British Airways Club Suite Routes

Ultimate Guide for BA Club Suite, operated routes with the corresponding flight numbers, registration numbers, when airplanes will be retrofitted and more.

Introduction

Over the last years, BA was not really known to offer an excellent business class product. By introducing their new Club Suite with sliding doors, this has definitely changed now.

British Airways received the first club suite cabin with the A350-1000, in July 2019. The list below shows you all aircraft that are currently equipped with the new Club World Suites. It will grow significantly in the near future, and we will update the list as fast as possible when changes will occur.

There is, of course, still the possibility that dates will change, as not all the planes with the new cabin have arrived yet. This list represents not only the present, but also the future planned routes with the new club suite cabin.

Furthermore, you will also be able to see the last operated routes from a particular aircraft, simply click on the aircraft's registration number.

 

  1. All BA Club World Suite routes with FLIGHT NUMBERS
  2. How to check if a BA flight offers the Club World Suite cabin
  3. BA planes that are equipped with Club World Suites
  4. Overview of British Airways planes with Club World Suite by registration number
  5. British Airways Club World Suite destinations in alphabetical order
  6. Club World Suite Flight Review

(last update, OCT 27, 2022)

We publish business class deals from Europe and from North America on a daily basis, also these with the British Airways Club World Suite, when deals appear.

 

1. All BA Club World Suite Routes

These flights are always to/from London.

By clicking on a flight number, you can see on planefinder.net the last 20 flights with registration numbers, for that corresponding flight. You may then compare those registration numbers with our “BA Club Suite by registration number list”, to see how often a route is operated by airplanes equipped by the new business class.

Furthermore, some few of those routes are not operated every day by the Club World Suite cabin, flight numbers should only be considered as additional information.

Keep in mind that British Airways can change flight equipment at any given time without further notice. For any reason, like an aircraft that is out of service. As you booked a business class flight, you will of course be in business class, but without the new club world suite cabin.

AFRICA

  • Abuja (ABV)

BA82 and BA83

  • Accra (ACC)

BA78 and BA81

  • Capetown (CPT)

BA58 and BA59

ASIA

  • Bangalore (BLR)

BA118 and BA119

  • Male (MLE)

BA60 and BA61

  • Mumbai (BOM)

BA138 and BA139

  • Singapore (SIN) / Sydney (SYD)

BA15 and BA16 (30th October 2022 to 25th March 2023)

 

MIDDLE EAST

  • Bahrain (BAH)

BA124 and BA125  

  • Dubai (DXB)

BA108 and BA109  (not regularly)

  • Doha (DOH)

BA122 and BA123 

  • Riyadh (RUH)

BA262 and BA263

 

NORTH AMERICA

  • Atlanta (ATL) (starting APR 2023)

BA226 and BA227

  • Austin (AUS)

BA190 and BA191

  • Bermuda (BDA)

BA158 and BA159

  • Boston (BOS)

BA202 and BA203

  • Chicago (ORD)

BA296 and BA297 

  • Denver (DEN)

BA219 and BA218

  • Houston (IAH) (not regularly)

BA196 and BA197, starting APR23 also BA194 and BA195

  • Las Vegas (LAS)

BA274 and BA275

  • Los Angeles (LAX)

BA268, BA269, BA280, BA281, BA282, BA283

  • Miami (MIA)

BA206 and BA207

  • Nassau (NAS)

BA253 and BA252

  • New York (JFK + EWR)

All flights to New York

  • Phoenix (PHX)

BA288 and BA289

  • San Diego (SAN)

BA272 and BA273

  • Seattle (SEA)

Flight numbers do often change, check seat map.

  • Toronto (YYZ)

BA98 and BA99

  • Washington (IAD)

BA217 and BA216 (NOT on Wednesdays and Saturdays)

 

SOUTH AMERICA

  • São Paulo (GRU)

BA246 and BA247

  • Buenos Aires (EZE) via São Paulo

 

2. How to check if a British Airways flight offers the new Club World Suite?

All of British Airways' new Airbus A350-1000 will offer the new Club World Suite.

Since October 2019, the first new Club world Suite cabin is available in a retrofitted Boeing 777-200 as well. From that moment on, more and more B777-200 will be retrofitted.

In 2020 the new Boeing 787-10 did also receive the club suite cabin.

The way you can tell if an aircraft has the new BA Club World Suite cabin is from the seat map. We use ExpertFlyer to check the seat maps, Seatguru works as well. This is what you need to look out for.

