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by bfitzflyer
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 31
Views: 874

Re: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?

DL - 200,300,900
China airlines 300

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?
Replies: 41
Views: 1249

Re: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?

772 - UA, AA, DL
773 - EVA, China Airlines, Korean Air, Singapore, Turkish airlines

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?
Replies: 33
Views: 2689

Re: Airbus Narrowbody NEO vs Boeing Max - Quiet?

Only one experience and only on a Max that I flew on yesterday. Seated just behind the wing and found the Max loud.

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 51
Views: 1684

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

UA, DL, NW(200 &300), AA, BA, HP, TWA, CO(200)

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda
Replies: 72
Views: 14014

Re: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda

NRT has them in Terminal one. DL/NW hub used them

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando Sanford International Airport?
Replies: 57
Views: 9768

Re: Orlando Sanford International Airport?

TVNWZ wrote:
Smart people use TPA. Fast to the rental cars and an hour and some change to Disney.


TPA rental car is not fast. It used to be, but since they moved it, I would estimate it adds at least 15 minutes to a half hour just to get the rental car. Frankly MCO rental car pickup/drop off is easier.

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Denver routes
Replies: 9
Views: 1818

Re: Future Denver routes

F27500 wrote:
BusBlitz wrote:
I like the idea of Sao Paulo, but United doesn't fly Mexico City and hat seems like what they'd want, a nonstop Mexico City.


United flies to MEX


I don't believe they fly MEX from DEN but maybe they have in the past.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Did NW ever fly to Vietnam or was it only UA?
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: Did NW ever fly to Vietnam or was it only UA?

Right after merger with DL, SGN was added and flown for a couple of years. NRT - SGN.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Sep 07, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda
Replies: 72
Views: 14014

Re: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda

There also seems to be a size factor for rotundas and how quickly they fall out of favor. My first experience with a rotunda was at PIT’s old terminal. They were small and I recall that even seating was limited. When they had a 747 pull up, there was crazy little space for the passengers. Today lar...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future Denver routes
Replies: 9
Views: 1818

Re: Future Denver routes

When COVID finally subsides, I don't think you will see much more Europe, than what there is now if all was restored. I think I could see ICN, TPE or Beijing or Shanghai. Not all of them for sure, but only one flight to NRT daily, feels like an opportunity.

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Post-Pandemic ANA Future Destinations
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Post-Pandemic ANA Future Destinations

I could see supplementing UA's NRT service at DEN with a night flight to HND.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Different Cultural traits - EU Vs American travelers?
Replies: 11
Views: 2472

Re: Different Cultural traits - EU Vs American travelers?

Lately Americans tend to brawl more on flights.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Aug 29, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Many Groups of "Related" Airlines Have You Flown ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1169

Re: How Many Groups of "Related" Airlines Have You Flown ?

Star Alliance: - Air Canada - Air India - COPA - Egypt Air - EVA - LOT - Lufthansa - Mexicana - SAS - Singapore - South African - Swiss International - United - (Continental) - Thai - Turkish OneWorld - Alaska (Virgin America) - American(Reno, TWA, USAir, America West) - British Airways - Malev - Ib...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Aug 28, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam in Europe
Replies: 81
Views: 13168

Re: Skyteam in Europe

In Europe, for SkyTeam, after France and The Netherlands you come to Czechia and Romania. (Air Europa is a distant #2 to Iberia so I didn't count Spain) whereas in a similar rank position at Star you're still hitting bigger home territories like Switzerland (banking) and Scandinavia (tech; wealthy ...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Aug 26, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam in Europe
Replies: 81
Views: 13168

Re: Skyteam in Europe

Skyteam's situation in Europe is no worse than Oneworld's has ever been. Oneworld has BA, IB, AY and S7. It has no representation in central Europe which is largely dominated by Star. It depends on who all they end up losing. If they lose all of AZ, UX and OK, it would certainly look worse than OW....

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Aug 20, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?
Replies: 32
Views: 1970

Re: Your favorite self-hubbing connection?

Only did it Santiago and had plenty of time so went well, but definitely had to go to counter and recheck bags and go back through security. Was LAN and then onward on United.

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Aug 20, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 500
Views: 96991

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Even on normal days the trains are bad and going to get worse with all 3 concourses expanding. That this is not a priority to come up with an effective alternative is beyond me.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Aug 16, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived hubs
Replies: 26
Views: 2784

Re: Shortest lived hubs

NW dca

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the greatest airport in the world?
Replies: 46
Views: 3399

Re: What is the greatest airport in the world?

