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by B747forever
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Naming Specific Routes
Replies: 74
Views: 6135

Re: Naming Specific Routes

One I think of immediately is LH’s SFO-FRA-BLR called the Bangalore express.

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by B747forever
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA to implement 'class system' boarding method.
Replies: 38
Views: 4756

Re: BA passengers to board in order of their ticket price

Yeah, pretty misleading title. Hopefully when this goes into effect gate agents will enforce it.

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by B747forever
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the 747 cabin excessively noisy?
Replies: 8
Views: 618

Re: Is the 747 cabin excessively noisy?

Have close to 50 flights on the 747-400, with the most recent this morning on LHR-DXB. Sure, it is absolutely noisier compared to the A380, but so are many other types. Otherwise it is not much worse than 767/777.

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by B747forever
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87997

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

The United and China 747-400s, the Southwest 737-300s, the Allegiant 757-200..... Absolutely sad to see....... :cry: R.I.P Indeed very sad to see. Here are some more photos from today https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4565/37610527454_b622e8e468_k.jpg IMG_7421 https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4548/37610...

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by B747forever
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87997

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

Went to VCV earlier today and saw 4 UA 747s. Could only take photos of two, N180UA and N174UA. Kind of sad to see them just sitting there after serving so well. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4586/38292852462_a9bef15b6a_z.jpg IMG_7439 https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4567/38292858622_eaf9dbb14d_z.jpg ...

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by B747forever
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest passenger 757 route - CDG-RDU?
Replies: 13
Views: 2653

Re: Longest passenger 757 route - CDG-RDU?

Dont know where you see 10 hours, as flightaware shows most flights around 8.5h with longest just about 9h.

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by B747forever
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 977
Views: 118066

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

ARN pax numbers are out for October. Continued strong growth.

Dom: 527,354 +4%
Int: 1,841,177 +7%
Tot: 2,368,531 +7%
YTD: 22,682,362 +9%

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by B747forever
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safest Year in Aviation History?
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: Safest Year in Aviation History?

It is also interesting to compare safety in the US to the rest of the world bearing in mind the 1500 hour rule. So far there is no evidence that it makes aviation any safer in the US with that rule in place compared to for instance Europe where you can have a couple of hundred of hours only and fly ...

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by B747forever
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ballistic missile targeting King Khalid International Airport intercepted by Saudis
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: Ballistic missile targeting King Khalid International Airport intercepted by Saudis

If there is one thing that can kill off the ME3 it is instability in the region.

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by B747forever
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y
Replies: 42
Views: 1729

Re: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y

theobcman wrote:
BA - anything you want anytime !


Sadly, that is how it used to be on short haul. Now you dont even get water without opening the wallet unless you want that disgusting "tap water".

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by B747forever
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 230
Views: 13374

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Booked: 10. Nov ............ Icelandair ..... FI 306 ....... Keflavik (KEF) - Stockholm (ARN) .............. Boeing 767-300ER (W) 10. Nov ............ SAS .............. SK 885 ..... Stockholm (ARN) - Copenhagen (CPH) ..... Airbus A321-200 10. Nov (+1) ..... SAS .............. SK 995 ..... Copenhag...

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by B747forever
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot's USA routes
Replies: 24
Views: 3753

Re: Aeroflot's USA routes

LAX772LR wrote:
LAX shunts back and forth between A332 and 77W on a seemingly random basis.
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Nope, not random at all. 77W during summer season and A332 during winter season.

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by B747forever
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Inaugural LGW-DEN (Sept. 16)
Replies: 10
Views: 2514

Re: Norwegian Air Inaugural LGW-DEN is Today

skipness1E wrote:
Whoops quite right, but end of summer surely!


But does it really matter when they open the route if they are going to operate it year round?

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by B747forever
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3606

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

Is it UA1771 on 12DEC you are trying to purchase a ticket on? See the same price UA charge for on Expedia and Orbitz. Just use them instead of directly from United.

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by B747forever
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3606

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

If you have a problem booking it through United.com, just try doing it through a OTA such as Kayak, Orbitz, Priceline, Expedia etc.

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by B747forever
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX catering problems
Replies: 2
Views: 902

AA LAX catering problems

Have an upcoming flight with AA from LAX and just received an email from them regarding catering onboard. Apparently there wont be any catering at all on the flight, and has been so since yesterday, November 1 on flights departing LAX. Seems to be some problem with Gate Gourmet at LAX where listeria...

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by B747forever
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 977
Views: 118066

Re: Nordic Aviation 2017

QuawerAir wrote:
SAS (flight SK943) flew today with A330 from Oslo to Chicago. Was the flight diverted to OSL for some reason?


Might have to do with the strike Gate Gourmet at CPH has today. Several flights from CPH have flown without any catering at all. So maybe a stop at OSL to cater the flight.

