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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #125 on: May 28, 2010, 04:33:21 PM »
:lol: Hopefully a real-sighting will pop up soon ans we will get back on track after this funny start  :tup:
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #126 on: May 28, 2010, 05:01:53 PM »
No sighting from me

But have they passed by Paris before? I'm currently in Paris as an exchange student (on vacation!) and I always bring with me my camera, so it would be nice if they pass by Paris.

Then again, they passed by France last season, and I was in Lille when they were in Verdun/Rheims.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #127 on: May 28, 2010, 05:17:45 PM »
Belgium, accessible by Eurostar, is a potential stop after London.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #128 on: May 28, 2010, 05:20:53 PM »
I can't be sure of this but taking the train from England means you definitely have to pass France, even if you have to go to Belgium (you can go to Belgium directly, but the train passes by France).

They might be actually going to Lille this time around, but since they already went to France last season, I think they'll go to Belgium.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #129 on: May 28, 2010, 06:43:16 PM »
Purely speculation but they could have stayed in the south of England for a double leg which is quite typical these days at the start of the race. If they stay out of London, there would be less chance of being spotted.

Remember there are ferries too that cross the English Channel. The White Cliffs of Dover would be nice, that would give an easy 90 min ferry trip accross to Calais in France for the next leg then from there they could travel anywhere in Europe either by car or train.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #130 on: May 29, 2010, 10:08:43 AM »
59 minutes ago.
http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TL6R23T48LU28LNP4

Piere harvey- teams in Luxembourg.

I have my doubts, but I'm definitely open to the idea of a Luxembourg leg!

Though if I was planning the race, I'd go to Belgium first and avoid air flights as much as possible in Europe.

Maybe they will go to Belgium next via train.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #131 on: May 29, 2010, 12:36:05 PM »
So Joey admitted that his posts were a hoax. But he said he was being paid to throw us off track?
Do we believe that production would bother to do that?

Hard to believe anything he says now.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #132 on: May 29, 2010, 01:17:02 PM »
well at least there is more hope that kenny and kevin werent eliminated
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #133 on: May 29, 2010, 05:57:15 PM »
They could be using the different colored bandanas to differenciate the teams for the camaraman/soundman crews like they used to use those bag tags.......
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #134 on: May 29, 2010, 06:45:49 PM »
Do you think there was an entire leg in UK? Or could it be just like some tasks in there and then departure times to take charter flights to Luxembourg?

This time, it is a bit weird, IMO.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #135 on: May 29, 2010, 06:56:32 PM »
Do you think there was an entire leg in UK? Or could it be just like some tasks in there and then departure times to take charter flights to Luxembourg?

This time, it is a bit weird, IMO.

We got thrown off the trail by joey. :groan:

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #136 on: May 29, 2010, 07:05:32 PM »
Last season, there were no TAR sightings in Europe (due to the night leg in Hamburg and mostly countryside legs in France). Same here probably.

Doubt TAR would use charter flights. Even with the new start city, remember TAR's budget is probably still constrained...

I'd speculate they'd be in Belgium, because the UK is a very expensive place to host a leg (not as expensive as before though, since the pound has fallen vs. the dollar).
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #137 on: May 29, 2010, 09:48:00 PM »
I just realized that Luxembourg is still maybe possible.  Teams may have did an extra task in England still and flew from Heathrow to Amsterdam to Findel Airport on KLM/KLM Cityhopper.  It could be possible that teams may arrived in Luxembourg later in the evening if they encountered a layover in Amsterdam.  If they arrived in the evening and if the venue for the next clue is already closed til morning, they would have to wait overnight til the place opens.  It could still be possible!

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #138 on: May 29, 2010, 10:46:37 PM »
There's something thats really bothering me.  How can two teams that were reported be in Luxembourg on Friday and and teams at Heathrow Airport on the same day but at a later time.  How many teams were seen at Heathrow at that time?  The Findel Airport posting does sound legit to me and the teams pink F/F and orange M/M does sound accurate.  Were other teams spotted at Findel or not? Did they flew Gatwick-Luxembourg on a first-come, first-served basis if seats were limited and the remainder of teams flew Heathrow-Luxembourg via connecting airport later on?

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #139 on: May 29, 2010, 11:06:36 PM »
From a post, updated apx 9:52pm yesterday (5/28) London time. Guessing this is teams leaving England?

