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by Spiderguy252
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft
Replies: 55
Views: 10131

Re: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC's ageing narrowbody Airbuses with old interiors
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: AC's ageing narrowbody Airbuses with old interiors

It's likely uneconomical to refurbish airplanes that are on the way out in a couple of years time.

AC made their bed with Boeing and the 737MAX, and if the A320 interiors are reflecting their age, you can say that it's indirectly Boeing's fault.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does the A330-200 use dual-jetway boarding?
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: Does the A330-200 use dual-jetway boarding?

Why not?

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Even the A300s used dual jetways back in the day.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Qantas destinations in Asia?
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: New Qantas destinations in Asia?

They left BOM in 2011 or so. On the outbound the A330 stopped at Cairns or Darwin IIRC.

Will they ever return? In the meantime, AI has begun DEL-MEL and DEL-SYD.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline
Replies: 118
Views: 26318

Re: KLM to retire A330's by 2025, to become all Boeing airline

Have always wondered why KLM's fleet is far smaller than AF's.

Is it because of the smaller captive market of the Netherlands vs France?

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IndiGo, Qatar Airways sign codeshare agreement
Replies: 51
Views: 5748

Re: IndiGo - Qatar to make “strategic” announcement Nov. 7

5) if this is only a codeshare agreement with no equity sale, I will be disappointed. Why does Indigo need to get rid of equity though? With 9W circa 2013, the company was on its knees and had large debts alongside a major cash flow issue that Etihad helped postpone by half a decade. Indigo is in n...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia adds AMS
Replies: 14
Views: 2569

Re: Saudia adds AMS

Saudi Arabia and Netherlands.

Oil and Water.

If you know what I mean.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Akbar AlBaker accuses Singapore being a ‘copy cat’
Replies: 40
Views: 9268

Re: Akbar AlBaker accuses Singapore being a ‘copy cat’

If he was in charge of any other airline in any other country, he would have flown it to the ground and got booted out before you could say "Akbar".

He's lucky he has a couple of gas wells to cushion his dumb decisions.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: IndiGo, Qatar Airways sign codeshare agreement
Replies: 51
Views: 5748

Re: IndiGo - Qatar to make “strategic” announcement Nov. 7

QR can only gain from this.

There hasn't been an increase in bilaterals between Qatar and India since 2009 or so, and good ol' Al has been flying off the handle several times hankering for an increase in the allotment.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India tells IndiGo to Replace all A320neo Engines After 4 Shutdowns in a Week
Replies: 76
Views: 14014

Re: India tells IndiGo to Replace all A320neo Engines After 4 Shutdowns in a Week

Regarding the pollution: we need to find out what China did 10 years ago and follow through with the same. Beijing was in the midst of a similar mess at the time of their Olympics and the years that followed, but since then have contained the situation somewhat.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Technology to Dynamically Reconfigure Airplane Classes?
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

Re: Technology to Dynamically Reconfigure Airplane Classes?

I think the idea is to fly hub>premium>hub>cheap>hub>premium as an example, to avoid the round robins. Think of some carriers that fly a 13-hour longhaul and then the plane comes back to base with a several hours to kill, so the airline sends it on a hop somewhere local and back. :checkmark: Those ...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Technology to Dynamically Reconfigure Airplane Classes?
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

Re: Technology to Dynamically Reconfigure Airplane Classes?

MIflyer12 wrote:
The commercial success depends on how much ground time you want to spend to reconfigure it. But, it's been done.


Said ground time should be equated to the additional earnings from an ideally configured cabin and that's where the math can tilt either way.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Technology to Dynamically Reconfigure Airplane Classes?
Replies: 11
Views: 2535

Technology to Dynamically Reconfigure Airplane Classes?

Can there ever be a technology developed in future to have an airliner's classes morph as the carrier sees fit on the various routes in its network? KU are quite familiar for me so I'll use them as an example - they fly a 3-class A330 (17F, 30J, 165Y) across several destinations. When these fly to C...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26287

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

I'll never fly on one of IndiGo's A320s with their ketchup cheese sandwich on any flight longer than 3 hours. You heard it here first. It's good that a large part of the fleet will be A321s. I hear those ketchup cheese sandwiches are way better. Says who? The A321s are the same bar the length of th...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
Replies: 116
Views: 26287

Re: IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft

I'll never fly on one of IndiGo's A320s with their ketchup cheese sandwich on any flight longer than 3 hours.

