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Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Chicago from R9 219

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 16/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
JNB — CHI
Feb 26 — Mar 41
1 adult
Mon 26/2
Mon 4/3

The best prices from Johannesburg to Chicago are usually found in October or February, booked 83 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Thursday

Cheap flight deals from Johannesburg to Chicago

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Johannesburg (ZA1) to Chicago (CHI). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 22 February 2024.

Popular in

August

Cheapest in

October

Round-trip from

R318 356

One-way from

R12 204
High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop
From Johannesburg to Chicago (CHI)
One-way flight from Johannesburg to Chicago (CHI)

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Johannesburg to Chicago?

Friday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Johannesburg to Chicago. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Chicago.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg to Chicago?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 56 days in advance to save up to 30% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 56 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Johannesburg to Chicago 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R16 700, or R21 952 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg to Chicago?

The best pricing can be found in the month of October. Prices to Chicago from Johannesburg average R19 567. You can even find prices in October for less than R19 567, as users have found deals to Chicago from as low as R14 887. The month of August appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Chicago from Johannesburg. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 20%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Chicago (JNB - CHI)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Johannesburg to Chicago is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 5% on airfare.

Cheap Ethiopian Air flights from Johannesburg to Chicago

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Ethiopian Air for the route between Johannesburg and Chicago. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 644 623 searches. Data last updated 22 February 2024.
Find some of the cheapest Ethiopian Air flights travelling from Johannesburg to Chicago. Deals update often to give you more flight options matching your criteria
Thu 21/38:20JNB - ORD
2 stops31h 20mEthiopian Air
Thu 28/310:15ORD - JNB
1 stop19h 50mEthiopian Air
Deal found 20/2R15 699
Fri 22/314:30JNB - ORD
2 stops25h 10mEthiopian Air
Thu 28/310:15ORD - JNB
1 stop19h 50mEthiopian Air
Deal found 21/2R16 511
Mon 1/423:00JNB - ORD
2 stops40h 05mEthiopian Air
Fri 12/410:15ORD - JNB
1 stop26h 45mEthiopian Air
Deal found 20/2R19 232
Fri 22/34:00JNB - ORD
3 stops35h 40mEthiopian Air
Thu 28/310:15ORD - JNB
1 stop19h 50mEthiopian Air
Deal found 21/2R20 308
Fri 15/34:00JNB - ORD
3 stops35h 40mEthiopian Air
Sat 23/310:15ORD - JNB
1 stop26h 45mEthiopian Air
Deal found 21/2R20 611
Tue 30/414:30JNB - ORD
2 stops24h 35mEthiopian Air
Fri 17/59:45ORD - JNB
2 stops32h 05mEthiopian Air
Deal found 20/2R22 708
Sun 23/614:30JNB - ORD
2 stops24h 35mEthiopian Air
Fri 28/69:45ORD - JNB
1 stop27h 15mEthiopian Air
Deal found 21/2R23 463
Tue 12/314:30JNB - ORD
2 stops25h 10mEthiopian Air
Wed 20/310:15ORD - JNB
3 stops40h 50mEthiopian Air
Deal found 21/2R26 732
Fri 15/314:30JNB - ORD
2 stops25h 10mEthiopian Air
Sat 23/310:15ORD - JNB
3 stops30h 25mEthiopian Air
Deal found 21/2R28 394

Cheap KLM flights from Johannesburg to Chicago

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by KLM for the route between Johannesburg and Chicago. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 644 623 searches. Data last updated 22 February 2024.
To aid your search, here are some of the cheapest KLM flights we've found from Johannesburg to Chicago. Deals are refreshing constantly so come back soon for more options.
Mon 4/323:59JNB - ORD
2 stops29h 32mKLM
Wed 3/414:41ORD - JNB
2 stops23h 39mKLM
Deal found 20/2R19 062
Mon 18/323:59JNB - MDW
2 stops47h 32mKLM
Tue 26/313:14MDW - JNB
2 stops25h 56mKLM
Deal found 21/2R20 327
Wed 12/623:15JNB - ORD
1 stop22h 00mKLM
Wed 3/716:20ORD - JNB
1 stop22h 00mKLM
Deal found 20/2R21 310
Fri 1/323:59JNB - ORD
2 stops26h 02mKLM
Thu 4/711:00ORD - JNB
2 stops27h 20mKLM
Deal found 19/2R32 550

