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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #50 on: November 19, 2013, 10:57:47 PM »
LOVE this. ^^^ :funny:
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2013, 09:27:43 AM »

I can't fly there either... There's no direct flight from BPN to Kota kinabalu, even though we're at the same island, it must connect in Tarakan or KLI , and it's not cheap :(

See...this is why we need to boost our ASEAN Economic Community, so that we can connect to every ASEAN locations without limit (just like Europe)..

Anyway, moving on again to transport.. :js:
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #52 on: November 21, 2013, 12:55:33 AM »
Possible transportation if leg 4 will be in Qatar:



Looks very possible.

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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #53 on: November 21, 2013, 01:31:56 AM »
Only one flight doesn't leave Phil any room though.

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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #54 on: November 21, 2013, 01:35:30 AM »
A somewhat more "obscure" routing.........

Kota to Brunei
BI 826   6:05 pm -- 6:45pm

Brunei to Dubai
BI 97     8:55 -- 1:40am

Dubai to Qatar
EK 847  2:15am -- 2:25am
FZ 11    2:20am -- 2:25am
QR 1003  5:30 am -- 5:40am

The first two connections from Dubai to Qatar are pretty short. Since I have no personal knowledge of the airport, I have no idea if they are possible at that time of the day. Still, the QR connection arrives about daybreak, which TPTB like to use for filming.

This route keeps teams out of Singapore and KL airports and might keep teams "hidden" from a lot of race spoilers. It is just one of a few possibilities.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #55 on: November 21, 2013, 02:28:43 AM »
Dr Rox, what  if Qatar is a connecting point, and not the destination? We've had that before, and if the discussion about a 30 hour rest period after the second leg is accurate that may well point to a long travel period after that. And the live sighting info implying a short or no rest period after leg 3 also gives credence to such a possibility.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #56 on: November 21, 2013, 05:24:23 AM »
All Peach mentioned was Qatar......so I looked at flights to get to Qatar. Hell maybe they are going to the ISS. Heck if I know. I get no secret info.

FWIW, it seems way to early to fly out of Central or East Asia. Just 3 legs so far.

As Peach has posted, the twitter person that posted about Qatar, confessed he was asked to misdirect by production.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2013, 05:34:28 AM by DrRox »
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #57 on: November 22, 2013, 11:26:24 AM »
Looks like teams were on one or all of these flights from Kota to Kuala Lumpur...

AK 5121 AirAsia                  22:45 23:09    T-L    Landed Late 24 min
AK 5119 AirAsia                  22:05 23:07    T-L    Landed Late 62 min
MH 2631 Malaysia Airlines        21:30 21:41    T-M    Landed On-time
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #58 on: November 22, 2013, 11:53:30 AM »
Teams were seen at the gate in Kota Kinabalu's low-cost terminal between 5.54pm (sunset) and 6.34pm (upload time). This means they were on one of these three flights:

AK 5133 from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur, 1830-2100
AK 5117 from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur, 1835-2105
AK 4119 from Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Lumpur, 1935-2205

Dave/Connor and Jet/Cord were seen at the same terminal at around 10.55am. There were about five Air Asia flights they could have taken before the main group, and a couple more on Malaysian Airlines from another terminal.

That's a massive time gap! What happened in Leg 3?
« Last Edit: November 22, 2013, 12:02:24 PM by Neobie »
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #59 on: November 22, 2013, 11:58:37 AM »
It looked from the photos......they were in different terminal. Cowboys group were in a two story terminal and Luke group was in single story terminal.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #60 on: November 27, 2013, 06:22:22 PM »
Sri Lankan Airlines Flight 581
Scheduled - arrives in 5 hours 54 mins
CMB   
   FCO
Departed Colombo, today
Times   Terminal   Gate
1:20 AM   -   -
Arrives Rome, today
Scheduled 7:15 AM   Terminal   Gate
7:14 AM   3

If they come from Sri Lanka..
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #61 on: November 28, 2013, 12:15:49 AM »
IF they are coming from Colombo (note the IF), that flight has just arrived. Be alert everyone!!

CMB Colombo UL 581 
Sri Lankan Airlines 7:15 AM  7:14 AM  T-3  Landed
  On-time   

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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #62 on: December 02, 2013, 02:27:35 AM »
okay...

How are we getting from Rome to Seville?
 
Trains not looking promising....

I am thinking a rolling pitstop?? Ferry  Rome / Civitavecchia>>Barcelona takes about 19 hours , cabins available.

Checking one week ahead gave me this:



FERRY from  Rome / Civitavecchia>>Barcelona


Vessel Departure Arrival
MV Cruise Roma 07/12/2013 22:15 08/12/2013 18:15
 
 PASSENGERS
Accommodation type : PULLMAN SEAT
n adults : 1 65,00
Accommodation type : PULLMAN SEAT
n adults : 1 65,00
PARTIAL AMOUNT: 130,00
 
TOTAL AMOUNT : 130,00
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Then easy flight or train to Seville. Eats up some time giving Phil a chance to get ahead.
 
