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DAMN those flights
I say just the opposite. The best incidents of past Amazing Race season have been where teams use their superior sweat equity or special access to get ahead with flights (example - Charla and Mirna flying Warsaw to Kuala Lumpur in AR11). They deserve it!

But is it always that, or that some get crap information and some are just luckier to get good information.  It's the same often with directions on route to a detour / roadblock as well.  Some people know the best way and some don't, you just have to hope you are lucky and meet the right person.
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Joey and Meghan behaved like they were on a holiday. -_-

I really don't see that at all, don't know where you got that from.
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I believe this means Joey and Meghan are the first team to be U-Turned twice in the same season?

Yes, that's right. I checked on AR12 (when Uturns started) to AR21 and there were no instances of being U-Turned twice.

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Joey and Meghan behaved like they were on a holiday. -_-

I really don't see that at all, don't know where you got that from.

Okay, noted.

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Overall, this episode was pretty good. Airport drama is always entertaining. I know the castles in Edinburgh are magnificent, but the tasks... not so much. Firstly, the Roadblock was boring despite the unique toughness I like in challenges. Walking around in a square blowing a tune into a bagpipe wasn't very cool. Mona & Beth's bowling Speed Bump was pretty funny when they freaked out in their first tries. The redeeming moment of the episode. The Detour was shockingly good. :stare I didn't like the poet reenactor's haggis remarks as it got annoying, but Caroline & Jennifer is factor that made him tolerable. The whiskey barrel rolling felt like the good ol' TAR days. Feels like something season 14 would have done in one of the Europeab legs. I don't know why, it just feels fun.

I guess that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I love to hear good bagpipe music (and the Royal Scots are right up there with the best) anywhere anytime. It made an excellent ROADBLOCK along with the kilts in my opinion.


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Finally watched the show, and am even more annoyed as I walked past the designated parking area on the royal mile twice and never saw the cars or the flag   :tantrum

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Did anybody else think that this Speed Bump was the hardest ever?

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The bagpipe thing was ok but it looked like only one team could do it at a time, I'm really tired of those kind of challenges.
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by the way, did you notice during Mona & Beth for Haggis with Clue but you see back boys crew stuff trying give a clue?

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Overall, this episode was pretty good. Airport drama is always entertaining. I know the castles in Edinburgh are magnificent, but the tasks... not so much. Firstly, the Roadblock was boring despite the unique toughness I like in challenges. Walking around in a square blowing a tune into a bagpipe wasn't very cool. Mona & Beth's bowling Speed Bump was pretty funny when they freaked out in their first tries. The redeeming moment of the episode. The Detour was shockingly good. :stare I didn't like the poet reenactor's haggis remarks as it got annoying, but Caroline & Jennifer is factor that made him tolerable. The whiskey barrel rolling felt like the good ol' TAR days. Feels like something season 14 would have done in one of the Europeab legs. I don't know why, it just feels fun.

I guess that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I love to hear good bagpipe music (and the Royal Scots are right up there with the best) anywhere anytime. It made an excellent ROADBLOCK along with the kilts in my opinion.
I wish they showed more of the Roadblock preparations like season 10's classical music sheet Detour choice in Ukraine with Tyler & James and Rob & Kim.
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DAMN those flights
I say just the opposite. The best incidents of past Amazing Race season have been where teams use their superior sweat equity or special access to get ahead with flights (example - Charla and Mirna flying Warsaw to Kuala Lumpur in AR11). They deserve it!

But is it always that, or that some get crap information and some are just luckier to get good information.  It's the same often with directions on route to a detour / roadblock as well.  Some people know the best way and some don't, you just have to hope you are lucky and meet the right person.
In this case it was entirely JM and MB's fault for getting confident and assuming there were no earlier flights. The current rules allow you to book any number of tickets, so why not do your homework and always keep looking for something better?
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DAMN those flights
I say just the opposite. The best incidents of past Amazing Race season have been where teams use their superior sweat equity or special access to get ahead with flights (example - Charla and Mirna flying Warsaw to Kuala Lumpur in AR11). They deserve it!

But is it always that, or that some get crap information and some are just luckier to get good information.  It's the same often with directions on route to a detour / roadblock as well.  Some people know the best way and some don't, you just have to hope you are lucky and meet the right person.
In this case it was entirely JM and MB's fault for getting confident and assuming there were no earlier flights. The current rules allow you to book any number of tickets, so why not do your homework and always keep looking for something better?

I don't believe that's quite right. I have posted previously on the "Y" class fare, which allows teams instant transferability to any valid alternate routing without penalty (except to the much higher fare that World Race Production has to pay for it). That means teams make multiple reservations if that is feasible, get one ticket and exchange it for another one if a better flight combination comes to their attention.

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by the way, did you notice during Mona & Beth for Haggis with Clue but you see back boys crew stuff trying give a clue?

So it's the crew that decides whether a team is ready to move on in a challenge like that and not those supposed to be judging?  Looks a bit strange.
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by the way, did you notice during Mona & Beth for Haggis with Clue but you see back boys crew stuff trying give a clue?

So it's the crew that decides whether a team is ready to move on in a challenge like that and not those supposed to be judging?  Looks a bit strange.

I think that has probably always been the case. The local "judges" may have some influence but WRP can't let them completely run the race

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From talking to the folks at the Sheep Heid Inn, Bertram Van Munster was in the pub buying everyone drinks, so if anyone had a say on when to award the clue, I'm guessing it would be him.

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I think that has probably always been the case. The local "judges" may have some influence but WRP can't let them completely run the race

I woudn't describe it as running the race more simply using their expertise to ensure a decision is fair.  I would be happier with them having more say.
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From talking to the folks at the Sheep Heid Inn, Bertram Van Munster was in the pub buying everyone drinks, so if anyone had a say on when to award the clue, I'm guessing it would be him.

I'm not surprised since Bertram is generally around for every leg. The image made me chuckle though. I imagine they had enough barrels of whiskey to keep everyone happy.

Thanks for all the information you dug up for this leg. It really made this leg much more interesting for me (and others I expect).    :hoot:


 

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