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by ChrisNH38
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why JAL has fewer international destinations than ANA?
Replies: 43
Views: 9106

Re: Why JAL has fewer international destinations than ANA?

We were sort of expecting to see JAL get a HND-BOS flight, but that didn’t happen. Is it more likely that ANA gets that route, or no one gets it at all? I’m leaning toward BOS-HND doesn’t happen at all.

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tel Aviv aviation thread
Replies: 43
Views: 6544

Re: Tel Aviv aviation thread

I think the Boston route is supposed to switch from 777 to 787 at some point in 2020, but from the schedules I can’t find out when. Also, I believe it’s supposed to be the 789 although I saw someone comment elsewhere it would be a 788.

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

There was a time (albeit brief) that QR used the 788 to Boston. If it didn’t have the crew rest area, how could they have managed that?

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

There are several international carriers that do ‘double-daily’ to Boston in the high season. Here’s my list of the other airlines and ranking them as to their likelihood of going double themselves in the future: 1.) TK 2.) JL 3.) EK (once their ‘smaller planes’ come into the fleet) 4.) QR with a 78...

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I read through the post on the AF A350, and, yes, it is stated as a 'one-way' event (does it fly EMPTY to Boston???). But it also went on to say that the carrier is still in the midst of fleshing things out and that more details would be forthcoming.

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Hub-busting' effect of A321(X)LR compared to 787
Replies: 84
Views: 14894

Re: 'Hub-busting' effect of A321(X)LR compared to 787

I think it will be a fine aircraft going forward. In Boston, the Terminal E expansion will include dual-aircraft piers, which is terrific for planes like the A321. The wingspan is way less than the 787, so for a given footprint that the expanded terminal will occupy, a pair of A321s can comfortably ...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

clrd4t8koff wrote:
So what does everyone think about BOS being SQ’s next US destination?


Of the cities in contention (supposedly), I think BOS comes up last. Eventually, maybe, but IMO not this go-around.

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA A332 at EWR
Replies: 12
Views: 3856

Re: HA A332 at EWR

Yes, they play the Jets.

Cowboys at Pats, so PVD got a AA 772.

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I’m thinking that EK and BA go year-round with the A380. There has been talk of BA acquiring the A380s LH no longer wants.

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24950

Re: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...

By the time S20 rolls around, will any more of the A330s get a re-paint into the new scheme? I’m talking about those in the fleet already.

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

A 764 did the LHR-BOS run today for DL. Was this the day the switchover was supposed to happen?

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 258885

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

I could be way off base, but how could they do these test flights with 787-9s and THEN decide to go with some other plane altogether? Seems 99% unlikely.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 31816

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

The ascendency of BOS notwithstanding, I also agree that Logan will be last on this totem pole.

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I heard it mentioned that TK was going to put the 789 on the BOS route. That seats 300; the A333 seats 289-305. But if TK is doing that good at BOS, shouldn't the plane of choice be their 77W?

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

JAL - I have just included the NRT routes, if you need HND, NGO or KIX, let me know., relatively easy comparison as most are single daily, 86% for BOS matched ORD and beat out LAX, given this profile, it's unlikely JL would go more than daily, but could add capacity, by shifting things around, of c...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I think the JAL flight to SAN is served by a 788; at least that was what was parked next to ours at NRT last month.

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by ChrisNH38
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 1496
Views: 257874

Re: JetBlue Network Thread - 2019

Something that doesn’t show up on the stats sheet:

JetBlue is flying their NYFD tribute plane to Worcester, Massachusetts today as a show of respect for the Worcester firefighter who lost his life saving a baby and a fellow fireman earlier this week.

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Also when the E extension is complete this will now be a candidate for one of the new double gates that are being built. I think Massport is doing a good job of keeping the future in mind with the design of these double gates. As more A321LR's come on I see these gates filling up fast. Already we h...

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 271497

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

A321 a perfect plane for Boston. Allows them to run more days each week, and go year-round. Great move.

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

SAS switching to A321neo next year. Absolutely the right plane.

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by ChrisNH38
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I think we saw ‘November’ thinking it was THIS November. The announcement basically is that the 77W continues on after S20 ends. They hadn’t said so till now.

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation November 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 18570

Re: Turkish Aviation November 2019

When is the BOS flight supposed to switch from A333 to 789? The web site shows the 333 throughout most of the next summer.

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to start VIE-BOS
Replies: 50
Views: 6334

Re: Austrian to start VIE-BOS

I think it's really, REALLY unfair that they came to Boston before Detroit. :stirthepot:

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian to start VIE-BOS
Replies: 50
Views: 6334

Re: Austrian to start VIE-BOS

Is this one of those routes where the cargo can help make it profitable?

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 94363

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

Actually, AA's new HND flights both replace existing NRT flights (LAX-NRT goes from 1x to 0x, and DFW-NRT goes from 2x to 1x), so UA is the only one of the US3 adding new flights. DL is flat. AA is down 0.5 due to the ORD-NRT cut, although I'm guessing JL's new ORD-HND will replace the 4x weekly OR...

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019
Replies: 953
Views: 132704

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN/BGR) - 2019

I don't think they 'failed' at PVD. I saw it mentioned that they would return there.

