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by AeroWesty
Tue Nov 16, 2004 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Meal Service
Replies: 27
Views: 3602

RE: DL Meal Service

<i>About what time does the flight land at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and how much time will I have to get something to eat in the terminal?</i> If you're on DL292, it currently arrives in <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX...

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by AeroWesty
Sat Nov 13, 2004 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Livery Painting?
Replies: 16
Views: 3707

RE: KLM Livery Painting?

LOL, I had to look at pictures of their 777s again to see what was new about KLM's livery. The only thing I can make out is the dark blue band has been made to look more like a cheatline below the windows instead of a wide band over the windows (which I quite like). Is there anything else I'm missin...

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by AeroWesty
Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SAA 744 Top Deck: LHR-JNB-LHR, Photos+movies,long
Replies: 90
Views: 33947

RE: SAA 744 Top Deck: LHR-JNB-LHR, Photos+movies,long

Great report! The new links to the movies work just fine here, even on a Macintosh  Smile

Cheers!

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by AeroWesty
Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Redeyes Might Become A Reality
Replies: 31
Views: 5127

RE: Southwest Redeyes Might Become A Reality

Not to split hairs, but you'd have to leave the east coast at 1AM-3AM to arrive in the west at the same local time red-eye flights heading west to east arrive at their destinations. Over the years there have been multitudes of later in the evening flights from east to west considered "red-eyes" or "...

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by AeroWesty
Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Booking PK New York, US - Manchester, UK
Replies: 11
Views: 8152

RE: Booking PK New York, US - Manchester, UK

According to the timetable listings at travelocity.com, <acronym title="Pakistan International Airlines">PK</acronym> only operates <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MA...

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by AeroWesty
Fri Nov 12, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is AS Doing On LAX-DCA?
Replies: 21
Views: 5420

RE: How Is AS Doing On LAX-DCA?

<i>I guess with only one frequency and limited FFP appeal on the East cost its harder.</i> Huh? Wha? Flights on Alaska Airlines earn not only mileage but Elite Qualifying Miles and mileage bonuses with American's AAdvantage, Northwest's WorldPerks, and Continental's OnePass.  <img src="/discuss...

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by AeroWesty
Fri Nov 12, 2004 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Redeyes Might Become A Reality
Replies: 31
Views: 5127

RE: Southwest Redeyes Might Become A Reality

<i>There is no such thing as a <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> (or...

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by AeroWesty
Fri Nov 12, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of Service Between Brussels And Asia
Replies: 21
Views: 7395

RE: Future Of Service Between Brussels And Asia

I've always been curious about the state of <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym>, since it seems so relatively underserved by major airlines, even though the city hosts the headquarters of both the EU and NATO, as well as being the ca...

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by AeroWesty
Fri Nov 12, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Near Miss At LAX!
Replies: 55
Views: 10532

RE: Another Near Miss At LAX!

I've just a quick question - I was on a fully-loaded <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> DC-10 that made what the newspaper claimed was a near-miss on approach to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> shortly after the USAir inciden...

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by AeroWesty
Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Service Classes?
Replies: 10
Views: 56049

RE: Lufthansa Service Classes?

This is how to do it for almost any standard airline: Go to travelocity.com Click on Travel Info Center, Click on Fare Listings in the Travel Tools box on the far right, Enter your trip details, choosing round-trip or one-way, date, and airline, When the available fare listings come up, click on "Ru...

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by AeroWesty
Thu Nov 11, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ticket To Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

RE: Ticket To Europe

Using a departure of Dec 29 - returning Jan 2, I found: cheaptickets.com: <acronym title="Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International (GSO / KGSO), USA - North Carolina">GSO</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL...

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by AeroWesty
Thu Nov 11, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Lowest Fare You Ever Paid
Replies: 22
Views: 4131

RE: The Lowest Fare You Ever Paid

$14 each way <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Monterey - Peninsula (MRY / KMRY), USA - California">MRY</acronym> on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> (in First!) in the mid-70s $19 each way <acronym title="L...

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by AeroWesty
Thu Nov 11, 2004 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Isn't Southwest Considered A 'legacy Carrier?'
Replies: 32
Views: 8700

RE: Why Isn't Southwest Considered A 'legacy Carrier?'

RogerThat is correct in stating PSA was the first of the model we know today as an LCC. They had speedy turnarounds, standardized low fares (undercutting United and Western by 50% initially), but most importantly, they showed an industry you could fly to alternate airports profitably. PSA's first fl...

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by AeroWesty
Thu Nov 11, 2004 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Isn't Southwest Considered A 'legacy Carrier?'
Replies: 32
Views: 8700

RE: Why Isn't Southwest Considered A 'legacy Carrier?'

Sorry, no, Virgin Atlantic is definately not a legacy carrier, no matter how you slice it. Virgin has been around since 1985(?) ... I recall about that time when I was living in London they were new and offering £99 flights from London to New York. Virgin is an example of a new airline which has for...

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by AeroWesty
Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Is My 732?
Replies: 9
Views: 2712

RE: Where Is My 732?

