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by Spiderguy252
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop
Replies: 21
Views: 4034

Re: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop

Funny how only the US / Canada / Europe flights make the news. AI is also starting Nairobi and Bali - FWIW. I know they announced it (and reported on anet) but any more info. Start date? Timings? on sale yet? BOM-NBO 4xweekly on a 787 starting 27 September 2019. DEL-MAA-DPS 4xweekly on an A320NEO s...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop
Replies: 21
Views: 4034

Re: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop

Funny how only the US / Canada / Europe flights make the news.

AI is also starting Nairobi and Bali - FWIW.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Mumbai Hub
Replies: 23
Views: 3333

Re: Air India Mumbai Hub

BOM was (and is) bursting at the seams. When AI took on widebodies by the dozen, DEL and T3 offered a natural hub for connecting India to Europe / NA / Australia, while offering connections both domestically and internationally. Until this year, 9W had some semblance of a 'hub' at BOM but that is hi...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 163442

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

So what's the latest on this?

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of Indigo Airlines
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

Re: Future of Indigo Airlines

Vietnam and Russia are in the works.

Can't wait to fly there on an A320 with a cold sandwich to boot!

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)
Replies: 17
Views: 4118

Re: Garuda Indonesia Management Madness (Camera banned)

A comedy for sure, but don't set too much stall by SkyTrax - those ratings are meaningless.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?
Replies: 29
Views: 6547

Re: US3 and the 777X, only a matter of time?

The 77W was also seemingly a perfect fit for the US3 fleet when it was launched, but it only entered UA and AA's fleet much later.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 661497

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

How feasible is it for Boeing to just offer 737NGs to all pending customers, cull the MAX program and start over with a clean sheet design which they should have done so to start with?

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 16965

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

How about that Iran Air flight from Tehran to Caracas via Damascus on a 747SP?

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by Spiderguy252
Sat May 18, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Airbus and Boeing closer than we think?
Replies: 16
Views: 4026

Re: Are Airbus and Boeing closer than we think?

Of course. It's Economics 101.

Pepsi and Coke are another classic example. It is in their interest to be 50:50 and keep the barriers of entry high enough for a third player to bite the dust even before they've gotten started.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri May 17, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Simmering Tension among IndiGo Founders
Replies: 1
Views: 689

Simmering Tension among IndiGo Founders

The fissures that have emerged between the two promoters of IndiGo — Rahul Bhatia and Rakesh Gangwal — could see the carrier landing up at the National Company Law Tribunal if the board is not able to resolve the dispute even as the CEO of the budget carrier tried to lift the confidence of investor...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed May 15, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210640

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

AI receiving first allocation of Jet's unused rights. 5,700 seats/week to Dubai 5,000 to DOH 4,600 to London (slots?) This leaves another 6,300 to be allocated to Dubai. In effect, AI can now partially block EK's ambitions. This is not what I expected or predicted. I will have to consider this more...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue May 14, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210640

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

vadodara wrote:
I have 1,000,000miles on Jet. Where can I cash my miles?


Convert them to Amazon / Flipkart vouchers. As liquid as it gets.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu May 09, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F35 on FR24 - LOL!
Replies: 2
Views: 1988

Re: F35 on FR24 - LOL!

Do you have a screenshot to share?

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by Spiderguy252
Thu May 09, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??
Replies: 86
Views: 10893

Re: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??

As a freighter, for a very long time the 767 was the best medium-sized aircraft on the market. It was small enough to be put on relatively thin routes where a larger aircraft would be too big. The A330 freighter was developed much later than the 767 and it was bigger, meaning more empty floor space...

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by Spiderguy252
Thu May 02, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 163442

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

iyerhari wrote:
DL is a solid carrier and has a good reputation in India.


On what basis? When was the last time they were even in India?

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210640

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

https://onemileatatime.com/etihad-removing-seatback-tv/


Slightly misleading, don't you think?

