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by B747-4U3
Wed Sep 10, 2003 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: After Finnair´s MD-11?
Replies: 9
Views: 4617

RE: After Finnair´s MD-11?

I am not sure how well the 321 would work as a 752 replacement. Finnair use their 752s on some long routes down to the Canary Islands and I am not sure that the 321 would have the range.

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by B747-4U3
Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low-fare, Long Distance, Airline
Replies: 13
Views: 4634

RE: Low-fare, Long Distance, Airline

I have to say, I don't think there is a huge demand for this sort of thing. Network carries often have some good fares which are impossible to compete with. (£199 return <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy Internati...

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by B747-4U3
Mon Sep 08, 2003 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Cabin Configuration
Replies: 28
Views: 9908

RE: Boeing 767 Cabin Configuration

I have the feeling Air Seychelles run their 767s in 2-4-2 config.

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by B747-4U3
Thu Sep 04, 2003 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Celebrating ////UNITED
Replies: 37
Views: 3339

RE: Celebrating ////UNITED

Well, Unitied may not have the best stewardesses in the world, their service may not be the best, their management may be poor. BUT, they are a truly great airline. They are a world airline, with a network spanning the globe and an excellent fleet. I wish them the very best, and I am sure they can p...

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by B747-4U3
Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair More Punctual Than US Airlines
Replies: 20
Views: 3061

RE: Ryanair More Punctual Than US Airlines

As far as I can see you are comparing apples with apples. You are comparing two airlines. The fact that Ryanair flies to less congested airports is irrelevant. This stat simply shows on-time reliability, and in that category, Ryanair win.

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by B747-4U3
Mon Aug 25, 2003 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upper Deck Or Nose?
Replies: 16
Views: 3617

RE: Upper Deck Or Nose?

On BA, the upstairs seats are handy for the "raid the lada" product. There also seems to be more room up there. However, first class in the nose is pretty cool.

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by B747-4U3
Mon Aug 25, 2003 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Route Network In The 80's
Replies: 13
Views: 7378

RE: Aeroflot Route Network In The 80's

A lot of African countries were economically dependant on the Soviet Union and therefore the air services were there for political reasons. There is a good book about Aeroflot by REG Davies. It has several route maps and aircraft diagrams. <acronym title="Burlington - International (BTV / KBTV), USA...

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by B747-4U3
Mon Aug 25, 2003 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroplane Food, Good And Bad Airlines!
Replies: 32
Views: 4409

RE: Aeroplane Food, Good And Bad Airlines!

BA First: Mixed leaf salad, Penne pasta with spinach and ricotta topping and followed by an excellent board of farmhouse chedder, Brie and stilton with crackers <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Club: Braised beef with mashed potatoes. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Cattle...

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by B747-4U3
Mon Aug 25, 2003 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot New Colours - Nice!
Replies: 30
Views: 4840

RE: Aeroflot New Colours - Nice!

I have to say that although I really like these new colours. I liked the old Soviet ones and the image they gave. Russia's Soviet past is something to be proud of, but, people are desperate to move away from it.

At least Air China still have an authoritarian look about their colour scheme.

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by B747-4U3
Mon Aug 11, 2003 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Oneworld Expand Beyond Swiss?
Replies: 18
Views: 2898

RE: Should Oneworld Expand Beyond Swiss?

I don't think OneWorld actually needs a partner in Africa. Remeber, in both S. Africa and somewhere else, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> have franchise partners which give a good covergae of the continent. Also, I don't think <acronym title="Executive Airlines (USA)">OW</acronym> is d...

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by B747-4U3
Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favourite Ilushin
Replies: 16
Views: 2123

RE: Favourite Ilushin

IL 76.

It looks so big and sturdy and ready to take on the world. Also, we see some great liveries on it.

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by B747-4U3
Sun Jul 27, 2003 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757NG Needed!
Replies: 30
Views: 3560

RE: 757NG Needed!

Even though the 752 is going, I still think that either Boeing or Airbus need to come up with a long range narrowbody. I think, in years to come, when certain countries economies improve, the 757 would fit perfectly into the Russian market as a replacement for Tu154s and Il62s. Also, because of its ...