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by B747forever
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87997

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

iahcsr wrote:
And now there are two.
N118UA and N121UA are the only remaining.
The other three arrived VCV yesterday.



Will try to head out to VCV by the end of next week. If I get any good pictures I will post them here.

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by B747forever
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest-ever scheduled nonstop airline flight?
Replies: 18
Views: 4111

Re: Longest-ever scheduled nonstop airline flight?

Anyway, why does NZ route their AKL-LHR flights via LAX when they could fly 500 miles less by going through NRT? I mean, the demand is there and you don't have to apply for the US transit visa. Because of the great demand between LHR-LAX and that they can tap into this market. Demand is also higher...

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by B747forever
Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58946

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

A week or two ago UA sold Y tickets on LAX-SIN-LAX nonstop for $380 including taxes. The fare was available for dates up to the middle of December. Still available for next week, and the week after. Check google flights. Great way to get some PQMs. I'll be doing it next weekend with a one day layov...

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by B747forever
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin final flight today Oct 27th
Replies: 34
Views: 4308

Re: Air Berlin final flight today Oct 27th

Sad moment. Wish all the employees best of luck.

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by B747forever
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 58946

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

A week or two ago UA sold Y tickets on LAX-SIN-LAX nonstop for $380 including taxes. The fare was available for dates up to the middle of December.

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by B747forever
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion at OAK airport
Replies: 55
Views: 4794

Re: OAK airport

I would say that OAK is doing very well ever since DY started long haul ops. It was only a few years ago they didnt have any long haul routes. Today they have ARN, OSL, CPH, LGW, BCN, CDG and FCO with DY, LGW with BA and BCN with Level.

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by B747forever
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 3q results
Replies: 35
Views: 5484

Re: Norwegian 3q results

Wow, another 11 787s next year. Looking forward to another round of expansion. So far everything has been TATL between EU-US, except BKK (from ARN, OSL, CPH), SIN (from LGW) and EZE (from LGW). While the EU-US market is strong now, it is kind of risky to only focus on it. Hope to see more Asia/South...

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by B747forever
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 3q results
Replies: 35
Views: 5484

Re: Norwegian 3q results

Getting the pop-corn out... I'm waiting for all the naysayers to connect and start spitting their venom at Norwegian... :-) Same here! Anyway, I am happy to see DY making a profit. They have really changed the way people fly TATL. No more expensive one way tickets, or required Saturday night stay f...

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by B747forever
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite two airliners currently in service
Replies: 39
Views: 1841

Re: Favorite two airliners currently in service

There is only one, the Queen of the Skies. I dread the day the last 747-400 will be retired.

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by B747forever
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !
Replies: 61
Views: 9349

Re: Jet2 flies a 737 with one passenger !

That is nothing. I have had a whole TG 77W for myself between HKT-BKK. Guess I should have contacted a newspaper... From this thread you can read how I ended up in a empty 77W: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=704631 Yesterday I had a quick, 1 hour same plane turn at HKT flying...

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by B747forever
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline has objectively the best FF program?
Replies: 14
Views: 1342

Re: Which airline has objectively the best FF program?

BA's FF program works best for me. Have been BA Silver (OW Sapphire) the past 3 years. It honestly feels sometimes too easy to reach Silver status with BA bearing in mind the benefits, such as lounge access, extra bag allowance, priority check in/boarding/security. It also gives free MCE with AA and...

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by B747forever
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Zealand in July
Replies: 17
Views: 794

Re: New Zealand in July

Have also been thinking of going to NZ and the South Island end of July/beginning of August. What has put me off is mainly the weather, as I understand it the South Island can get considerably colder than the north.

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by B747forever
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Air Canada incident at SFO
Replies: 82
Views: 44538

Re: Another Air Canada incident at SFO

I would say this is quite a serious incident. Being asked multiple times to go around, and yet they continue to land.

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by B747forever
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations
Replies: 957
Views: 140618

Re: Updated: Air Berlin to cease operations

727LOVER wrote:
Why didn't the OW partners bail them out?

If AA or BA were ffailing....wouldn't one bail the other out?


After seeing how EY failed turning around AB, I doubt they even considered bailing out AB.

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by B747forever
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?
Replies: 94
Views: 10029

Re: Aer Lingus - any thoughts about potential new USA destinations?

A lot of members seems to emphasize the importance to be the 1st TATL carrier at a city. I dont really get what kind of advantage that brings, as another carrier can enter the same market and just offer lower fares. That would swing over the pax from EI to the new entrant, as I doubt those pax would...

