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by UPlog
Tue May 01, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: USA Flight Schedules
Replies: 19
Views: 1749

Re: USA Flight Schedules

I'll take alphabetical also. So much easier to find your flight.
I get dizzy starting at departure boards that have flights listed merely by departure time trying to find my flight among dozens others.

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by UPlog
Tue May 01, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further
Replies: 30
Views: 7478

Re: Profits at ANA soar as JAL sinks further

JL has a vastly superior product compared to ANA. From the lounges, onboard, seats, configuration, catering, cabin crew service are all superior, it's a lot more personal and it doesn't matter which class you travel in. At NH, everything feels a lot more industrial. Interesting, however, these opin...

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by UPlog
Tue May 01, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW wins award for its rebrand
Replies: 16
Views: 2262

Re: DFW wins award for its rebrand

I also like the rebrand and use of orange. Different than the typical blue which too many airports congregate around.

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by UPlog
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Desirability/Possibility of US-China Open Skies
Replies: 12
Views: 1308

Re: Desirability/Possibility of US-China Open Skies

US cargo carriers certainly want an even more liberalized market place including ability to operate intra-China which today is only possible by partnering with local companies. Both Fedex and UPS operate hubs in China. Atleast for UPS it operates over 200 weekly flights from China and employes more ...

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by UPlog
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UPS really only fly to 3 cities from LAX?
Replies: 14
Views: 4182

Re: Does UPS really only fly to 3 cities from LAX?

Actually I believe we only serve SDF as I dont recall any of the others on the bid. Basically the only thing the LAXflight (same with LGB,SNA,BUR) are for are priority overnight shipments. Bulk of LA basin shipments can be served via ONT hub and of course the huge trucking network UPS has in Western...

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by UPlog
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future
Replies: 24
Views: 3272

Re: SZX: a Tier 2 airport in a Tier 1 city ... and HU's future

I dont quite get the view that HU must somehow hub at SZX. Not only does SZX have a decent sized home carrier already (owned by Air China), but as other mentioned HU has a hub at PEK plus one at Xian in addition to half a dozen focus cities across China. Also as one that regularly visit the region, ...

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by UPlog
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 2602
Views: 368707

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Interesting they are adding the new premium economy product by reducing regular economy seats. Both AA and DL opted to reduce business class. Seems UA is quite set on having heavy premium configs again. However was this not a historic handicap for UA by not having frames flexible enough to serve mar...

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by UPlog
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41540

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Yes it might be shortsighted from a marketing point of view, but lets remember airport authority renamed themselves and removed any reference to Los Angeles. Also anyone that uses IATA/ICAO database, the airport there has also been renamed to disassociate itself from L.A.

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by UPlog
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samsung to lease pair of 767 freighters
Replies: 13
Views: 3348

Re: Samsung to lease pair of 767 freighters

Samsung surely has great insight to its ongoing core air freight needs and likely yes can do it much cheaper by purchasing entire airlift capacity then using commercial airlines for movement. Even with negotiated corporate rates running your own entire plane likely cheaper solution for those well-es...

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by UPlog
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Sign LoI for 5 additional 777 Freighters
Replies: 7
Views: 1376

Re: Qatar Airways Sign LoI for 5 additional 777 Freighters

As a freighert driver I well recall their CEO stating few years ago their intention to become a top-5 cargo operator and thought it was all fantasy. Well in 2017 they achieved that, and the way things are going will likely push CX out of the #4 spot soon if not already. http://www.aircargonews.net/n...

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by UPlog
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Busan to HNL
Replies: 35
Views: 3815

Re: Why no Busan to HNL

As stated earlier terrain is the issue, not runway length.
Engine out performance especially on two-engine aircraft creates a weight hit under most prevelant conditions.

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by UPlog
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying
Replies: 68
Views: 9019

Re: Asiana celebrates 30th anniversary; refocus more on longhaul flying

I always enjoyed flying on OZ so glad to see them expanding.
Always found them and EVA as little gems or niche carriers within Star Alliance.

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by UPlog
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Busan to HNL
Replies: 35
Views: 3815

Re: Why no Busan to HNL

A few years ago my employer looked at incorporating Busan stop into our Pacific network with flights continuing to Anchorage on the 767 freighter, but the payload hit make it not workable even in a relative short 7-8hour hop to up to Alaska.

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by UPlog
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ending Polaris First ticket sales
Replies: 8
Views: 5036

Re: United ending Polaris First ticket sales

Suppose nice upgrade and potentially one last ride for those that fly on the remaining 3-class birds.

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by UPlog
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations
Replies: 37
Views: 8445

Re: DOT Fines Qantas - Cabotage Violations

Whoops.

While the volumes probably were not very big, it does seem like a rather big screw up and indeed a violation of their rights to operate the JFK cabotage leg.