SIN and ICN hit on almost every metric described above. I have not been to DXB but always excited to land at SIN and ICN as an amazing experience. In the US of major airports, some bias here as living in DEN, but number of connections, overall layout and the architecture of the main terminal probabl...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expanding into Canada
Replies: 35
Views: 7332

Re: Delta Expanding into Canada

airlinepeanuts wrote:
Are these mainly from ATL or elsewhere?
Don't know for sure, but DTW and MSP have historically been big to Canada, mainly due to geo proximity.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual routes/destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 1834

Re: Unusual routes/destinations

Air China on IAH-PTY just before the pandemic was an odd one. Similarly, Korean Air flew LAX to GRU for at least a few years. Also started thinking about NW and PHX in the 80's. I believe they flew PHX-SAN, PHX - TUS and PHX - LAS. IAD - PHX and CLE, trying to kind of replicate what they were doing...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual routes/destinations
Replies: 28
Views: 1834

Unusual routes/destinations

Was thinking about some regularly scheduled routes from carriers that would be surprising to many. A couple of examples, I will use NW as have more knowledge than I do with some other carriers. 1) NW used to fly JFK to CPH, I think might also might have flown Stockholm from JFK or Oslo as well. 2) W...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?
Replies: 39
Views: 3281

Re: Does anyone else miss the Boeing 727?

The 747 was a game changer for intercontinental travel. I would argue that the 727 was the same for domestic travel. It was pretty dominant airplane in it's day.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: As a passenger, DC-10 or L-1011?
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Re: As a passenger, DC-10 or L-1011?

Outlier here, I guess, I preferred the DC-10. Growing up in an NW family in Tampa, flew them a lot when NW had the hub. Was always nice to see all those big red tails particularly in the winter when you could see 3 or 4 at the same time. Usually ended up in first as this was pre ff and was always a ...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can United Airlines Become Premium?
Replies: 27
Views: 3816

Re: Can United Airlines Become Premium?

UA should probably pursue premium given the locations of their hubs in the top business centers which also happen to be congested airports, SFO, EWR, ORD. As business travel rebounds would make sense to differentiate themselves from the sad state of AA or a lot of the airlines with a race to the bot...

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Future of Doug Parker at AA
Replies: 7
Views: 1401

Re: Future of Doug Parker at AA

Coming up on 8 years since the merger. These days that is a decent tenure as CEO in today's business world. No more than 2 more years I would say, of course pure speculation.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 882
Views: 132203

Re: DL adds JFK-PTY, GCM

Before this goes off the rails with connections to Asia. Nice relatively low risk adds.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 29461

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

I don't mind southwest and their product is overall fine. I travel occasionally for business, but not a lot. In order, what would help with frequent business travelers: 1) Change the boarding process, don't want o worry about checking in exactly 24 hours or before or paying extra to guarantee a dece...

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Considering the huge tech industry in Hyderabad, why doesn't it attract more business travel?
Replies: 6
Views: 1808

Re: Considering the huge tech industry in Hyderabad, why doesn't it attract more business travel?

Hyderabad as Tech Industry base is pure hype. 2 decades ago a young new Governor decided to hardsell a business friendly image and even hired a lobbying firm in the US for $50m a year to hardsell this image to US politicians and big business. Anyone who has worked in the tech industry can tell you ...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't SFO get any A380 flights from Asia?
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

Re: Why didn't SFO get any A380 flights from Asia?

DXB is Asia. SFO has seen at times Qantas and Singapore A380's..

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH
Replies: 113
Views: 17615

Re: DL announces JFK-ATH, ATL-ATH

rjbesikof wrote:
Why was ATL chosen as the airport to receive the new ATH service rather than BOS?


Because ATL is the largest connection point for DL in the US would be my thoughts

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will more nonstop flights get added to KIX from North America and Europe for the Expo 2025 in Osaka?
Replies: 17
Views: 2621

Re: Will more nonstop flights get added to KIX from North America and Europe for the Expo 2025 in Osaka?

Amsterdam KLM does fly Amsterdam to Osaka, as does Aeroflot from Moscow Sheremetyevo and Turkish Airlines from Istanbul. That makes the total number of European airlines at Kansai 7, quite a significant number. By the way, Lufthansa serves Kansai from Munich instead of Frankfurt. The American marke...

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air France/Northwest Orient timetable question
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Re: Air France/Northwest Orient timetable question

Lpbri wrote:
My 9/79 NW timetable shows a twice weekly NRT-ANC (th-su): DEP NRT @ 1830 ARR ANC @ 0700: 747 used.


Did the flight proceed on from ANC to JFK or ORD or elsewhere?

