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by chrisnh
Sat May 27, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?
Replies: 63
Views: 4925

Re: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?

Are the definitions for a 'hub' and a 'focus city' stated factually somewhere, or do people apply those terms to fit a narrative they're trying to push? in my own view I see BOS as a 'hub' for no one but a damned strong focus city for a lot of them.

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by chrisnh
Tue May 23, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan Airlines to order 13 B787-9 and 6 B737MAX
Replies: 17
Views: 4564

Re: Hainan Airlines to order 13 B787-9 and 6 B737MAX

:rotfl: They'll probably make it to Buffalo and Pittsburgh before Emirates does

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by chrisnh
Sun May 21, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 77
Views: 14282

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

The A321s AA is using BOS-LAX are described as having 'sharklets.' Is this how they differentiate the ones AA bought themselves from the very tired ones they assumed from USAirways? I've been on both (New from Boston to Dallas and Old from Sacramento to Charlotte and from Charlotte to Boston).

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by chrisnh
Sat May 20, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"
Replies: 77
Views: 14282

Re: United working to replace P.S. with "United Coast"

I think swapping the 739s for 757s on the BOS-SFO run actually means a slight DECREASE in capacity, not an increase. Bigger plane but fewer seats. It does beg the question: will UA cap the number of daily 777s at two, or increase their use as more of the conversions appear. Personally I think that r...

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by chrisnh
Mon May 15, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Who picks up the slack on Rome when AZ ceases...DL? Is it a 757 route? In the Summer that market is pretty big. A 757 would be like throwing away money. It's shocking to me that the 4rd largest economy in Europe can't support its own airline. Without AZ on the route (or in operation), my money is o...

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by chrisnh
Mon May 15, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Who picks up the slack on Rome when AZ ceases...DL? Is it a 757 route?

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by chrisnh
Wed May 10, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Is all that upcoming Norwegian service from Providence now in jeopardy with word that Boeing has halted 737MAX flights due to turbine cracks?

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by chrisnh
Wed May 10, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun
Replies: 106
Views: 12354

Re: Irish 5.17: Summer flying fun

With Boeing halting 737MAX flights due to turbine cracks does this impact the big debut of Norwegian service to places like Providence etc?

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by chrisnh
Tue May 09, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months
Replies: 72
Views: 7584

Re: MIA CEO: Asian airline to serve MIA within next 24 months

:lol: 'Within the next 24 months' :lol:

A timeframe clearly chosen so people will conveniently forget he even said it.

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by chrisnh
Mon May 08, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Transatlantic Viability?
Replies: 79
Views: 7647

Re: WN Transatlantic Viability?

[twoid][/twoid] Apart from the technical viability of this, WN is terrified of even trying Canada...never mind Western Europe. B6 has the inside track, and Southwest obviously cedes that point. Terrified of Canada? Pahleeze. By the end of 2017 we'll be 11 different countries. Why on earth would we &...

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by chrisnh
Mon May 08, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Transatlantic Viability?
Replies: 79
Views: 7647

Re: WN Transatlantic Viability?

Apart from the technical viability of this, WN is terrified of even trying Canada...never mind Western Europe. B6 has the inside track, and Southwest obviously cedes that point.

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by chrisnh
Sun May 07, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS
Replies: 39
Views: 7825

Re: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS

Re: the BOS - CPH flights, I believe they're going to a 330 3x/week from the privatair 737. Which would represent an increase in capacity, right? Not sure what OP was referencing about BOS losing a lot of international capacity. Only other thing that comes to mind is EK going to 1x daily, but that ...

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by chrisnh
Sat May 06, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5
Replies: 497
Views: 25875

Re: Detroit Air Service Discussion Part 5

[quote="klm617"]*DL BOS-JAX SEP 0>0.7 OCT 0>1.0 NOV 0>1.0Got to love it a non hub like Boston get's a nonstop to JAX and the second largest hub in their system DTW is still stuck on one daily RJ to JAX speaks volumes really.[/quote I guess the BOS folks pretty much have to take this whinin...

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by chrisnh
Sat May 06, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A380 At PHL Today
Replies: 9
Views: 5820

Re: LH A380 At PHL Today

Boston had quite a packed house already, including the normal BA A380 in at around 1:30

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by chrisnh
Tue May 02, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Files For Bankruptcy
Replies: 265
Views: 55470

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy - now forced into administration proceedings

Looks like another route for DL to snap up in Boston.