Cheap Johannesburg to Chicago flights in February & March 2024

Find cheap flight options from Johannesburg to Chicago specifically for the months of February and March 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 644 623 searches. Prices were last updated on 22 February 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from Johannesburg to Chicago in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Thu 21/38:20JNB - ORD
2 stops31h 20mEthiopian Air
Thu 28/310:15ORD - JNB
1 stop19h 50mEthiopian Air
Deal found 20/2R15 699
Mon 26/222:15JNB - ORD
2 stops27h 42mBritish Airways
Mon 11/318:25ORD - JNB
2 stops30h 00mBritish Airways
Deal found 21/2R16 511
Mon 26/222:15JNB - ORD
2 stops27h 42mBritish Airways
Mon 11/322:15ORD - JNB
1 stop26h 10mBritish Airways
Deal found 21/2R16 549
Mon 26/222:15JNB - ORD
1 stop23h 40mBritish Airways
Mon 11/322:15ORD - JNB
1 stop26h 10mBritish Airways
Deal found 21/2R16 889
Mon 4/323:59JNB - ORD
2 stops29h 32mDelta
Wed 3/417:55ORD - JNB
1 stop18h 05mDelta
Deal found 21/2R17 154
Mon 4/323:59JNB - MDW
2 stops26h 03mDelta
Wed 3/417:21MDW - JNB
1 stop18h 39mDelta
Deal found 21/2R17 154
Mon 4/322:15JNB - ORD
2 stops27h 49mBritish Airways
Wed 3/420:35ORD - JNB
2 stops29h 50mBritish Airways
Deal found 21/2R17 248
Tue 12/323:59JNB - ORD
1 stop22h 31mDelta
Wed 20/38:47ORD - JNB
2 stops23h 18mDelta
Deal found 21/2R17 720
Tue 12/319:35JNB - ORD
2 stops32h 34mMultiple Airlines
Wed 20/38:47ORD - JNB
2 stops23h 18mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 21/2R17 758

Johannesburg to Chicago 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Johannesburg and Chicago in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 644 623 searches. Data last updated 22 February 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from Johannesburg to Chicago in 2024. Check back regularly for other flight deals.
Wed 2/108:20JNB - ORD
2 stops30h 45mEthiopian Air
Thu 24/109:45ORD - JNB
1 stop27h 15mEthiopian Air
Deal found 20/2R15 510
Wed 2/108:20JNB - ORD
2 stops30h 45mEthiopian Air
Wed 23/109:45ORD - JNB
1 stop20h 20mEthiopian Air
Deal found 20/2R15 586
Wed 2/1018:05JNB - ORD
1 stop30h 40mTurkish Airlines
Thu 24/1019:40ORD - JNB
1 stop31h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 20/2R15 604
Thu 21/38:20JNB - ORD
2 stops31h 20mEthiopian Air
Thu 28/310:15ORD - JNB
1 stop19h 50mEthiopian Air
Deal found 20/2R15 699
Wed 13/118:20JNB - ORD
2 stops31h 05mEthiopian Air
Sun 17/119:45ORD - JNB
1 stop26h 15mEthiopian Air
Deal found 20/2R15 945
Wed 2/1014:30JNB - ORD
2 stops24h 35mEthiopian Air
Mon 21/109:45ORD - JNB
1 stop27h 15mEthiopian Air
Deal found 20/2R16 115
Sun 22/1214:30JNB - ORD
2 stops24h 55mEthiopian Air
Sat 4/19:45ORD - JNB
1 stop26h 15mEthiopian Air
Deal found 20/2R16 473
Mon 26/222:15JNB - ORD
2 stops27h 42mBritish Airways
Mon 11/318:25ORD - JNB
2 stops30h 00mBritish Airways
Deal found 21/2R16 511
Tue 1/1018:05JNB - ORD
1 stop22h 35mTurkish Airlines
Thu 24/1019:40ORD - JNB
1 stop31h 25mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 20/2R16 549

