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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #100 on: June 19, 2011, 01:29:31 PM »
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #101 on: June 19, 2011, 01:32:18 PM »
So, let's see - Phil, his camera man, and Barry the sound guy are presumably on one of the flights with the teams, correct? When they land, I presume that Phil will shoot the explanations at the locations in a different order than how the clues are written?  (I remember reading somewhere in the past that the logistics of these locations are chosen such that Phil and his crew get a time advantage.)

I believe Phil and Barry did get an advantage and were not on any of the 3 flights. To do that Barry and Phil had to get:

BR11 LAX TPE 1715 2200+1
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UA697 LAX SFO 2200 2359 connecting with CI003 0105+1 0530+1


I think you read my mind - it would really be cool to get live sightings of Phil during the race...!  Has that ever happened before?  I am wondering if Chateau's pictures of Phil doing his sequence was one of the first? Or did coutzy manage that feat in TAR18?
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #102 on: June 19, 2011, 01:59:07 PM »
I went back and checked, and I was thinking of TAR 15. When the teams went to Japan, there was speculation that they would then go to Taiwan, and then Vietnam, and there was some research that showed that there were flights from Taiwan to Vietnam. It didn't materialize, but my point today was that the one tweeter could legitimately be headed to Vietnam, and be on a flight with this season's new Racers.

That said, Phil has been spotted during the Race a few times, including at pitstops, during these last couple of seasons (Sydney, for one), but one spotting of Phil outside a pit stop that I can think of offhand was in the Penang airport in TAR 16. As I recall, that tipped off the Penang and Singapore legs during filming, as the Race had dropped out of sight. (Seychelles, anyone?)
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #103 on: June 19, 2011, 02:14:59 PM »
I ain't too happy with this Jared kid right now.

He had me fooled too.  But he was very good, maybe production hired him to keep us off the trail.  :duno: :lol3:

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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #104 on: June 19, 2011, 02:23:32 PM »
Anxiously waiting for the timeline thread!!  :)
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #105 on: June 19, 2011, 02:32:57 PM »
Could it be possibly after Taiwan, the race would visit Palau on Leg 2.  I really like to see a new Pacific Island nation visited.  China Airlines flies there and looking online at their site, There is one flight leaving Taipei for Palau at 1:00pm (Taiwan Time) and arrives in Palau at 6:00pm (Palau Time) on the 21st which is Tuesday (Monday 20th here in the US) China Airlines Flight#0028.  But this is my own speculation and theory due to Palau being in that certain area, especially almost being near the Philippines and Taiwan after all.   :carryon:

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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #106 on: June 19, 2011, 02:35:37 PM »
Could it be possibly after Taiwan, the race would visit Palau on Leg 2.  I really like to see a new Pacific Island nation visited.  China Airlines flies there and looking online at their site, There is one flight leaving Taipei for Palau at 1:00pm (Taiwan Time) and arrives in Palau at 6:00pm (Palau Time) on the 21st which is Tuesday (Monday 20th here in the US) China Airlines Flight#0028.  But this is my own speculation and theory due to Palau being in that certain area, especially almost being near the Philippines and Taiwan after all.   :carryon:

Palau - good idea.
I like to see teams in Palau or Vanuatu  :)

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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #107 on: June 19, 2011, 02:37:00 PM »
So if the following are considered the easiest flight options, some speculation:

Hong kong, maybe but it is the rainy season
Japan, no way
Malaysia, I think this is the best choice here
Vietnam, seems over used
the Philippines, they never go there
Singapore, wouldn't mind seeing it again (mostly because half of RFF lives there :lol:)


Of course I would love somewhere off the beaten path :) Probably have to connect thru HKG to get anywhere different though.
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #108 on: June 19, 2011, 02:38:30 PM »
Assuming teams are headed of the country next leg that means they would likely leave around the morning of June 21. By doing a quick search a majority of flights will head to either Hong kong, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines or Singapore. There are a couple of flights to Rome but I doubt they would do a huge jump.
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #109 on: June 19, 2011, 03:16:13 PM »
Assuming teams are headed of the country next leg that means they would likely leave around the morning of June 21. By doing a quick search a majority of flights will head to either Hong kong, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines or Singapore. There are a couple of flights to Rome but I doubt they would do a huge jump.

