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by chepos
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 181
Views: 18063

Re: Caribbean Aviation Thread - 2019

It looks like they are suffering from severe financial difficulties. Passengers from canceled flights are fighting for refunds and seem to be given the runaround. It also looks as if their employees are not being paid. This is not good. I think it will be a matter of time before government agencies...

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by chepos
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LATAM (JJ8151) GRU-LAS
Replies: 7
Views: 1602

Re: LATAM (JJ8151) GRU-LAS

If LAS does not work out you can always go to LAX on AA, that flight on the 789 does not take weight penalties. It gets you close enough to LAS, easy hop from LAX.

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by chepos
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 42511

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Some Midwest markets are low hanging fruit for AA out of PHX, ICT (a resumption), BNA, CVG and CLE (a resumption). COS while not in the Midwest is also a big gap in the network out of PHX, should come to fruition sooner rather than later. PHX-NRT if it ever comes to fruition would be on AA metal, JA...

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by chepos
Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 38635

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Never say never, but DFW ISP looks like a very very long shot, I’d expect DCA or CLT to ISP way before DFW.

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by chepos
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 42511

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

If the AA operated flight is year round (winter), will it operate daily? Seems like a lot of lift to LHR. I have not heard official word from the station regarding this.

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by chepos
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 38635

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Big Move in Boston today, AA is consolidating all there operations in Terminal B. They will fly all mainline flights out of gates B4-B22. Also opening a new Admirals club as well. Does this mean no more Eagle in BOS? I wouldn't be at all surprised to see that happen soon. All that's left is BOS-MDT...

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by chepos
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 38635

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I have a hard time seeing how DFW KEF can operate year round.

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by chepos
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Out of control number of ridiculous, total fantasy, duplicate & self answering threads recently
Replies: 28
Views: 2437

Re: Out of control number of ridiculous, total fantasy, duplicate & self answering threads recently

I found the far left commentary silly. That being said I consider the “what if” threads a bit ridiculous and out of hand. I just ignore them but they seem to be at an all time high.

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by chepos
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Venezuela Flight Status?
Replies: 60
Views: 12490

Re: US-Venezuela Flight Status?

AA 1484 is enroute to CCS, both the outbound and inbound back to MIA are not fully booked. So, not all flights out of CCS are fully booked for years to come.

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by chepos
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces DFW-SKB
Replies: 34
Views: 6400

Re: AA announces DFW-SKB

Well, color me surprised. We all saw this coming, let’s see how long before SY feels the heat.

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by chepos
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement
Replies: 41
Views: 9020

Re: American Airlines 767-300ER Routes/Replacement

Hopefully they upgrade or retire these 767s soon! I go to MVD all the time and fly LAN now instead of nonstop from MIA from MVD. Those planes are outdated and uncomfortable for the fares charged. Also, the soft product is awful compared to LAN in both classes. American def. needs to improve its ser...

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by chepos
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 3720

Re: Charlotte Aviation Thread - 2019

Boof02671 wrote:
Dec 2019?

Typo, meant to say 2009.

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by chepos
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 47
Views: 3720

Re: CLT in 2019

Already tried that. Flight was a money loser and a lot of times the 762 had to make a fuel stop. if they use the 332 I would guarantee this route would do just as well as ATL-HNL, US used the wrong equipment at the wrong time US had a very small widebody fleet and I don't remember if they had the A...

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by chepos
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 46352

Re: Dallas/Fort Worth Aviation Thread (DFW/DAL) - 2019

Anyone see this from SY? Looks like new service (presumably seasonal and less than daily) to SKB from DFW. Will American respond with a nonstop or just ignore it and keep funneling pax through MIA? http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1412527#p20989115 No way would AA fly this fro...

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by chepos
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21355

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

That dress for the more voluptious ladies is atrocious, looks frumpy and wrinkled. The blouse was bad enough but the dress takes the cake. Not understanding the outdoor winter type sweater for inflight, that looks very informal and clashes with other pieces.

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by chepos
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21355

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

I can see some flight attendants get extremely creative with that big throw (or whatever it’s called).

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by chepos
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 21355

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

Love the male pieces, but those female uniforms are all over the place. The mumu sparkly blouse, WTF? That looks awful.

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by chepos
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces RDU service to seven destinations
Replies: 160
Views: 23388

Re: RDU "Big" Announcement 1/15 - 10am

Some of these guesses are just ridiculous, UA is not going to be flying from RDU to FRA. Come on now.

