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TAR13 Episode Timeline, Route, Schedule
« on: May 12, 2008, 11:52:21 PM »
9/28/08 (Su.) 8:00 PM CBS (#1301) Bees are Much Calmer than All This!
10/5/08 (Su.) 8:00 PM CBS (#1302) Do You Like American Candy?
10/12/08 (Su.) 8:00 PM CBS (#1303) Did You Push My Sports Bra Off the Ledge?
10/19/08 (Su.) 8:00 PM CBS (#1304) I Wonder If They Like Blondes in New Zealand?
10/26/08 (Su.) 8:00 PM CBS (#1305)  Do It Like a Madman
11/2/08 (Su.) 8:00 PM CBS (#1306) Please Hold While I Singe My Skull
11/9/08 (Su.) 8:00 PM CBS (#1307) My Nose Is on Fire
11/16/08 (Su.) 8:00 PM CBS (#1308) Iím Like an Angry Cow
11/23/08 (Su.) 8:00 PM CBS (#1309) That Is Studly
11/30/08 (Su.) 8:00 PM CBS (#1310) You're Gonna Get Me Killed
12/7/08 (Su.) 8:00 PM CBS (#1311) Title  N/A


schedule per thefutoncritic





per spoilers..

April22-LA Memorial Coliseum to Sao Paulo, Brazil (11 teams of 2)
April23-Sao Paulo to Rio De Janeiro International Airport, Brazil
April24-Bahia de Brazil --rappel at Elevador Lacerda 
April25-Bahia de Brazil --Fortaleza, Brazil find key phrase on painted wall
April26-Fortaleza, Brazil --Bolivia
April27-Fortaleza, Brazil --Bolivia
April28-La Paz, Bolivia (U-Turn sighting)
April29-Santa Cruz, Bolivia (Phil airport Sighting airport not a leg)
April30-Santiago, Chile (airport connection)
May1- (IDL)
May2-Auckland, NZ
May3- Auckland, NZ to Cambodia
May4-Siem Reap/Angkor Watt, Cambodia  ( 7 teams?)
May5-Siem Reap, Cambodia
May6-Thailand International Airport-Delhi India---New Delhi, India ( connection/aiport)  (6 teams)
May7- New Delhi, India.....
May8- Old Delhi
May9- Delhi to Kazakhstan
May10- Almaty, Kazakhstan
May11-Moscow, Russia
May12- Moscow, Russia
May13- Moscow, Russia --Frankfurt, Germany(connection only) to USA Portland, Oregon


Thanks to Neobie for the map

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Route Map, thanks to CBS
1. Salvador, Brazil
2. Fortaleza, Brazil
3. La Paz, Bolivia
4. Te Puke, New Zealand
5. Siem Reap, Cambodia
6. New Delhi, India
7. Old Delhi, India
8. Almaty, Kazakhstan
9. Moscow, Russia
10. Moscow, Russia
11. Portland, Oregon

 
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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008, 05:06:19 PM »
With the racers seemingly disappearing off the face of the earth after Dubai until the finish line, is it possible that the tourist trap of Europe was bypassed all together this time round, except for perhaps a splash and dash in transit if required? (in line with BM's description of a crazy route)
It seems strange that there would be no sightings from all those blog happy European tourists, but if they took a route off the beaten path, then it could help account for the disappearance of our racers, and the delay/absence of any tourist blogs.
From a production point of view, it is better to lose the race detectives in the second half of the filming, to keep the end bootlist secret, and the route could possibly have been planed to reduce the risk of sightings in the second half of filming. :duno:

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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 08:41:37 PM »
I think that one or two legs in Europe is quite viable, the racers usually self drive so that is harder to spoil and as it is getting down to the wire less teams so not so much herding in big groups.

last time around we didn't anything of them in Ireland, Lithuania or Italy so I think Europe will be in the mix

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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 09:33:42 PM »
After Dubai the remaining teams could head up to Europe and then be able to fly from Frankfurt or Amsterdam direct to Portland.   Looks like perhaps two legs missing between Dubai (which very well could just be a transit site) and Portland.

