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by lavalampluva
Thu May 23, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 739
Views: 120455

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

I think one of the things that people have over looked is what do the Delta awards of HND mean for MSP-HND. Before MSP-HND was unique as it was the only connection point for Delta for customers who wanted to fly to HND instead of NRT. Now that has all changed because Delta customers can access HND ...

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by lavalampluva
Tue May 21, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Will DL Return to Fukuoka?
Replies: 18
Views: 1775

Re: When Will DL Return to Fukuoka?

klm617 wrote:
I'm in stitches over here.

Of course you are.

:roll:

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by lavalampluva
Sun May 19, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 162
Views: 24113

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I don’t know where AS would get the $$$. I’d think the Virgin purchase drained the cash reserves.

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by lavalampluva
Sat May 18, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots
Replies: 739
Views: 120455

Re: Updated: US DOT awards Haneda slots

I wouldn't rule out a return of DTW-NGO-MNL. The demand from NGO is stronger in premium classes, while the demand from MNL is stronger in economy class. These two complementary markets were served by a 744 in the past, and could be served by a 339 in the future. DL doesn’t have the Asian network li...

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by lavalampluva
Fri May 17, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 513
Views: 100812

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Oh thank God. Now this can be put to rest!

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by lavalampluva
Mon May 13, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW-LAN. Why?
Replies: 69
Views: 7140

Re: DTW-LAN. Why?

MSP-RST

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by lavalampluva
Sat May 11, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5604

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

Is this the DTW fanboy club or the WS/DL JV discussion? I have lived in three of the four Western provinces and I have no clue where this idea that "now DTW will have service everywhere in Canada" comes from. I love the DTW airport but it simply won't be connected in any meaningful way to...

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by lavalampluva
Sat May 11, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes
Replies: 62
Views: 5604

Re: Delta & WestJet Joint Venture Future Routes

NWADTWE16 wrote:
the typical negative nancys can flame all they want, I see DTW-YYC, DTW-YVR once daily for both would be nice, and I keep thinking DTW-YYZ should be intermingled with Encore, or WJ 737. Would love to see YOW too but in that order is my expectations YYC/YVR/YYZ/YOW

Turn DTW into a WS hub. :lol:

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by lavalampluva
Thu May 09, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6293

Re: California Pacific for sale

Well...that was a bust.

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by lavalampluva
Tue May 07, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet
Replies: 140
Views: 22303

Re: Icelandair considers A321neo and possible all-Airbus fleet

If this is true I'm sure other airlines are feeling a bit like keeping Boeing at arms length. Sounds like a rocky road ahead for Boeing.

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by lavalampluva
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA suspends routes from JFK in summer 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 4171

Re: AA suspends routes from JFK in summer 2019

I just don’t get it why JFK-DCA would be suspended. You’d think that would be a popular corridor.

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by lavalampluva
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any update on DL 27 diverting to MSP
Replies: 7
Views: 3551

Re: Any update on DL 27 diverting to MSP

That's the downside to having one-offs. Since the A350 doesn't fly regularly from MSP they either have to fly in a crew or wait until the crew comes off rest.

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by lavalampluva
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94726

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

As far as LCCs go to Europe with minimal Europe service PDX-2 MSP-3 DEN-2 PHL-2 TPA-2 SEA-3 Detroit ZERO Be glad for what you have. DL could easily transfer all those TATL flights out of DTW to another hub and the change wouldn't even be noticed. :wink: I would happily trade my Delta hub away for m...

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by lavalampluva
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased
Replies: 103
Views: 15454

Re: Midwest Express Revival Plans, Office Space Leased

To clarify what I think the market is: Primarily business travelers to St. Louis, Kansas City, etc where there are currently no direct flights (and even the connecting flights are expensive unless you book a month or more in advance). That was what the original Midwest was based on. Saved a lot of ...

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by lavalampluva
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94726

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

For reference about DTW and it's "hub" status. consider this. Per wiki, the highest passenger count at DTW was in 2005 at 36.4 million. Since then, it dropped to a low of 31.4 in 2009 and was 35.2 in 2018. So, DTW is now 1.1 away from its high. Is it stellar? No. But, slice and dice it ho...

