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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #425 on: November 24, 2010, 08:11:47 AM »
I'm disappointed that they still, by all accounts haven't done any Aussie Rules related tasks. If they want to go for cheap laughs (Think 'Your target is your partners face) and endless frustration, it would really be as simple as making the racers kick a football. The shape of the ball makes it near impossible for someone who doesn't know how to do it, and for added shame factor, why not have a few of the Semi-Pro players in the VFL (Victorian Football League) kick a ball around at the other end of the oval?

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #426 on: November 24, 2010, 08:21:10 AM »
I'm disappointed that they still, by all accounts haven't done any Aussie Rules related tasks. If they want to go for cheap laughs (Think 'Your target is your partners face) and endless frustration, it would really be as simple as making the racers kick a football.

You mean like the kick a rugby-ball task in TARA4 a few episodes ago? That was in New Zealand, but it seemed to be pretty hard to score a goal.


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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #427 on: November 24, 2010, 08:28:26 AM »
Current flight status:

QF21.....in the air and expected arrival is ~45 min early at this time.
CX524... awaiting takeoff at ~2 hours, 40 minutes from now
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #428 on: November 24, 2010, 08:36:42 AM »
Current flight status:

QF21.....in the air and expected arrival is ~45 min early at this time @ 0530 Toyko time
CX524... awaiting takeoff in Hong Kong in ~2 hours, 40 minutes from now

Thanks Dr. that's what I was looking for. Can we tell from any of those pix or reports who is on which flight?
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #429 on: November 24, 2010, 09:25:28 AM »
I look forward to lots of great sightings in Tokyo airport. Be on the lookout from about 2:30-3:30 CST!

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #430 on: November 24, 2010, 09:43:26 AM »
After consolidating a portion of the reports, it is safe to presume Kynt/Vyxsin, Mel/Mike and Margie/Luke are on the Hong Kong flight. Although given the amount of time they have, I wouldn't be surprised if everyone made it on as well!
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #431 on: November 24, 2010, 10:28:41 AM »
After consolidating a portion of the reports, it is safe to presume Kynt/Vyxsin, Mel/Mike and Margie/Luke are on the Hong Kong flight. Although given the amount of time they have, I wouldn't be surprised if everyone made it on as well!

I'm not sure that they would have wanted to. QF21 is making great time and will probably arrive 25 min before the CX flight.
We have anybody on that one?
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #432 on: November 24, 2010, 10:46:22 AM »
When a direct flight is only minutes behind...seems wiser to choose than a connection where anything could happen.

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #433 on: November 24, 2010, 10:52:21 AM »
It seems my cousin is too busy to be able to spy on the teams for me in at the airport in Tokyo. Peach, I hope you have someone else to cover this!

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #434 on: November 24, 2010, 12:35:18 PM »
It looks like both are arriving at terminal 2. I've been through Narita several times and terminal 2 is QUICK. Chances are the teams from both flights won't even see each other.

It may be one of those where they are close but don't know their position.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #435 on: November 24, 2010, 12:37:44 PM »
Now CX524 is showing that it was delayed 50min and will not land until 6:50am. That puts them an hour behind the others.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #436 on: November 24, 2010, 12:41:32 PM »
When a direct flight is only minutes behind...seems wiser to choose than a connection where anything could happen.

Anything can happen means anything and this time it swung to the negative side. Now CX524 is showing that it will land an hour behind the others.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #437 on: November 24, 2010, 12:46:54 PM »
QF21............anticipated gate arrival @ 0539

It turns out the direct flight from SYD is much better!

In TAR9, the teams drove rental cars from Narita to a parking lot near the Shibuya Scramble.

In TAR15, the teams spent the night at a hotel near Narita (?) and then took taxis to the Tokyo Tower Studios near Toranomon.

Will they be driving once again?  Or will they have to take a train?  I hope the clues tell them to take trains - that's part of the fun of being in Tokyo!!!

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #438 on: November 24, 2010, 01:02:45 PM »
Ok, sorry. Just got too excited! :jumpy:
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #439 on: November 24, 2010, 01:04:15 PM »
5:39 eastern time? or Japanese time? Im really confused :duno:

That would be 5:39AM JST (=UTC+9h, or =EST+14h).

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #440 on: November 24, 2010, 01:07:40 PM »
I'm so excited!

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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #441 on: November 24, 2010, 01:09:35 PM »
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In TAR15, the teams spent the night at a hotel near Narita (?) and then took taxis to the Tokyo Tower Studios near Toranomon.

Actually, they spent the night in the "green room" at the base of Tokyo Tower.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #442 on: November 24, 2010, 01:11:56 PM »
Hey King Michael.......nice to see ya.....

0539 is Japanese time for anticipated gate arrival for Qantas flight 21.....the current time in Toyko is 0409. So about an hour and a half till we know if anyone will be seen on that flight.....Teams could possiblity all booked on CX524 if enough seats were available.

IF teams are in fact split between the two flights......I sure bet there is a lot of grumbling and sweaty palms on that CX524 flight.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #443 on: November 24, 2010, 02:06:44 PM »
QF21 is about 45 minutes to landing, still at the gate at 0539

CX524.......no change in status of flight...anticipated arrival is still 0650 Toyko time.

Thx 4 keeping up with this, Doc!
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #444 on: November 24, 2010, 03:18:56 PM »
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #445 on: November 24, 2010, 03:42:08 PM »
I can confirm at least 5 teams seen at the airport on QF21. Someone at the airport was speaking with 3 of the teams:

"went to ask for a photo, for obvious reasons, they declined, but was a able to get one of their Travel books for Australia signed by 6 [individuals] of them. From the book, (and the notes they scribbled) they had to pick up cars in the outback (broken hill), caught the indian pacific back to sydney, they had a few places in Sydney marked on the map, bridge climb and the Pitt - Market and Castlereagh st area, as well as town hall."

I am trying to get more info now! Hope to be able to work out who was on QF21 soon!
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #446 on: November 24, 2010, 04:36:26 PM »
Do we know who got on what flight??

No we dont as of now.

Too add, im surprised no sightings yet especially considering its in the worlds largest city.

I know, and if anywhere knows the Race it is Japan. The QF21 teams have been on the ground for almost an hour, surely they have already left the airport.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #447 on: November 24, 2010, 04:38:54 PM »
Do we know who got on what flight??

No we dont as of now.

Too add, im surprised no sightings yet especially considering its in the worlds largest city.

I know, and if anywhere knows the Race it is Japan. The QF21 teams have been on the ground for almost an hour, surely they have already left the airport.
Possibly have left the city and to the subrubs maybe? Rural Japan!

There is no possible way that they have not been seen by at least one person with a twitter account. Probably even a cameraphone.
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #448 on: November 24, 2010, 04:44:01 PM »

Does Tokyo ever sleep?
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Re: TAR 18 Speculation and Discussion *contains Spoilers*
« Reply #449 on: November 24, 2010, 04:45:41 PM »
If they're using the subway, I feel sorry for them. It's the middle of the morning rush hour with no room. Japanese salarymen aren't the tweeting types anyways.  :lol: