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by mict
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 6079

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2018

Also just read that their LF of 79.8% is their highest ever! (Source: TK's Linkedin). Also, with so many bug ifs why not just delay the airport move by a 1 month or something? There are so many grey areas right now that the chances that things will be chaotic are almost certain... Also is it true th...

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by mict
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Alaska and American still partner airlines?
Replies: 19
Views: 3223

Re: Why are Alaska and American still partner airlines?

I don't know, I think it's a good partnership. AA's network within the northwest is close to non existent. On the other hand AS's coverage of the southeast is pretty bad.
So overall I think the partnership makes sense.

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by mict
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 15267

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1irB6l4WnQc
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Sam Chui released a very nice TK review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1irB6l4WnQc

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by mict
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 15267

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

Currently sitting in the lounge at IST, on the way back to BRU from a BRU-IST-ADB trip. Lounge is packed, the airport itself is ok, have seen much worse. Weird to see most international gates with no aircraft at all at IST :o https://preview.ibb.co/cuBFtb/IMG_0849.jpg On the first 2 segments of my t...

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by mict
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH
Replies: 105
Views: 6883

Re: 2nd Amazon HQ Finalists - No SEA-CMH

Pretty sure that if Amazon chooses Columbus as HQ2, AS will announce CMH regardless of if they were even considering it today.

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by mict
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon
Replies: 180
Views: 35361

Re: Pegasus 737 runway landing excursion in Trabzon

The TOGA scenario leaked all over the news, and I spoke with someone who happens to be an examiner/instructor (don’t know the correct term sorry) and he confirmed the story as well, i actually have a video of the same situation simulated on simulator. But I don’t think I am allowed to share it. Sen...

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by mict
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1895

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

BRU announced a new Chinese destination, Shenzhen. Operated 2 x w by Hainan Airlines. https://www.brusselsairport.be/pressroom/hainan-airlines-connects-brussels-airport-to-the-major-chinese-city-of-shenzhen/ https://www.brusselsairport.be/pressroom/nl-be/hainan-airlines-verbindt-brussels-airport-me...

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by mict
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1895

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

Is BRU at capacity during the morning rush in terminal B? I think I read that somewhere but I am not sure now.

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by mict
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation January 2018
Replies: 170
Views: 15267

Re: Turkish Aviation January 2018

If the article below is correct, TK and Airbus are about to sign a deal for 25 A350s today. http://www.airkule.com/haber/THY-A350-900-ICIN-IMZA-ATACAK/29268 Karel or TK787 do the honors and start a thread please, although it would be ironic if TK787 started the TK buying A350 thread:)))) Ha ha ha.....

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by mict
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches London Stansted
Replies: 79
Views: 12908

Re: EK launches London Stansted

Why STN over Luton? What about leeds/bradford? Both Luton and Leeds Bradford lack of runway length. Luton has 2.162 meters, Leeds Bradford 2.250 meters. That's too little for a 777, let alone an A380. Stansted has a 3.049 meters runway, so that's much longer. For a flight to Dubai you really need t...

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by mict
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

Wow there are videos on Flyertalk where you can see smoke inside terminals, hope everyone can get out safely. Also reports of deplaning using emergency slides. Yikes , isn't that going to put the planes out if service ? Yep... Here is the article: https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Passengers-Hi...

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by mict
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

What is concerning is that the press release mentioned there isn't definitive to the cause or spot of the outage. Thought that was strange too. How can you set a earliest if you don't know what happened and the extend of the damage? They probably do have a pretty good idea of what happened but woul...

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by mict
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 43798

Re: Power outage in ATL

Wow there are videos on Flyertalk where you can see smoke inside terminals, hope everyone can get out safely.

Also reports of deplaning using emergency slides.

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by mict
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2017 (# 7)
Replies: 154
Views: 19414

Re: BeNeLux Aviation # 7

Could anyone provide similar figures for Belgian airports?

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by mict
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star
Replies: 34
Views: 8655

Re: Lufthansa now Skytrax 5-Star

Next with Skytrax: British Airways now 5-star airline

(Wouldn't even surprise me)

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by mict
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion 2017
Replies: 1784
Views: 132218

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

Edit: ........ Outdated info sorry

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by mict
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How likely is one to get Secondary Security Screening Selection (SSSS) flying through IST?
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: How likely is one to get SSSS flying through IST?

