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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’
Replies: 37
Views: 9171

Re: PILOT GROUNDED EasyJet banned pilot from flying after he told friends ‘I’m suicidal’ and ‘my life is s**t’

I'm glad his friends were responsible enough to report it. It's definitely not safe to have a suicidal person at the controls of an aircraft. Maybe in the future they could get better, but they shouldn't be there right now. One thing that always surprises me is that pilots, who arguably have one of ...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"
Replies: 69
Views: 13663

Re: "Indonesian government to force Indonesian airlines to switch to Boeing"

Great idea: let's get our own airlines to lose their deposits and go to the back of the queue for new aircraft orders. They'll lose fleet commonality, have to retrain all their pilots and have mixed fleets that cost more to maintain. Then they can go to Boeing and tell them "our government said...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation
Replies: 45
Views: 5347

Re: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation

No different than TSA's no fly list. Hugely different. TSA reason for limiting flights - Might blow up the plane. China's reason for limiting travel - Rude. I have to admit I have mixed feeling on that. It can also be political in China. Anyone can be put on the naughty list so you have to be extra...

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD
Replies: 11
Views: 3992

Re: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD

The problem is that they don't pack the passengers in tight enough. It will be necessary, for safety reasons, to reduce the seat pitch to 25 inches.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation
Replies: 45
Views: 5347

Re: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation

They should start a new airline just for the "uncivilised" people. Perhaps Ryanair could give them training or they could spend a night out in Newcastle.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD
Replies: 11
Views: 3992

Re: 35 injuries; 12 to hospital; Rough air on MRU-MAD

They need to start putting padding on the cieling.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: anti-bird grading on engines
Replies: 11
Views: 2344

Re: anti-bird grading on engines

It would probably disturb the airflow and add to fuel consumption, which is why I imagine they don't do it.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 2917

Re: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa

There was some discussion years ago on this forum about GOL starting GRU-REC-LOS? I think they were trying to get in the GRU-LOS market using 737s. I found this but not on airliners.net https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/with-recife-lagos-route-gol-could-join-ethiopian-in-exploring-unde...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa
Replies: 20
Views: 2917

Re: Flights from Northeast Brazil to West Africa

TACV based in Cap Verde flies to Dakar and Lago in West Africa and Fortaleza, Recife, Salvador and Belem in NE Brazil. Cap Verde itself is technically a West African country.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax
Replies: 95
Views: 7817

Re: Switzerland to follow suit with Eco-Tax

They are basically taking the money from their national airline to pay for electric car charging and so on. The result will be to make Switzerland and its airline less competitive.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 10483

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

For it to be really representative of Krakow, it should read: "Come to Krakow and see hordes of piss drunk Brits acting like total idiots and puking in the streets"..... That would go great with the ASMIR concept as well... I think if they used that line they'd get sued by Ryanair for cop...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 10483

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

Poland can take action to prevent these kinds of negative stereotypes from by simply banning Vodka and friends. Then American Airlines will have to change their ad to say "come to Krakow to drink tap water with a person that doesn't like you".

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland
Replies: 68
Views: 10483

Re: AA's advertising causes controversy in Poland

Well, as cheap as it may be, the important part is does it work? So far, it seems like it's helped to draw free publicity to their new route to Krakow. If you were talking about Scotland you could mention whiskey and I don't think anyone would assume this means that whiskey is the only thing that Sc...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 759
Views: 140790

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

This is probably so that they can add another 100 A380s.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds
Replies: 67
Views: 7533

Re: DOT Rules Airlines Can’t Ban Pit Bulls and Other Service Animal Breeds

They should probably ban Pit Bulls from the cockpit. Except that famous one from Miami, who's always in there.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 21734

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

Perhaps aircraft should have some kind of runway length warning. It seems a bit scary that surviving takeoff depends on whether a zero or a decimal point was put in the wrong place.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First full electric airline service
Replies: 24
Views: 3467

Re: First full electric airline service

They will have to offer low prices on this route because otherwise they will get beaten on speed, price and frequency by an old man in a rowing boat. The electric planes will fly at the same speed at their fossil fuel-burning counterparts... Have you ever driven next to the current electric cars? I...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First full electric airline service
Replies: 24
Views: 3467

Re: First full electric airline service

They will have to offer low prices on this route because otherwise they will get beaten on speed, price and frequency by an old man in a rowing boat.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manston Airport to Reopen?
Replies: 27
Views: 4553

Re: Manston Airport to Reopen?

