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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #100 on: November 21, 2010, 02:25:10 PM »
Is this an all-star season?
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #101 on: November 21, 2010, 02:26:26 PM »
Whoever was saying Sydney customs and border control is quick think again. Expect AT LEAST 40 mins between landing and them entering the arrivals hall especially on a Monday morning with so many flights arriving simultaneously. Hope they are not transiting to another city...

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #102 on: November 21, 2010, 02:34:03 PM »
Is this an all-star season?

It is a season of "former racers." What CBS will call it when it comes time to promote it is anyone's guess. We have heard the term "2nd chance race."
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #103 on: November 21, 2010, 02:35:24 PM »
First leg flights are always producer provided; this also allows Phil to get where he needs to be at the first destination country ahead of the teams.

Thanks, Peach for clarifying what the info status was.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #104 on: November 21, 2010, 02:35:59 PM »
Is this an all-star season?

It is a season of "former racers." What CBS will call it when it comes time to promote it is anyone's guess. We have heard the term "2nd chance race."

Thanks for your reply. Can't wait to see this season, always nice to see former teams.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #105 on: November 21, 2010, 02:42:38 PM »
Does anyone know where they will proceed to after Australia?*
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #106 on: November 21, 2010, 02:43:38 PM »
If the route of TAR 11 is any guide vis-a-vis the places those participating Racers had been to prior to that season, there may be return visits for some of the teams. (Oswald-Danny had been to Hong Kong for TAR 2 and again for TAR 11.) I do not think we can assume that none of those venues visited by returning teams won't be included this time.)

I posted it in the spec thread, but I think Melbourne, Bali, Jakarta/Yogyakarta/Surabaya, and a stop in India are likely. Then possibly 2 legs in East Africa (TAR hasn't been there in a while, possibly Egypt?).
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #107 on: November 21, 2010, 02:50:32 PM »
Just a historical recap......

TAR 12  ????
TAR 13......two flights to Brasil.
TAR 14......two flights....one to Zurich, one to Milan
TAR 15....???
TAR 16......two flights to Chile.....but all teams ended up on one, due to problems with plane and jumpy racers.
TAR 17....two flights to London

My spec only.......
TAR 18....probably the two Qantas flights, since they are both codeshares with American Airlines, a sponsor
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #108 on: November 21, 2010, 02:50:56 PM »
Does anyone know where they will proceed to after Australia?*

Welcome to RFF Oddarane! :waves:

The best thing to do is just keep reading the spoiler threads, anything we know will make its way there!
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #109 on: November 21, 2010, 02:52:19 PM »
My spec only.......
TAR 18....probably the two Qantas flights, since they are both codeshares with American Airlines, a sponsor

That makes the most sense to me.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #110 on: November 21, 2010, 02:52:29 PM »
Does anyone know where they will proceed to after Australia?*

Welcome to RFF Oddarane! :waves:

The best thing to do is just keep reading the spoiler threads, anything we know will make its way there!

Thanks for the welcome. Nice to be here. Finally I found my way here and I look forward to meeting other TAR fans. TAR is the best reality show ever made.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #111 on: November 21, 2010, 02:53:25 PM »
Just a historical recap......

TAR 12  ????
TAR 13......two flights to Brasil.
TAR 14......two flights....one to Zurich, one to Milan
TAR 15....???
TAR 16......two flights to Chile.....but all teams ended up on one, due to problems with plane and jumpy racers.
TAR 17....two flights to London

My spec only.......
TAR 18....probably the two Qantas flights, since they are both codeshares with American Airlines, a sponsor

Just wanted to say, American Airlines is no longer a sponsor for the race.  That changed when Season7 aired, the sponsorship is now with Travelocity.

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #112 on: November 21, 2010, 02:58:15 PM »
I thought the racers, when they are sequestered before the race, are forbidden to use electronic communication devices except during the race when they can book flights/travel arrangements?
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #113 on: November 21, 2010, 02:58:28 PM »
mjriches, there may still be something with American Airlines.  If you go through the seasons since seven, many first leg flights still have an American Airlines flight involved.

And this is speculative, it also explains why some potential start cities haven't been used because American does not have a large international flight presence in those cities; e.g., Atlanta (the HQ for Delta), and Minneapolis-St. Paul (now a second hub for Delta after a merger a couple of years ago.)
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #114 on: November 21, 2010, 03:01:29 PM »
I thought the racers, when they are sequestered before the race, are forbidden to use electronic communication devices except during the race when they can book flights/travel arrangements?
 :duno:

they could have some1 do it @ home
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #115 on: November 21, 2010, 03:06:57 PM »
I thought the racers, when they are sequestered before the race, are forbidden to use electronic communication devices except during the race when they can book flights/travel arrangements?
 :duno:

they could have some1 do it @ home

Probally not, its a crime to impersonate someone on the internet if its a blog or tweet if I'm not mistaken.

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #116 on: November 21, 2010, 03:07:22 PM »
Just a historical recap......

TAR 12  ????
TAR 13......two flights to Brasil.
TAR 14......two flights....one to Zurich, one to Milan
TAR 15....???
TAR 16......two flights to Chile.....but all teams ended up on one, due to problems with plane and jumpy racers.
TAR 17....two flights to London

My spec only.......
TAR 18....probably the two Qantas flights, since they are both codeshares with American Airlines, a sponsor

Just wanted to say, American Airlines is no longer a sponsor for the race.  That changed when Season7 aired, the sponsorship is now with Travelocity.

You are certainly correct there.....but what if........and I know this takes a great leap of faith......but what if American Airlines owned Travelocity.....could we say that American Airlines was in fact a sponsor?
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #117 on: November 21, 2010, 03:11:25 PM »
American Airlines doesn't own Travelocity.  If it did, why would Travelocity list airlines that are American's competitors (United, Delta, USAir) then?  Travelocity is not owned by any airline!!

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #118 on: November 21, 2010, 03:15:54 PM »
American Airlines doesn't own Travelocity.  If it did, why would Travelocity list airlines that are American's competitors (United, Delta, USAir) then?  Travelocity is not owned by any airline!!

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #119 on: November 21, 2010, 03:20:48 PM »
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #120 on: November 21, 2010, 03:21:59 PM »
I'm surprised nobody has been jumping the gun yet into speculating who will be eliminated.... [dramatic Phil pause] FIRST! :)


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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #121 on: November 21, 2010, 03:24:31 PM »
If Micheal and Kevin are really back they better be eliminated FIRST!!!

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #122 on: November 21, 2010, 03:26:09 PM »
If Micheal and Kevin are really back they better be eliminated FIRST!!!

how dare you! lol :ascared

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #123 on: November 21, 2010, 03:26:29 PM »
IF production did split the teams between QF 12 and QF 108 with the first teams to the airport on the first flight and slower teams to the airport on 2nd flight....the irony is the slower teams will get to Sydney first. I remember that happening in TAR 6 and TAR 7 5.......due to flight delays on 1st flights.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #124 on: November 21, 2010, 03:27:41 PM »
If Micheal and Kevin are really back they better be eliminated FIRST!!!

 :tup: Yes, please. Sorry, Michael.

I want to think good thoughts for all of them while they're up in the air and wish them safe travels in real time. I'm actually quite pleased to see for the second season in a row there are no more than (possibly) 3 teams I don't like.


 

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