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by chepos
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 38635

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

If this IAD-LHR comes to fruition I wonder what equipment would operate the route, how will the WB be routed and what base will crew it.

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by chepos
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes
Replies: 27
Views: 4022

Re: Future AA widebodies on SJU-MIA routes

I believe AA moves a lot of cargo on the PHL-SJU segment, back when the 333 (LUS days) operated on the route the belly was always jam packed. The flight had it’s share relaiability issues at times which would trickle on to the European departure bank. I recall the flight always having drama and very...

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by chepos
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT
Replies: 111
Views: 12246

Re: Rumor: United adding gates at CLT

I would take rumors from front line staff around the airport with a huge grain of salt. They are as reliable as flight crew rumors. Next week the person who started this thread most probably will post rumors WN is planning on a major expansion in CLT. It seems every couple of weeks these “rumors” se...

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by chepos
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 38635

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Chicago O’Hare – London Heathrow eff 30MAR19 Planned 2 of 4 daily operated by 787-9, replacing -8, remains unchanged. 3rd daily 787-9 will operate from 06JUN19 to 19AUG19 Dallas/Ft. Worth – Frankfurt 31MAR19 – 05JUN19 787-8 replaces 777-200ER, 1 daily Miami – Buenos Aires Ezeiza eff 06JUN19 AA931/9...

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by chepos
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 38635

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

ctrabs0114 wrote:
Just wondering, but is the 737-Max 8 fleet strictly based out of MIA? Or are they going to filter out to other bases (DFW, ORD, etc.)?


As of right now it is operating out of MIA. As more arrive on property I am sure they will get to other hubs eventually.

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by chepos
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 42511

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

COS in my opinion (along with ICT) is low hanging fruit for AA out of PHX.

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by chepos
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Bringing 787 to PHL
Replies: 4
Views: 1568

Re: AA Bringing 787 to PHL

In the fall ZRH and MAN will become 787 routes.

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by chepos
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 38635

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

AA88 ORD-PHX will also be seeing the 787

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by chepos
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 310
Views: 35580

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Nicknuzzii wrote:
What gates and concourses can handle international flights?


Outbound all concourses can, I have seen GLA and other 757 TA flights out of B con, as well as some island flights. The issue becomes inbound flights that require customs clearance.

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by chepos
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 38635

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Level is starting BCN-JFK in Spring/Summer 2019. That could mean the end of AA's JFK-BCN service. MXP service could end up being moved to PHL, though MXP is really a business, not a leisure heavy route, and for the business traffic between the US and Milan that exists, JFK makes more sense, but AA ...

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by chepos
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 310
Views: 35580

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

Great predictions. I hope that there is more movement on the BA side of things because long haul connections on BA arriving on any airline other than BA is problematic. As far as Asian routes, I don't think it makes sense for JAL, China Southern, or any other Asian carrier to come to PHL when AA al...

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by chepos
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 38635

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I sure do. And I was the first person to report the AA IAD-LHR rumor, it's -highly- credible. I’m assuming the thinking here they want to connect Washington D.C with London on their own metal, but have to use IAD because DCA can’t handle long haul flights? I wonder how this will impact BA’s existin...

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by chepos
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 38635

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

So regarding th BA/AA JV, it does matter who flies to the EXPs & Concierge key members due to the SWU restrictions, a switch to BA metal means that SWUs can no longer be used... also, mileage upgrades for all levels go out the window.... IAD-LHR would surprise me because of Parker’s comments la...

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by chepos
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 38635

Re: American Airlines Network Thread - 2019

ORD PRG for a start in summer 2020. DFW-BCN, long rurmored as well.

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by chepos
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing to Daytona Beach
Replies: 22
Views: 3387

Re: WestJet to Daytona Beach

Are there a lot of Canadians in the Daytona Beach area? During Feb and March when they have Canadian spring break bus loads of Canadians could be seen at the shore hotels, at least they did during the time I was a resident of the area (2001-2006). Also a few retirement age Canadians have homes in t...

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by chepos
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing to Daytona Beach
Replies: 22
Views: 3387

Re: Daytona Beach new flight

Not the first international flight for DAB, LTU served DAB years ago and while I was in school there Air Canada Jazz operated service from YYZ with the CRJ. When was this for AC? I know they announced but never started YYZ-DAB in 2002 on the CRJ. I could have sworn I saw their airplanes departing D...

