A timeline comparison with last season shall suffice.
Last season, teams spent one day trying to get into Krasnoyarsk, and another out of Siberia and into India. The Trans-Siberian Railroad was this season's ferry to Tallinn. That's why there was a TBC in Beijing.
This season, the only really long-distance flight was Cambodia to Dubai. Thus, we'll be seeing a NEL next leg, unless there was a 36 hour pitstop before Vegas.