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by chrisnh
Tue May 02, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W - Rare Revenue Flight at IAH Today
Replies: 12
Views: 3146

Re: UA 77W - Rare Revenue Flight at IAH Today

One of these did a SFO-BOS flight two weeks ago, overnighted, and then went back next morning.

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by chrisnh
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will jetBlue add service to SAT or CVG?
Replies: 11
Views: 1476

Re: Will jetBlue add service to San Antonio?

I have a conference in San Antonio early June and I selected the nonstop from Boston to Austin instead, which is way cheaper than anything into SAT directly.

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by chrisnh
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

All of that is to say - I see no plausible way that Delta could dump that much additional capacity into the BOS market without eroding yields. I don't, either. Ergo, 'fare sales.' And then retrenchment. Like the bottle of shampoo says, "Lather, rinse, repeat." We'll know things have gotte...

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by chrisnh
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Today's inbound AF is indeed a 77W, so I guess this begins their 'summer season.'

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by chrisnh
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF
Replies: 112
Views: 13698

Re: OAG Changes 4/23/2017:DL BOS Expansion AUS/BUF/JAX/MCI/ORF

I think I read that DL wants to pull their international flights back to Terminal A from E at Boston, and that the customs and immigration infrastructure with Massport's help is a sticking point (as it was in the 2000 timeframe when Terminal A was built for DL). This time around, in order to allevia...

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by chrisnh
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

It will be AF with the 787-9 W17/18, displacing the tired 777-200s on the route now.

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by chrisnh
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List of Airports with NEO service
Replies: 42
Views: 4697

Re: List of Airports with NEO service

NKNEO wrote:
Our NEO's fly within the united states until we get the engine problems worked out , mostly from dallas up and down the east coast we have 5 of them here at spirit

It's nice seeing them in Boston!

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by chrisnh
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

ORH-FLL - 74.3% (81.2%) - the doom and gloom merchants will be out in force on this one.
I don't think B6 is in Worcester because it makes organic sense to be there but rather as a quid pro quo to Massport in exchange for 'favors' prior and yet to come.

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by chrisnh
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36023

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

I appreciate the knowledge here on this forum. I pretty much rapidly concluded that since Boston was carrying more passengers on a daily basis than a single 77W could carry, the new single flight would likely end up being an A380. But I was simply considering people and not freight. And it seems as ...

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by chrisnh
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36023

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

We all know that EK's fleet doesn't have the balancing effect of a smaller 787-ish plane. But what happened with that order they had...and then cancelled?

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by chrisnh
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

A couple wild cards: what will B6 eventually do transatlantic...something, or nothing? And then there's going to be the upcoming parade of 737MAX and A321LRs that will make Boston pretty attractive to European carriers since it's the first big city you hit coming west.

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by chrisnh
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Could 2017 numbers dip below 2016? Not just losing EK, but there are other European carriers who aren't coming back this year I believe.

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by chrisnh
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36023

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

BOS and SEA were way over served to begin with. You guys act like BOS-DXB is this huge market and can fill an A380 most of those were connection passengers from the JetBlue partnership and if they thought BOS needed the extra capacity they wouldn't have cut one flight so no no A380 to BOS. The only...

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by chrisnh
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36023

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

I think this means the A380 for Boston. From a cut in service you extrapolate to it must mean they are bringing the A380? I believe there is a difference between wanting something and thinking something might actually happen. (Not saying it won't, but this definitely doesn't make it look very likel...

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by chrisnh
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

tlecam wrote:
No surprise, but Emirates is dropping one of the BOS flights, along with cuts to LAX, SEA and reduction to 5x/week in Orlando and FLL.


If you look at LF for both flights, Boston is carrying too many people each day for one 777 to handle. It has to be an A380, IMO.

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by chrisnh
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36023

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

The loads on the two Boston flights are carrying too many people for one 777 to handle. Perhaps SEA, too.

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by chrisnh
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 237
Views: 36023

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

I think this means the A380 for Boston.

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by chrisnh
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

rnav2dlrey wrote:
not exactly an A380 (nor an antonov), but UA's 77W is currently en route to BOS for the first time. it'll return to SFO in the morning.

I believe it coincides with the start of 2x daily 777s on the route. Should be some good morning opportunities for spotters.

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by chrisnh
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Neither AF nor LH have assumed their summer schedules yet with both fielding single-daily circuits (in the case of AF, the smaller 777-200). In years past would they have made the switchover sooner than now?