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by B747-4U3
Sun Jul 27, 2003 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help With Former BA Routes.
Replies: 7
Views: 3501

RE: Help With Former BA Routes.

Thanks.

I have found out that Osaka was suspended and Jakarta reduced from 6 to 2 flights per week in '98.

Does anyone else have any info?

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by B747-4U3
Sun Jul 27, 2003 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest A/c With PTV?
Replies: 6
Views: 2164

RE: Smallest A/c With PTV?

Jet Blue 320s have PTV

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by B747-4U3
Sat Jul 26, 2003 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 Leaving Us!?
Replies: 12
Views: 3080

RE: 757 Leaving Us!?

I suspect the 753 will stay in production for a little while longer. It fits in perfectly between the smaller 737s and the larger 767/7E7. Also, with low seat operating costs I am sure more European charter airlines will order in the future.

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by B747-4U3
Sat Jul 26, 2003 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline-Decoding-Jokes
Replies: 44
Views: 5044

RE: Airline-Decoding-Jokes

KLM- Klumsy little monsters (I know klumsy is spelt wrong but the sound is the same)

DHL- Drops heavy luggage

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by B747-4U3
Sat Jul 26, 2003 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help With Former BA Routes.
Replies: 7
Views: 3501

Help With Former BA Routes.

Hi, I was just looking at the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> factbook from 1997 and I noticed several routes that I did not know <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> served (more to the point, I cannot remeber them serving these routes). They are; Jakarta Seoul Nagoya Osaka C...

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by B747-4U3
Sat Jul 26, 2003 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF New Colors?
Replies: 25
Views: 5095

RE: AF New Colors?

I prefer the old Air France colours.

The new livery just seems to me like a phase. It is in fashion now, but, will go out in several years time.

However, the old livery is timeless. It is still very chic (when cleaned) and civilised.

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by B747-4U3
Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Naked Swiss A340
Replies: 6
Views: 2462

RE: A Naked Swiss A340

When did Swiss start using these to Dubai? I saw one there on the 17th or 18th July.

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by B747-4U3
Wed Jul 23, 2003 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair To Purchase B747-400s
Replies: 18
Views: 3534

RE: Corsair To Purchase B747-400s

Will Corsair be taking on that awful TUI livery?

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by B747-4U3
Tue Jul 22, 2003 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy Routings?
Replies: 27
Views: 4117

RE: Crazy Routings?

LHR-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>-<acronym title...

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by B747-4U3
Tue Jul 22, 2003 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Crew Commuting To Base
Replies: 26
Views: 4909

RE: Airline Crew Commuting To Base

I was on a flight to Washington from London at Christmas. It was a 772. One of the crew commuted from Vienna, 2 from Madrid, 1 from Barcelona, 1 from Aberdeen and another from Brussels. Equally, there are pilots who live in Australia but are based at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), U...

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by B747-4U3
Mon Jul 14, 2003 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Names That People Often Get Wrong....
Replies: 82
Views: 7106

RE: Airline Names That People Often Get Wrong....

Garuda Indonesian
Garuda Airlines
Malaysian

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by B747-4U3
Sat Jul 12, 2003 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Getting To LHRs THird Runway
Replies: 15
Views: 3036

RE: Getting To LHRs THird Runway

I too have heard about a terminal 6 situated near to the new runway. It was going to be like terminal 2- just handling european airlines using small aircraft.

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by B747-4U3
Sat Jul 12, 2003 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who To Upgrade First - Staff Or Passengers?
Replies: 39
Views: 5023

RE: Who To Upgrade First - Staff Or Passengers?

I personally think that in this instance you were right to have been given cattle class seats. The idea of non-revving is that you get given any spares seats. In this case, the bizness class ones were spare (for the simple reason that you booked and economy class seat and that is what you should get...