Speculation: You're going to get at least two or three legs in Asia before they move westward to Europe or Africa.

Question: Where's the winter temperature-like location going to be? I know it's a summer route, but they seem to always find a place that's cold in the northern hemisphere summer (and vice versa in a winter taping).


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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #110 on: June 19, 2011, 05:03:08 PM »
@RyanStorms had these two tweets

So ask me why I was at the gas station & I was filmed for the #AmazingRace they asked me how to get to LAX #LookForMeOnTV haha
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So #TheLife gets crazier so after being randomly filmed for the amazing race I see that one of them dropped there passport!!
13 minutes ago
I don't know where to bring this up, but does this possible sighting still hold water given the timeline to LAX now? Anyone able trying to confirm any more information?
The dropped passport seems almost too extreme and probably make-believe by somebody. But at the same time isn't there a team missing from the airport pictures? Maybe they were backtracking to find their passport and arrived late?

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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #111 on: June 19, 2011, 05:04:50 PM »
We believe Chateau missed a team at the airport, all 11 were there...
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #112 on: June 19, 2011, 07:38:04 PM »
With teams traveling to The Shibuya of Taipei I would suspect that the task there is some sort of search task

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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #113 on: June 19, 2011, 08:23:01 PM »
We believe Chateau missed a team at the airport, all 11 were there...

I concur  :)

I needed to check a second location (the MH95 flight) so I may have missed them going by.
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #114 on: June 19, 2011, 09:06:37 PM »
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As I recall, that tipped off the Penang and Singapore legs during filming

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If you ask me, the only places I want to see TAR 19 visiting after Taiwan would be The Philippines, Bhutan and Indonesia. They visited Taiwan in Season 12 once and I definitely don't mind seeing them there again.

But if they fly to Hong Kong next, I'll scream. :lol:

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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #115 on: June 19, 2011, 09:22:16 PM »
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Do you have an exact time when teams checked in??

Got this info on PTT,he post this at 9:49am(local time).

If believe the next leg will start around 9:49 pm then? (June 20) SO lets search flights between 9:30 - until airport stops until the sunrise.  (Of course they could do a second leg in Taiwan).

So by doing a quick search there are only three destinations that make could be visited next that makes sense: Kaohsiung (in the south of Taiwan), Hong Kong and Manila. Others make no sense at all such as SF and Amsterdam. The limited destinations makes me think a second leg in Taiwan.
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #116 on: June 19, 2011, 09:24:47 PM »


If believe the next leg will start around 9:49 pm then? (June 20) SO lets search flights between 9:30 - until airport stops until the sunrise.  (Of course they could do a second leg in Taiwan).

So by doing a quick search there are only three destinations that make could be visited next that makes sense: Kaohsiung (in the south of Taiwan), Hong Kong and Manila. Others make no sense at all such as SF and Amsterdam. The limited destinations makes me think a second leg in Taiwan.

looked like they don't set 12hrs pitstop recently season...

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« Reply #117 on: June 19, 2011, 09:28:59 PM »


If believe the next leg will start around 9:49 pm then? (June 20) SO lets search flights between 9:30 - until airport stops until the sunrise.  (Of course they could do a second leg in Taiwan).

So by doing a quick search there are only three destinations that make could be visited next that makes sense: Kaohsiung (in the south of Taiwan), Hong Kong and Manila. Others make no sense at all such as SF and Amsterdam. The limited destinations makes me think a second leg in Taiwan.

looked like they don't set 12hrs pitstop recently season...

You are probably right the producers will likely extend it to a 18-24 hour pitstop so teams start in the morning.
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #118 on: June 19, 2011, 09:48:29 PM »
If believe the next leg will start around 9:49 pm then? (June 20) SO lets search flights between 9:30 - until airport stops until the sunrise.  (Of course they could do a second leg in Taiwan).

So by doing a quick search there are only three destinations that make could be visited next that makes sense: Kaohsiung (in the south of Taiwan), Hong Kong and Manila. Others make no sense at all such as SF and Amsterdam. The limited destinations makes me think a second leg in Taiwan.

I think this reasoning is a bit limited. Those may be the only places where one can fly to nonstop starting in that time frame, but connecting in Hong Kong opens a huge number of possibilities and connecting in Manila opens several too.

