I have had two knockout punches today relating to race timing, so please bear with me on this rambling. Let's start with the flight from Taipei to Anchorage. It was so simple, but it is appears that I reversed the order of the cities, because CI11 is the flight from ANC to TPE, not the reverse direction that we need. Next, my prime source is showing CI12 on SATURDAY July 28, but I do not believe it because it also showed x136, which is airline lingo means not on Monday, Wednesday or Saturday. Where does that leave us? It appears to leave us without a Saturday flight, forcing teams to fly to Anchorage on Sunday July 29 and then after arriving go straight to some difficult tasks in the Girdwood area that can only happen that day.
OK, so the second punch was CHATEAU's timing of a photo in the 4 to 5 pm range(he states it a little wider, but this is close enough for my purpose) in Osaka. Since teams cannot arrive that early on July 25, that means the photo must be July 26. The implication of that is that my theory of completing Osaka tasks by mid to late morning on the 26th is no longer valid, at least not for Donald and Nicolas. That puts the pitstop in the late afternoon.
Where does that leave us? If it's the TBC I expect then it won't be too bad. Teams can catch one of two flights to Taipei from Kansai International Airport(the main one for overseas):
NW69 1840 2050
EG217 1855 2110
However, if not a TBC then the pitstop will hold teams until morning of the 27th. At that point, there are no good options for flying from Kansai to Taipei. They will have to use an alternate airport, such as Itami. Here is a flight combination that would make sense:
ITM FUK JL2051 0740 0855
FUK TPE CX511 1025 1205
If teams have the TBC they will arrive Taipei evening of the 26th; if there is an elimination in Osaka they will arrive at noon on the 27th. Tasks will then carry them through the afternoon or evening. If there was a TBC then it's easy to see a 36 hour extended pitstop until the morning of July 29; if not then I have a potential problem because teams cannot lay over until the nonstop Taipei to Anchorage flight when if they have to do a TBC at Taipei. If it is non-elim then that problem goes away and they can also get the 36 hour extended pitstop.
The nonstop flight from TPE to ANC is on Sunday July 29, CI12 leaving at 1625 and arriving same day July 29 in Anchorage at 750am due to the wonders of the International Date Line.