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by UPlog
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX
Replies: 178
Views: 25431

Re: Rumor: New AA Route Announcement from LAX

Brazil has to be bleeding for AA with so many cuts.

If I got this right - CNF is being dropped entirely, daytime MIA-GRU ending, JFK-GIG going seasonal, DFW-GIG not coming back and LAX-GRU frequency reduced to allow for LAX-EZE instead.

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by UPlog
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to expand in Europe, plans ordering 777F’s
Replies: 127
Views: 23211

Re: Boeing Sells 2 - 777 Freighters to ANA

N328KF wrote:
So ANA spins off their cargo division as NCA, and then gets back into the pure freight business? What gives?


ANA never left the pure freighter business.

They have 11 767-300 freighters flying all around Asia.

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by UPlog
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 35649

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Yes everything is an Enhancement in United corporate mumbo jumbo

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by UPlog
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines reports US$525m profit
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: Hainan Airlines reports US$525m profit

In my experience, HU is the best of the Chinese carriers so I hope they stick around. Also I think its great they have been able to fragment the Pacific market from China with so many new routes thanks to the versatile 787.

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by UPlog
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4hr delays at SFO, what's up?
Replies: 53
Views: 7292

Re: 4hr delays at SFO, what's up?

While doing prep for my own flight, I noted yet again FAA has a delay program for SFO today - with delays averaging 248min (as of 0645am Pacific) based on mere 28 flights/hourly rate.

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by UPlog
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4hr delays at SFO, what's up?
Replies: 53
Views: 7292

Re: 4hr delays at SFO, what's up?

As a regional pilot, I dreaded flying to SFO due to the day after day of delay programs. Must be even worse for passengers.

Thankfully with my current job have not touched SFO for a few years now. Both OAK and SJC are so much better options operationally for Bay Area.

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by UPlog
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition
Replies: 76
Views: 13034

Re: Cathay Pacific Airways loss doubles on intense competition

Surprised their yields are dropping so much. I've deadheaded on CX many times and often get sticker shock looking at what my company paid them. One interesting thing I have noted however is many friends and colleagues in HK seem antagonistic towards CX and seemingly view them as arrogant and are hap...

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by UPlog
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surf Air adds Helicopter service
Replies: 3
Views: 744

Re: Surf Air adds Helicopter service

Hey its the same reason cargo operators have been known to fly widebodies on short hops like LAX-BUR or ONT-SNA in the past. Time is money to people and if they can bypass the traffic the $199 might be well worth it. Did Kobe Bryant not also fly between his OC home and games at the Staples Center?

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by UPlog
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Narita cleared to extend hours, build new runway
Replies: 48
Views: 14359

Re: Narita cleared to extend hours, build new runway

For a stagnant nation, the growth in air travel demand has been amazing. My airline (a cargo operator) for several years now has been unable to secure additional NRT slots at times that work for our sort times. Our company newsletter made mention of NRT has gone from ~130,000 operations/30mil pax in...

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by UPlog
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dynamic exits BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name
Replies: 98
Views: 19354

Re: Dynamic exists BK, seeks to grow fleet, use Eastern Air Lines name

Truly a shame how former airline names are simply plastered around one after another by these fly by night outfits.

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by UPlog
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 13254

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

Also, what are the chances of the person who gets the 100,000.00 staying on with the company? Pretty high. $100k is not much to quit a job over imo. Especially when it will be treated as a one-off bonus check tax wise (40-50% rate). To be fair, a 50 percent tax rate, while theoretically possible, i...

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by UPlog
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 13254

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

This is all extra stuff... stuff that the company really does not have to give you. I do not remember seeing an "on time bonus guarantee" in the papers I signed when I started....I don't even remember a "Profit Sharing guarantee" being in there. You get paid to do a job, you kno...

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by UPlog
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United replacing employee bonuses with new program
Replies: 125
Views: 13254

Re: United replacing employee bonuses with new program

I have UA family and they shared the info about the new program yesterday. Overall I think its more exciting and potentially rewarding. It can actually make employees strive to win. The current program basically throws a few crumbs at everyone regardless of how individuals are doing, nor consider th...

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by UPlog
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UPS sues EU over failed TNT deal
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

Re: UPS sues EU over failed TNT deal

Yes interesting and sad situation to have company vindicated but the damage was alreay done with loss of deal.

I think UPS should certainly get its expenses back and some damages especially since court found that EU had used entirely incorrect methodology to render its decision.

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by UPlog
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour
Replies: 146
Views: 15008

Re: Employees of American Airlines-Owned American Eagle Make Less Than $10 an Hour

I just dont get it. If working at Envoy with starting pay of $9.48 is so reprehensible than go apply and seek to work at another employer be it at the airport or not. Market your abilities to the highest paying employer by all means. Labor market matches people with jobs largely based on your skills...