Off to Istanbul for the F1 this weekend... At heathrow again... They are filming the amazing race here!

The only flight to Istanbul from Heathrow after 5:30pm that I can find is TK 1984   Turkish Airlines    dep 10:30 PM from T-3   

So if this spotting turned out to be true, and the person saw them at the terminal, then these are the other flights from Heathrow after 9:00PM:


NBO Nairobi   BD 5071^   bmi    9:00 PM
NBO Nairobi   VS 671   Virgin Atlantic Airways    9:00 PM
ARN Stockholm   SK 534   SAS - Scandinavian Airlines    9:05 PM
SIN Singapore   QF 3346^   Qantas Airways    9:25 PM
SIN Singapore   IB 7538^   Iberia    9:25 PM
SIN Singapore   BA 11   British Airways    9:25 PM
BKK Bangkok   TG 917   Thai Airways International    9:30 PM
DEL Delhi   AI 112   Air India    9:30 PM
DOH Doha   UA 1007^   United Airlines    9:30 PM
DOH Doha   BD 2652^   bmi    9:30 PM
DOH Doha   QR 2   Qatar Airways    9:30 PM
SIN Singapore   QF 320^   Qantas Airways    9:35 PM
SIN Singapore   BA 15   British Airways    9:35 PM
BKK Bangkok   BR 68   EVA Air    9:35 PM
DEL Delhi   BD 5020^   bmi    10:00 PM
DEL Delhi   VS 300   Virgin Atlantic Airways    10:00 PM
BKK Bangkok   AY 5959   Finnair    10:00 PM
BKK Bangkok   QF 302^   Qantas Airways    10:00 PM
BKK Bangkok   BA 9   British Airways    10:00 PM
BKK Bangkok   IB 7618   Iberia    10:00 PM
DXB Dubai   SQ 2500^   Singapore Airlines    10:00 PM
DXB Dubai   BD 5060^   bmi    10:00 PM
DXB Dubai   VS 400   Virgin Atlantic Airways    10:00 PM
DEL Delhi   BD 5020^   bmi    10:00 PM
DEL Delhi   VS 300   Virgin Atlantic Airways    10:00 PM
BKK Bangkok   AY 5959   Finnair    10:00 PM
BKK Bangkok   QF 302^   Qantas Airways    10:00 PM
BKK Bangkok   BA 9   British Airways    10:00 PM
BKK Bangkok   IB 7618   Iberia    10:00 PM
DXB Dubai   SQ 2500^   Singapore Airlines    10:00 PM
DXB Dubai   BD 5060^   bmi    10:00 PM
DXB Dubai   VS 400   Virgin Atlantic Airways    10:00 PM
SIN Singapore   VS 7321^   Virgin Atlantic Airways    10:05 PM
SIN Singapore   SQ 321   Singapore Airlines    10:05 PM
SIN Singapore   BA 7310^   British Airways    10:05 PM
SIN Singapore   QF 10   Qantas Airways    10:05 PM
SIN Singapore   VS 7321^   Virgin Atlantic Airways    10:05 PM
SIN Singapore   SQ 321   Singapore Airlines    10:05 PM
SIN Singapore   BA 7310^   British Airways    10:05 PM
SIN Singapore   QF 10   Qantas Airways    10:05 PM
DXB Dubai   EK 6   Emirates    10:15 PM
BKK Bangkok   IB 7705^   Iberia    10:15 PM
BKK Bangkok   BA 7312^   British Airways    10:15 PM
BKK Bangkok   QF 2   Qantas Airways    10:15 PM
LOS Lagos   VS 651   Virgin Atlantic Airways    10:20 PM
IST Istanbul   TK 1984   Turkish Airlines    10:30 PM
HKG Hong Kong   VS 200   Virgin Atlantic Airways    10:30 PM
DOH Doha   UA 1005^   United Airlines    10:30 PM
DOH Doha   BD 2658^   bmi    10:30 PM
DOH Doha   QR 8   Qatar Airways    10:30 PM
CAI Cairo   BD 4898^   bmi    10:30 PM
CAI Cairo   MS 780   Egyptair    10:30 PM
ACC Accra   VS 657   Virgin Atlantic Airways    10:30 PM
MCT Muscat   WY 102     Oman Air    10:35 PM
HKG Hong Kong   CX 254   Cathay Pacific Airways    10:35 PM