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by lavalampluva
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no IAH-MUC on LH?
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

Re: Why no IAH-MUC on LH?

Not enough demand for it.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)
Replies: 61
Views: 14339

Re: Varadero Cuba (you’d think you’re in Canada!)

Canadians, as well as Europeans have been going to Cuba for decades. But when the travel restrictions for Americans was ease it never really took off for Americans. The whole thing was over as soon as it started.

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by lavalampluva
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94726

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

DTW looks to have gotten some diversions yesterday. This morning there was an LH 744 parked over by the old Signature ramp on the east side of the field and an Austrian 777 parked on a hard stand by the old smith terminal. Not sure about the LH flight, I thought that was an A359, but the OS flight ...

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by lavalampluva
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 143
Views: 15965

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

According to https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/283880/delta-w19-long-haul-changes-as-of-14apr19/ DL is upgrading their MSP-ICN service to an A350 starting October 27, 2019. I saw that this morning! Great news for the MSP aviation market. Is this the aircraft that DL had planned to u...

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by lavalampluva
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 143
Views: 15965

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-14apr19/ DL is upgrading their MSP-ICN service to an A350 starting October 27, 2019.
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According to https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-14apr19/ DL is upgrading their MSP-ICN service to an A350 starting October 27, 2019.

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by lavalampluva
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?
Replies: 88
Views: 11331

Re: Why so few international major carriers to Philadelphia?

From PHL one can already fly to:

Amsterdam
Athens
Barcelona
Berlin
Bologna
Budapest
Dublin
Dubrovnik
Edinburgh
Frankfurt
Lisbon
London
Manchester
Paris
Prague
Reykjavik
Rome

And that's just to Europe. Not sure how many more options are necessary.

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by lavalampluva
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 28984

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

I flew on N945DN from ATL to ORD back in 2014. According to Flightaware, it seems like it is out of service. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N945DN Crazy the fact that these MD90s will soon be fully retired once Delta gets rid of them. Looks like the last flight was 2/14/2019 and has been at BY...

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by lavalampluva
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Airlines 2.0
Replies: 32
Views: 5579

Re: Midwest Airlines 2.0

TWA772LR wrote:
klm617 wrote:
NWADTWE16 wrote:
Very nice, MKE-DTW probably in the cards


LOL if only DTW is on nobody's radar.

It's on Delta's.

Please don’t encourage him. :roll:

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by lavalampluva
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 16579

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

My guess is FI is looking for a temporary fix until the MAX issue can be resolved.

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by lavalampluva
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 16579

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

I would think there are a lot of mothballed 767s in the desert that haven't hit expiration yet, but not sure what condition they are in. Less than you'd think. The big freight airlines are snapping them up everywhere they can, driving resale value of even the crappiest flyable 767s way up. Ya. With...

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by lavalampluva
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 16579

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

I would think there are a lot of mothballed 767s in the desert that haven't hit expiration yet, but not sure what condition they are in.

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by lavalampluva
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 139717

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Seems like B6 is hinting at TATL flights. But IMO there are a lot of under-served markets in the U.S.

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by lavalampluva
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Announces 6 New Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 8672

Re: Sun Country Announces 6 New Routes

At least they are timing their LAS flights for making connections.

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by lavalampluva
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger gets plane to himself
Replies: 77
Views: 13974

Re: Passenger gets plane to himself

I’m surprised more airlines don’t do this. They ferry aircraft all over the place. Maybe as well make a few dollars from it.

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by lavalampluva
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94726

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

sumeetc2 wrote:
dtw9 wrote:
WOW airs A321 departed this afternoon. Headed to YUL

Getting repainted for NK apparently at YMX.

Wow (no pun intended) the change over is happening fast!

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by lavalampluva
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory
Replies: 92
Views: 15430

Re: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory

dfwjim1 wrote:
Is there that much of a market between Boston and the Hawaiian Islands?

I'm surprised they are starting this now. A Winter start would be far better. :twocents:

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by lavalampluva
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding
Replies: 86
Views: 16579

Re: Icelandair leases two 767s for extra lift during 737MAX grounding

Looks like they’ll be using the 767 at least at BOS, ORD, and MSP this summer. Maybe more cities.