The seat map for the Club Suite looks like this, with a cabin layout that show a 1-2-1 seating arrangement.

Alternatively, you can also check via Google Flights if the business class seat is shown as “Suite”. However, this will not always work correctly.

3. British Airways planes equipped with the Club World Suite

  • Airbus A350-1000: 13 of 13 (100%)
  • Boeing 777-200: 25 of 28 (89%)
  • Boeing 777-300: 10 of 16 (62%)
  • Boeing 777-9: 0 (18 ordered in total)
  • Boeing 787-10: 3 of 3 (100%, 12 ordered in total)
  • Boeing 787-9: 0 of 18 (0%)
  • Boeing 787-8: 0 of 12 (0%)
  • Airbus A380: probably never

Below, in the graph, you can see British Airways’ plans for the rollout of the new cabin.

 

4. Overview of British Airways planes with Club World Suite by registration number

Airbus A350-1000:

Boeing 777-200:

  1. G-RAES
  2. G-VIIA
  3. G-VIIB
  4. G-VIIC
  5. G-VIID
  6. G-VIIE
  7. G-VIIF
  8. G-VIIG
  9. G-VIIH
  10. G-VIIJ
  11. G-VIIK
  12. G-VIIL
  13. G-VIIM
  14. G-VIIN
  15. G-VIIS
  16. G-YMMG
  17. G-YMMH
  18. G-YMMI
  19. G-YMMJ
  20. G-YMMJK
  21. G-YMML
  22. G-YMMN
  23. G-YMMO
  24. G-YMMP
  25. G-YMMT

Boeing 777-300:

  1. G-STBD
  2. G-STBG
  3. G-STBH
  4. G-STBJ
  5. G-STBK
  6. G-STBL
  7. G-STBM
  8. G-STBN
  9. G-STBO
  10. G-STBP

Boeing 787-10:

  1. G-ZBLA
  2. G-ZBLB
  3. G-ZBLC – Due in 2022
  4. G-ZBLD – Due in 2022
  5. G-ZBLE – Due in 2022
  6. G-ZBLF
  7. G-ZBLG – Due in 2022
  8. G-ZBLH – Due in 2022
  9. G-ZBLI – Due in 2022
  10. G-ZBLJ – Due in 2023
  11. G-ZBLK – Due in 2023
  12. G-ZBLL – Due in 2023

5. Destinations that are or will be operated by British Airways Club World Suite cabin.

Here is the summarized list in alphabetical order (important check flight numbers above):

  1. Abuja (ABV)
  2. Accra (ACC)
  3. Atlanta (ATL)
  4. Austin (AUS)
  5. Bahrain (BAH)
  6. Bangalore (BLR)
  7. Bermuda (BDA)
  8. Boston (BOS)
  9. Capetown (CPT)
  10. Chicago (ORD)
  11. Denver (DEN)
  12. Doha (DOH)
  13. Dubai (DXB)
  14. Houston (IAH)
  15. Las Vegas (LAS)
  16. Los Angeles (LAX)
  17. Male (MLE)
  18. Miami (MIA)
  19. Mumbai (BOM)
  20. Nassau (NAS)
  21. New York (JFK)
  22. New York (EWR)
  23. Phoenix (PHX)
  24. Riyadh (RUH)
  25. San Diego (SAN)
  26. São Paulo (GRU)
  27. Seattle (SEA)
  28. Singapore (SIN)
  29. Sydney (SYD)
  30. Washington (IAD)

 

6. Flight Review BA Club World Suite

We've reviewed British Airways' new business class club suite (here), on its first commercial flight from Madrid to London Heathrow.

 

Here is a small video from BA of the Club World Suite cabin:

 

 

Frequently Asked Question

How many British Airways planes are equipped with Club World Suite?

51 planes are currently equipped with a Club World Suite cabin. 13 Airbus A350-1000, 25 retrofitted Boeing 777-200, 3 Boeing 787-10 and 10 Boeing 777-300

When will all British Airways long haul planes be equipped with the Club World Suite cabin?

It is expected that by the end of 2025 all long haul planes will be equipped with the Club World Suite cabin. 33% by 2020, 52% by 2021, 79% by 2022 and 92% by 2023

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95 comments on “British Airways Club Suite Routes

  1. Nancy S

    How can I tell if my BA flight from JFK-LHR and back in mid-late January 2023 will be Club World Suites or old? It lists only Club World and 777 on the flight details.