It's a wonderful idea to open Manston because London only has 6 airports already.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia
Replies: 45
Views: 12567

Re: British Airways A321 emergency evacuation in Valencia

There is some girl tweeting and taking pictures as well as the evactuation is started. What's wrong with people. It could be your life or even more important. That of others. This time it was fine, but we all know they'de do it in a bigger emercency as well. Nice, you are dead, and so are the peopl...

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's
Replies: 81
Views: 17009

Re: MOL warns of UK base closures and cuts in the coming week's

Someone didn't sell enough scratch cards.

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by peterinlisbon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline
Replies: 33
Views: 8634

Re: BA to YYZ -- Why the Decline

It could be something to do with the declining pound vs. the Canadian, which makes Canada more expensive.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19719

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

A quick checked showed you can get this flight for just £239 one-way. Not bad! I think with the A320neo and 737Max eventually we could have direct flights from Europe to every state in the USA. Wyoming? Mississippi? Perhaps eventually even the smaller states could support a flight to London with co...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa opened today its third destination in Argentina, Iguazu.
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Re: Air Europa opened today its third destination in Argentina, Iguazu.

It would be nice if you're traveling to Argentina to visa Buenos Aires and Iguazu, and then fly back from Iguazu rather than make the trek back to the capital. You could also do the same if you're visiting Brazil.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has another napkin SNAFU
Replies: 28
Views: 6766

Re: Delta has another napkin snaffoo

Maybe they could write another one that says "WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE" or "IT WOULD BE A SHAME IF ANYTHING BAD HAPPENED TO YOU"

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 87
Views: 19719

Re: Aer Lingus Commences A321LR Transatlantic Flights

A quick checked showed you can get this flight for just £239 one-way. Not bad! I think with the A320neo and 737Max eventually we could have direct flights from Europe to every state in the USA.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s
Replies: 27
Views: 6912

Re: Latest U.S. start up - Sky Palace Airways using 777s

They should change the name to SkyHovel or ShyFavela.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar
Replies: 16
Views: 6782

Re: Girl dies after opening a/c door in Madagascar

It's a strange story. She'd have to first unbuckle her seatbelt, then lift up a big lever to unlatch the door, then push the door open, hold it open quite wide against the airflow to give herself enough space to fit through and jump out. I don't think that's something that's easy to do by accident. ...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 349
Views: 64001

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

They can't really compete within Asia - their costs are far higher than those of local carriers and there is plenty of capacity and frequency to provide connections. It makes no sense to pay expensive hotel costs for crew and to fly a half-empty widebody around Asia, just to pick up some low-yield c...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service
Replies: 25
Views: 5470

Re: Japan airlines plans Vladivostok service

AWACSooner wrote:
Off topic: Isn't Vladivostok visa-free for visiting Americans too?


I know it is for Moroccans. That probably does a lot to help and give the area a tourism boost. There are many times I thought of visiting Russia and instead went somewhere else because I didn't want to deal with the visa hassle.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 9678

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

If they get a really long hose, they can connect Amsterdam airport to somewhere in Germany or Belgium.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Koryo is launching Macau
Replies: 19
Views: 5179

Re: Air Koryo is launching Macau

There are lots of casinos in Macau. For his people's sake, let's hope that Kim Jong Un has a winning hand.