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by B747forever
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 147
Views: 19713

Re: Sun Country rolls out its "bundle & go" program

Well, welcome to my no-fly list SY. I get that there's a push to become more and more a ULCC in order to remain competitive, but you could've done something to go against the current NK/G4/F9 race to the bottom...like not charging pax to load their own bags onto the plane, and instead, actually enf...

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by B747forever
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges
Replies: 184
Views: 25385

Re: Air Berlin plane grounded at KEF for unpaid airport charges

According to Icelandic media, airberlin has canceled all flights to Keflavik since the grounding of its aircraft at KEF. Hence the press release by Isavia stating that its actions are limited to the aircraft in question - as apparently a fair number of Icelanders booked on those flights are now stu...

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by B747forever
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX - LHR which Airlines?
Replies: 17
Views: 1260

Re: LAX - LHR which Airlines?

As much as I hate to say it, if price is similar, and it's economy, I'd also take BA over NZ. An A380 is (IMO of course) much more comfortable than a 10 abreast 77W. Not sure what VS are using on this route these days - when I last did it, it was the A346, which was pretty good. I think it's a 789 ...

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by B747forever
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi
Replies: 134
Views: 3974

Re: F1 2017: Japan, USA, Mexico, Brazil & Abu Dhabi

Wow, Verstappen making it through the whole field to 3rd without crashing with someone!

Just kidding,he has been growing as a driver, and today it really showed. !

And for HAM, just another "lucky" day in the office ;)

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by B747forever
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines announces TPE-ONT service
Replies: 118
Views: 13947

Re: China Airlines inaugurals TPE-ONT as charter on 2018/1/25

What is the start date for their scheduled ONT service? So far in all their press releases they only mention spring 2018.

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by B747forever
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA
Replies: 89
Views: 15724

Re: Visual of largest airlines by state

Very interesting way to look at things. Thanks for sharing, Southwest is absolutely number one in CA, especially with all the flights between the Bay Area (SFO, OAK and to some extend SJC) and LA (LAX, BUR, ONT, SNA, LGB). However, they still have many CA targeted offers as they want to fend off the...

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by B747forever
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United not looking at C Series
Replies: 66
Views: 14869

Re: United not looking at C Series

ytz wrote:
They ordered the 737-10. Clearly they don't want/need small narrowbodies all that much.


Not necessarily. The 737-10 covers the upper spectrum in their narrowbody fleet. They will probably need something smaller also, and the C Series fits that need perfectly.

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by B747forever
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations
Replies: 183
Views: 21416

Re: Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

LAXintl wrote:
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Btw - to show bad things are at Island Air - per DOT filings, its lost money for 17 straight quarters!


And on top of that, these last couple of years have been some of the best in the last decade for airlines. Something must be fundamentally wrong with the way Island Air is conducting business.

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by B747forever
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA service?
Replies: 47
Views: 4636

Re: CLT only Int'l AA hub without BA 747 service?

Darklord1 wrote:
Also LAX is a AA hub but BA doesn't fly a 744 there


As in the past, BA will fly 1x daily 747 to LAX (BA283/282) during the winter timetable. So LAX does get the BA 747!

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by B747forever
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?
Replies: 38
Views: 5333

Re: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?

I hear that American Airlines plans to retire their Airbus A330-300 fleet by the end of the decade, around 2019 Try next year, as in, a few months from now. The E190s will be retired in 2019. If the A333 is being retired in a few months then why does AA still have it in their schedule over the summ...

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by B747forever
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WW Catering
Replies: 17
Views: 1645

Re: WW Catering

Nope nothing is free. Flew SFO-KEF-LAX with them back in April for $260. For that price I cant really complain. Ate before boarding and filled up the empty bottle I brought with me through security. Flights were on time and went by quickly. I was just amazed over how cheap air travel can be.

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by B747forever
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116718

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

incitatus wrote:
What is the chance Boeing can assemble a counter offer? Airbus is for sure getting a sweet deal. BBD has an obligation to sell to the highest bidder.


Why would they be obliged to sell to the highest bidder? They could argue that Airbus offers them better opportunities and thus decline Boeing’s bid.

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by B747forever
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Reduces LAX to 4x Weekly
Replies: 9
Views: 3054

Re: Etihad Reduces LAX to 4x Weekly

As stated in previous thread it's a temporary reduction for few months while also an upgauge of capacity going from 77L to 77W. Yeah, glossed over that. Can the 77W make AUH-LAX nonstop? IIRC this will be the longest scheduled 77W flight to ever be operated by GC distance. . EK has in the past oper...

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by B747forever
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116718

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

Oh, and congrats to Delta! The relationship between Delta and Boeing just got more interesting.

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by B747forever
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1560
Views: 116718

Re: Breaking: Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership

I hope to see some orders for the CS100/300 in the near future now that Airbus is backing the program. More from the LH group that basically has an all Airbus fleet? B6?

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