That said, it is not impossible for TPTB to arrange for an earlier Los Angeles-Chicago flight to mess with our racers' heads! Or an overnight bus to Bahia? I smell burning gasoline! *small voice* Did I venture into Sucks by mistake?
So on the 29th, teams were in La Paz and Phil was leaving Santa Cruz. Is Santa Cruz merely a connection point for Phil to Santiago? (LAN is the only airline flying La Paz OR Santa Cruz to Santiago. Aerosur, LAN Peru and TACA Peru connect La Paz to Santa Cruz. Can't get through to the schedules right now.)
On another note, I've been wondering where the legs fit into South America. What do you guys think?
Premise #1) Seven boats suggest six teams in Cambodia; this means five prior eliminations.
Premise #2) There is likely to be one leg between Santiago and Cambodia. (Reasoning in Post #60.)1) If both premises hold, there are at least four eliminations in South America.
Premise #3) Teams are checked into Bolivia by the afternoon of the 29th and Phil bails.
Premise #4) Teams depart in the middle of the night of the 29th, and can only leave the country on the 30th.
Premise #5) Santiago airport sightings were at 4-6pm, 30th Apr.2) No time for an elimination leg between Bolivia and Santiago.
So Santiago is only a connection point for the Far East? But why are the teams dirty and tired? Could there have been a TBC on the 30th?!
Although this is pretty baseless, I've been bothered by the repeat destination of Sao Paulo. Too similar, too soon! Could it very well be the place where teams grab tickets and overnight accomodation, then get shuttled over to Bahia, following the tradition of all previous season premieres (except TAR9, irony huh?). There's still five days to fit in the three following legs:
|Leg 1|| ||Los Angeles to Sao Paulo to Salvador|| ||22/23/24/25 April|
|Leg 2|| ||Salvador to S America|| ||25/26/27 April (speculative end date)|
|Leg 3|| ||S America to S America|| ||27/28 April (speculative dates)|
|Leg 4|| ||S America to Bolivia|| ||28/29 April (speculative start date)|
|Leg 5|| ||Bolivia to Santiago to Auckland to Asia/Oceania|
Remote chance of a TBC before Santiago
| ||29/30 April, 1/2/3 May|
|Leg 6|| ||Asia/Oceania to Cambodia|| ||3/4/5 May|
|Leg 7|| ||Cambodia to Delhi|| ||5/6/7 May|
|Leg 8|| ||Delhi to Dubai|| ||7 May onwards|