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by Sooner787
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Black Southwest employees at Lambert allege discriminatory treatment, city NAACP says
Replies: 10
Views: 1056

Re: Black Southwest employees at Lambert allege discriminatory treatment, city NAACP says

Anything I see in the news anymore is taken with several grains of salt.

Let's wait & see what the facts are

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18
Replies: 1768
Views: 104028

Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE6 ... /KPAE/KPDX


Might well be the last pax 748I we see delivered from Everett in full livery.

The 2-3 AF1 frames will probably be delivered green
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747classic wrote:
L/N 1539, HL7644 was ferried to Portland for paint today (June 27), see:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE6 ... /KPAE/KPDX


Might well be the last pax 748I we see delivered from Everett in full livery.

The 2-3 AF1 frames will probably be delivered green

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if WN Added Smaller Aircraft to their Fleet?
Replies: 17
Views: 2047

Re: What if WN Added Smaller Aircraft to their Fleet?

Either they order CS-100's and let their mainline pilots fly them
or go set up a "Southwest Express" operation and farm out
the smallest market flying.

Might be the only way smaller markets in texas like CRP, MAF, BRO and others
can keep WN service in the future.

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA agent steals cash from luggage
Replies: 22
Views: 3808

Re: TSA agent steals cash from luggage

TSA Thousands Standing Around :(

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former DL/NW CEO to run Amtrak
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: Former DL/NW CEO to run Amtrak

The Proposed Dallas - Houston high speed rail project isn't run by Amtrak.

It's a privately funded deal, either way, I pray it becomes reality.

Heck. I'd be okay if they started Acela trains between DAL and HOU

if the High speed rail project falls through :)

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by Sooner787
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-7Max
Replies: 15
Views: 3396

Re: 737-7Max

I'll be shocked if WN doesn't start to look at a different airplane for the less busy routes. The -7 isn't going to be that airplane. The -7 will be for routes where the -8 isn't capable. The CSeries seems like it's tailor made for WN if it's interested in operating a 2nd type of aircraft. Either t...

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by Sooner787
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Thunderbird accident at DAY
Replies: 6
Views: 1597

Re: Thunderbird accident at DAY

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11 ... ayton-ohio
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Just saw a blurb on facebook saying the a T-Bird jet flipped over after landing / rollout?

Update..... Here's most detailed account I've seem so fare

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11 ... ayton-ohio

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by Sooner787
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-9 : Dead duck
Replies: 41
Views: 9415

Re: 737-9 : Dead duck

incitatus wrote:
The 737-7 is another dead duck, so there will be the -8 and the -10.



Not so fast my friend. Southwest needs the MAX 7 for short fields like MDW & BUR.

As long as WN is interested in the MAX 7, Boeing will be happy to sell them

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by Sooner787
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old (yet to be painted) merger aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 1170

Re: Old (yet to be painted) merger aircraft

I think there are like 30 some odd AA B738's in the clAAsic chrome livery,
plus a few 757's and one 763 that will be retired this year.

Really going to miss that chrome livery :(

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by Sooner787
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 1/200 Boeing 787-10 Model Availability
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: 1/200 Boeing 787-10 Model Availability

That's what I'm looking for , thanks :)

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by Sooner787
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule extension June 22, 2017
Replies: 202
Views: 22140

Re: Southwest schedule extension June 22, 2017

ATA had flown Boeing 757-200 and 737-300 planes out of MDW when it was in operation, and the Boeing 737 MAX 10 is smaller than the Boeing 757-200 and 757-300. While that is true...it's different engines on a different plane with different thrust ratings. Apples to oranges. IIRC,......WN has ordered...

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by Sooner787
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines
Replies: 70
Views: 14448

Re: Qatar Airways to buy 10 pc of American Airlines

This is going to be good :dollarsign: . Subscribing for popcorn delivery. Summer olympics is ON. Potential matchups: 1) AA Union(s) v. AA Management (Pilots Union shot first ) 2) AA Management v. AA Board 3) AA Board v. AA Shareholders 4) Public opinion v. AA brand 5) White House v. AA brand Anythi...

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by Sooner787
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.
Replies: 73
Views: 16912

Re: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.

I'm betting on Southwest. Appears they'll make the Max8
the backbone of their fleet. :)

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by Sooner787
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viva Aerobus announces LAX
Replies: 18
Views: 3210

Re: Viva Aerobus announces LAX

Viva Aerobus is such a sorry outfit, they make Spirit look like Singapore Air.

We've had so many complaints from clients , we added them to our no book list
along with Spirit and Ryanair.

Book them at your own risk

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by Sooner787
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1834
Views: 182765

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

pabloeing wrote:
¿When is the delivery flight of UX B788 EC -MPE?