Yes from my experience getting SSSS'd actually helped. You skip the whole TSA queue and the only extra things they asked me was to turn on all my electronics and they do the explosive residue search thing, that's all. (Got SSSS'd 3 times total)

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by mict
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH going 747-8 to SEA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3786

Re: LH going 747-8 to SEA?

Also a good thing to know: as First class is not bookable on the route, you can purchase a J ticket and select a F class seat. So you get a First class seat at the price of a Business class? Yes but just the seat, service will be J. Also, even though you can select a F seat during your booking, the...

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by mict
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to debut new First Class
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

Re: EK to debut new First Class

Brussels and Geneva? Very interesting choice to launch a new F product over all their other destinations. I guess the other more premium routes are all on A380?

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by mict
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH going 747-8 to SEA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3786

Re: LH going 747-8 to SEA?

Also a good thing to know: as First class is not bookable on the route, you can purchase a J ticket and select a F class seat.

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by mict
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion 2017
Replies: 330
Views: 26669

Re: Washington State air service discussion

So I just moved from DTW area to SEA and was surprised to see how operations were affected by the snow yesterday.
Was it because they weren't prepared to see snow this early in the year or is it always like this when it snows here?

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by mict
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 11729

Re: Official Launch of Singapore Airlines New Products 2017

The middle J seats can also be transformed into a double bed! Very cool.
The feat "hole" for solo pods look very slim though.

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by mict
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!
Replies: 40
Views: 8271

Re: United flies the 77W on LAX-SFO!

Another very short 77W flight is IST-ADB with TK, which runs a few times a day actually (up to 4 or 5 daily depending on demand)! I did it a couple times, about 35 minutes in the air.

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by mict
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 24997

Re: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018

So was this a false rumor?
I can't find any source for this...

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by mict
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 24997

Re: Air France starts Seattle and Taipei in 2018

Did they publish the flight schedule already?
Really hoping for a late afternoon / early evening flight (leaving SEA) to be able to jump on after work!

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by mict
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight
Replies: 55
Views: 12848

Re: Why Lufthansa says it's temporarily dropping its Frankfurt-San Jose flight

They may indeed have a crew shortage for all I know, but even if they do, the fact that they're dropping this flight out of all of their long-haul flights indicates that, at best, SJC is performing relatively poorly. Do they operate any of their other FRA-USA flights on A340s? TPA if I remember cor...

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by mict
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 681
Views: 146333

Re: Breaking: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar

I'm flying from London to Hong Kong via Doha on the 22/06. Do you think it is wise to rebook and/or will there be serious delays and implications etc? Be sure and post a detailed trip report of your layover in Doha! It will be one of the more interesting posts of the year! I am flying through DOH t...

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by mict
Sat May 13, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2017
Replies: 148
Views: 14775

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2017

PC will start serving CRL (Brussels' second airport) from ESB 1 weekly this summer.

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by mict
Sat May 13, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 diverted to Larnaca after birth of a baby on board #EK75
Replies: 31
Views: 9470

Re: Emirates A380 diverted to Larnaca after birth of a baby on board #EK75

Kickert wrote:
Why would they not land in Istanbul?


I don't think IST can handle a A380.

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by mict
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 12894

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2017

Any idea how the results of the referendum will affect Turkish aviation in general?

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by mict
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 39723

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

What difference it makes to fly Emirates or United from Dubai for example, yet passengers are allowed to take their electronics if they fly United but Emirates No - same airport authorities performed the security checks for both flights, I avoided comparing at Cairo as only Egyptair flies to the US...

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by mict
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 39723

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin on US flights

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Some airline needs to take the USDOT to the IATA or ICAO arbitration panel, as they are being asked to violate regulations set forth by the IATA.


It's not the airline that came up with the ban but US authorities.

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by mict
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/UK banning electronics in cabin from multiple Middle East/African countries
Replies: 412
Views: 39723

Re: Royal Jordanian banning electronics in cabin

What the hell?
Good luck enforcing this. You think everyone travelling tomorrow on RJ will read this and put their laptops in their checked bags? What are they going to do? Refuse boarding to like 70% of passengers at the gate?

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by mict
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines reports profit for 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 1587

Re: Brussels Airlines reports profit for 2016

Jet Airways moving its hub from BRU to AMS was a factor that contributed to the increase in market share by SN at BRU? I wouldn't really say so. Jet Airways has wanted to move from BRU to AMS for quite a while, long before the events of March 22. I don't think his question was referring to March 22...

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by mict
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 25282

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

aviationaware wrote:
AsiaTravel wrote:

They have a 6 abreast configuration in their 777s right now. It's literally not even close on a density perspective.