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is a 1 hour 27 min. layover at SFO too short for a domestic to transpacific connection?
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Re: Is a 1 hour 27 min. layover at SFO too short for a domestic to transpacific connection?

It will often work, unless it is cloudy at SFO and they shut down a runway or two. The international and domestic terminals are adjacent and connected airside. Using the moving walkways and a brisk pace it will usually be only about 15 or 20 minutes (max) gate to gate. If the weather is poor the in...

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by bfitzflyer
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is a 1 hour 27 min. layover at SFO too short for a domestic to transpacific connection?
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Re: Is a 1 hour 27 min. layover at SFO too short for a domestic to transpacific connection?

Unless some sort of delay on first leg, this is plenty of time, SFO on the ground is pretty easy to navigate.

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by bfitzflyer
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta further delays PDX-ICN launch till March 2022
Replies: 167
Views: 33531

Re: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in September 2021

DTWLAX wrote:
bfitzflyer wrote:
Surprised they would not connect SLC to ICN instead given it is a hub.

SLC does not have the O&D to sustain SLC-ICN. And connections are best routed through SEA, LAX, DTW, ATL and MSP?


Given there would be connections on both ends, I think they might be able to sustain in a non covid world.

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta further delays PDX-ICN launch till March 2022
Replies: 167
Views: 33531

Re: Delta to launch PDX-ICN in September 2021

Surprised they would not connect SLC to ICN instead given it is a hub. I know they tried SLC-NRT about 10 years ago, but vastly more connections with Korean JV than Narita had. Regardless, good to even here whispers of International returning at this point.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 13809

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

NW and Delta Merge - CVG and MEM shut down, DTW and ATL win DL de-banked CVG in 2003, and began drawing it down significantly in 2005. By the time of the 2008 merger, CVG had already lost the majority of its international flights, and served 12million LESS passengers than its 2004/2005 high. And fu...

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When a hub is no longer a hub
Replies: 115
Views: 13809

Re: When a hub is no longer a hub

Not mention of BWI, I don't recall all of the details, but if I recall, USAir basically got crushed by Southwest, but I am going by memory and may have been more to it, I am sure. Some smaller ones too, TPA for NW - dropped with Republic merger SJC for AA - cane and went a couple times DCA for NW - ...

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 years of Tampa International Airport
Replies: 16
Views: 2431

Re: 50 years of Tampa International Airport

Still one of the best airports, was better before they moved the rental car pickups which knocks it down a bit.

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by bfitzflyer
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 6395

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

Last one for me was MID to DEN via MEX on AeroMexico for vacation in early March 2020.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened
Replies: 16
Views: 1542

Re: Mergers/buy outs you wish happened

One I wish had never happened was the Checchi led buyout of Northwest. Not sure they ever really recovered from the debt they took on.

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by bfitzflyer
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will WN join an Alliance?
Replies: 37
Views: 3444

Re: Will WN join an Alliance?

I doubt it, but I could see but would still be surprised, is some sort of code sharing with DL along the West Coast and NE corridor in response to AA's tie ups with B6 and AS.

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by bfitzflyer
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highly infectious new Coronavirus variant primarily affecting Airliners
Replies: 37
Views: 5127

Re: Highly infectious new Coronavirus variant primarily affecting Airliners

Although parts of this are funny, over 500K people in the US alone have died from COVID. Not sure that was the best way to get at the funnier aspects of the post.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Mar 27, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?
Replies: 61
Views: 7125

Re: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?

SFO-LAS on DL... I'm surprised they don't fly this route... DL is very focused on their hubs, its rare for them to announce point to point routes, or that's at least what I believe. Pre pandemic, they were operating, SNA, SJC, PDX, and maybe SMF or SAN to LAS, so SFO at that time would not necessar...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airlines Schedules to Asia and Europe
Replies: 5
Views: 952

Re: US Airlines Schedules to Asia and Europe

Because of the shorter stage lengths, you could probably get away with scheduling a quick turnaround to Tokyo with a later departure time. However, for destinations further afield, the return flight would arrive back too late stateside to facilitate a lot of meaningful connections with just a turna...

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by bfitzflyer
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will delta consider the Middle East and beyond ?
Replies: 8
Views: 939

Re: Will delta consider the Middle East and beyond ?

After Pandemic, I could see potentially, JFK-CAI and IST being added back. Has to be enough premium on those routes in normal times to be successful.

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by bfitzflyer
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Underserved hubs.
Replies: 18
Views: 1711

Re: Underserved hubs.

Add in Denver to overserved with basically 3 hubs. Underserved would probably be LAX and SFO, both are probably underserved domestically for their size, primarily driven by location and fragmentation of the markets.

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