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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #200 on: May 31, 2010, 11:01:41 AM »
Okay, I just heard back from the charming blogger herself. She confirms May 28 Friday at about 4 (4:19 per wp's photo).

She also says that Team Green were the first at the counter and first to get their tickets of the group she saw.

You mean the lime green team, right?


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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #201 on: May 31, 2010, 11:06:56 AM »
yes, both green teams are in that photo. Green team guys were first to get their tickets, if I mean Lime Green I will say so.

Let's take this to the contestant and the Location and the spec threads now please?
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #202 on: May 31, 2010, 11:10:41 AM »
Okay, I just heard back from the charming blogger herself. She confirms May 28 Friday at about 4 (4:19 per wp's photo).

She also says that Team Green were the first at the counter and first to get their tickets of the group she saw.



Team Green or Team Lime Green?

Team Green, Connor and Jonathan, seems to be at the back of this line.

I am consistently using the team names posted in the Contestant threads. Team Green (she specifically described our guys) were the team to first get their tickets OF THAT GROUP she saw.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #203 on: May 31, 2010, 11:11:10 AM »
yes, both green teams are in that photo. Green team guys were first to get their tickets, if I mean Lime Green I will say so.

Let's take this to the contestant and the Location and the spec threads now please?

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #204 on: May 31, 2010, 12:24:00 PM »
here are some usual flights LHR to ACC on Fridays....somehow I don't think teams would be allowed on MEA for example.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #205 on: May 31, 2010, 12:49:53 PM »
It'll be interesting to see where teams go from Ghana. No likely options for ground travel out of the country and a pretty limited flight schedule today and tomorrow (especially once you take out destinations with Dept of State travel warnings and England, although I suppose they could connect through LHR again):

DEPARTURES FROM ACCRA: MAY 31
LFW Lome        AT 517        Royal Air Maroc    4:45 AM         
LFW Lome        AT 516        Royal Air Maroc    4:45 AM      
ABV Abuja        W3 64        Arik Air    6:30 AM      
LOS Lagos        VK 844        Virgin Nigeria    6:30 AM         
LHR London     VS 658      Virgin Atlantic Airways    8:05 AM   
LOS Lagos        W3 72        Arik Air    8:05 AM         
LOS Lagos     VK 800        Virgin Nigeria    8:10 AM
         
ABJ Abidjan     VU 301             Air Ivoire    10:45 AM         
ADD Addis Ababa   ET 928        Ethiopian Airlines    11:30 AM
ABJ Abidjan   EK 787           Emirates    1:00 PM   
ROB Monrovia   KQ 508        Kenya Airways    1:10 PM
BKO Bamako   2J 416        Air Burkina    1:20 PM   
ABJ Abidjan   ET 907        Ethiopian Airlines    2:20 PM
   
OUA Ouagadougou   2J 522        Air Burkina    2:20 PM   
LBV Libreville   LH 566   Lufthansa    3:25 PM       
LBV Libreville   SN 7200   Brussels Airlines    3:25 PM   
LOS Lagos        VK 804        Virgin Nigeria    5:10 PM         
DXB Dubai   EK    788              Emirates    5:30 PM   
LOS Lagos        W3 76        Arik Air    5:45 PM         
NBO Nairobi   KQ 509        Kenya Airways    8:50 PM   
JNB Johannesburg   SW 707        Air Namibia    9:00 PM         
AMS Amsterdam   KL 590   KLM    9:10 PM         
AMS Amsterdam   DL 9373^    Delta Air Lines    9:10 PM         
FRA Frankfurt   LH 567   Lufthansa    9:55 PM         
FRA Frankfurt   SN 7201^   Brussels Airlines    9:55 PM         
FRA Frankfurt   UA 8722^   United Airlines    9:55 PM         
LHR London   BA 78   British Airways    10:40 PM          Cancelled
LHR London   AA 6414^   American Airlines    10:40 PM          Cancelled

JNB Johannesburg   SA 53   South African Airways    11:00 PM         
TIP Tripoli   8U 751        Afriqiyah Airways    11:05 PM         
LGW London   G0 101     Ghana International Airlines    11:30 PM

DEPARTURES FROM ACCRA: JUNE 1
LFW Lome        KP 19        ASKY Airlines    12:20 AM         
LFW Lome     ET 19^        Ethiopian Airlines    12:20 AM   
      
FNA Freetown   KP 13        ASKY Airlines    1:00 AM         
FNA Freetown   ET 13^        Ethiopian Airlines    1:00 AM         
MSE Manston   CV 7172        Cargolux Airlines International    5:10AM
MSE Manston   CV 7179        Cargolux Airlines International    5:10AM

LOS Lagos        W3 72        Arik Air    8:05 AM         
JFK New York   DL 167   Delta Air Lines    9:40 AM   
JFK New York   KL 9338^      KLM    9:40 AM   
ABJ Abidjan   VU 301   Air Ivoire    10:45 AM   
      
ADD Addis Ababa   ET 906        Ethiopian Airlines    10:55 AM         
ROB Monrovia   VK 807        Virgin Nigeria    11:15 AM      
ABJ Abidjan   EK 787   Emirates    1:00 PM   
FNA Freetown   KQ 510        Kenya Airways    1:10 PM   
ROB Monrovia   ET 929        Ethiopian Airlines    1:50 PM   
LOS Lagos        VK 806        Virgin Nigeria    4:05 PM         
DXB Dubai        EK 788           Emirates    5:30 PM   
LOS Lagos        W3 76        Arik Air    5:45 PM   
BJL Banjul        VK 845        Virgin Nigeria    8:35 PM   
NBO Nairobi   KQ 511        Kenya Airways    8:50 PM   
AMS Amsterdam   KL 590   KLM    9:10 PM         
AMS Amsterdam   DL 9373^   Delta Air Lines    9:10 PM   
DKR Dakar   W3 65        Arik Air    9:20 PM   
LFW Lome        VU 310      Air Ivoire    10:05 PM   
LHR London   BA 78   British Airways    10:40 PM   
LHR London   AA 6414^   American Airlines    10:40 PM   
   
JNB Johannesburg   SA 53   South African Airways    11:00 PM   
CAI Cairo        MS 882   Egyptair    11:45 PM         
FCO Rome     AZ 845   Alitalia    11:45 PM   

Hard to believe they'd be done in Africa already after Ghana with so much Race left. If they do leave Africa, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and Dubai jump out as possible connection points.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #206 on: May 31, 2010, 12:55:09 PM »
We had lots of chatter about Jo-burg for this season. A LOT . But we discounted most of it thinking that TAR wouldn't want to be there during the World Cup. The US Team arrived there Sunday

I feel sure we'll see at least 2 African legs...perhaps two even in Ghana? That's what they did in Burkina Fasa.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #207 on: May 31, 2010, 12:56:03 PM »
I expect 3 African legs this race. Two in Ghana seems feasible, given its big culture and relatively large country size.

I think Lome or Librevile are the likely next destinations, especially the former, which is a 3 hour ride from Accra.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #208 on: May 31, 2010, 01:01:23 PM »
Virgin Atlantic just started flying from LHR to ACC on May 24th - Sir Richard Branson and other celebrities were there to celebrate the new route.
I sense a "promotional considerations" opportunity and wouldn't be surprised to see other Virgin flights.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #209 on: May 31, 2010, 01:05:51 PM »
My guess is that they've completed two legs in Ghana already and that we'll see at least one more African leg. I find it hard to believe WRP would want to risk Joburg right now too, but it would give them much better options to connect to their next continent than Togo, Gambia, Sierra Leone, etc, would. Cairo would be another possibility with lots of connections. And they HAVE leapfrogged from Europe to Africa back to Europe before as well, so who knows.

WP has a point -- we have had two known Virgin flights already, including one on the first leg which is unprecedented.


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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #210 on: May 31, 2010, 01:29:31 PM »
Okay, I just heard back from the charming blogger herself. She confirms May 28 Friday at about 4 (4:19 per wp's photo).

She also says that Team Green were the first at the counter and first to get their tickets.

I'm liking the way this team sounds

So am I.  Maybe we can have a really good all-female team.  Two in fact, since the pink girls are still in the Race as well.

I'm also happy the Wu father & son are still in the Race!  Let's hope that none of the other two all-female teams are gone.
Yeah, by the time they left England.  But there's still the matter of Ghana.

I think the blue/black women's team could probably make it through quite a few legs, but it's the red girls I'm worried about.

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« Reply #211 on: May 31, 2010, 03:04:59 PM »
Maybe the Ghana leg was over 3 days. They left on 28 arrived on 29 accounted an overnight stop, then finished leg on the 30.

Considering there is only one international airport in Ghana, it makes 2 legs unlikely, as they had to fly into Accra,.
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« Reply #212 on: May 31, 2010, 03:06:58 PM »
More fake TAR 17 spoilers, this time from "ababou12" on twitter...
Not even a little bit convincing.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #213 on: May 31, 2010, 03:25:54 PM »
Okay, I just heard back from the charming blogger herself. She confirms May 28 Friday at about 4 (4:19 per wp's photo).

She also says that Team Green were the first at the counter and first to get their tickets.

I'm liking the way this team sounds

So am I.  Maybe we can have a really good all-female team.  Two in fact, since the pink girls are still in the Race as well.

I'm also happy the Wu father & son are still in the Race!  Let's hope that none of the other two all-female teams are gone.
Yeah, by the time they left England.  But there's still the matter of Ghana.

I think the blue/black women's team could probably make it through quite a few legs, but it's the red girls I'm worried about.

I think the red girls or blue and rose girls are a mom and daughter...So I hope they can make it through!
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #214 on: May 31, 2010, 03:26:22 PM »
Okay, I just heard back from the charming blogger herself. She confirms May 28 Friday at about 4 (4:19 per wp's photo).