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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 10:50:02 PM »
per spoilers..


April22-LA to Sao Paulo, Brazil (11 teams of 2)
April23-Sao Paulo, Brazil
April24-Bahia de Brazil --rappel at Elevador Lacerda 
April25-Bahia de Brazil
April26-somewhere South America
April27-somewhere South America
April28-La Paz, Bolivia (U-Turn sighting)
April29-Santa Cruz, Bolivia (Phil Sighting)
April30-Santiago, Chile (airport)
May1- (IDL)
May2-
May3-
May4-Siem Reap/Angkor Watt, Cambodia  (6 or 7 teams?)
May5
May6-Thailand International Airport (5 or 6 teams?)
May7-Delhi India?
May8-Dubai International Airport?
May9-
May10-
May11-
May12-
May13-USA Portland Oregon?
May14-USA Portland Oregon?

puddin, this looks basically right. I count 6 legs there before Dubai International Airport. It is not clear whether a stop in Dubai makes it 7. I have been working for hours on various scenarios of flights for legs 7, 8, 9 and 10 assuming that teams go right on from Dubai. Here is what I have:

May 8 leg 7 DBX ALA (Almaty) to take AR13 to Kazakhstan for 24 hours 0705 1030
May 9 TransAtlantic641 and 941 from ALA through TSE (Astana) to FRA 1610 2135
May 10 leg 8 Frankfurt for 24 hours(tasks plus pitstop)
May 11 leg 9 FRA to somewhere else close in Germany (Baden Baden, Heidleberg, Stuttgart, Mannheim, Mainz Koblenz, Cologne would be among the top choices for such a side trip)
May 12 finish that leg with a 36 hour extended pitstop
May 13 leg 10 FRA PDX 0945 1120 LH 468, then tasks around the Portland area until FINISH LINE


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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008, 11:18:54 PM »
Like you apskip's, I would love to see the race go to Kazakhstan but wish we had some hard proof, still we can keep our fingers crossed. Its just beautiful from what I've seen :tup:

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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008, 11:40:13 PM »
I think that one or two legs in Europe is quite viable, the racers usually self drive so that is harder to spoil and as it is getting down to the wire less teams so not so much herding in big groups.

last time around we didn't anything of them in Ireland, Lithuania or Italy so I think Europe will be in the mix

I agree that self driving would make the teams harder to spot, and I also know that BvM's quotes can often be taken with a pinch of salt, but heading straight off to Europe just doesn't seem very "original and insane"
Visiting somewhere like Kazakhstan, or bypassing Europe all together would perhaps help fill those criteria :duno:

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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2008, 07:03:48 AM »
From above:
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I count 6 legs there before Dubai International Airport. It is not clear whether a stop in Dubai makes it 7. I have been working for hours on various scenarios of flights for legs 7, 8, 9 and 10 assuming that teams go right on from Dubai. Here is what I have:

May 8 leg 7 DBX ALA (Almaty) to take AR13 to Kazakhstan for 24 hours 0705 1030
May 9 641 and 941 from ALA through TSE (Astana) to FRA 1610 2135
May 10 leg 8 Frankfurt for 24 hours(tasks plus pitstop)
May 11 leg 9 FRA to somewhere else close in Germany (Baden Baden, Heidleberg, Stuttgart, Mannheim, Mainz Koblenz, Cologne would be among the top choices for such a side trip)
May 12 finish that leg with a 36 hour extended pitstop
May 13 leg 10 FRA PDX 0945 1120 LH 468, then tasks around the Portland area until FINISH LINE

OK, I have continued thinking about this and there are a few things I don't like about it:
1. only 1 leg in Kazakhstan. Why not 2?
2. There aren't 11 legs, which would include 2 TBCs/non-elimins plus 8 elimination points plus 1 Finale.