You heard it here first.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo: China key focus in its international expansion spree
Replies: 18
Views: 3740

Re: IndiGo: China key focus in its international expansion spree

Although India and China are neighbouring countries with a joint population of over 2.5 billion, the Himalayas ensure that they have historically had nothing to do with each other.

Not surprised in the slightest at the relative paucity of frequencies thus far.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?
Replies: 80
Views: 11515

Re: Could 767X accommodate a comfortable 2-4-2 economy class seating?

Boeing needs to make new planes again, and not rely on re-hashes from the mid 20th century anymore.

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft
Replies: 280
Views: 72448

Re: Southwest CEO given green light by Board to look at other aircraft

There are lessons from this saga for Boeing too - that is not to be beholden to one customer - leave alone such a conservative one in Southwest - to such an extent that you sacrifice safety and innovation for economic gain.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airlines that will go down next in 2020?
Replies: 51
Views: 3864

Re: What airlines will go bankrupt next? And why will they go bankrupt?

Here are my predictions for India For political and financial reasons Air India(in 2020). No one will buy even with just $1.4 billion debt and the government insists on claiming to achieve a disinvestment goal of $8B thru shutdown. For political reasons Indigo(prior to 2024). Reasons: Infighting an...

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 737670

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

This thread can go on and on.

Is there a set date for re-entry yet, or is it all still up in the air?

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC
Replies: 46
Views: 9373

Re: Etihad and Air Arabia to form AUH LCC

Why would Etihad agree to further cannibalization of their AUH hub?

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing revive 787-3 for NMA project instead of re-desiging the 764?
Replies: 91
Views: 21564

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

Also, the talk about reviving the 764 and reengining it probably went something like this: FedEx & UPS: "Hey Boeing! What do you have to replace the MD-11F and A306?" Boeing: "Er...How about buying (more) 777F's?" FedEx & UPS: "Nah! Too big & expensive. What els...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bolivia bans older 737s at La Paz LPB
Replies: 11
Views: 6015

Re: Bolivia bans older 737s at La Paz LPB

The 737 bad news train never ends.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta will create a mega global alliance?
Replies: 47
Views: 12982

Re: Delta will create a mega global alliance?

Too bad their Jet Airways plan went up in smoke.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept
Replies: 76
Views: 14923

Re: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept

jfk777 wrote:
Surprising they operated those gas guzzlers for so long. Also surprising that they are flying 787-9 and not A350-900.


They were bought and paid for which helped.

Rather than the A350-900, I'm surprised they didn't go for the A330-900NEO.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL2353 diverts to TPA after rapidly descending from FL 390
Replies: 59
Views: 13905

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

Imagine if threads on relative non-events were created for every airline from every continent out there.

We will need an entire sub forum just to house them all.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept
Replies: 76
Views: 14923

Re: Goodbye Tahiti- 343's leave 24 Sept

The best thing about the A340 (vs the 777) was that it sold to smaller airlines like these - Air Tahiti Nui, SriLankan Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Air Mauritius, etc.

In Air Tahiti Nui's case, it helped them launch operations to begin with.

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 103
Views: 12944

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

The block time and distance of this flight is longer than DEL-SFO so I don’t know how (if this turns out to be true) that AI is going to operate it with a full payload. DEL-IAH is 17:15 block and 13,500km whilst DEL-SFO is 12,400km and 16:00 block and that flight is on the very edge of AI’s B77L ca...

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 104
Views: 17583

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

NameOmitted wrote:
questions wrote:
Max Q wrote:


Certainly agree with that


I also liked Cactus.

Who had that?


US Airways.

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am and the 747-400
Replies: 104
Views: 17583

Re: Pan Am and the 747-400

PanAm got to a point in the 1980s when Boeing didn't want to deal with them unless they paid for planes upfront.

The up and coming Airbus was far more flexible in financing terms, hence the introduction of the A300 and A310.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LOT polish east Asia expansion opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 1758

Re: LOT polish east Asia expansion opportunities

There was some word on DEL earlier in the year.

What's the latest on this?

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34258

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

TObound wrote:
I have. And you think ET @ ADD is a superconnector?