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by peterinlisbon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 19043

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

I think some large European cities like London and Paris have the potential for new transatlantic services once it's possible to reach more remote places in the US economically with a 737/A320. Potentially it could save passengers time and money because they can avoid having to buy two separate tick...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 19043

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

All those minor airports along with their codes are unknown to most of us. How about actually naming cities instead of just airport codes. I'll even propose one. Spokane connecting to European hub might do well. But not until there is a nominal 5000 mile 200 passenger plane. That would work well as...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia
Replies: 29
Views: 4283

Re: Wizz Air Starts London Luton - Russia

Relations between the UK and Russia are not good at the moment - and this will likely affect demand. Why is Wizz going to succeed when Easyjet failed on UK-Moscow a few years ago ? It's fine - this time WizzAir will be offering a direct shuttle bus for passengers to connect on to Salisbury. That's ...

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 14578

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

But why stop there? The Mayor of Atlanta should also ban sugar and bread.

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by peterinlisbon
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL
Replies: 188
Views: 14578

Re: Atlanta Mayor OK's Smoking Ban at ATL

The result of this policy is likely to be people smoking in stairwells, hidden corners etc.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA
Replies: 42
Views: 4497

Re: Ryanair and or Easy Jet to the USA

I think they probably will start operating longer routes once the aircraft in their fleet are capable of it, but they're not in any hurry and they're certainly not going to start buying 787s or anything like that. They could try something like STN/LGW-BOS/JFK. A narrowbody is always going to have lo...

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 20002

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

How are they going to fit meals for long haul on a narrow body? They can barely provision enough snacks and drinks on a transcon turn currently and regularly run out, and thats without space for meals and ovens. This is why super long haul on a narrow won't work. It's a good question. Presumably ai...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 20002

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 20002

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Having an extra aisle doesn't make any difference unless you're in the middle seat in the middle row, which is probably not where you'd want to be anyway. If they put in the same type of seats and in-flight entertainment, then as far as most passengers are concerned there's no difference. I've flown...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 15129

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

There's no good way for Boeing to spin this. Another significant blow to the much maligned Max program. It could be a good thing for Boeing to have some cancellations - this will reduce the backlog and the delays for other customers and it might mean that they end up paying less compensation for de...

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by peterinlisbon
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4377
Views: 587058

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

It seems to me that the FAA just trusted Boeing to get things right and now that they're actually looking at the aircraft properly they're finding all kinds of problems. Let's hope they don't find anything else.

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?
Replies: 21
Views: 3408

Re: Where is the limit for the Ukrainian traffic boom?

I don't agree that it's all about stag parties and sex tourism. Ukraine has been a place in the past that was difficult to visit and not well known and now it's been discovered - people have gone there, had a good time and come back recommending the country to their friends. The fact that the curren...

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by peterinlisbon
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Erdogan warns TK may drop Boeing orders
Replies: 53
Views: 16108

Re: Turkey President Erdogan " TK Will Buy 100 Boeing Jets"

I don't think he was talking about Boeings, but F35 fighter jets. Whether or not TK wants to buy more Boeing or Airbus is an issue for them and has nothing to do with the S400, Erdogan or Trump. The confusion probably comes from bad journalism - I saw in a news report somewhere that "Turkey wou...

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?
Replies: 119
Views: 23393

Re: How did Airlines Fill up Large Widebodies in the Old days?

Between Europe and Asia there was much less competition before - European airlines would fly a lot more big aircraft if Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways didn't exist. All of those A380s/777s/A350s are taking a lot of the traffic.

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by peterinlisbon
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?
Replies: 75
Views: 11612

Re: Why did AA choose ORD as its TPAC Gateway instead of DFW?

ORD is good for getting to Asia from the eastern half of the country and I suppose anything from the west would go via LA or SFO. Between those three they can pretty much connect every city in the USA to Asia with a fairly direct route.

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by peterinlisbon
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed
Replies: 44
Views: 7116

Re: The Inflight Movies on Flights that Crashed

I always wondered about MH370. All passenger seats & overhead displays had the standard moving map display and all could have seen they were flying the wrong direction, for hours. Or that it was turned off, also raising questions. Specially when they were flying low. And hundreds of people had ...

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