Johannesburg to Chicago flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Johannesburg to Chicago for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 644 623 searches. Data last updated 22 February 2024.
Have a look at some of the last-minute flights available departing from Johannesburg to Chicago. Users should double check the flight they book to ensure it matches the day, time, and destination they're looking for.
Mon 26/222:15JNB - ORD
2 stops27h 42mBritish Airways
Mon 11/318:25ORD - JNB
2 stops30h 00mBritish Airways
Deal found 21/2R16 511
Mon 26/222:15JNB - ORD
2 stops27h 42mBritish Airways
Mon 11/322:15ORD - JNB
1 stop26h 10mBritish Airways
Deal found 21/2R16 549
Mon 26/222:15JNB - ORD
1 stop23h 40mBritish Airways
Mon 11/322:15ORD - JNB
1 stop26h 10mBritish Airways
Deal found 21/2R16 889
Tue 27/220:40JNB - ORD
2 stops49h 05mSWISS
Tue 30/419:15ORD - JNB
1 stop30h 55mSWISS
Deal found 19/2R20 497
Tue 27/220:40JNB - ORD
2 stops49h 05mSWISS
Tue 30/418:50ORD - JNB
2 stops31h 20mSWISS
Deal found 19/2R20 819
Wed 28/29:50JNB - ORD
2 stops38h 20mMultiple Airlines
Mon 8/715:00ORD - JNB
2 stops34h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 19/2R24 484
Fri 1/319:45JNB - ORD
2 stops26h 45mMultiple Airlines
Thu 4/720:25ORD - JNB
1 stop30h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 19/2R25 466
Wed 28/219:45JNB - ORD
1 stop25h 05mMultiple Airlines
Mon 8/720:25ORD - JNB
1 stop27h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 19/2R25 541
Wed 28/29:50JNB - ORD
2 stops38h 20mMultiple Airlines
Mon 8/713:30ORD - JNB
1 stop36h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 19/2R26 240

One-way flights to Chicago from Johannesburg

Search for one-way flight options from Johannesburg to Chicago. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 644 623 searches. Data last updated 22 February 2024.
Take a look at some of the best available options we've come across on one-way flights from Johannesburg to Chicago. For those needing a return trip from Johannesburg, there is a search form available above.
Tue 16/417:00JNB - ORD
2 stops35h 43mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 21/2R9 219
Tue 16/417:00JNB - ORD
3 stops49h 07mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 21/2R9 597
Sun 31/317:00JNB - ORD
2 stops48h 16mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 19/2R10 334
Sun 31/317:00JNB - ORD
3 stops50h 28mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 19/2R11 486
Fri 22/319:15JNB - ORD
1 stop22h 40mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 19/2R12 204
Tue 14/520:15JNB - ORD
1 stop25h 50mQatar Airways
Deal found 21/2R12 941
Fri 22/39:50JNB - ORD
2 stops36h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 19/2R13 413
Sun 31/319:20JNB - ORD
1 stop26h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 19/2R13 640
Thu 4/41:15JNB - ORD
2 stops47h 32mKenya Airways
Deal found 20/2R13 678

Find flights from Johannesburg to Chicago within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Johannesburg to Chicago that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 644 623 searches. Data last updated 22 February 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

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Any airport

Budget

R15 699 - R21 971

Route

Depart

Return

Price

Johannesburg OR TamboChicago O'Hare Intl

JNB - ORD

JNBORD

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Thu 21/3

2 stops31h 20m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Thu 28/3

1 stop19h 50m

R15 699

Johannesburg OR TamboChicago O'Hare Intl

JNB - ORD

JNBORD

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Wed 15/5

1 stop22h 25m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sat 25/5

1 stop27h 50m

R16 115

Johannesburg OR TamboChicago O'Hare Intl

JNB - ORD

JNBORD

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Mon 4/3

2 stops29h 32m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Wed 3/4

1 stop18h 05m

R17 154

Johannesburg OR TamboChicago O'Hare Intl

JNB - ORD

JNBORD

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Mon 4/3

2 stops27h 49m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Wed 3/4

2 stops29h 50m

R17 248

Johannesburg OR TamboChicago O'Hare Intl

JNB - ORD

JNBORD

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Thu 28/3

2 stops43h 45m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sun 7/4

2 stops34h 51m

R18 268

Johannesburg OR TamboChicago O'Hare Intl

JNB - ORD

JNBORD

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Mon 4/3

2 stops29h 32m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Wed 3/4

2 stops23h 39m

R19 062

Johannesburg OR TamboChicago O'Hare Intl

JNB - ORD

JNBORD

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Thu 28/3

1 stop22h 40m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Sun 7/4

1 stop31h 50m

R19 421

Johannesburg OR TamboChicago O'Hare Intl

JNB - ORD

JNBORD

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Tue 30/4

2 stops33h 39m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Fri 17/5

2 stops32h 40m

R19 912

Johannesburg OR TamboChicago O'Hare Intl

JNB - ORD

JNBORD

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Sun 17/3

2 stops43h 36m

Chicago O'Hare Intl

Tue 26/3

2 stops40h 00m

R21 971

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When is the best time to book a flight from Johannesburg to Chicago?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Johannesburg to Chicago. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from Johannesburg to Chicago, you should look to book at least 83 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Chicago?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Johannesburg to Chicago. Price data was last updated on 18 February 2024.
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Johannesburg to Chicago flight should consider departing on Tuesday mornings when fares are most often at their lowest. Friday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Chicago by month

