallsd
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 191113

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

blacksoviet wrote:
I would like to see an international terminal built at CLD.


Why? It would be a tremendous waste of money. There is no commercial service at this airport! Why would international capabilities change this?

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by tootallsd
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 191113

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Without any clear market, cost seems prohibitive. The airport is on a bit of a Mesa. Extending to the west would require considerable fill, business relocation, intrude on a golf course etc. in the craziest scenario part of Palomar Airport Rd may need realignment into more businesses. Not a simple q...

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by tootallsd
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737
Replies: 68
Views: 15451

Re: Was it possible to build the MAX on 757 Platform instead of 737

The existing design materials are not digital (according to my understanding) so any rework is going to be complicated. Tooling does not exist, so you need to create the supply chain, the jigs, everything. And in terms of advanced manufacturing methods -- you have to adapt the design to use those me...

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by tootallsd
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New VC-25 livery
Replies: 18
Views: 2889

Re: New VC-25 livery

It is a pathetic attempt. The current livery is a classic created by a master designer. There is nothing original about it.

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by tootallsd
Tue May 07, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?
Replies: 32
Views: 5046

Re: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?

It seems like the biggest issues are leased aircraft and the habit / intent of the lessors -- how quickly do they turn them in or retain them in some way. A glut of lease returns could be a major issue in trying to establish a secondary market. The next biggest issue will be availability and cost of...

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by tootallsd
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stratolaunch flies for the first time!
Replies: 7
Views: 1537

Re: Stratolaunch poised for first flight today

Any live feeds available, I'm not finding anything.

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by tootallsd
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus New Economy Seat Prototype
Replies: 67
Views: 9896

Re: Airbus/Layer new seat design.

My first reaction is BEACH CHAIRS.

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by tootallsd
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hotels with a view at LAX
Replies: 14
Views: 1901

Re: Hotels with a view at LAX

I was at that Hilton 2 weeks ago doing exact same thing with similar view. And then went on to PSP and loved it so much , bought a home there and will move their soon from KC! I've owned in PS for 5 years and relocated here in May 2018. If you have any questions or need any help, give a shout out. ...

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by tootallsd
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities with Airports that are close to each other
Replies: 47
Views: 3051

Re: Cities with Airports that are close to each other

Upthread someone mentioned that two that came to mind for me: Hawthorne and LAX. You overfly the Hawthorne runway on approach to the south side runways at LAX. I remember that a BA 747 landed at Hawthorne in error many years ago. I have had my cell phone, I know it should have been in airplane mode,...

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by tootallsd
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL on Ground Stop?
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Re: ATL on Ground Stop?

CBS news just reported an apparent bomb threat against the flight to Austin. Ground stop while plan (not yet loaded) was moved away from terminals and then surrounded by police. Supposedly traffic has resumed.

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by tootallsd
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 20137

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

My first 747 experience was in March, 1973 on a high school band trip from little old Vista, CA to Split, Yugoslavia. Swissair from JFK to Geneva and then onwards to Zurich. The Geneva - Zurich leg was basically just us kids, and it was fun to roam around the big bird checking out this novelty. As I...

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by tootallsd
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France A380 diverts to Denver
Replies: 36
Views: 12502

Re: Air France A380 diverts to Denver

How can it be that a prominent airport such as BOS or DEN which are en route of several A380 flights each day are not equipped to handle a regularly scheduled aircraft in case of an emergency in a leading industrial country? I am just flabbergasted .... I would suggest the issue is economics. There...

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by tootallsd
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAN Cancellations 11/4-11/5
Replies: 6
Views: 2092

Re: SAN Cancellations 11/4-11/5

Amazing... we're just a couple miles east of airport. Clear as a bell... But that is true beauty of San Diego. You can choose your climate by your distance from the coast. For example, every night you get four weather forecasts: Coast, Inland, Mountains, Desert. The marine layer can be thick at tim...

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by tootallsd
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 88
Views: 6056

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

My first was 1973 -- Swissair JFK to Geneva and then Zurich. Home via Toronto to Chicago..

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by tootallsd
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"
Replies: 55
Views: 9795

Re: More to the Story? United ERJ (swapped for CRJ) turns around from CHA because ERJ-175 "too large to land"

You can't just 'help out'. If something goes wrong during an ad-hoc servicing; what ground rules exist for resolution. Say for example, the 'helper' hits the aircraft with a vehicle. If that happened with the carriers own personnel or contractor, there are rules in place for dealing with the financi...

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