They're basically repalcing IFE with wIFE.
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edealinfo wrote:
If you have any thoughts on whether Etihad has free cash to bid on Jet.......

Etihad eliminating seatback TVs on A320s/A321s

https://onemileatatime.com/etihad-removing-seatback-tv/


Slightly misleading, don't you think?

They're basically repalcing IFE with wIFE.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?
Replies: 40
Views: 4857

Re: Does WN system penalize for early check-in attempt?

If trying to check in as close as possible to 24 hours in advance, it would be nice to know the official Southwest time. The time to get the error message and clear it and try again could let a bunch of people check in ahead of you. It's a flight. Not a Harry Potter book release in 2007. Bet you'll...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 380970

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Do they really have to retain the uninspiring Continental globe? There's not much you can do with such a block, and it makes the overall look and feel very clunky. The blue suits Pepsi. Not an FSC airline. Disagree. See exhibit New American livery. That tail The new American livery is fantastic. Sai...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210640

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

pushpakvimaan wrote:
Feel like NG is pulling some strings in background. This shall keep Jet company and their AOC alive


What's the point, when the strings don't lead to anything anymore?

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India suspends Madrid and Birmingham
Replies: 44
Views: 10369

Re: Air India suspends Madrid and Birmingham

MAD is back as well. "Air India is set to resume its thrice-a-week service on the Delhi-Madrid-Delhi sector from April 18, after a brief interlude to cater to the consistent heavy demand from passengers both in Spain and India," the airline said in a statement. https://www.ndtv.com/india-n...

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210640

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

It is very sad that MAA (an airport that simply does not bother about #PaxEx, and appallingly lacking in facilities) gets LH service (and even 9W CDG service, if not AF/KL), while HYD, a far better airport in every respect, is nowhere close. Surely you don't believe that the quality of an airport i...

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210640

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

When did Jet Airways fly to SFO? Which was the route it operated? BOM-PVG-SFO between June 2008 and Jan 2009. FWIW, Etihad operated it's AUH-SFO service in 2014 with B77W leased from Jet. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk I just noticed those dates. Jet began its big bang international p...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210640

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Typical A.net - so American centric. 9W have been around for a long time and are an important cog in the Indian aviation story. All of that is much more worth remembering today than DL or AA ever launching an India route, and the airline they would have a handshake with if they do. I'm not saying th...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210640

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

klm617 wrote:
Additionally, the real question is of course how did Etihad make such a big mistake by buying 24% of these guys?


Ironically, Jet Airways would probably qualify as their `best` buy.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1842
Views: 210640

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Extremely sad to hear this, all said and done.

Jet Airways changed Indian aviation and were a staple in the skies for 25+ years. Can't say the same for others who have gone down, like Kingfisher or Paramount.

Hope all the employees pull through.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is SkyTeam's new partner in India?
Replies: 41
Views: 6753

Re: Who is SkyTeam's new partner in India?

p=0.05 UK. Vistara. Hybrid. W, Y. Codeshares with BA, SG, MI (Silk Air), and JL. Privately held (Tata Sons and SIA). A320 fleet with a few A321s and B739s ordered. Failed to obtain DGCA approval to be a full service carrier. Time to reapply? Where are you getting this stuff from? :confused:

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ASKY to launch Johannesburg
Replies: 9
Views: 2038

Re: ASKY to launch Johannesburg

berari wrote:
- ASKY will be the lone pax fligth at JNB at the godly hours it arrives and departs


How do you know the times?

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today
Replies: 54
Views: 11672

Re: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today

Looks like it will be battered in 5 years.

Especially Y.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...
Replies: 28
Views: 13444

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...

Fascinating is the word.

Thanks for sharing one from the Stans!

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Part 1: Emirates from London Stansted to India and back
Replies: 23
Views: 12306

Re: Part 1: Emirates from London Stansted to India and back

A good report on a tried and tested airline into India!