She also says that Team Green were the first at the counter and first to get their tickets of the group she saw.
Even though it's clearly the lime green girls who seem to be there first.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #215 on: May 31, 2010, 03:32:19 PM »
Okay, I just heard back from the charming blogger herself. She confirms May 28 Friday at about 4 (4:19 per wp's photo).

She also says that Team Green were the first at the counter and first to get their tickets of the group she saw.
Even though it's clearly the lime green girls who seem to be there first.

please post this in the spec thread, this thread is just for tweets/live sightings!

and just because lime green is at the counter first doesn't mean green team is behind them, green team prob already got their tickets and are now just chilling, talking to the other teams . . .

« Last Edit: May 31, 2010, 03:35:33 PM by michael »

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« Reply #216 on: May 31, 2010, 03:54:46 PM »
woden- They went to Senegal and then returned back to Euopre during Amazing Race 6 so it is possible.
Also, a land trip to Togo is possible, and that would save money.

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« Reply #217 on: May 31, 2010, 04:26:34 PM »
Pure Spec

Since BvM sometimes tries to establish a theme...To go along with Stonehenge...

The Ghana Mystery Stone:

http://www.ghana.photographers-resource.com/locations/Heritage/LG/Mystery_stone.htm

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« Reply #218 on: May 31, 2010, 04:37:53 PM »
Trying to get times straight in my head. If the teams flew from Heathrow to Ghana on Friday evening,

Airport:        (LHR) Heathrow Airport
City:        London, EN, GB
Scheduled:        10:30 PM    -    Fri May 28, 2010
Actual:        10:54 PM    - Fri May 28, 2010
         Departed gate 24 min later than scheduled
Terminal:        3

Airport:        (ACC) Kotoka Airport
City:        Accra, GH
Scheduled:        4:15 AM - Sat May 29, 2010
Actual:        4:35 AM -    Sat May 29, 2010
         Arrived at gate 20 min later than scheduled

is it even possible timewise that they could have made it over to Sao Tome (unable to find a listed commercial flight so it would possibly have been charter), had a complete leg including elimination, and then back to Ghana for the current potential sightings?

If we assumed that WRP might have counted on having access to the earlier evening BA flight at 8:35 also, would that make it more feasible?

Just trying to prove or disprove whether the Sao Tome sighting is probably false

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« Reply #219 on: May 31, 2010, 04:45:58 PM »
We had lots of chatter about Jo-burg for this season. A LOT . But we discounted most of it thinking that TAR wouldn't want to be there during the World Cup

I was just coming on here to make a post about the World Cup.  They will most likely be avoiding South Africa and any surrounding areas due to the WC, but the speculation that they traveled from England to Ghana got me wondering if they may make it a theme or trend to visit World Cup Nations during this race.  They have been in the US, England, and Ghana.  Just something to keep in mind as more information is brought to our attention.

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« Reply #220 on: May 31, 2010, 04:46:56 PM »
What if they did a task already in Ghana after the pitstop, then departed from Accra to fly elsewhere.  Its been done before.
Also what if they flew to somewhere where the leg took place at night.  Like last season, Leg 4 in Germany.  That is a good possibility since there were very little sightings during filming there.
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« Reply #221 on: May 31, 2010, 05:04:17 PM »
We had lots of chatter about Jo-burg for this season. A LOT . But we discounted most of it thinking that TAR wouldn't want to be there during the World Cup. The US Team arrived there Sunday

I feel sure we'll see at least 2 African legs...perhaps two even in Ghana? That's what they did in Burkina Fasa.

There are other places in South Africa too than Johannesburg.  Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, and Durban.  The FIFA World Cup doesn't begin until June 11, South Africa is still a possibility before then.
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« Reply #222 on: May 31, 2010, 05:27:32 PM »
We had lots of chatter about Jo-burg for this season. A LOT . But we discounted most of it thinking that TAR wouldn't want to be there during the World Cup. The US Team arrived there Sunday

I feel sure we'll see at least 2 African legs...perhaps two even in Ghana? That's what they did in Burkina Fasa.

There are other places in South Africa too than Johannesburg.  Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, and Durban.  The FIFA World Cup doesn't begin until June 11, South Africa is still a possibility before then.

I was told not to quote back to back, just edit your first post, so Im going ahead and telling you.

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« Reply #223 on: May 31, 2010, 05:33:59 PM »
There are other places in South Africa too than Johannesburg.  Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, and Durban.  The FIFA World Cup doesn't begin until June 11, South Africa is still a possibility before then.
The World Cup has games in many South African cities, plus teams are already arriving, lots of security so I still doubt they will go there.
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« Reply #224 on: May 31, 2010, 05:37:37 PM »
There are other places in South Africa too than Johannesburg.  Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, and Durban.  The FIFA World Cup doesn't begin until June 11, South Africa is still a possibility before then.
The World Cup has games in many South African cities, plus teams are already arriving, lots of security so I still doubt they will go there.

I told ya, the World Cup doesn't begin til June 11,  its only May 31.  Eleven days ahead,  they could still do South Africa, even in the rural areas like national parks and reserves.


 

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