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  2. MK

    We’ve just been informed of seat changes by BA for our flights LHR-NAS (Nassau) in July 2023. These changes seem to indicate a change from a club suite to non-club suite aircraft. Very disappointing given that we’ll be on one of the few 777s which haven’t been updated!
    Any idea if things might change back again by next summer? Or is it just pot luck?

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    • premiumflights Post author

      Sadly, it’s just pot luck as you say. The same think happened to me, BA changed from Suites (which I booked) to non-suites, then a month later to suites again, and 4 weeks before my departure to non-suites. If BA sticks to their original plan, 92% of all planes should have suites in 2023, which I doubt.

      Reply
  3. Bob Young

    Love this site – just what I was looking for. Hoping you can help me on this, especially since even in Business I can’t chose our seats without paying for a seat assignment!?! We’re flying BOS-LHR-JNB late September 2023, then CPT-LHR-BOS early October 2023. Any clue as to whether these will be suites? One odd thing – we booked as AA tix and the BOS-LHR leg on AA says its a 787-900, but on BA it says it’s an A380-800? Thanks!

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    • premiumflights Post author

      If your flight number between LHR and BOS is BA212 and BA213 you will have the A380 as shown on BA and sadly no suites.
      LHR-JNB seems to be operated now by an A380 as well, so again, no suites.
      CPT-LHR is operated by planes with Suites.

      Reply
  4. CJP

    Hey, great site!
    I see 787-8 are in the mix for upgrades to Club Suite format. Here’s my dilemma. I’m planning a Sept ’23 trip to LHR from BNA — Nashville TN. Since that’s a less busy route, is it a fair guess that it will be one of the last to get the updates?
    Since this is a ‘bucket list’ experience (cruise ship return), the flight is part of the fun.
    So… Direct, non-stop to minimize potential travel woes, on what might be the old style?
    Or, Fly through JFK / EWR to get Club Suite? Or, at that point, why not Virgin Atlantic?
    (No particular allegiance / rewards)
    What say you?

    Thanks very much!
    CJP

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    • premiumflights Post author

      For the moment it doesn’t look like you will have club suites to Nashville in September, this can change, but it all depends on how fast BA will retrofit their planes. I guess they are behind the schedule, due to covid and some other excuses 😉
      Through JFK you will have the suites, I can’t tell you what is better BA Suites or Virgin Atlantic, both are great, I would take the cheaper ticket.

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        • Joe from Tomball, TX

          Hello. The wife and I are flying to Heathrow from Houston (IAH) in June 2022. BA says 787-9 and seat map looks like old layout not suites. However, this website suggests that it’s the new club suites. I would love for that to be true, since I’ve spent $$ to make this a memorable experience. How can I be sure? Thanks!!

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          • premiumflights Post author

            We’ve checked the seatmaps again. This route is operated by Suites, but until now on every single date. Until the end of next year, it seems that they will use the suite cabin for both inbound and outbound flights.

            So, you can still hope to get an airplane with suites, if BA retrofits their planes fast enough.

    • premiumflights Post author

      It looks like BA swapped aircraft on that route recently, this route is now operated by an Airbus 380, and it looks that they will use it in 2023 on that route as well, so no suites 🙁

      Reply
  5. Michael

    My wife & I are flying out to Male, April next year, BA061 from London Heathrow. Do you know if Club Suite may be available.
    Many Thanks.

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    • Gazza

      We’re flying on the same route in March – looking at the layout on Expert Flyer it matches what we saw recently on BA108/9 between LHR and DXB and this was the new Club Suite.

      Layout is showing the same for BA061 – Business in rows 4 to 24 and the 1-2-1 layout.

      SeatGuru was showing the wrong layout for our DXB flights and is showing likewise for Male.

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  6. Jackson Stearns

    I am on BA218 next Monday. The flight seat map keeps sending me to the old club world and I’ve checked the registration on the past week’s flights and they all fit into the new club world suites model. I will note, this plane also does not have the option for first class when booking a new flight. Do we know what option we might get?! Hoping for new suites!

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  7. Jorge

    Great article!

    I’m flying BA11 in August 23 to Singapore – 787-9 … do you think these will be upgrade to the new suites by then?

    Reply
    • premiumflights Post author

      As BA is continuing retrofitting all their plans with the new Club Suites, chances will be higher the later you fly. Until now, they haven’t announced anything for that route after March 23.