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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #119 on: June 19, 2011, 09:54:12 PM »
If believe the next leg will start around 9:49 pm then? (June 20) SO lets search flights between 9:30 - until airport stops until the sunrise.  (Of course they could do a second leg in Taiwan).

So by doing a quick search there are only three destinations that make could be visited next that makes sense: Kaohsiung (in the south of Taiwan), Hong Kong and Manila. Others make no sense at all such as SF and Amsterdam. The limited destinations makes me think a second leg in Taiwan.

I think this reasoning is a bit limited. Those may be the only places where one can fly to nonstop starting in that time frame, but connecting in Hong Kong opens a huge number of possibilities and connecting in Manila opens several too.

Its good to know where they are headed even if its a stopover  :)
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #120 on: June 19, 2011, 09:55:01 PM »
If believe the next leg will start around 9:49 pm then? (June 20) SO lets search flights between 9:30 - until airport stops until the sunrise.  (Of course they could do a second leg in Taiwan).

So by doing a quick search there are only three destinations that make could be visited next that makes sense: Kaohsiung (in the south of Taiwan), Hong Kong and Manila. Others make no sense at all such as SF and Amsterdam. The limited destinations makes me think a second leg in Taiwan.

I think this reasoning is a bit limited. Those may be the only places where one can fly to nonstop starting in that time frame, but connecting in Hong Kong opens a huge number of possibilities and connecting in Manila opens several too.

Taiwan's International Airport flies to just about as many places in the world with their own Airlines such as EVA Airways and all the China International Airlines. Cathay Pacific is there as well.

I have to say after Taiwan, it can be anywhere. But I am more incline to say Southeast Asia, definitely.

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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #121 on: June 19, 2011, 10:20:43 PM »
The following is SPECULATION and should not be treated as fact.  :tup: It also gets a bit convoluted, so strap in!

It seems that WRP has several 'tiers' of countries that they visit for each race in Southeast/Central Asia:

I - China / India
II - Japan / Thailand
III - Malaysia / Vietnam
IV - South Korea / Singapore / Cambodia
V - Mongolia / Sri Lanka / Philippines / Bangladesh / Taiwan (which moves up the ranks as of now)
unvisited countries - Laos / Bhutan / Nepal / Timor / Indonesia / central Asian countries

Generally they'll pick from 3 tiers (17 hit 1, 4, 5, 16 hit 1, 3, 4, 15 hit 2, 3, 4 etc.). 18 I suspect had locations chosen due to how they would render in HD, and 14 had locations chosen for ease in production matters. Anyway, the pattern seems to be 1 country in an upper tier, 2 countries in a lower tier, so since we've hit Taiwan, I'd hazard a guess that we're due for {Malaysia/Vietnam}, maybe Thailand, and maybe a new country in the next few legs. Given a) the overload of China in the past 3 races (5 legs in Chinese-based countries/territories) and b) the visit to Taiwan, I'd say China is unlikely.

I'd also not rule out the possibility of another leg in Taiwan!

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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #122 on: June 19, 2011, 10:30:05 PM »
As someone who lives in LA and flies to Asia often, I know that when you're flying out of LAX there aren't that many international gateways, and every night there are at least four jumbo jets that fly to Taipei (they all depart around midnight-1 am), and this allows for tons of connections within two hours of arriving in Taipei, so it's very likely that this is just the gateway city through which the teams connect to their next flight, which could literally be anywhere in Southeast Asia, the south pacific, or china. The only cities where it wouldn't make sense to go through Taipei would be Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Bangkok, or Seoul, plus a few others, because they have direct flights.

However, a Taipei leg makes complete sense logistically because those midnight flights all arrive at around 6am, giving them a full day to race. Plus it would allow them to tie it in with the task they did in LA, like if they were given an object at the temple that somehow relates to the roadblock, like the way teams got a package of tea in china last season that became the theme of the next roadblock in Kolkata.

Very exciting to have the race going on now! Time to marvel at the detective work...hope we get a lot of spoilers this time!

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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #123 on: June 19, 2011, 10:57:19 PM »
Any description of teams checked-in based on photos in Contestant thread?
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Re: TAR 19 Speculation and Discussion *of SPOILERS*
« Reply #124 on: June 19, 2011, 11:00:54 PM »
Let's give them a chance guys, they are busy right now. Be patient.... :lol:
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