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apskip:
Here is possibilities for what could happen once teams reach Zurich airport (the obvious entry point into Switzerland since the nonstops arrived at 0610 on Nov. 28 and 0616 on Nov. 29):

trains to Brig:
dep. Zurich airport 0813 arrive Brig 1031
                              0840                  1102
                              0843                  1102 (change in Bern)   

trains to Visp (obviously the same ones):
dep. Zurich airport 0813 arrive Visp 1040
dep.                       0840 arrive         1112
dep.                       0843 arrive         1112 (change in Bern)
and the same pattern at :40 and :43 after each hour

 

DrRox:
Updated flight schedules on Nov 28/29, 2013.

Maun to Johannesburg
4z 8301   2:00pm to 3:40 pm
BP 211     2:20 pm to 4:00pm

Johannesburg to Zurich
LX 289   8:25pm to 6:10am (arriving on Nov 29th)

Train to Interlaken from Zurich Airport
1) 6:40 am to 8:51 am
2) 7:13 am to 9:28 am
3) 7:13 am to 9:51 am

Mattjimf:
Possible flights from Edinburgh to Belfast on 4th December (if the Edinburgh/Belfast legs are keep racing legs):
Belfast International:
BFS Belfast   U2 488   easyJet    4:30 PM    4:23 PM       Landed   On-time    319   
BFS Belfast   U2 492   easyJet    9:05 PM    9:03 PM       Landed   On-time    319   

Belfast City:
BHD Belfast   BE 688   FlyBE    3:25 PM    3:31 PM       Landed   On-time    DH4   
BHD Belfast   BE 690   FlyBE    6:30 PM    7:32 PM       Landed   49 min    DH4   

apskip:

--- Quote from: DrRox on April 01, 2013, 11:25:03 AM ---Updated flight schedules on Nov 28/29, 2013.

Maun to Johannesburg
4z 8301   2:00pm to 3:40 pm
BP 211     2:20 pm to 4:00pm

Johannesburg to Zurich
LX 289   8:25pm to 6:10am (arriving on Nov 29th)

Train to Interlaken from Zurich Airport
1) 6:40 am to 8:51 am
2) 7:13 am to 9:28 am
3) 7:13 am to 9:51 am


--- End quote ---

[/quote]
Actually, Dr. Rox, there is nothing "updated" about your schedules. The Maun to Johannesburg schedule (no actual available as we both know) remain as I stated them in post 147 above.

The Johannesburg to Zurich schedule for departure Nov. 28 and arrival Nov. 29 is LX289 2102 0616+1. That's only 6 minutes arrival time different and 37 minutes departure time different, but your revision is not correct.

The big problem I have with your update is with your using train times from 24 minutes and 57 minutes for arrival inside the plane in Zurich airport. Switzerland has been a Schwengen system member since 12 December 2008. Entry into the Schwengen system is a little bit more rigorous since once inside it travelers can cross European borders with minimal delay (that applies to Zurich to Berlin flights coming up in leg 9). I can see SwissRail departures from Zurich airport to be maybe as early as 743am, but not before. Arrival times for that would be one hour earlier than I posted for 843am and at 957am in Interlaken Ost. The question of where teams are going for the leg 8 tasks is moot from a train departure standpoint if the current ideas on the table (Brig or Visp from me and Interlaken Ost or West from you) are correct.
 

apskip:
I have started my analysis of how teams might have gotten from Zurich to Berlin. The most obvious way is ot fly from Zurich but which airports might you fly to. Berlin has these airports:

BER Brandenburg
EDBT Allstedt
GWW Gatow (an RAF facility)
SFX Schoenfield
TWF Tempelhof
TXL Tegel

Well, one of the things that you learn as a by-product of doing Amazing Race transportation research is that from Zurich, the only airport you can fly directly to is Tegel. I am not sure whether there was an extended pit stop in Switzerland. If I were designing a race I would certainly put one there (as well as one in Botswana). It is likely that teams ran leg 8 on Nov. 29, so they would be ready to head for Berlin on Nov. 30 or likely Dec. 1. Here are the actual flights ZRH to TXL on both dates:

Nov. 30
AB8121 0652 0819
EDW974 0725 0901
LX976   0850 0851
AB8529 1042 1208
LH966  1240 1403
LX970  1649 1812
AB8319 1721 1846
LX978  1748 1912
AB8199 1952 2107
LH962   2040 2210
AB8175 2125 2255


Dec. 1
AB8121 0642 0801
EDW974 0725 0855
LX976   0850 1018
LH566  1240 1401
AB8211 1452 1611
LH970   1631 1748
LX978   1745 1906
LH962   2040 2159

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