Okay--here's what we have so far:Chateau
thinks that the teams check in to the last pitstop in Kiev between 7:05pm (T/J) and 9:05pm (Bama) on Sat June 17
We know that Kiev was an extended 36 hour pitstop so they will be leaving between 7:05am and 9:05AM 0n Mon June 19th
That is too late to make the early flight via CDG (0640) so I think there are 2 options:
1)--they fly to Marrakech with flights at 0810 arr 2:25 or 2:35 depending on connections; or 0900 arr3:25PM; or 2:15 arr9:55 PM (Bama's would have to do this one)
Probably then go to a shop in the Marrakech souks to get a clue, then drive about 190 miles to Atlas Studios where teams are bunched till the gates open at 0900.(driving some in the dark?)
I'm not so convinced about this option because it would involve mountain driving at night and I'm not sure TPTB want that.
2)--they fly Kiev--Paris (CDG) and CDG--Ouarzazate directly
Unfortunately, the direct flights are at 0640 and 0720, which it doesn't look like they can make.
But there are multiple options leaving Kiev to CDG including 0755 arr 12noon via Budapest, 0800 arr12:15 via Vienna, 0810 arr 2:40 via Milan, 0820 arr3:10 via frankfurt,0920 arr2:40 via Zurich, 11:20 arr 4:15 via Vienna, and 12noon arr 4:10 via Amsterdam.
Ultimately none of that makes any difference because the flight from CDG to OZZ (Ouarzazate) doesn't leave till 6:30 PM arr OZZ 12:10AM on June 20th!
They would pick up a car, drive in the dark
to the shop for a clue, then to Atlas Studios for 0900 bunching again.
Then we have the Roadblock/Yield
:(speculation from here)
T/J arrive first at yield, and choose not to eliminate anyone.
BQ's arrive next and choose to yield Bama's
James, Dustin, Rob, and Karlyn all do the chariot racing Roadblock, with Karlyn presumably delayed about 30 minutes...
And then? We don't really know. There must be a Detour
, R/K have a flat on the way, and "one team gets lost on the way to the detour and must wait until the other teams have completed the detour".
We don't know what or where (although I'm hoping for dune buggies!) and we don't know the order of arrival either.
We are supposing that the BQ's arrive last, and since it is a NEL, have the "marked for elimination" penalty which sets the stage for their elimination in Spain. So if they arrive last, probably they are the ones who get lost on the way to the detour.
Pitstop? Somewhere still daylight with a rocky background.
Teams will leave OZZ heading to Barcelona in order for at least some of them to be on Air France flight #2148 depCDG 6:50PM arr Barcelona 8:45PM on Wed June 21
I can get them out of OZZ on 6/21 at 0600 to CDG arr 12pm via Casablanca--and that is the only flight of the day!
WHAT DO THEY DO BETWEEN 12PM and the 6:50 PM flight because they can get to Barcelona much sooner!!
This is a puzzle for me--it would be the perfect time for the Eiffel Tower task except the spoiler dates don't fit...I'm thinking they have to do something else on the morning of the 21st (like drive to Marrakech or Casablanca--leaving in the dark
-- to catch the flight to CDG from there...there is an Air France flight Casablanca to CDG which dep12:45 and arr 4:50pm but if you don't make that one you wouldn't arrive till 8:45PM, 9PM, or 10PM --thereby missing the flight to Barcelona...maybe another place for a BQ screw up??
Have I missed anything?? Any other ideas/speculation?? I was really hoping for one more preview!