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by chrisnh
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 10614

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2017

I know the Boston route is by no means the top one in the U.S. but is it doing well enough for TK to keep?

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by chrisnh
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar upgrades ATL and other changes in network
Replies: 8
Views: 2631

Re: Qatar upgrades ATL and other changes in network

Why are the LATAM A359s not being flown to Boston or Philadelphia? Why are they limited to Europe? Are they not equipped with crest rest areas or something?

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by chrisnh
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Frontier Work At MHT?
Replies: 19
Views: 2616

Re: Would Frontier Work At MHT?

JetBlue has the ear of Massport, which could make things 'difficult' for Frontier if JetBlue wished to call in some chips. Add the fact that Frontier departed Logan under questionable circumstances as noted quite correctly above. So if Frontier is looking for 'landing fee concessions' or 'free adver...

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by chrisnh
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 24314

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

BOS gets the A380 on 1,5,7. This past Friday it was a 744 because BOS doesn't have 380 de-icing equipment and it was a snowy day.

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by chrisnh
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 24314

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

If BA dropped one of their four BOS flights in favor of the A380, could they ever get that slot back? Or is it a use-it-or-lose-it thing?

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by chrisnh
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 24314

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

Slightly off topic, but why does BA use the A380 to BOS? Such a relatively short long-haul route. I thought BA preferred to have East Coast USA flights have as much frequency as possible, like JFK. I know there are already 4 flights to/from BOS but as one of them is an A380, would it not be better ...

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by chrisnh
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?
Replies: 114
Views: 24314

Re: BA to firm up 4 A380 options?

Lots of grumbling in Boston that the three A380 gates just opened were built using a curious design limiting the upper jetway useless unless a A380 is there. So far no sign that EK is planning to deviate from their 2x rotation of 77Ws. So it sure would make MASSPORT happy to see BA go year-round dai...

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by chrisnh
Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

Not sure if weather- or load-related but today's BA A380 wasn't.

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by chrisnh
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

The competitive landscape was different when these gates were conceived. Then, you could make a case for LH, AF, EK, and BA all using the A380 at Logan. So that part of the issue can be excused: Massport had a good reason to think the A380 would be more frequently used than it probably will be. As f...

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by chrisnh
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue schedules new A321 MINT routes in W17
Replies: 25
Views: 6698

Re: JetBlue schedules new A321 MINT routes in W17

If B6 goes for a wide-body all I am reminded of is PeopleExpress and their 747.

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by chrisnh
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/26/2017: 7Q to BIM; UA Drops FNTEWR; AY Cuts MIA; UE Opens Base at LUK With FRJ Equipment
Replies: 40
Views: 5753

Re: OAG Changes 3/26/2017: 7Q to BIM; UA Drops FNTEWR; AY Cuts MIA; UE Opens Base at LUK With FRJ Equipment

EK in my opinion has an unbalanced fleet. I'm not saying that they have too many 77W but that they have zero 787-ish planes with smaller capacities and long legs. It's a gap they have danced around the edges over yet have done nothing about.

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by chrisnh
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/26/2017: 7Q to BIM; UA Drops FNTEWR; AY Cuts MIA; UE Opens Base at LUK With FRJ Equipment
Replies: 40
Views: 5753

Re: OAG Changes 3/26/2017: 7Q to BIM; UA Drops FNTEWR; AY Cuts MIA; UE Opens Base at LUK With FRJ Equipment

EK SEA-DXB MAY 2>1.7 JUN 2>1.7 Kinda silently waiting for something similar to happen at BOS. It would be a thought to collapse 2x 77W flights into one A380, but DXB-BOS is carrying too many passengers each day for that to happen. Maybe a smaller 77L For the morning and bigger 77W at night is the ri...

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by chrisnh
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations
Replies: 11
Views: 3353

Re: Southwest outlines initial 737 MAX operations

Is this plane meant to have more takeoff 'ooomph' which is why Midway is frequently cited?

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by chrisnh
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-China...underserved market?
Replies: 56
Views: 3852

Re: BOS-China...underserved market?

What additional capacity does the Boston-China market allow, per the agreement between the countries? Can ANYONE start flying if they wish?

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by chrisnh
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

what does 40% mean with Virgin Atlantic and Indianapolis?

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by chrisnh
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 13
Replies: 519
Views: 46052

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 13

At 62% EK could almost go back to one daily flight and make it an A380. But I'll bet every other month is higher for them.

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