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by B747-4U3
Sat Jul 12, 2003 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Most Exotic Routes Flown
Replies: 8
Views: 2609

RE: Your Most Exotic Routes Flown

LGW-SEZ- Air Seychelles 763 <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="Denpasar / Bali - Ngurah Rai International (DPS / WRRR), Indonesia">DPS</acronym>- Garuda 744 Nairobi-Mombasa- <acronym title="Kenya Airways">KQ</acronym> F27 Mexico City- Ixtapa-...

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by B747-4U3
Sat Jul 12, 2003 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIS Routes From Dubai
Replies: 0
Views: 1529

CIS Routes From Dubai

Hi, I was just wondering which CIS cities have direct flights to Dubai, what airlines serve them, what frequency and what aircraft. At the moment I can only think of these (I have no idea about the frequency though); Almaty - Air Kazakhstan - A310 Moscow - Aeroflot - Tu154???? ???? Thanks for any he...

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by B747-4U3
Thu Jul 03, 2003 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Routes Would You Like To See From Your Airpor
Replies: 85
Views: 8374

RE: What Routes Would You Like To See From Your Airpor

From LHR;

Shanghai
Bali
Jakarta
Guangzhou
Manila
Ho Chi Minh City

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by B747-4U3
Sun Jun 29, 2003 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airline In First From JFK-LHR
Replies: 13
Views: 6279

RE: Best Airline In First From JFK-LHR

I have flown <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> first many times and I have to say it is fantastic. The food is usually up to the standard of a good quality restaurant and the cheese plate is always excellent. The service is very attentive and friendly. The seat is confortable. On night f...

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by B747-4U3
Sat Jun 14, 2003 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Can I Find Info On UTA?
Replies: 3
Views: 3160

Where Can I Find Info On UTA?


Where can I find info on UTA?


I would appreciate any help.

Best Wishes,
James

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by B747-4U3
Sun Jun 01, 2003 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways Free To Fly
Replies: 19
Views: 4978

RE: Iraqi Airways Free To Fly

I think the 757 would be a great starting aircraft, and there are plenty of them on the second hand market.

They have the range to cover long distance routes to London, for example, as well as regional routes.

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by B747-4U3
Wed May 28, 2003 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 29 US-LON Gateways?
Replies: 15
Views: 2187

RE: 29 US-LON Gateways?

Just referring back to an earlier post. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska">ANC</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo Inte...

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by B747-4U3
Sun May 25, 2003 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda And Royal Nepal To Heathrow-Why Not?
Replies: 19
Views: 4806

RE: Garuda And Royal Nepal To Heathrow-Why Not?

I am surprised Azerbaijan Airlines don't use LHR. Both Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan do.

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by B747-4U3
Sun May 25, 2003 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Row Of 747-How's The View?
Replies: 17
Views: 7578

RE: First Row Of 747-How's The View?

My preference is 1 A/ K, or 5 A/K.

1 A & K have an awesome view, and are more private than the other seats.
5 A & K have slightly more room for things such as glasses or magazines.

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by B747-4U3
Sat May 24, 2003 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda And Royal Nepal To Heathrow-Why Not?
Replies: 19
Views: 4806

RE: Garuda And Royal Nepal To Heathrow-Why Not?

I suspect the 330s would have to stop half way through- Dubai or somewhere.

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by B747-4U3
Sat May 24, 2003 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda And Royal Nepal To Heathrow-Why Not?
Replies: 19
Views: 4806

RE: Garuda And Royal Nepal To Heathrow-Why Not?

Garuda's 744s are probably to big for Europe because people are going to Bali as mush as they used to. I doubt they will go to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. Their passengers are mostly backpakers or tourists wanting cheap flights, and thus Gatwick is ...

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by B747-4U3
Sat May 24, 2003 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 767- 300(longhaul) What To Espect?
Replies: 3
Views: 5762

RE: British Airways 767- 300(longhaul) What To Espect?

In short, not a lot

The 767s are still in the old config, so they have no PTVS nor the new business class.

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by B747-4U3
Wed May 21, 2003 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid
Replies: 15
Views: 4067

RE: Cheapest Airline To London From Madrid

I think £86.50 + tax is a decent price- considering you are travelling with one of the world's best airlines.