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by lavalampluva
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153247

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

I don’t know if this have been addressed, but it’s obvious that WW might be able to get the aircraft out. What’s the next step? Do the lessors bring in flight crews? I’m sure those aircraft would be transferred to other airlines. It depends on how the Iceland bankruptcy laws works. I'm in opinion a...

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by lavalampluva
Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153247

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

I don’t know if this have been addressed, but it’s obvious that WW might be able to get the aircraft out. What’s the next step? Do the lessors bring in flight crews? I’m sure those aircraft would be transferred to other airlines.

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by lavalampluva
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153247

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

Cathay777300ER wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
Were any of their crew members stranded away from their base?


Most likely as none of the Wow Air aircraft were in Keflavik at the time of bankruptcy. Most were in the US.

There are at least still aircraft at YYZ, DTW, and YUL.

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by lavalampluva
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)
Replies: 61
Views: 7081

Re: F9 starting Tyler, TX (TYR)

Odd routing choice. Well...let’s see how long this one lasts.

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by lavalampluva
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153247

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

So does this mean the KEF bubble burst?

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by lavalampluva
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94726

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Airlines don't fly routes for numerous reasons. Some, but not all of these applies to DTW. a. Sufficient aircraft not available b. Not enough demand c. Route not profitable, may lose more d. Too much competition e. Slots not available f. Airport/State/City not providing enough incentive Hopefully so...

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by lavalampluva
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94726

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

Hopefully Icelandair and Aer Lingus were doing their homework. Look what WOW has done during their time at DTW. Traffic to KEF more than double, major European markets grew (also since LH and DL lowered prices), markets like Berlin, Barcelona, Dublin, & Warsaw may have seen stimulation. It's li...

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by lavalampluva
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 20885

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

There’s a stigma to buses in the US, plus most pax prefer the comfort of a jetway vs. walking outside to get from the bus to the aircraft.

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by lavalampluva
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NH expanding North America routes in 2020
Replies: 82
Views: 11636

Re: NH expanding North America routes in 2020

I can't see DTW getting it. NH has no direct feed and DL connecting traffic won't switch to NH. I'm sure that what automotive contracts exist will stick with DL. There are many more NA cities which are far more underserved. I know that DTW fanboys are hoping for a backup in case the DTW-HND falls th...

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by lavalampluva
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.
Replies: 226
Views: 47396

Re: WN putting the MAX8 in storage at Victorville,Ca.

All of them have arrived at VCV.

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by lavalampluva
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1097
Views: 94726

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Thread - 2019

More proof DL hates Detroit: On my flight yesterday afternoon, I purchased a sandwich. Normally the sandwich comes with a Sanders chocolate... no more!!! In its place was some awful, weird, generic "cookie chocolate" bar that looked and tasted like it came straight from the 4/$1 bin at th...

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by lavalampluva
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further expansion opportunities for HA in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska - 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5068

Re: Further expansion opportunities for HA in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska - 2019

What are the top places that HI people want to go to that's not currently served by HA? I don't know the answer to that, but maybe that's a good place to start. I can't see how going into DEN/DFW/IAH/MSP/ATL could possibly work. Maybe ORD could work at certain point of the year? Maybe IAD also? eit...

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by lavalampluva
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?
Replies: 78
Views: 4730

Re: Man vs machine; are we ready to replace pilots completely?

Sure...then you'll have Russian hackers taking over aircraft. :roll:

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by lavalampluva
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 143
Views: 15965

Re: Minneapolis Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like a new land transportation company operating between MSP and Duluth/Mankato. Interesting is that supposedly you'll be able to select those two cities as a destination on the airline booking system. First partner a LCC. Any guesses? Thinking SY or F9. https://www.wdio.com/news/landline-bus...

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by lavalampluva
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 11996

Re: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020

They should be showing love to DTW, since there are more Portuguese in Detroit than Portugal. :stirthepot: I assume this is sarcasm, because it's not factual. They most definitely seem sarcastic, because the real amount is minuscule. It was meant as sarcasm. There is just a poster on a.net who feel...

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by lavalampluva
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 11996

Re: TAP Portugal Plans Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Montreal in 2020

They should be showing love to DTW, since there are more Portuguese in Detroit than Portugal.

:stirthepot:

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