So can we get them to Groningen in time for late afternoon shots at the bell tower on the 29th??
I have to admit, we have to find a way to do this!
You already know the answer to this. There is no reason for teams to wait around for 6 to 9 hours so they can all take your proposed flight to Hamburg. Take another look at the flights indicated by me in posts #90 and #104 on this thread. Getting to Groningen by 5pm is possible even for the last-place Flight Time and Big Easy.
I believe you have gotten to your position as a result of the Steffie Sunrise information. If you ignore that, then what do you conclude?
From your # 90: This flight time is incorrect: (KL428 left at 12:13 am)Cheyne/Meghan can make the nonstop KL428 DXB AMS 0140 0600
And teams won't be released soon enough to do this: (OS840 left at 1:44 am)Maria/Tiffany, Sam/Dan, Brian/Ericka and Gary/Matt will just miss the Swiss connection through Zurich and they will get OS840 DXB VIE 0240 0605 connecting in Vienna to OS371 0720 0915.
And this flight does not exist:That leaves in deep trouble Nate/Herb, who can do no better than waiting for the nonstop KL430 DXB AMS 0800 1220.
That's all you put in your post #90. Amounts to nothing usable.
Now for your post #104
Teams won't be released soon enough to do this:LH631 DXB FRA 0125 0555
LH340 FRA BRE 0700 0755 and those flights were pretty much on-time Wednesday July 29.
Your Istanbul set would be a possibility in terms of a 12 hour release time but remains inconsistent with Steffie Sunrise encountering a M/F couple. Her comments were:
We were checking out and this American couple came in with tv cameras. They wanted to borrow Joe's mobile to call the airport.about 1 hour ago from web
they said they were doing a travel documentary but mum thinks it might be that Amazing Race show. we were to excited about 1 hour ago from web
they promised us free skydiving lessons in America if they could use our mobile. they teach skydiving.
And Later on:
we were in Dubi. they were sorta old but not 2 old. The wife was really nice, made me laugh. i didn't talk 2 the husband he was on mobile
So who could that have been that she saw? Most likely it was Cheyne & Meghan, second most likey it was Ericka & Brian. Either way, no team will be released early enough to catch the Istanbul flight since the release time is going to be after 4 am by a wide margin.There is an initial flight SQ490 to Istanbul 0410 0740. In Istanbul is the choice of 3 paths, two through CDG; the one I like best is through FRA, LH2085 0825 1035 connecting in Frankfurt with LH344 1320 1415 arriving 10 minutes late on July 29.
So none of your post #104 flights are usable either.
We need to find the flights that teams could catch after 7 am and get them to AMS by 2 to 5 pm.