So, what have I done about that. You guessed it, an alternate speculation:

May 8 leg 7 DBX ALA (Almaty)  0705 1030 followed by tasks
May 9 leg 8 KC854 ALA TSE(Astana) 1540 1740 followed by tasks
May 10 leg 9 TSE FRA TransAtlanic921 1500 1710 TSE FRA folowed by going somewhere within 2 hours of Frankfurt. Choices include Baden Baden, Heidleberg, Stuttgart, Mannheim, Mainz Koblenz, and Cologne. I've been to all except Stuttgart(which was visited by an earlier Amazing Race) and all are worth a visit.
May 11 tasks
May 12 release from 36 hour pitstop
May 13 leg 11 FRA PDX 0945 1120 LH 468, then tasks around the Portland area until FINISH LINE

There it is, not the way I would normally do it but if you need to fit 5 legs into 6 days one the few ways that can be done. I will add that I researched all flights from AMS to PDX and from FRA to PDX. There is only one that gave me a morning arrival, LH468 as shown above. Also I did serious research to come up with the two character airline code for Trans Atlantic Airlines, but it appears that there isn't one.

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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008, 07:39:14 AM »
Apskip, great info--thanks for all that!

Adding that I believe the finale to be May 14, not 13 with teams possibly arriving Portland 5/14 AM as is traditionally done?

And wondering if there is any possibility of bringing them in via Vancouver? (pure spec on my part as Vancouver/Victoria would be something I would LOVE to see). I see arr flights at Portland from there, but have no idea if getting teams TO Vancouver is possible! :lol:
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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2008, 08:58:19 AM »
I think any of the "stans" are a possibility.

Also Georgia and Armenia.


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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2008, 11:47:35 AM »
apskip, many countries have only had one leg to them - Japan (both times), NZ in TAR5 (though I think we're going there in this race), India recently. It's not a hard and fast rule (though I would love two legs in Kazakhstan).

Other possibilities? more of the Baltic states, Bulgaria, Crete (probably flying from Athens), Romania, Albania.

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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2008, 02:49:56 PM »
The possibilities are practically infinite. However, I do know that flights nonstop from Europe to PDX arriving in the morning are exactly two. The first is LH468 from FRA as indicated above(0945 1120). The flights from AMS do not arrive PDX until NW91 1030 1155. Either one of these can be the answer.

There are no non-stop flights from Toronto to Portland. However, there are good connections in the right time frames involving United Airlines:

UA1101 YYZ ORD 0625 0707  connect with UA257 ORD PDX 0801 1023
AC8497 YYZ DEN 0845 1020  connect with  UA369 DEN PDX 1117 1255
UA1103 YYZ ORD 0800 0842  connect with UA1103 ORD PDX 1020 1236

The problem with Toronto is that coming in from FRA there are 6 nonstops, but all arrive in the afternoon. From AMS it's one afternoon and two evening nonstop arrivals for a total of 3.

From Vancouver, the fundamentals are marginal to start with. The distance from Europe to YVR is about the same as to PDX. Flights in to YVR include no nonstops from AMS; there are 2 single-connection in LHR flights. From FRA there is one nonstop into YVR, LH492 1310 1420 but it is not in the right time frame. That arrival is too late to get a full set of tasks done that day and its too early to transfer teams to flights that leave the next morning. I cannot rationalize Vancouver as a transit point or leg stopover for AR13.


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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2008, 08:53:44 PM »
Like you apskip's, I would love to see the race go to Kazakhstan but wish we had some hard proof, still we can keep our fingers crossed. Its just beautiful from what I've seen :tup:

That is where all the Russian space capsuls land.  Maybe some kind of connection.

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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2008, 08:56:04 PM »
Because there is a report that teams may have orginated in Moscow, I wanted to check it out. The flights cited in the my most recent post in the spoilers thread, LH 3169 DME FRA and LH468 FRA PDX are the only reasonable choice from Moscow due to minimal (15 hour) flying time in total and to appropriate arrival time (morning).