With 80+ destinations served across all continents bar Australia with dozens and dozens of narrow and widebody aircraft, yes.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted
Replies: 204
Views: 34258

Re: Dubai World Central (DWC) expansion officially halted

TObound wrote:
Not going to happen. Who is going to want to stop off in the "third world" on their stopover. I can't think of any major hub that's in such a country.


I take it that you haven't heard of Ethiopian Airlines and Addis Ababa then.

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways
Replies: 15
Views: 4493

Re: Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways

cedarjet wrote:
Spiderguy252 wrote:
Rumour going around that KU are set to resume KWI-LHR-JFK.

Whether this news has something to do with it I don't know.

Hahaha that isn’t even a rumour, and it isn’t going to happen


Why are you so dismissive about this, out of curiosity?

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways
Replies: 15
Views: 4493

Re: Asiana reduces LHR; leases slots to Kuwait Airways

Rumour going around that KU are set to resume KWI-LHR-JFK.

Whether this news has something to do with it I don't know.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to India
Replies: 48
Views: 8468

Re: LAX to India

I'd be very curious to see what India O/D loads on ME3 are at LAX vs. SFO. Etihad, which I thought would do well at SFO, pulled out in 2017. They were notoriously using the lesser product "Jetihad" 777s on the route which is strange when you consider the premium tech traffic they should h...

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Grounding Indian A320neos with PW engines in India will have consequences: DGCA
Replies: 27
Views: 8874

Re: Grounding A320neos in India will have consequences: DGCA

Air India dodged a bullet by not going for PW on their NEOs.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to India
Replies: 48
Views: 8468

Re: LAX to India

vishal1996 wrote:
Air India flew LAX from BOM/FRA till September 2008


I believe it was actually BOM-DEL-FRA-LAX on a 743, later upgauged to a 744 in 2005 when the DEL stop was dropped.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to India
Replies: 48
Views: 8468

Re: LAX to India

There's still some ownership issues with AI. I thought the Government of India was going to sell Air India off and perhaps when that's taken care of, the new owner maybe eventually start service to LAX ? I'm still going to believe it when I see it, but rumours of late seem a little more concrete in...

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by Spiderguy252
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inconsistent Livery Font Kerning
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

Re: Inconsistent Livery Font Kerning

Isn't this similar across all their other freighters as well?

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by Spiderguy252
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 661452

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

At what point to Boeing pause MAX production?

Surely there is an upper limit of churning out planes that can't take to the skies? Even when (if) everything is over, I don't presume carriers are going to want 20 new aircraft on property at the same time? I doubt there is such an appetite.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 661452

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

Has there been any update from Boeing in the past month at all?

Seems radio silence for the moment.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada expands Toronto – Delhi capacity in W19.
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Re: Air Canada expands Toronto – Delhi capacity in W19.

Both AI and AC are battling to make up for the capacity lost by 9W's exit.

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 154529

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

This is the problem with ordering 100s of new planes years in advance of their launch - there is a lot of slip between the cup and the lip and the manufacturer can be assured that the order will never proceed as initially stated.

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by Spiderguy252
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 23719

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Off-topic, but imagine the storm Boeing will have to face if there was a crash?

Yes yes I know it's an NG and not a MAX, but still.

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by Spiderguy252
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR
Replies: 10
Views: 3888

Re: 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR

It is quite normal. SIA have departures from LHR scheduled at 0925 and 1125 both currently on A380s. SIA also has two evening departures - one 773ERand another A380. Including BA and AF that gives 5 A380s and 2 773ER a day between LHR and SIN. Surely you don't mean to say that AF flies LHR-SIN nons...

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by Spiderguy252
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazeera Airways announces London service
Replies: 20
Views: 4464

Re: Jazeera Airways announces London service

GF too operates/d a lightly configured A320 on BAH-LHR/CDG.

Might these be the longest A320 flights out there?

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by Spiderguy252
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will change at Thai Airways after restructuring in 2020?
Replies: 6
Views: 1389

Re: What will change at Thai Airways after restructuring in 2020?

They might place an order for the B797 and the A360.

A dozen apiece.

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by Spiderguy252
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46107

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

It's far easier to police this by adjusting the relevant prices than it is to ask staff to manually check every pax as he/she is deplaning.

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