Matt Cawby's PAE website showed a pic of that bird leaving Everett yesterday
on her delivery flight ( 20 Jun) Should be home by now

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by Sooner787
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10
Replies: 152
Views: 26438

Re: United Airlines orders 4 more 77W, converts 100 737MAX's into 100 737MAX10

Speaking of UA Airbuses since I've only ever worked for United as a mainline carrier - - they are far more comfortable to work than UA 737s. We need to staff with 3 Economy flight attendants and 2 in First. The initial service takes far too long with just 2 on a 739. We need more FAs on ALL of our ...

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by Sooner787
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet
Replies: 71
Views: 8617

Re: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet

Not to hijack the thread, but how many planes are sporting the new QF livery?
Haven't seen A380's in new paint yet

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by Sooner787
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 526
Views: 61281

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

https://www.google.com/patents/US20030062449 The content from this 2001 patent, titled "Twin aisle small airplane" seems to fit what Boeing is looking for rather well, except the patent is for <200 seats class. Interestingly the patent from 2001 also mentioned the term "Middle of the...

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by Sooner787
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model
Replies: 130
Views: 16996

Re: Boeing admits 747 has no future as a pax model

ty97 wrote:
No surprise at this news, but I can be sad about it anyway.


At least we'll be able to enjoy the final 748I's living on in Air Force One liveries
for another 20-30 years or so :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders
Replies: 411
Views: 85120

Re: 2017 Paris Air Show - Boeing News and Orders

I must admit I'm shocked at the number of orders the Max 10's have secured so far,
but the airlines must like the numbers they've seen from the flight test program.

Congrats to Boeing. Now if UA would have a new livery ready to apply
when these new Max 10's arrive :)

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by Sooner787
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737-9 and 787-10 Tandem Flying Display
Replies: 24
Views: 3708

Re: Boeing 737-9 and 787-10 Tandem Flying Display

Okay, that video is incredible :)

Looks like the Max 9 has a little more power than the 739ER :)

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by Sooner787
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 8896

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread

Wow! impressive research.

There are actually more pax 744's in service than I realized.
Love the fact that BA still flies a 744 into my home airport DFW on a regular basis

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by Sooner787
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?
Replies: 63
Views: 12112

Re: Delta Pan Am 747 Retrojet & Farewell Tour?

Honestly, I'd rather see the classic DL Widget livery on a DL 744 one last time

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by Sooner787
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Unveils First CS300 Special Livery
Replies: 55
Views: 9626

Re: SWISS UNVEILS 1ST CS300 SPECIAL LIVERY

Looks like some graffitti artists broke into the hangar
and attacked that defenseless jet LOL

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN livery repaints
Replies: 105
Views: 20651

Re: WN livery repaints

When do the Max's arrive on property?
Can't be too much longer?

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 1/200 Boeing 787-10 Model Availability
Replies: 2
Views: 273

1/200 Boeing 787-10 Model Availability

Just curious if anyone's seen any 1/200 B78J's hit the market yet.

I have 1/200 Hogan 788's and 789's in house colors
and want a 78J to round out my collection.

Any leads would be appreciated

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On
Replies: 80
Views: 8289

Re: BA's "World Images" Tailfins - 20 Years On

Still wish BA would have a couple Chelsea Rose tails around, especially on a 380
with it's 10 story tall tail :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300
Replies: 90
Views: 12568

Re: Southwest 737-300

flyer737sw wrote:
Sooner787 wrote:
When is WN scheduled to receive their first Max's ?


October 1, 2017.
DAL-HOU first flight


Cool, thanks for those dates, but I assume they'll have a few on property
before that for training. Heck, the have several already painted at RNT :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2927
Views: 911540

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

A330freak wrote:
A better picture of DL's A350 now painted.
Image1st Airbus A350 Delta Airlines N501DN by Jujug Spotting, on Flickr



Does DL have any A35J's on order? Or just 359's ?

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300
Replies: 90
Views: 12568

Re: Southwest 737-300

When is WN scheduled to receive their first Max's ?

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by Sooner787
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 54
Views: 12134

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

Love the tweaked livery. That livery will look amazing on all their Dreamliners,
especially the 787-10's :)

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by Sooner787
Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 526
Views: 61281

Re: Another 797/MOM Article

I'm wondering if Boeing might unveil some concept images of a new MOM/797 at Paris in a couple weeks? :)

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by Sooner787
Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2302
Views: 121537

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

I'm sure the 777X will garner many more orders, but if I'm an airline exec, I'm waiting until a real 779 is well into flight tests so I can see some real performance numbers before signing a check. With the current backlog, I doubt a new customer could get their hands on a 779 before 2024-25 time fr...