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 94363

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

Similar times for the current JL BOS flights would be as follows I think: dep NRT 12:10p arr BOS 4:20p (2:50 stop @ BOS) dep BOS 7:10p arr HND 11:20p dep HND 5:10p arr BOS 3:45p (2:45 stop @ BOS) dep BOS 6:30p arr NRT 5:05p That 11:20p arrival at HND would be problematic -- transit would be shut do...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 94363

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

My only frame of reference as far as Boston is concerned is how Hainan does it from Shanghai and Beijing. Both flights arrive in Boston from those respective cities generally within an hour of each other. A few hours later, they go right back out...sometimes nose to tail. In my view, employee utiliz...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 94363

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

I wonder if the additional JFK and BOS flights from JAL are partly to help get better aircraft utilization out of frames that currently sit for 20+ hours on the ground at those stations. I believe NH currently does this with their LAX and ORD ops, where the inbound HND flight turns to NRT and the i...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38776

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

There was an article over the summer that posited, " Is AA Giving Up on Boston? " It noted DL's rise there as a comparison point. It might have been Forbes or Business Insider. In any event, BOS certainly isn't the be-all-end-all, we all know that. But it IS an important and profit-rich ma...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

[quote="klm617"]Call me skeptical but I can't see JAL operating a daily flight from Boston to both NRT and HND.[/quote

We might know as early as tomorrow.

But...the chances of BOS getting dual daily JAL flights DWARF Detroit’s chances of getting EK or QR.

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 94363

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

Could ANA have picked HND-BOS or was it preordained to be JAL because they already have BOS-NRT?

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

‘Monday’ for Japan is actually tonight for us. So we could know before the Patriots game ends.

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Now that we’ll have two daily flights, What keeps JAL from adopting the Hainan model at Boston? What's the Hainan model at Boston? :) Both flights come in around the same time each day, and they leave the same way. The ground staff at Logan can share handling duties because of that. That’s the ‘mod...

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by ChrisNH38
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Now that we’ll have two daily flights, What keeps JAL from adopting the Hainan model at Boston?

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by ChrisNH38
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

JAL has almost eight years in Boston, and they’re armed with enough data to know to a near certainty what kind of plane the HND route needs.

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by ChrisNH38
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations
Replies: 398
Views: 94363

Re: Updated: Japan allocates Haneda international slots to 9 nations

I would guess a 788 for BOS-HND and a later upgrade to a 789 if it proves itself. BOS-NRT ought to stay a 789.

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by ChrisNH38
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I say it’ll be a 788 to HND, upgrading to a 789 if the route proves itself. NRT still needs the 789 even with this development, IMO.

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by ChrisNH38
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

Did Sichuan Airlines give up on Boston after successfully going through the application process?

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by ChrisNH38
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...
Replies: 197
Views: 24950

Re: Irish 11/19: One more to go and then one more ...

I’d love to see a retro 330, a la what BA did with three 747s.

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

As DL gets more A350s, the possibility exists that it may show up in Boston down the road. We know it won't be next year. The caveat is whether it blocks adjacent gates at A, something that DL wants to avoid.

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by ChrisNH38
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How do I reach the 'Developers?'
Replies: 3
Views: 4094

Re: How do I reach the 'Developers?'

Thank you SO much!!!

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

N983AN wrote:

LH 425 BOS-MUC is operating the A350-900 tonight and has since 2017


Actually, it's the A340-600 (15-year-old D-AIHD) tonight. It has been the A346 for quite a while, although through the winter the A350 will make appearances from time to time.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?
Replies: 182
Views: 28794

Re: Why are turboprops so unpopular in the US?

I think instances of wing icing on turboprops have been frequent enough to scare people away. They just can't fly high enough to avoid ice altogether, especially in the northern states.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

AF has a bunch and LH will use the A350 intermixed with the A346 until the A380 comes. Then!!! We know that Aeroflot has 14 A350s :D :chat: Keep in mind though the rumor specifically states "summer" And I pissed on my own joke once I realized that Aeroflot ORDERED the A350 but doesn't hav...

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I know that BA has 787-10s due, which I think is a more suitable aircraft for Boston than the A350-1000.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

I guess since JAL started this ball rolling back in 2012, I wonder why they aren't doing a KE and shifting to a 77W themselves. Anecdotally, my JAL flights several weeks ago BOS-NRT-BOS were jammed. Mine was a Friday going over and a Sunday coming back.

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by ChrisNH38
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 2702
Views: 427348

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2019

The KE route was a tag-on to IAD, not JFK, if I recall correctly. Boston has really spiked, and it all started with the JAL 788 in 2012. That plane (and others in its general class) made opening Boston much more feasible. Of course, the robust and rather 'stable' socio-economic demographics in the B...

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by ChrisNH38
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines' Growth In BOS
Replies: 39
Views: 9768

Re: American Airlines' Growth In BOS

“Abandoning” it to their JV partner that flies it 4x daily? Under this logic, Delta doesn’t care about the lax-lhr or sea-lhr markets even though they can sell it on Virgin. JVs allow US and European carriers to optimize who flies a route based on who has the better ability to do it profitably. The...

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