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by UPlog
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations
Replies: 225
Views: 39590

Re: LGB doubles fines on JetBlue's late-night flight violations

B6 just runs a sloppy operation. If they wanted to abide by LGB curfew they would operate accordingly. Its not rocket science to schedule more realistically and have a more disciplined approach to compliance. As a freight driver I have more than once either diverted to another airport or returned to...

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by UPlog
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 35649

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

And if it was up to me, I would tone down all the Polaris marketing until such time bulk of fleet is actually equipped, and the promised lounges are operational. Seems to me almost a case of bait and switch of pitching one product/experience, while in reality, the customer ends up with something ent...

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by UPlog
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 35649

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

I guess in summary ▷ United bungled the marketing rollout and managing public expectation. While Polaris was meant to be service concept its primarily associated with the seat in eyes of consumers. ▷ United misjudged some of the soft product items which turned out to be fantasy which either customer...

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by UPlog
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 35649

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

On the whole sounds much better to market a subset of flights as Polaris and risk a last minute swap and compensate those few customers, than market the entire international long-haul network as Polaris with a marquis seat and disappoint nearly everyone involved.

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by UPlog
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 35649

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

For those comparing Polaris roll out to Delta Suite which is only available on the A350, one should remember DL makes it pretty obvious on their website what type of seat customer will experience. On the A350 flights, not only is there a red "New Flagship" banner on next to your flight opt...

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by UPlog
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 35649

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

With so many soft product cuts under guise of feedback makes one wonder how United trialed all this? Was there not solid proof of concept testing before launching to determine what really customers want onboard and what works crew and galley wise? I either UA bungled the development of the concept r...

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by UPlog
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality
Replies: 256
Views: 35649

Re: United Polaris Promise Never Matched Reality

Due deadheading I manage to try many global business class products. Sorry to say coming from a United family, that I agree that the Polaris concept rollout was bungled from the beginning. Yes they blatantly advertised the heck out of the seat which virtually no one will see, but the food service an...

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by UPlog
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NCA and SIA to form strategic cargo partnership
Replies: 6
Views: 1139

Re: NCA and SIA to form strategic cargo partnership

Yes long term I am not sure SIA will stick with dedicated freighters especially considering they closed the cargo AOC and merged everything back into the passenger airline while freighter fleet has been halved. A deal with NCA could give SIA access to freighter capacity, particularly across the Paci...

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by UPlog
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo from Zaragoza to Mexico City
Replies: 12
Views: 1843

Re: Cargo from Zaragoza to Mexico City

Sure Madrid may have overall more tonnage thanks to all the passenger bellies, but Zaragosa is the freighter capital of Spain.

Over the years I have operated some charters into ZAZ. For a while, my previous employer had a regular series seafood charter flights from Halifax into ZAZ.

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by UPlog
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Global looks to expand international cargo routes
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Re: Western Global looks to expand international cargo routes

Holding the authority and actually using them are two separate things. Never hurts for cargo airlines to expand their traffic authorities to allow for greater flexibility and ability to operate in markets under the guise of a scheduled flight versus charters and reduce approval process charters ofte...

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by UPlog
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would the B747-400ER Have Been a Success if Launched Earlier?
Replies: 18
Views: 5493

Re: Would the B74E Have Been a Success if Launched Earlier?

For the record, the equipment code 74E means = Boeing 747-400 Combi

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by UPlog
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 9543

Re: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

While US3 cry about ME3 open-skies companies like FedEx, UPS and Atlas Air argued to preserve them. There is tremendous economic activity and benefit for companies and consumers that US airlines have liberal access to markets, and why companies like UPS and FedEx are able to operate global hubs and ...

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by UPlog
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 9543

Re: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

Flight goes daily after Feb 27th.

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by UPlog
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 9543

Re: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

For trivia sake if anyone is wondering, the new nonstop is part of around the world trip that runs SDF - Dubai - Shenzhen - Anchorage - SDF. Also for those that might not know Dubai is the connection base for much of UPS in India, the Middle East and Africa and this nonstop flight will help free up ...

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by UPlog
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41540

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

The UPS pilot's scope clause allows for a set number of cans to be loaded as belly cargo between regions of the US and int'l points, even if that int'l location is aready served by UPS (TPE in this case). I would not be surprised if this flight is used by UPS to the max allowable under those terms,...

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by UPlog
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 25951

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Considering IATA just announced that global cargo demand grew record 9.0% in 2017, I suspect more freighter orders are around the corner.

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by UPlog
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 301
Views: 41540

Re: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service

Long time reader, first time poster. I'm still very curious if CI cut a deal with UPS to carry cargo on this route, and that is making this route so viable. I'm sure the inbound flight to ONT will have capacity for a lot of cargo. As UPS crew member can confirm such would absolutely not be allowed. ...

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