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by Sooner787
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?
Replies: 310
Views: 27577

Re: Which second-tier US cities can support Trans-Atlantic Flights?

Norwegian is rumored to be looking at Texas for future service.

How about DY service from HOU to LGW ?
Hobby has an international concourse now, so the logistics would work.

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by Sooner787
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft
Replies: 68
Views: 16359

Re: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft

I think the cabin laptop ban is hurting all the ME3 airlines.
We have corporate clients who are back to flying LH or BA
to / from India so they can work on their laptops in flight.

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bahrain, Egypt and KSA closed their airspace for Qatar
Replies: 646
Views: 124724

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

Could it be that putting QR in trouble is exactly what they're aiming for? The UAE stand to benefit a lot from the demise of QR and so does Saudia and Gulf Air. QR 's operation is very vulnerable , a 20% drop on load factors would be catastrophic. This will hurt all the ME3 airlines if this drags o...

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Astrojet with logo off center
Replies: 18
Views: 7741

Re: New AA Astrojet with logo off center

gdg9 wrote:
Yes, N951AA was put into the new livery, while N905NN went from the classic chrome to be the new Astrojet.



Thank you AA for keeping the bare metal look

I was shuddering at the thought of a new Astrojet with a haze grey base coat
like the other heritage 738's :)

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Astrojet with logo off center
Replies: 18
Views: 7741

Re: New AA Astrojet with logo off center

Perhaps that keeps the logo ( decal? ) from being split by the rudder?

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by Sooner787
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1834
Views: 182765

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

KarelXWB wrote:
First 787 for El Al has entered final assembly:

Image
4X- El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - C/N 63548 / LN 590 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr




That'll be one slick looking Dreamliner :)

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by Sooner787
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1
Replies: 354
Views: 86903

Re: Boeing 737 MAX Production Thread - Part 1

Looks like the ramps at RNT are getting awfully crowded.
but I suppose there's not a whole lot of extra ramp space at BFI either.

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by Sooner787
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus reviews further production rate cuts on A380
Replies: 55
Views: 7306

Re: Airbus reviews further production rate cuts on A380

Airbus will never cancel the 380 before Boeing ends the 747 program.

BUT.... I can see a scenario where the 380 is cancelled within a year or 2
after the 747

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by Sooner787
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?
Replies: 158
Views: 34141

Re: Can the A350-1000 live up to Airbus’s expectations?

I can't wait to see an A350-1000 in BA colors as well as VS livery :)

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by Sooner787
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA painted aircraft - 2017
Replies: 178
Views: 34323

Re: New AA painted aircraft - 2017

    jgcotter wrote:
    OK, they did paint over the Astro Jet (3CF) with the new livery... but the word from the company is that 3JP (newer) will be the next Astro Jet.


    Well, that almost guarantees the new Astrojet will have a "haze gray" base coat :(

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    by Sooner787
    Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:07 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: FAA fines UA for failure to inspect 787 maintenance
    Replies: 41
    Views: 7252

    Re: FAA fines UA for failure to inspect 787 maintenance

    Wonder how many UA employees get axed over this ? :(

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    by Sooner787
    Wed May 31, 2017 8:52 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops
    Replies: 57
    Views: 5145

    Re: Norwegian identifies CHI, WAS, MSY, and Texas as next target markets for US ops

    I could see them settling in quite nicely into Austin. BA has done killer on that route so why not try there? Spirit has a nice hub going at DFW , It would be intersesting to see Norwegian set up some kind of agreement with NK for pax feed. Actually, any international option other than AA / BA to E...

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    by Sooner787
    Fri May 26, 2017 4:58 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Spirit A320s Parked at DFW
    Replies: 6
    Views: 1930

    Re: Spirit A320s Parked at DFW

    I saw a new yellowbird NK jet there couple weeks ago.
    Looked like a NEO. The engines were uncovered
    but the tires had foil wrapping on them.

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    by Sooner787
    Thu May 25, 2017 1:45 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Southwest 737-300
    Replies: 90
    Views: 12568

    Re: Southwest 737-300

    FlyUSAir wrote:
    Anyone know what routes the -300's are popping up on these days? Want to catch one or two more before they are retired.



    Probably Texas or California routes these days. I figure the shorter the flight,
    better odds of landing on a -300

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    by Sooner787
    Wed May 24, 2017 9:32 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags
    Replies: 41
    Views: 5262

    Re: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags

    I was lucky enough to get TSA Precheck on my Southwest flight couple weeks back.
    I'm not signed up yet but I plan on investing the $85 for the application. :)

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