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Do we know how they went from Scotland to Northern Ireland, did they went with boat????


You have posed a very interesting question. Let's first examine the possible flights from Edinburgh to both of Belfast's airports on December 5:

EDI BFS U2 482 0657 0742
EDI BFS U2 488 1639 1711
EDI BFS U2 492 2059 2139

EDI BHD BE 682 0731 0801
EDI BHD BE 688 1536 1609
EDI BHD BE 690 1849 1912

There is a reasonable spread of flight opportunities except between 730am and 330pm.

Let's examine how use of the Sterna FASTLINK ferry combined with the Citybus/Ulsterbus would work.

First there is a 3.5 hour bus ride from Edinburgh to Cairnryan on the southwest tip of Scotland. Those schedules are designed to mesh with all ferries except the 4am ferry. Here is the schedule of ferries, each of which takes 2 1/4 hours for the crossing from Cairnryan to Belfast:


So, my bottom line is that AR22 teams could have taken the bus/ferry combination, but most likely they took a flight.

It appears that teams did fly from Heathrow to Dulles, which leaves the issue of "How did they get to Heathrow and do tasks in London?" Here are the flights on December 6 which would answered that first question (all these are BHD LHR 6 December):

0645 0757
0719 0831
0911 1006
1212 1322
1354 1550
1445 1555
1718 1807
1825 1953
1945 2106


--- Quote from: apskip on November 27, 2012, 06:36:50 PM ---I have taken another look at dates most likely for leaving Maun and going across the pond nonstop to Sao Paulo from Johannesburg. Follow this logic:

Teams cannot arrive before Nov. 26 (yesterday) into Maun if flying nonstop HKG JNB on either:
 CX749 2350 0637+1 (today, Nov. 27th)
 SA287 2347 0713+1

Then the choices to Maun JNB MUB were:
BP212 1140 1320
4Z8310 1155 1345

I expect that this leg or two legs will take 48 hours in Maun. That means these flights back MUB JNB:
BP211 1420 1600
4Z8301 1400 1540

There is the rub, as there is no late afternoon flight to Sao Paulo on Thursdays. Teams will have a layover there until Friday morning Nov. 29:

JNB GRU SA222 1010 1630

--- End quote ---

We have new information reported by ovalorange that the flight from Johannesburg to Maun was at 4pm on Sunday Nov. 25. However, it appears that there was no such flight JNB MUB.

Most of this information was provided earlier in this thread by Kandace, but it is worth duplicating here:

first group of 5 teams gets on Nov. 13 TN101 LAX PPT 2254 0602+1
second group of 6 teams gets Nov. 14 AF76 LAX PPT 0101 0656   

They arrived 54 minutes apart.

There are 4 different Air Tahiti flights PPT BOB, but the only pair that meets the criterion of being 1 hour apart is:
TN402 0900 0950
TN452 1000 1050


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