Plan your trip from Johannesburg to Chicago by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from Johannesburg to Chicago is currently R11 835 while a return flight costs R18 316. Price data was last updated on 18 February 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from Johannesburg to Chicago (average of R0). Flying from Johannesburg to Chicago in March is currently the most expensive (average of R998). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

Temperature and rainfall in Chicago by month

Plan your trip to Chicago by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CHI

Temperature

-5 - 23 °C

Reviews of airlines servicing Chicago

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Chicago. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Chicago. Reviews last updated 22 February 2024.
See what other customers who have flown with Ethiopian Air, KLM and SWISS from Johannesburg to Chicago have to say. You can also see how each airline compares in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8,2
Very Good
4 344 reviews

Crew

8,4

Food

7,9

Boarding

8,2

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Reviews

1 / 10

the flight was perfect beside the fact that w didnt get Kosher mealls

8,2
Very Good
4 344 reviews
8,2
Very Good
4 344 reviews

Crew

8,4

Food

7,9

Boarding

8,2

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Reviews

1 / 10

the flight was perfect beside the fact that w didnt get Kosher mealls

8,1
Very Good
11 936 reviews
8,2
Very Good
4 344 reviews

Crew

8,4

Food

7,9

Boarding

8,2

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Reviews

1 / 10

the flight was perfect beside the fact that w didnt get Kosher mealls

8,0
Very Good
58 reviews
8,2
Very Good
4 344 reviews

Crew

8,4

Food

7,9

Boarding

8,2

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Reviews

1 / 10

the flight was perfect beside the fact that w didnt get Kosher mealls

7,9
Good
2 268 reviews
8,2
Very Good
4 344 reviews

Crew

8,4

Food

7,9

Boarding

8,2

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Reviews

1 / 10

the flight was perfect beside the fact that w didnt get Kosher mealls

7,8
Good
1 779 reviews
8,2
Very Good
4 344 reviews

Crew

8,4

Food

7,9

Boarding

8,2

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Reviews

1 / 10

the flight was perfect beside the fact that w didnt get Kosher mealls

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from Johannesburg to Chicago. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Chicago for under R15 700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Chicago for under R15 700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just R15 699, but on average you can expect to pay R17 607.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Chicago for under R16 600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Chicago within the next 7 days for less than R16 600.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Johannesburg to Chicago round-trip?

Flying on Ethiopian Air is currently your cheapest option to Chicago, with prices starting at R15 699. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Delta and British Airways, with the lowest prices starting at R17 154 and R17 248, respectively. Ethiopian Air is priced at 19% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Johannesburg to Chicago one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Turkish Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R12 204. Users have also found prices from R12 941 and R13 678 on Qatar Airways and Kenya Airways, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Johannesburg to Chicago?

What does JNB to ORD mean?

JNB stands for Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, while ORD stands for Chicago O'Hare Intl Airport. These codes are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry. This flight route has multiple associated airports, so we think it might be helpful to learn the name and codes of them as well. They are Chicago Midway Airport (MDW), Chicago Greater Rockford Airport (RFD).

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Top 10 airlines flying from Johannesburg to Chicago

Discover the top 10 airlines that operate flights from Johannesburg to Chicago. Compare their services, reliability, and customer satisfaction ratings to choose the airline that best suits your travel preferences and needs. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 644 623 searches. Data last updated 22 February 2024.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-time
DeltaCheapestR12 591AverageR17 163FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/A
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KLMCheapestR13 237AverageR20 638FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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JetBlueCheapestR13 351AverageR15 264FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%
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Ethiopian AirCheapestR14 745AverageR16 964FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%
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Etihad AirwaysCheapestR14 759AverageR21 582FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%
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Turkish AirlinesCheapestR15 824AverageR16 654FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%
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Qatar AirwaysCheapestR16 192AverageR20 798FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%
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British AirwaysCheapestR16 270AverageR17 880FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%
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Virgin AtlanticCheapestR16 428AverageR16 594FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%
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Air FranceCheapestR16 811AverageR24 177FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%
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