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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #75 on: April 22, 2011, 10:15:15 AM »
TAR Australia has not aired yet, but it looks like a good show. :tup:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #76 on: April 22, 2011, 10:55:59 AM »
I have really enjoyed watching TAR Asia and TAR China Rush.  I haven't really seen any of the other versions.

Are the locations good? It looks like its just all in asia.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #77 on: April 22, 2011, 12:03:03 PM »
I have really enjoyed watching TAR Asia and TAR China Rush.  I haven't really seen any of the other versions.

Are the locations good? It looks like its just all in asia.

China Rush was all inside China, but TARAsia has gone to Europe and the Middle East along with Australia and New Zealand.

And both of these versions were English-speaking, so you don't have to find sub-titled versions.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #78 on: April 23, 2011, 11:02:12 AM »
Does anyone know where I can find China Rush on the internet? Can someone provide a link? I can't seem to find any links to it on the internet.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #79 on: April 23, 2011, 11:04:00 AM »
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #80 on: April 25, 2011, 03:38:59 AM »
i have a question.

How much can you exactly get after you pay the tax for 1m dollars?

The reason I want to ask this question is I always feel sorry for those runner ups.

Then I heard, you could actually pay 50% tax for it. I feel not so sorry. It's ok to lose the money :lol: as long as there are good memories!

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #81 on: April 25, 2011, 01:24:30 PM »
I think I've heard somewhere that after taxes, it's only about $600,000, or $300K per teammate.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #82 on: April 25, 2011, 03:31:26 PM »
It depends on the individual's tax situation and whether their home state also collects an income tax. The top marginal federal tax rate is 35%, but a portion of the $1 million may be at the lower tax rates, depending on how much other income the team members had. It also depends on whether the team members had sufficient deductions to itemize those deductions and reduce the amount of taxable income (and how much) and there may also be tax credits to offset the actual taxes owed.

All of that would explain the different answers you'll see; and of course, the tax rates themselves (federal and state) have changed over the past decade.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #83 on: April 25, 2011, 07:08:03 PM »
For AusTAR, the winners will pay no tax on their winnings. Gameshow winnings (and lottery winnings) are exempt from income tax in Australia.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #84 on: April 25, 2011, 07:41:08 PM »
Richard Hatch so needs to move there. :lol:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #85 on: April 25, 2011, 10:50:57 PM »
Great TAR AU. tax free

Thanks for the info on income tax US.

Are teams allowed to run the TAR for a third time?  :lol:

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #86 on: April 25, 2011, 10:53:46 PM »
Great TAR AU. tax free

Thanks for the info on income tax US.

Are teams allowed to run the TAR for a third time?  :lol:

Rob Mariano is currently on his 6th attempt at $1,000,000 so why not?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #87 on: May 04, 2011, 02:09:43 PM »
Did a birdie (ie production, or possibly Gary/Mallory) tell Kisha/Jen and/or Jaime/Cara about TAR 17? IIRC 18 was filming as 17 finished airing, so they wouldn't have seen Nat/Kat win. I just found it odd that there wasn't any 'we want to be the first female team to win' confessionals, given how their season ended.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #88 on: May 04, 2011, 04:21:48 PM »
Zack,
If you were CBS, wouldn't that be the first thing you edited out of the AR18 footage if you were the editor and it existed?

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #89 on: May 09, 2011, 07:51:54 PM »
I know this is off topic but when is the amazing race season 19 gonna film?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #90 on: May 17, 2011, 05:33:56 AM »
Is there a reason why when they show flashbacks to past season on TAR18, they have the two borders by the side? It has been at the back of my mind for a while now.

Is it because of the Standard Def and High Def difference?
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #91 on: May 17, 2011, 06:05:44 AM »
Is there a reason why when they show flashbacks to past season on TAR18, they have the two borders by the side? It has been at the back of my mind for a while now.

Is it because of the Standard Def and High Def difference?

Previous seasons are filmed in SD. TAR 18 is in HD. Because SDs have smaller screens, they need to put "borders" to put it into HD without stretching the entire footage. :tup:

(Well, that's what I think)

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #92 on: May 19, 2011, 08:42:10 PM »
Peach (or anyone else who cares to answer this) please forgive me for using this thread to ask a question but I didn't know where else to put it and this is the most recently started thread. 

I've been having a discussion with a friend who also loves the race.  I told her that there are countries where you have to buy plane tickets at a travel agency because you can't buy them at the airport.  I know I've heard that several times on some of the seasons but I don't remember where.  My friend says "There is no such animal."   Can you tell me who is right and if I am right what are the countries that don't sell tickets at the airport?

Thanks

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #93 on: May 19, 2011, 09:18:37 PM »
You are totally right but I couldn't make a list...but I know someone will have the answer!!
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #94 on: May 19, 2011, 09:22:28 PM »
Peach (or anyone else who cares to answer this) please forgive me for using this thread to ask a question but I didn't know where else to put it and this is the most recently started thread. 

I've been having a discussion with a friend who also loves the race.  I told her that there are countries where you have to buy plane tickets at a travel agency because you can't buy them at the airport.  I know I've heard that several times on some of the seasons but I don't remember where.  My friend says "There is no such animal."   Can you tell me who is right and if I am right what are the countries that don't sell tickets at the airport?

Thanks

I don't remember teams buying tickets in any of India's airports, at least in the recent races.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #95 on: May 19, 2011, 09:23:55 PM »
You are totally right but I couldn't make a list...but I know someone will have the answer!!

India is the only place I know.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #96 on: May 19, 2011, 09:26:25 PM »
Thank you 


I don't think teams are allowed to buy tickets at the Ushuaia Airport either.
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #97 on: May 19, 2011, 09:29:48 PM »
Thank you 


I don't think teams are allowed to buy tickets at the Ushuaia Airport either.

Its maybe because of there was limited flights available at the time.

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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #98 on: May 19, 2011, 09:40:06 PM »
I just checked the episode. Phil said travellers cannot book International flights from the Ushuaia Airport.  :tup:
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Re: Amazing Race Questions
« Reply #99 on: May 19, 2011, 09:50:05 PM »
I just checked the episode. Phil said travellers cannot book International flights from the Ushuaia Airport.  :tup:

I don't care what Phil said. The key is whether you can book any international flights from Ushuaia. The answer is that you can seasonally (that means not during the winter in Patagonia when few travelers want to go there). Here are the airlines and desintations served by Ushuaia:

Aerolíneas Argentinas -Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, El Calafate, Rio Gallegos, Trelew
LADE -Comodoro Rivadavia. El Calafate, Puerto Deseado, Puerto San Julián, Puerto Santa Cruz, Rio Gallegos, Rio Grande
LAN Airlines -Seasonal: Punta Arenas
LAN Argentina- Buenos Aires-Aeroparque, El Calafate

All of the above are domestic within Argentina except Punta Arenas, Chile.

Now, this does not answer the real intent of the original question, which is whether you can book through to southern Africa from Ushuaia. You can book to either Buenos Aires or Brazil and from there to Maputo. The list of connection destinations possible starting from Ushuaia is:

   Australia    LAN Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Paraguay    Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Peru    LAN Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Spain    Aerolineas Argentinas    
   United States    LAN Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Uruguay    Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Mexico    Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Italy    Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Bolivia    Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Brazil    TAM Linhas Aeras, LAN Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Chile    LAN Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Colombia    Aerolineas Argentinas    
   Ecuador    LAN Airlines    
   Venezuela    Aerolineas Argentinas    
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