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #140 on: May 29, 2010, 11:15:37 PM »
There's something thats really bothering me.  How can two teams that were reported be in Luxembourg on Friday and and teams at Heathrow Airport on the same day but at a later time.  How many teams were seen at Heathrow at that time?  The Findel Airport posting does sound legit to me and the teams pink F/F and orange M/M does sound accurate.  Were other teams spotted at Findel or not? Did they flew Gatwick-Luxembourg on a first-come, first-served basis if seats were limited and the remainder of teams flew Heathrow-Luxembourg via connecting airport later on?

 :idgit

We may not know until later which reports are genuine, and which are fakes, so we have to look into all of them. Any one who has photos, or can provide information about the contestants that hasn't been publicly published on the forums is easier to verify, but sightings describing pink F/F or orange M/M could have come directly from this forum, or the video from Capt Joe.

One would hope they have changed into fresh clothes a couple of times by now....  :colors It is early days, so we don't yet have enough evidence to know if some teams have packed an entire wardrobe in their team color, or whether they will wear different colored clothes thru the race (like the Red F/F team that had already changed clothes when they got to Logan airport)

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #141 on: May 29, 2010, 11:46:54 PM »
With regards to the Sao Tome tweet, it may, or may not be able to be eliminated with logistics. Flights are pretty much only from Gabon (West Africa) or Lisbon.

There was a flight from Lisbon on Saturday, it is supposed to take 6 hr 15 min, but according to Flightstats it may have been delayed and departed 5 hrs late.

Airport:        (LIS) Lisboa Airport
City:        Lisbon, PT
Scheduled:        12:30 AM    -    Sat May 29, 2010
Actual:        5:31 AM - Sat May 29, 2010 (runway)

Seems like an unlikely route for TAR to take, and a long way to fly to a little island so early in the race, but perhaps possible, just. :duno:

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #142 on: May 29, 2010, 11:47:11 PM »
There's something thats really bothering me.  How can two teams that were reported be in Luxembourg on Friday and and teams at Heathrow Airport on the same day but at a later time.  How many teams were seen at Heathrow at that time?  The Findel Airport posting does sound legit to me and the teams pink F/F and orange M/M does sound accurate.  Were other teams spotted at Findel or not? Did they flew Gatwick-Luxembourg on a first-come, first-served basis if seats were limited and the remainder of teams flew Heathrow-Luxembourg via connecting airport later on?

 :idgit

I actually don't trust either, but if I had to choose, I'd go with Luxembourg. It seems as though TAR didn't spend much time in Europe, something they will probably do this cycle.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #143 on: May 29, 2010, 11:50:19 PM »
Where is there a Findel airport tweet please? I thought that was spec....
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #144 on: May 29, 2010, 11:51:51 PM »
Where is there a Findel airport tweet please? I thought that was spec....

I think the Sao Tome tweet is not legit, all there is E Asian team nothing else.  No mention of other teams unlike the Luxembourg one.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #145 on: May 29, 2010, 11:54:49 PM »
Where is there a Findel airport tweet please? I thought that was spec....

Not a tweet, it was from a forum (Topix IIRC)?
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #146 on: May 29, 2010, 11:56:29 PM »
Where is there a Findel airport tweet please? I thought that was spec....

Can you look at the Sao Tome tweet for us?

I think its not real here.

it helps a lot if you include the user name in the post. I can't tell anything, can try to contact them tomorrow.
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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #147 on: May 29, 2010, 11:58:57 PM »
Where is there a Findel airport tweet please? I thought that was spec....

Can you look at the Sao Tome tweet for us?

I think its not real here.

it helps a lot if you include the user name in the post. I can't tell anything, can try to contact them tomorrow.

User name is "BernardinoCipr"

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #148 on: May 30, 2010, 12:18:43 AM »
I tweeted back, a couple questions translated into Portuguese.  We'll see if he responds.

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Re: TAR 17 Speculation
« Reply #149 on: May 30, 2010, 12:59:55 AM »
i am confused, looking at all the posts here: can we confirm that the 1st team eliminated is the asian father and son team, or am i really in a confused state.
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