They will still retain the same number of J seats on the 777s with the new seats. (And will not reduce the Y cabin)
I was surprised too but apparently the density will not change.

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by mict
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 25282

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

I remember reading somewhere that these seats won't fit on the 787 so they are designing a new one. By that, do they mean having a completely different seat on the 787 or just redesign the new seat a little so that it fits the 787?

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by mict
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 25282

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

They said there will be no reduction in the number of seats in the J cabin on the 777, so I guess the Y section will take a hit. Apparently the plan is to maintain the same number of J and Y seats. They claim that the current J cabin wastes a lot of floor space so this is going to be used more effi...

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by mict
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 25282

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

They said there will be no reduction in the number of seats in the J cabin on the 777, so I guess the Y section will take a hit.

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by mict
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK cancels BOS flight and move a 77W to rescue GIG-DXB route
Replies: 51
Views: 13205

Re: EK cancels BOS flight and move a 77W to rescue GIG-DXB route

DDR wrote:

Not to mention that the BOS passengers may have booked EK because they wanted the EK experience. Well I guess they did get a kind of EK experience, but not the one they were hoping for.


The EK experience on the 777 is an old 2-3-2 J cabin and 10 abreast Y...

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by mict
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?
Replies: 36
Views: 9063

Re: Qatar begins LATAM A350 operation?

If I remember correctly, they will be leasing 4 frames from LATAM due to the delay on their own order.
They will be flying to various European destinations, I saw the list somewhere but can't remember the exact destinations. As pointed out MUC is one, and I think MAD as well.

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by mict
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2017
Replies: 211
Views: 17541

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2017

Although it's outrageously long, I have been quoted pretty similar refund times at other airlines / OTA. 8 to 12 weeks at Orbitz for example.
I am waiting for a refund from AZ right now and it's been 7+ weeks, still nothing.

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by mict
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin
Replies: 58
Views: 14531

Re: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin

crazyplane1234 wrote:
Aquila3 wrote:
...has "cheap" written over everywhere, except on the ticket price


Do you have any proof that the tickets won't be cheaper?


Well on TATL flights tickets will be the same price on LH, LX, UA, AC, OS and SN due to the JV so no it won't be cheaper. Same applies to SIN with SQ I believe.

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by mict
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin
Replies: 58
Views: 14531

Re: Lufthansa reveals A350 cabin

I really like the Y cabin, looks very modern.
Too bad we still have the footsie footsie problem in the J cabin (middle 2 seats)...

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by mict
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY and LH CEO`s holding joint news conference on February 1st, 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 11667

Re: EY and LH CEO`s holding joint news conference on February 1st, 2017

LGAviation wrote:
What kind of Codeshare deal are we talking about? A new one and if yes what does it comprise?


Nothing new was added to what was announced a few weeks ago.

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by mict
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY and LH CEO`s holding joint news conference on February 1st, 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 11667

Re: EY and LH CEO`s holding joint news conference on February 1st, 2017

Someone83 wrote:
A lot of fanfare for a deal regarding catering and maintenance, + that Etihad will use Lufthansa's terminals in FRA/MUC


I agree, this was a disappointment :(

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by mict
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz
Replies: 67
Views: 6453

Re: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz

93 as well

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by mict
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air: new fares, bigger J seats
Replies: 28
Views: 6791

Re: Wow Air: new fares, bigger J seats

US Carriers domestic J (which is sold as F) isn't much better! Yes it is. Well we can agree to disagree, but flying both as a flight attendant and flying for pleasure I've operated for both European and US carriers and can say European offer isn't all that different from the states! In my opinion, ...

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by mict
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY and LH CEO`s holding joint news conference on February 1st, 2017
Replies: 39
Views: 11667

Re: EY and LH CEO`s holding joint news conference on February 1st, 2017

https://livestream.com/etihad/eylh
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The press conference is at 4.20 am EST (1.20 pm Abu Dhabi local time) and will be live streamed here: https://livestream.com/etihad/eylh

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by mict
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ keeps passengers on aircraft for 7hrs in AKL!
Replies: 24
Views: 8036

Re: SQ keeps passengers on aircraft for 7hrs in AKL!

aerorobnz wrote:
It has to be stated that the airport had it sitting on the layover due insufficient gate allocation the entire time, and they didn't have many buses for all the scheduled buses let alone the A380 RTB.



Couldn't they use the gate of the EK A380 that diverted?

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