Thanks for sharing.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India suspends Madrid and Birmingham
Replies: 44
Views: 10369

Re: Air India suspends Madrid and Birmingham

I saw DEL-BHX on FR24 today, and the 787 originated at ATQ.

Is the service back in this merged form until the end of the Pak closure?

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 397213

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Bad reviews on Jet service (largely due to the cancellations) are starting to hit web pages with a vengence (since this is on the SKYTRAX site, i can see a downgrade coming fairly soon but will it come after the airline is already grounded?): https://www.airlinequality.com/airline-reviews/jet-airwa...

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 397213

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Emergency funding put on hold: https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/emergency-funding-for-jet-airways-put-on-hold-until-further-clarity-3776341.html/amp This means the 1,500 crore infusion is not happening. Some wise bankers resisted politics and did their fidiciary duty to determine if a loa...

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 397213

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

avier wrote:
Some stupid Indian media houses have already begun confusing Indigo Partners with IndiGo airlines, and are tweeting the airlines interest in the EoI put out for stake sale.


They did the same when Indigo partners bought 400+ A320NEOs, and confused that with the similar IndiGo (6E) order.

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations
Replies: 78
Views: 13740

Re: Southwest customers unhappy about growing cancellations

Southwest made their bed by arm-twisting Boeing to build the MAX, now is their time to lie in it.

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no India - Vietnam flights?
Replies: 18
Views: 2287

Re: Why no India - Vietnam flights?

airpearl wrote:
Didn't Jet Airways fly to SGN at one stage? Although those flights made an intermediate stop in BKK en route.


Correct. BOM-BKK-SGN on a 737-900ER until 2017.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19880

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions

Actually, please ignore the above. The source doesn't seem too credible. Let's see what happens tomorrow, with AI 121 and other flights.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19880

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions

...and it's over. All airspace restrictions removed. Pak and Ind flights can now overfly each other's territories. Hey dude any source? The NOTAM is still in place https://www.caapakistan.com.pk/NOTAMS/NotamView.aspx Actually it doesn't come into effect immediately. AI 121 DEL-FRA will be the first...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends EWR-DEL to 8th of May
Replies: 49
Views: 9735

Re: UA suspends EWR-DEL for two weeks from 4/5

Pakistan airspace has reportedly opened. Minutes ago.

What happens now?

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19880

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions

...and it's over. All airspace restrictions removed. Pak and Ind flights can now overfly each other's territories.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends EWR-DEL to 8th of May
Replies: 49
Views: 9735

Re: UA suspends EWR-DEL for two weeks from 4/5

What I'm trying to glean from this announcement is whether Pak airspace restrictions will be lifted two weeks from now.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 397213

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Are you aware of the acute shortage of seats out of BOM and the extremely high fares currently on all routes out of the city? Some routes had just duopoly of AI-9W, and are left with just an AI flight charging ridiculously high fares. It's easy to come on a.net and just write "Zero", as l...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 397213

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

bennett123 wrote:
What is the situation in India for passengers if Jet folds?.


Zero. As things stand today.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19880

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions

Pakistan have opened one transit route this morning, over the Balochistan region. AI flights among others are using it. That's some great news!! Can you please share a FR24 link of any flight flying this route? I couldn't find any .. Here's an example: https://i.imgur.com/Os2JALx.png

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19880

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions

Pakistan have opened one transit route this morning, over the Balochistan region.

AI flights among others are using it.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 397213

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Seems more and more like it was a bailout for NG, not 9W.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Ryanair need a new livery?
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

Re: Does Ryanair need a new livery?

What is the difference between their current livery, and the one posted on the OP?

The yellow cheatline seems brighter, but that's all.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 397213

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

For those who are following Jet, they have really never recovered from the monumental losses post the Sahara; 2008-09 recession and the massive international expansion in terms of new destinations from 2007 till 2009. By the time 2014 came, you had EY started pouring money in the bottomless pit and...

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