Excellent choice

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by B747-4U3
Tue May 20, 2003 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Turkmenistan 717's
Replies: 10
Views: 2473

RE: More Turkmenistan 717's

Aren't London & Frankfurt a bit far for the 717. I am sure they are flown with the 757.

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by B747-4U3
Mon May 19, 2003 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerial Photographs Of US Airports
Replies: 7
Views: 4319

RE: Aerial Photographs Of US Airports

Thanks, that is exactly what I wanted.

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by B747-4U3
Mon May 19, 2003 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerial Photographs Of US Airports
Replies: 7
Views: 4319

Aerial Photographs Of US Airports

Hi, I apologize, I know this topic has come up before, but, I have tried to search for it with little success. Can anybody give me a website where I can find aerial photographs of US airports. I know about terra server, but the photographs are in black and white. There was a website which had colour...

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by B747-4U3
Sat May 17, 2003 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airport?
Replies: 35
Views: 3896

RE: Worst Airport?

IAD- out of 15 immigration counters, only three were open. There were passengers from a full Korean 744 and <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 772 at least (I don't know what other flights had arrived). The hall was so crowded, people couldn't even get off of the moving lounges. After two...

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by B747-4U3
Sat May 17, 2003 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways To Buy Airbus A330-200s?
Replies: 45
Views: 10689

RE: British Airways To Buy Airbus A330-200s?

I don't think <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> will get the 332. Most of the routes served by the 763s now are African routes- a continentent in which air travel is growing rapidly, and thus, by the time the 763s are phased out the routes would need upgrading to a larger a.c. anyway.

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by B747-4U3
Wed May 14, 2003 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Dream Airline Alliance
Replies: 38
Views: 3471

RE: Your Dream Airline Alliance

Flyworld Alliance;

JAL
British Airways
Cathay Pacific
Qantas
Continental
Lan Chile
Emirates
Garuda Indonesia
South African

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by B747-4U3
Wed May 07, 2003 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Versus Boeing-THE Post
Replies: 40
Views: 4196

RE: Airbus Versus Boeing-THE Post


"Let's make a giant pile of Airbuses and burn them!"


Why don't we just burn you instead?

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by B747-4U3
Wed May 07, 2003 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: People Who Annoy You When You Fly
Replies: 84
Views: 6062

RE: People Who Annoy You When You Fly

I have to say, I think children are th worse. I was on a 17hr flight down to Bali, and I noticed that the two loud brats behind me happened to be seated 10 rows away from their parents. I guess the parents did not want to put up with their screaming all flight- so I had to instead. Another thing tha...

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by B747-4U3
Fri May 02, 2003 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways To Uzbekistan
Replies: 5
Views: 2825

RE: British Airways To Uzbekistan

Probably <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> have a lot of connecting passengers on these flights, and I guess a lot of people would prefer to travel with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>- as it is a familiar name. It is the same witha lot of BMed's flights. Damascus operates ...

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by B747-4U3
Thu May 01, 2003 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seating Plan On Virgin A346?
Replies: 26
Views: 4850

RE: Seating Plan On Virgin A346?

Ever since 9/11 loads on the <acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> routes have been very low. I know <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> have been cancelling a lot of flights and even the ones that do run are maybe only 1/3 full. They w...

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by B747-4U3
Thu May 01, 2003 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-France Traffic; Affected By Diplomatic Fallout?
Replies: 89
Views: 5993

RE: US-France Traffic; Affected By Diplomatic Fallout?

I agree, that comment was ignorant. I think it is extremely stupid and ignorant of the Americans to boycott France because of a lack of support for the war effort. The French simply did not feel that war was the best course of action at that time and thus declined to help the Americans. I suspect th...

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by B747-4U3
Sun Apr 27, 2003 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indonesian Airlines B747-300 & B747SR
Replies: 12
Views: 4811

RE: Indonesian Airlines B747-300 & B747SR

I think I read on their website that the flight stops at Colombo. I guess for fuel?

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