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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #100 on: November 22, 2010, 09:56:12 PM »
Apparently Rex is adding on extra planes!

I have to agree and the flights are just not in the system yet. Its either that or a 6 hour drive to Adelaide or 9 hour drive to Melbourne. Maybe they have those highway "trains" lined up again.....lol
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #101 on: November 22, 2010, 10:24:52 PM »
Forgive me for asking, but what are highway trains?

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #102 on: November 23, 2010, 01:43:41 AM »
Road trains are the behemoths that teams used to get from Coober Pedy to Glendambo in TAR2. Basically, it's a truck pulling more than one trailer.

I'm not surprised that slipup got through, considering how completely the Israeli media seems to have made up its own leg for TAR Australia.

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #103 on: November 23, 2010, 07:56:11 AM »
it japan next

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #104 on: November 23, 2010, 08:02:57 AM »

There is no Broken Hill train departure on Wed, no more flights out of there. Those charters didn't touch down til 9am and if they had a 12hr PS from then they would still miss the train.

Only option I see is a fudged PS that gets them back to Sydney during the 12 hours. If it arrives there by 10am they would have about 6hrs before being released.

It looks like this is what they are doing. It was really their only choice.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #105 on: November 23, 2010, 08:05:19 AM »
So that train departed at 6pm Sydney time right? Chelsea said they waited for it for 5hrs, this means the leg only lasted from about 8am to 1pm. Also means another non-12hr PS. Correct me if I'm wrong cause I'm confused ???
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #106 on: November 23, 2010, 08:28:26 AM »
As far as Tokyo, for no apparent reason Sydney does not fly there on the 24th that I can see. However, teams could probably just make China Air CA176 or New Zealand Air NZ4906, both to Beijing, both departing at 11:30am. Guaranteed that there are a thousand flights from there to Tokyo.
If they miss that there are no other flights to China for hours but several to Singapore at 12:40pm.

Other possible destinations from Sydney in that time frame include: Bangkok, Jakarta, Hong Kong, HoChiMinh, Manila, and Singapore.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #107 on: November 23, 2010, 08:32:45 AM »
There are direct flights to Tokyo from Sydney.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #108 on: November 23, 2010, 08:43:32 AM »
There are direct flights to Tokyo from Sydney.

For the 24th the only nonstop is Qantas, flight 21, that does not depart until 10pm. The best choice is still Air China to Beijing.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #109 on: November 23, 2010, 08:50:44 AM »
We will be able to tell which flight they take based on the tweets that pepper the day after the train rolls in.   :jam:
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #110 on: November 23, 2010, 09:00:38 AM »
We will be able to tell which flight they take based on the tweets that pepper the day after the train rolls in.   :jam:

About 8hrs till the train comes in.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #111 on: November 23, 2010, 09:07:27 AM »
We will be able to tell which flight they take based on the tweets that pepper the day after the train rolls in.   :jam:

Or by this possibility:

They fly out from Sydney to Tokyo on Qantas Flight 21, Sydney to Narita international airport, tomorrow night (24 Nov).

Cant reveal source, can confirm it is reliable.

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #112 on: November 23, 2010, 09:08:11 AM »
I did a quick search on travelocity and got 104 different flight combinations.......most are worthless......but that shows what there is out there. It depends on what happens when they get back.

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #113 on: November 23, 2010, 09:28:58 AM »

They fly out from Sydney to Tokyo on Qantas Flight 21, Sydney to Narita international airport, tomorrow night (24 Nov).

Cant reveal source, can confirm it is reliable.


That's the one I was talking about earlier, that seems to be a long time for them to wait though. That one doesn't depart for 12 hours after their train arrives. Maybe they'll have the PS then.

If this is true they will not be on the ground until almost 7am Thursday, Tokyo time. That's 5pm Wed on American central time.
We'll have plenty of time for some  :zz:
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #114 on: November 23, 2010, 09:48:06 AM »
Thank goodness.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #115 on: November 23, 2010, 10:28:15 AM »
Thank goodness.

Japan? sound goods , but I feel its a bit overused from season 14, maybe Sapporo woild have been better with snow tasks.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #116 on: November 23, 2010, 11:00:24 AM »
Thank goodness.

Japan? sound good , but I feel its a bit overused from season 14, maybe Sapporo woild have been better with snow tasks.

I don't mind Japan.  Nagoya, Kyoto, Okinawa, Nagano, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, and Sapporo have not been visited yet.

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #117 on: November 23, 2010, 11:24:42 AM »
Gaaaah why are they skipping Indonesia AGAIN?? Very close to Australia, tons to do, never been visited before.
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« Reply #118 on: November 23, 2010, 11:29:35 AM »
Gaaaah why are they skipping Indonesia AGAIN?? Very close to Australia, tons to do, never been visited before.
*end of rant*

There's still chance they could visit Indonesia this season.

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #119 on: November 23, 2010, 02:11:56 PM »
Gaaaah why are they skipping Indonesia AGAIN?? Very close to Australia, tons to do, never been visited before.
*end of rant*

There's still chance they could visit Indonesia this season.

You never know when a natural disaster will hit Indonesia.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #120 on: November 23, 2010, 03:59:34 PM »
Pretty sure they are going to Japan tonight on the QF 21 leaving Sydney at around 10pm.

Interesting story for the planes leaving LA.  There were two scheduled flights on which they were allowed to travel, say the early plane and the late plane.

The early plane left on time (or close to time), but midflight there was an incident (not plane related, nor Amazing Race related, it was another unrelated passanger). And it had to land in Honolulu.

The late plane ended up getting in to Sydney first.  Most teams were on the early plane, but that was delayed by 2 hours. They were supposed to get in 1.5 hours before the later plane, but circumstances prevailed.  The later plane arrived about 30 minutes earlier.

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #121 on: November 23, 2010, 04:11:38 PM »
That scenario has happened before in TAR...........TAR 5 and TAR 6 off the top of my head. In both seasons, later arriving planes arrived first.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #122 on: November 23, 2010, 04:56:08 PM »
Yes that has happened before, as well as the planned scheduling where the first flight to depart was intended to be the later arriving flight.  It was at that point smart teams learned to check the scheduled arrival times of both flights before accepting a producer set-up booking. Then the producers started having task-determinate distribution of tickets to prevent teams from using that knowledge of first arriving flights.
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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #123 on: November 23, 2010, 05:34:54 PM »
Gaaaah why are they skipping Indonesia AGAIN?? Very close to Australia, tons to do, never been visited before.
*end of rant*

There's still chance they could visit Indonesia this season.

You never know when a natural disaster will hit Indonesia.

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Re: TAR 18 Locations/Destinations **spoilers**
« Reply #124 on: November 23, 2010, 05:36:19 PM »
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