I also did the same type of analysis for Paris-CDG and for London-Heathrow and Madrid and none had any nonstop flights to PDX. I extended that analysis to several additional major European cities. None has any nonstop flights. That includes Prague, Helsinki, Stockholm and Lisbon. These cities can do a front end flight to connect into LH468 from FRA or NW91 from AMS even though they have no nonstop flights:

Copenhagen SA5639 0700 0840 CPH FRA
Warsaw  KL1362 0645 0835 WAW AMS
Vienna UA8959 0635  0800 VIE FRA
Rome LH3853 0645 0845 FCO FRA  or KL1596 0615 0845 FCO AMS

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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2008, 08:58:10 PM »
Like you apskip's, I would love to see the race go to Kazakhstan but wish we had some hard proof, still we can keep our fingers crossed. Its just beautiful from what I've seen :tup:

That is where all the Russian space capsuls land.  Maybe some kind of connection.

GMAn, right you are. Its near Almaty which when I was growing up was called Alma Ata and there was a Russian space center there.

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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2008, 06:00:29 AM »
How about this? (This is assuming Dubai and Frankfurt are full destinations.)

ETA: Getting mixed up over India again. Did the teams leave Cambodia on the 6th, arriving in Delhi that evening? And they were seen in Dubai airport by the night of the 7th? :pull

Leg 1   Los Angeles to Sao Paulo to to Salvador   22/23/24 April
Leg 2   Salvador to Fortaleza   25/26 April (speculative end date)
Leg 3   Fortaleza to La Paz (maybe Santa Cruz between)   27/28/29 April
Leg 4   La Paz to Auckland   30 April, 1/2 May
Leg 5   Auckland to Cambodia   3/4 May
Extended Pitstop from night of 4th to morning of 6th?
Leg 6   Cambodia to Delhi   6 May
Leg 7   Delhi to Dubai   7 May (speculative end date)
Leg 8   Dubai to somewhere   8/9 May (speculative dates)
Leg 9   Somewhere to Moscow   10 May (speculative dates)
Leg 10   Moscow to somewhere   11/12 May (speculative dates)
Leg 11   Somewhere to Frankfurt to Portland   13/14 May (speculative start date)
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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2008, 08:41:30 AM »
Hi Neobie, I made a statement at the other site about my effort to find out if teams were in Dubai for tasks. I am bringing it here.

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I tried solving the question whether TAR13 went to Dubai for tasks or not.

I went around the city by riding a cab. I hailed around 15 taxis just to ask the drivers if they have seen some sort of people running around the city, with backpacks and camera crew running after them.

I went to the Dubai Airport Terminal 1 to ask some of the employees there if there are gossips of TAR coming to the airport. I was a little tame here since I am afraid they might think I am a terrorist.

I went to the famous landmarks of Dubai to ask the people working in the vicinity. I went to Burj Dubai, Burj Al Arab, Souk Madinat, Dubai Marina, Old and New Souq.

But the answer was NONE.

Could it be teams just had connecting flights here? And if the spoiler is right that there is a team of JEWISH FRATS, I doubt if they go to any Arab countries like UAE since it is very risky to enter the country.

Just my thoughts

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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2008, 09:41:51 AM »
Neobie, speculation is useful. However your statement "How about this? (This is assuming Dubai and Frankfurt are full destinations.)" is fraught with two major assumptions, both of which I think are likely to be incorrect. Your timetable makes sense only if BOTH assumptions are correct.

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Re: TAR13 timeline speculation
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2008, 09:46:27 AM »
The legs would probably still hold, just with extra destinations slotted in on top of our connection points.

Time is very tight in the second half of the race though...

Speculation? Exactly the way I feel about Kazakhstan.
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TAR 13 Legs .......
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2008, 07:37:28 PM »
Don't be too rough on me, I wanted this done before the ugly "BB10" rears its ugly head.
It's not perfect but now we have a base of sorts to work with..........it will be updated when we get more info and when I come across something that was overlooked.

If the slides annoy you press "view all images"

Also the dates on the slideshows are the date they were uploaded by me, not the date they were taken.
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Leg 1
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2008, 07:45:02 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2008, 08:56:00 PM »
moved
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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2008, 08:58:10 PM »
moved
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2008, 09:15:57 PM »
moved
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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2008, 09:23:44 PM »
moved
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