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #63 on: December 02, 2013, 02:53:38 AM »
Ferry through the Mediterranean seems most likely.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #64 on: December 02, 2013, 11:15:56 AM »
How long would the ferry take?  There is someone who tweeted they are on day two of a cruise from Rome to Seville and I tweeted them to ask about any TAR teams, but it would seem unlikely to me they were on an actual cruise.  The person who said they would be working with TAR in the centre of Seville said they would be doing it for two days (Monday & Tuesday)...this makes me think Phil would arrive today and contestants tomorrow?

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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #65 on: December 02, 2013, 11:22:38 AM »
Ferry takes 19 hours to Barcelona, much longer if they go onwards.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #66 on: December 02, 2013, 02:42:40 PM »
There is probably a train connection from Barcelona to Sevilla along the coast. I've been in Salou a few times which is near Barcelona and there was a train route then. Are flights a no go?
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #67 on: December 02, 2013, 03:13:40 PM »
High speed trains are available from Barcelona to Seville via Madrid. Travel time is 5 to 5.5 hours.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #68 on: December 08, 2013, 03:07:57 AM »
Paris to Las Vegas flights (dated December 6):

These destinations are connected through major American airports:

DL185 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to New York-JFK: 1037-1305 (scheduled 1040-1324)
DL454 from New York-JFK to Las Vegas: 1458-1814 (scheduled 1459-1756)

AA63 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Miami: 0955-1326 (scheduled 1000-1435; an earliest actual arrival)
AA2207 from Miami to Las Vegas: 1724-1956 (scheduled 1615-1850)

AF636 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Houston-Intercontinental: 1113-1459 (scheduled 1030-1415)
UA254 from Houston-Intercontinental to Las Vegas: 1823-1952 (scheduled 1613-1741; two hours delayed due to a severe snow in Dallas)
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #69 on: December 08, 2013, 07:31:39 AM »
Paris to Las Vegas flights (dated December 6):



AF636 from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Houston-Intercontinental: 1113-1459 (scheduled 1030-1415)
UA254 from Houston-Intercontinental to Las Vegas: 1823-1952 (scheduled 1413-1741; two hours delayed due to a severe snow in Dallas)

This itinerary makes no sense. Why would snow in Dallas affect a direct flight from Houston to Vegas? You could never book a flight with a connection as the original schedule. You cannot book a flight that takes off 2 minutes before you arrive. Flight delays in Houston are because of weather conditions in Houston, not Dallas.

More sensible flight connections are Paris to either London, Montreal or Toronto......then to Vegas. That keeps the connecting airport out of the US. 
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #70 on: December 08, 2013, 10:04:06 AM »
Sorry for this Dr. Rox, I corrected the scheduled time for UA254 flight from Houston to Vegas was 4:13 pm/16:13 not 14:13. See actual flight time in post above.

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« Reply #71 on: December 08, 2013, 10:36:38 AM »
Sorry for this Dr. Rox, I corrected the scheduled time for UA254 flight from Houston to Vegas was 4:13 pm/16:13 not 14:13. See actual flight time in post above.

Where did the "snow in Dallas" come from. I live in Dallas and we had almost NO snow, maybe 1/10 of an inch. We did have about 2 inches of freezing rain and sleet. The ground was very cold and when the rain hits it.......it freezes instantly. People are ice skating and playing hockey in the streets. DFW airport now has 3 runways in operation out of the normal 7. We expect about 7 hours today above freezing, so a lot of this mess should disappear today. To show you how cold the ground was.....my driveway is on a hill and it has about an inch of ice on it. It was so cold the rain didn't have time to run down the hill. We did get a Lufthanza jet stuck on a taxiway.....the pilot cut a corner a little short in the whiteout conditions and got some wheels stuck off the concrete.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #72 on: December 08, 2013, 03:46:32 PM »
The plane being used for a flight from Houston might have been stranded in Dallas because of the icing conditions. The flight number for that plane out of Dallas can be different from the flight number out of Houston. So with all the problematic weather issues across the country, there would have been a domino effect with flights because the plans weren't able to be in the right place at the right time, and it could take days for the airlines to get all their planes positioned in the right places for resuming a fully normal flight schedule.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #73 on: December 09, 2013, 04:45:09 AM »
The plane being used for a flight from Houston might have been stranded in Dallas because of the icing conditions. The flight number for that plane out of Dallas can be different from the flight number out of Houston. So with all the problematic weather issues across the country, there would have been a domino effect with flights because the plans weren't able to be in the right place at the right time, and it could take days for the airlines to get all their planes positioned in the right places for resuming a fully normal flight schedule.

Certainly in these big weather events, planes do get scattered. Dallas only has one arrival and one departure a day from Houston on United Airlines. Flight Stats shows the 6 am departure from Dallas to Houston on Dec 6 to have been cancelled. Most domestic airlines, except American, got all their planes out of DFW on Dec 5 to avoid the ice.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #74 on: December 09, 2013, 10:02:58 AM »
With the exception of Hawaii and Alaska (and not for a while), Race does not schedule flights to the finale that connect through the US, mainly to keep sightings of the final three to a minimum. Second to last leg was in England not Paris. They flew from LHR direct to LV. Probably on Virgin, but there are plenty of other options.


 

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