I found these quite by accident while looking up something else on Travelocity. <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> is shown to operate 732s from Chicago-O'Hare to Cincinnati and Atlanta, and possibly other places. Their 732s are speculated to come out of the fleet soon, so you might...

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by AeroWesty
Wed Nov 10, 2004 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exotic Flights To FRA, LHR, Etc.
Replies: 32
Views: 4519

RE: Exotic Flights To FRA, LHR, Etc.

I started to think of jet-age fifth-freedom flights we'll probably never see again - Air France: San Francisco to Paris via Montreal Alitalia: Chicago to Milan and Rome via Montreal, to Rome from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</a...

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by AeroWesty
Wed Nov 10, 2004 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Isn't Southwest Considered A 'legacy Carrier?'
Replies: 32
Views: 8700

RE: Why Isn't Southwest Considered A 'legacy Carrier?'

Cactus, good point, but ... The page 2 footnote makes a list of the "legacy" and "low-cost" carriers included in the study. Legacy: Alaska, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United and USAirways. Low-cost: AirTran, America West, ATA, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest and Spirit. Page 5 footnote: "...

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by AeroWesty
Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Isn't Southwest Considered A 'legacy Carrier?'
Replies: 32
Views: 8700

RE: Why Isn't Southwest Considered A 'legacy Carrier?'

The characteristics of a "legacy carrier" would most likely have to be being in existence prior to the deregulation of routes and fares (1978), and a either a substantial "full fare" airline at the time, or with a dominant regional route structure. <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acron...

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by AeroWesty
Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exotic Flights To FRA, LHR, Etc.
Replies: 32
Views: 4519

RE: Exotic Flights To FRA, LHR, Etc.

Western used to fly "DC-10 SpaceShips" <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> (Stapleton)-<acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> ...

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by AeroWesty
Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air SErvice To SLC & PDX
Replies: 12
Views: 5372

RE: New Air SErvice To SLC & PDX

So if I understand this right, this unnamed carrier is going to fly <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> to <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> with a stop in <acronym title="Salt Lake City - Inter...

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by AeroWesty
Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airlines Have Your Flown In Your Life?
Replies: 191
Views: 13811

RE: What Airlines Have Your Flown In Your Life?

Wow, out of 184 posts, I can't believe I've 3 on my list which haven't been mentioned yet -- AirCal Alaska Aloha America West American American Eagle British Airways Continental Delta Eastern Hawaiian KLM LIAT New York Air Northwest/Northwest Orient PacificExpress Pan Am PeopleExpress PSA Reno Air R...

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by AeroWesty
Sun Nov 07, 2004 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Dc-10s
Replies: 44
Views: 5851

RE: Continental Dc-10s

<i>a bit <acronym title="Avant Airlines (Chile)">OT</acronym>, anyone have any old cabin pic, of <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>'s P class?</i> Unfortunately, only in my mind.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" ALT="Sad"> Big, beige tweedy things. While other p...

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by AeroWesty
Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Dc-10s
Replies: 44
Views: 5851

RE: Continental Dc-10s

<i>...they went basically everywhere you see the 767-224ERs flying today</i> Lest we forget, the DC-10's were also popular for a time on <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New ...

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by AeroWesty
Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Deal With This Picture?!
Replies: 12
Views: 10980

RE: What's The Deal With This Picture?!

According to Aviation Safety Network:

"01 OCT 2003 A Cargo Air Lines Boeing 747-200F (4X-ICM) ran off the end of the runway (05R/23L) on landing at Liege-Bierset Airport, Belgium at 14.17h. The freighter arrived from Nairobi and Tel Aviv with a cargo of fish and flowers. (La Meuse)"

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by AeroWesty
Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes The B757 So Loved?
Replies: 52
Views: 10032

RE: What Makes The B757 So Loved?

<i><acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> never took 757s from <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> due to their <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> powerplants. All <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> 75s are P...

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by AeroWesty
Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Makes The B757 So Loved?
Replies: 52
Views: 10032

RE: What Makes The B757 So Loved?

The 757 became my favorite plane to fly on my first flight with it on Eastern in the late 1980s. Take-off was absolutely astonishing, combined with what seemed more long-haul type seating vs. what I can only describe as 737-type seating. The Eastern 757s also had mid-cabin lavatories, which they use...

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by AeroWesty
Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Connecting At DFW
Replies: 15
Views: 2560

RE: Connecting At DFW

As others have said, you'll have plenty of time to connect at <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> if your flights are on-time. The nice thing about <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> is...

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by AeroWesty
Sat Nov 06, 2004 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No-Frills Era Transition
Replies: 3
Views: 1959

RE: No-Frills Era Transition

I agree wholeheartedly that there is a fourth era in commercial aviation coming upon us, but there will be room for more than one model because flying today has come down to price on one side vs. convenience and amenities on the other which is not always the best model for all travelers. Until about...