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by chepos
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 359
Views: 42511

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2019

Happy New Year from an unusually cold valley of the sun. Hoping for a good year for SkyHarbor.

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by chepos
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 310
Views: 35580

Re: Philadelphia Aviation Thread - 2019

TAP? Doubtful with EWR up the road (and IAD nearby) add AA flying the route and little to no connections in PHL for TP.
I can see AA adding KEF for 2020
Saturday only service on PHL-STI

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by chepos
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing to Daytona Beach
Replies: 22
Views: 3387

Re: Daytona Beach new flight

Not the first international flight for DAB, LTU served DAB years ago and while I was in school there Air Canada Jazz operated service from YYZ with the CRJ.

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by chepos
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to begin flights to Cordoba, Argentina..can Delta be next?
Replies: 12
Views: 2270

Re: American to begin flights to Cordoba, Argentina..can Delta be next?

Doubtful, AA’s footprint as a whole in Argentina is much larger than DL’s. I could see a second ATL-EZE in high season before a Córdoba flight.

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by chepos
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA wide bodies at PHX
Replies: 6
Views: 3565

Re: AA wide bodies at PHX

The 330 has also operated into the N4 concourse (at least last year), but I believe B13 can also acommodate them in addition to the N1 WB gates. Not sure what gates are configured for 787 ops.

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by chepos
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2
Replies: 39
Views: 9134

Re: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2

I wonder if the NEO will suffer payload restrictions on the PHX-Hawaii runs, the 321H currently takes payload restrictions on the EB segment to LAX.

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by chepos
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1124
Views: 94145

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2018

The 752 has been operating AA685 PHX-DCA-PHX for a long time now and continues into 2019 There have been periods without the 752. They can easily swap to an Airbus or a 737. Going into the summer I believe the 32Es start to operate PHX-DCA alongside the 757. The 32E’s will be a nice addition. My co...

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by chepos
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI
Replies: 40
Views: 5897

Re: AA/AY/BA/IB apply to have EI fully included in Atlantic JBA ATI

Maybe this will allow for CLT DUB and possibly DFW DUB to go year round on AA.

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by chepos
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!
Replies: 25
Views: 3399

Re: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!

They have sufficient winter loads to HNL. I wonder how they would to to OGG or KOA. Do they have anything other than the 77L that can do OGG-MSP? I haven’t looked closely at runway performance numbers for the 332 (though those are pretty heavily utilized). The 333 would have a hard time. OGG gets a...

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by chepos
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!
Replies: 25
Views: 3399

Re: MSP Seasonal Beach Routes Begin!

DL is scheduled to resume MSP SJU today

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by chepos
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM Brazil retreats from GIG as long-haul gateway
Replies: 30
Views: 4900

Re: LATAM Brazil retreats from GIG as long-haul gateway

So, AA will be the only airline flying nonstop from GIG to MIA? Seems surprising as only 1 flight a day is operated by AA (during low season), 2 at the moment.

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by chepos
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to Volaris at CLT?
Replies: 12
Views: 3000

Re: What happened to Volaris at CLT?

I think they originally had ViaAir doing their ground handling and when ViaAir disappeared they had to move to Jetstream who also handles F9. From what I've seen, there are limited bilingual speakers at Jetstream in CLT. I'm sure they are working on adding more, but they were kinds thrown the groun...

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by chepos
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and FAI
Replies: 25
Views: 4264

Re: AA and FAI

32andBelow wrote:
Omg who cares about FAILAX let’s talk more about this 787. Are they gonna be able to work it off the end of the b Concorse or are they gonna have to park it at north. And is a -8 or a -9?


It’s a 787-8, also communicated this week PHX-ANC this summer will operate with the 321Neo.

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by chepos
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63192

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

acentauri wrote:
ckfred wrote:
Even though AMS is a major hub for DL/KLM, starting service from PHL or any of the other hubs for AA would make sense...... .

I may be reading your post incorrectly, but AA has flown PHL-AMS seasonally for quite awhile and continues to do so in 2019.
. Flight is actually year round.

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by chepos
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63192

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

SVD service begins tomorrow, once weekly from MIA on the 319.

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by chepos
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Source: Wow to End Los Angeles and DEL/SFO/YVR/MCO in January 2019
Replies: 66
Views: 10217

Re: Suspended WW routes due to current de-fleet

Apparently the DFW route will not come back next summer.

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