      Reply
  8. Sid

    Any update on the LHR-NBO route? Traveling mid November 2022. Seat map still shows the old Club World. Hoping we get the new Club Suite.

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  9. Ross

    We are booked on BA181 LHR-EWR on 17 September and was originally a club suite on the seat map but now has changed to the old club world cabin of the 77J variant, it appears that aircraft of this variant have also been flying BA181 recently, so I’m not sure saying all New York flights have club suites is accurate anymore?

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  10. Nina

    Any update on whether the LHR > MCO (Orlando) route will have the club suites in September 22? You mentioned BA204 & BA205 have it but not regularly.. is it just randomly allocated? Thanks!

    Reply
  11. Paddy Wilkinson

    Any further update on Heathrow – Atlanta, still sowing old layout for December but I’m keeping fingers crossed…

    Reply
  12. Oliver

    I’m flying Gatwick to Doha in April 23 and it currently says a 777-200/300 but the seating plan shows the old club world configuration. The comments here are conflicting that whilst the 777s are all expected to be refurbed.. you’ve said Gatwick flights are lagging behind. Can I expect the club suite for when I fly?

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    • premiumflights Post author

      I don’t think that all 777s are refurbished until April 23. As always, there is a difference on how fast they planned to refurbish planes and actually refurbish them.

      Reply
  13. tom

    Any updat eon when the LHR-SIN-SDY route will have the new suites fitted? I am looking to book in October/November this year so hoping they will have rolled them out on this route

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    • premiumflights Post author

      We’ve just read yesterday that this route should get the Club Suite starting October 30, this year.
      Post has been updated now ;).

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      • tom

        I thought I had read that somewhere but for the life of me couldn’t find it.

        In your experience are they normally on time with their estimates as I am looking at a flight on the 30th October that is ideal but will look to a later date if they tend to be delayed with their roll out. Obviously with covid nothing is guaranteed these dates but would welcome your thoughts.

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  14. Ian

    Shame BA have withdrawn the 1-2-1 layout from LHR-Barbados route. Have used the 777-300 3 times over the past year and it was a vast improvement. BA own goal?! Seems crazy on a premium route competing with Virgin.

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    • premiumflights Post author

      True, but it is only a matter of time until more planes are retrofitted, so that this route will again be a club suite route.

      Reply
  15. Francis

    The latest update from BA says “all” 777s will be updated to Club Suite by the end of 2022 but I’ve seen reports that this excludes the Gatwick fleet. Any idea what the plan is for those? We’re flying Gatwick -> Cancun in November and it’s currently showing as Club World.

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    • premiumflights Post author

      We don’t think that you will have suites from Gatwick in November, and we have no information at the moment when the Gatwick fleet will have the suites.

      Reply
  16. Linn

    Are there any news anywhere if they will start flying the club world suites again on LHR-HND? Going in December 2022 and I really don’t want to fly the old rear-facing business class as I like my privacy – considering rebooking to Japan Airlines.

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    • premiumflights Post author

      Nothing planned for the moment, can’t see the suites on that route until next year. I think it all depends on how many tourists will actually fly to Japan.

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      • Robin

        If BA change an aircraft to Club Suites do they advise passengers? As there will be less seats I would think that they *should * do!
        We’re booked LHR to HND for June 2023.

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        • premiumflights Post author

          The last time I’ve booked a BA flight (in April) to Boston, they changed the aircraft from non-suites to suites and back to non-suites. I never got any information…

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        • Dev

          I agree and hope they do but you never know with BA service! We are booked for LHR – HND for June 23 too – hoping both that travel restrictions will have dropped and new CS will be available on the 787-9’s by then!

          Reply
  17. Rob

    It appears that they are flying the new suites on SFO LHR route on the 777 only according to the seat map in October of this year.
    Am I mistaken?

    Thanks

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    • premiumflights Post author

      Correct, it seems that BA285 for the outbound and BA284 will have BA suites, starting September. But as always, there’s a chance that they might change that to a later date…

      Reply
  18. Paddy

    It seems the new club suite is no longer being offered on Heathrow/Atlanta flights.

    I am booked to fly in November 2022 and it was originally confirmed that it would be but just noticed the seat map has been updated to the old layout 🙁

    It’s still being advertised on their website as that route offering the latest cabins though?