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by AeroWesty
Fri Nov 05, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYZ-LAS Early Dec
Replies: 2
Views: 1878

RE: YYZ-LAS Early Dec

To research flights, I use 2 services mainly and both are free: <a href="http://www.travelocity.com" target=_blank>http://www.travelocity.com</a> <a href="http://www.airwisetravel.com/schedules/" target=_blank>http://www.airwisetravel.com/schedules/</a> Also, Amadeus has some interesting info other ...

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by AeroWesty
Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-600 Series
Replies: 16
Views: 4472

RE: Boeing 737-600 Series

According to http://www.airfleets.net/ 737-600 deliveries have been made to:

Air Algerie
Air China
Lauda Air
MALEV
SAS
Tunisair
US Navy

Cheers, AeroWesty

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by AeroWesty
Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Fare Classes
Replies: 5
Views: 3329

RE: CO Fare Classes

Continental's website has a full explanation here - <a href="http://www.continental.com/onepass/earn/continental.asp" target=_blank>http://www.continental.com/onepass/earn/continental.asp</a> All economy fares earn "spendable" miles at 100% of the miles flown on Continental-operated flights. The dif...

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by AeroWesty
Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am / TWA / Eastern Ops At Reno (RNO)?
Replies: 9
Views: 4331

RE: Pan Am / TWA / Eastern Ops At Reno (RNO)?

While they might have had others, I know Eastern operated into Reno as a tag onto a flight to Las Vegas (either from <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym> or <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL /...

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by AeroWesty
Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am @ SFO
Replies: 14
Views: 3481

RE: Pan Am @ SFO

panamair.org has some interesting old route maps you can download.

http://www.panamair.org/History/routemap.htm

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by AeroWesty
Tue Nov 02, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kerry's Campaign Plane After Election
Replies: 81
Views: 11206

RE: Kerry's Campaign Plane After Election

<i>Anybody know how many times the Executive One callsign has been used, and when the last time was?</i> On December 26, 1973, Richard Nixon, the USA’s 37th president, ensured another of his ‘firsts’ by becoming the only sitting president to travel by regularly scheduled commercial airliner, a Unite...

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by AeroWesty
Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest 747 Revenue Flight
Replies: 51
Views: 11950

RE: Shortest 747 Revenue Flight

I doubt you'd find one shorter than <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, which I flew in 1988 to qualify for the triple miles promotion o...

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by AeroWesty
Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (Star A) US, LH And LO Questions (FF And Refund)
Replies: 5
Views: 2408

RE: (Star A) US, LH And LO Questions (FF And Refund)

The lesson learned is something I picked up on a number of years ago, and you experienced yourself during your delay--airport ticket agents give you more leniency (boarding gate agents even more so) than city ticket agents, as the former's job is to get you into the air. I learned this in the days b...

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by AeroWesty
Mon Nov 01, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway Island Airport May Close
Replies: 49
Views: 7758

RE: Midway Island Airport May Close

<i>Does anyone know how many diversions to midway occur per year on average?</i> "More than 60 aircraft have made emergency landings at seven airstrips in the Pacific since the early 1980's. The Bush administration is considering closing the airstrip on Midway Atoll, where planes have made landings ...

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by AeroWesty
Mon Nov 01, 2004 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway Island Airport May Close
Replies: 49
Views: 7758

RE: Midway Island Airport May Close

I seem to recall that every time I buy an airline ticket in the U.S. I pay an assortment of fees and taxes, many of them going to the federal government as "user fees" to finance our transportation infrastructure. As part of that infrastructure, Midway Is. is already self-supported by everyone who b...

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by AeroWesty
Sat Oct 30, 2004 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denied Boarding By Delta Due To "security Reasons"
Replies: 274
Views: 27886

RE: Denied Boarding By Delta Due To "security Reasons"

<i>I find it interesting to see how the attitudes here have split almost exactly along geographic lines.</i> Which is one of the reasons I made sure my ballot got into the mail this week to exercise my right to begin repairing the hideous impression my country has made on the rest of the world. Chee...

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by AeroWesty
Sat Oct 30, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worldperks & Elite Qualifying
Replies: 2
Views: 1394

RE: Worldperks & Elite Qualifying

You should find your answer here - <a href="http://www.nwa.com/freqfly/earn/airfl.shtml#continental" target=_blank>http://www.nwa.com/freqfly/earn/airfl.shtml#continental</a> "H" class on Continental-coded flights receive Elite Qualifying Miles at 150% and count towards Elite Qualifying Segments. It...

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by AeroWesty
Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denied Boarding By Delta Due To "security Reasons"
Replies: 274
Views: 27886

RE: Denied Boarding By Delta Due To "security Reasons"

"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them."
-- Frederick Douglass, Leader of the Abolitionist movement

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by AeroWesty
Sat Oct 30, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet/FlyBE/Ryanair - Returning On Same Plane!
Replies: 25
Views: 6739

RE: EasyJet/FlyBE/Ryanair - Returning On Same Plane!

I actually did a version of this over a dozen times (along with hundreds of others) in the summer of 1991 (I believe it was), when Southwest ran a promotion during their first weeks of operating their <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym ...

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