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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2010, 07:47:39 AM »
ASH is still very much a concern. Both Heathrow and Schipol were closed for some hours today.

The volcanic ash according to the British Meteological Office is north in the Arctic Ocean and White Sea off the coast of northern Russia.  Airports are working fine in Europe and the Mediteranean with very little or no volcanic ash interuption.

Heathrow was not closed to my knowledge.

Both Heathrow and Schiphol were clsed for some hours on Monday, as I said.

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2010, 12:32:51 PM »
ASH is still very much a concern. Both Heathrow and Schipol were closed for some hours today.

The volcanic ash according to the British Meteological Office is north in the Arctic Ocean and White Sea off the coast of northern Russia.  Airports are working fine in Europe and the Mediteranean with very little or no volcanic ash interuption.

Sure. But if you're in charge of producing a show that costs millions of dollars, has to wrap within a three week window, and must be meticulously coordinated, you're not taking chances on "little to no interruption." The only way BVM goes through Europe on this race is if he is guaranteed functioning planes and airports, and I don't see that happening.

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #52 on: May 21, 2010, 12:34:02 PM »
Airports have been closed in many places here in Europe in the past week. Today (Friday) airports in northern Norway were closed. But the volcano is again calmed down but you can expect it to erupt again.

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2010, 12:46:32 PM »
So Northern Hemisphere summer + avoiding Europe = more China, India and Thailand. Joy.

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #54 on: May 21, 2010, 12:55:04 PM »
So Northern Hemisphere summer + avoiding Europe = more China, India and Thailand. Joy.

Surprise me, CBS!
I would think Thailand is out because of the recent troubles in Bangkok, right?
And I guess they'll give North and South Korea a miss what with all the sabre rattling going on...
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2010, 02:04:07 PM »
And maybe no Australia either. :(
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2010, 03:54:02 PM »
I would think Thailand is out because of the recent troubles in Bangkok, right?

Oh, you're right about that! Though they did narrowly miss the trouble in TAR 14 when they closed down Suvarnabhumi Airport; I was in Phuket and Bangkok a week after them and all the flights were screwed up...

Not too many choices then? We'd be seeing quite some South American winter I suppose?
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #57 on: May 21, 2010, 04:00:25 PM »
I would think Thailand is out because of the recent troubles in Bangkok, right?

Oh, you're right about that! Though they did narrowly miss the trouble in TAR 14 when they closed down Suvarnabhumi Airport; I was in Phuket and Bangkok a week after them and all the flights were screwed up...

Not too many choices then? We'd be seeing quite some South American winter I suppose?

Perhaps the first time we have SA in back-to-back installments?

I'm thinking that TAR might actually look at North America and say, "Hey we haven't been here in a while..." Canada would probably be first on that list.
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #58 on: May 21, 2010, 07:24:23 PM »
So Northern Hemisphere summer + avoiding Europe = more China, India and Thailand. Joy.

Surprise me, CBS!
I would think Thailand is out because of the recent troubles in Bangkok, right?
And I guess they'll give North and South Korea a miss what with all the sabre rattling going on...

The interesting thing is that most of these problems are relatively recent developments (Thailand, volcano, etc) -- I wonder how much tweaking TPTB have had to do at the eleventh hour. No Australia would really be a shame -- it's an available location with lots more to see and a long gap between visits.

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2010, 05:00:38 PM »
Europe is fine now, besides the Iceland volcano ash hasn't been much of a talk now.  The Heathrow airport thing is due to the British Airways f.a. strike.  I agree with the Thailand situation and the situation between the Korea's.  We could see Australia again since season9, or some of the Pacific Island nations too.  South America would be possible or not since the Chile quake, Brazil could get a revisit again and South Africa as well. 


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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #60 on: May 22, 2010, 06:30:27 PM »
Europe is fine now, besides the Iceland volcano ash hasn't been much of a talk now.  The Heathrow airport thing is due to the British Airways f.a. strike.  I agree with the Thailand situation and the situation between the Korea's.  We could see Australia again since season9, or some of the Pacific Island nations too.  South America would be possible or not since the Chile quake, Brazil could get a revisit again and South Africa as well. 

I think the earthquake is not going to take the race out of South America, because it only affected the regions of Maule and Bio Bio in Chile, so any other region in Chile is safe, same for other countries in South America... but anyways i don't think they are visiting South America again...
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #61 on: May 24, 2010, 01:38:08 AM »
Th eruption of Eyjafjallajökull has now ended. But it still could start again. So it's very likely that no northern Europe this season. Shame, I'm going Germany next week but maybe I spot them later in Spain  :tup:

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #62 on: May 24, 2010, 06:26:56 PM »
If the race comes to Melbourne, Australia, I'd be more than happy to follow them around!!  :tup:

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #63 on: May 24, 2010, 06:27:46 PM »
Th eruption of Eyjafjallajökull has now ended. But it still could start again. So it's very likely that no northern Europe this season. Shame, I'm going Germany next week but maybe I spot them later in Spain  :tup:

I'd like to see them in Spain.  They haven't been there for awhile.

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #64 on: May 24, 2010, 06:34:03 PM »
If the race comes to Melbourne, Australia, I'd be more than happy to follow them around!!  :tup:

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #65 on: May 24, 2010, 06:39:56 PM »
I'm happy to share with Coutzy!

I will do what I can, but you guys are so fast and good! I'm jealous

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #66 on: May 24, 2010, 08:37:45 PM »
I'm happy to share with Coutzy!

I will do what I can, but you guys are so fast and good! I'm jealous

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #67 on: May 24, 2010, 10:06:25 PM »
And maybe no Australia either. :(
So you have inside knowledge that there will be no Australia in this route? Yes or no?
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #68 on: May 25, 2010, 07:42:55 PM »
And maybe no Australia either. :(
So you have inside knowledge that there will be no Australia in this route? Yes or no?

Whats with "maybe no Australia," its been a while since Season9 and there are plenty of places left in that country they haven't been to yet.

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #69 on: May 25, 2010, 11:38:25 PM »
And maybe no Australia either. :(
So you have inside knowledge that there will be no Australia in this route? Yes or no?

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #70 on: May 26, 2010, 03:43:44 AM »
east = unvisited Central American country
west = South Korea or Australia

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #71 on: May 26, 2010, 09:06:46 AM »
I don't think South Korea will be visited this season. Too much tension there.
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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #72 on: May 26, 2010, 09:11:16 AM »
Th eruption of Eyjafjallajökull has now ended. But it still could start again. So it's very likely that no northern Europe this season. Shame, I'm going Germany next week but maybe I spot them later in Spain  :tup:

I'd like to see them in Spain.  They haven't been there for awhile.

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #73 on: May 26, 2010, 09:18:55 AM »
So, given that the starting line is at Boston, we may see a European start! But if that volcano is still there, I'm guessing Central America islands!

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Re: Taking bets on the first leg of TAR17?
« Reply #74 on: May 26, 2010, 09:22:35 AM »
Maybe Canada? A lot of flights into Toronto today.
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