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    • premiumflights Post author

      For the moment they are not using the club suites on that route, that’s why we have removed it from the list as well. But it might be possible that this route will offer the club suites again in November. It all depends on how quick they will retrofit their planes.

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    • premiumflights Post author

      Yes. It looks like BA has planned to use the Club Suites again starting November to Nairobi. But I think that all depends on how fast they will retrofit their planes.

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  19. P

    Since there are no flights between LHR-BKK until October 2022 will BA be using this time to refurbish these old ramshackle planes? They were in a sorry state in all classes last time I flew that route.

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    • premiumflights Post author

      Well, BA is refurbishing the planes constantly, it’s hard to tell if they have enough planes with Club Suite until October for Bangkok. Only BA knows which routes they want to use their new planes first.

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  20. Richard

    Thank you for posting this page.

    However, a word of warning, after reading this page and checking the seat layout for two flights to Nairobi, BA have without notice changed the plane on both flights to the old BA club class.

    I called BA and the representative conceded ‘I am surprise this has happened as this the club suite was advertised internally on this route’.

    Also, no right of cancellation in the circumstances.

    Unfortunately, BA is still the old BA, scoring own goals and dissuading loyalty, so think twice about choosing BA Suite when you have other airline business options which are more reliable.

    We have opted this time to fly to Dubai in the summer with Emirates rather than BA for this reason. Another own goal BA!

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    • premiumflights Post author

      Hi, thanks for the comment, and you are absolutely right.

      You should consider this page only as a help to find the Club Suite routes.

      I have myself a flight in April to Boston, BA changed the plane three times already, from no suites to suites and now sadly again to no suites.

      Therefore, we’ve added this sentence already (under 1. All BA Club World Suite Routes):
      Keep in mind that British Airways can change flight equipment at any given time without further notice. For any reason, like an aircraft that is out of service. As you booked a business class flight, you will of course be in business class, but without the new club world suite cabin.

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  21. Jenna g

    Looking at BA flights from Bos now and I see seat map is 1 2 1 on both long legs to and from BOS, but seats are not angled like it shows on this page, they are straight forward, is that an indication of older one rather than club?

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    • premiumflights Post author

      If seat map is 1-2-1 then it is the club suite. Expertflyers shows them angled, BA show them straight forward, but these are the same seats. Older biz seats are never in a 1-2-1 configuration.

      Reply
  22. Tom

    I’ve just had my BA7 flight to Tokyo cancelled in mid-March. BA5, BA6 and BA8 are all showing as 787s for that time of year now. Any idea how I can see if there will be any club suite routes for Tokyo at that time now? And what’s the best source of truth outside of BA’s own website

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    • premiumflights Post author

      I just checked, it seems that now again BA won’t use the club suite on flights to Tokyo in 2021. They changed that already twice.
      As you mentioned you can check on BA’s website, but you can also check on Google Flights which seems to be very accurate now, or of course Expertflyer but that isn’t for free.

      Reply
  23. Az2

    Is the BA7/8 on the TYO route correct? I thought that route was operated by a 777? Flights for next year are showing as having club world, not suite.

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    • premiumflights Post author

      Thx for the info, it seems that BA operates this route only from January until end of March with club suites…

      Reply
  24. Matt

    I have been digging on the routes from Boston with the tail numbers above. When I go through the BA booking site it shows the old 2-3-2 configuration on the BA site.

    The flights would not be until mid November. Is this a BA lack of update or a chance to get an old cabin?

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    • premiumflights Post author

      BA booking site is not always up to date.
      I am not sure if they fly already with Club Suites to Boston, maybe they will load the new seat maps after the first flight ?
      But as mentioned, there is never a guarantee.

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  25. Doi

    They should put it on the BKK route as that route still have the oldest seats in any class! This 777 3 class need urgent upgrades as everything is broken!

    Reply
    • premiumflights Post author

      I guess they plan to put the new club world suite on all routes, but that takes time and money 😉

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      • Alex Torrance

        I have booked Barbados with BA leaving Heathrow May 2021 and have been given seats in the new Club World suite. They obviously have a upgraded 777 flying Barbados next year.

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        • premiumflights Post author

          Thanks for the info, we’ve looked into it, it seems that BA flies to Barbados with an upgraded 777 starting April 2021.

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      • premiumflights Post author

        For the moment Club Suite is not planned for that route in 2021. This route is operated by 787-8 or 787-9 which will only be retrofitted in 2021 or even in 2022.

        Reply

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