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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #75 on: December 09, 2013, 10:18:57 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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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #76 on: December 09, 2013, 01:56:31 PM »
The issue this time is that there was a bad windstorm over much of Europe at the time teams were finishing the last couple of European legs, and there would have been the same issues in transport as there was in the U.S. towards the end of last week with consecutive storms coming through.
With so little raw information from live sightings, this may not be resolved until the season has aired. (I'm not saying the teams didn't fly in from London into Las Vegas, I am saying it may not have been the original plan.)
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #77 on: December 10, 2013, 12:04:13 PM »
I was just looking at some possible flight itineraries from Paris to Las Vegas.

Paris to Montreal to Las Vegas.......
Not possible.

Paris to Toronto to Las Vegas
4 possible connections, but times do not seem to match arrival in Vegas as stated on here.

Paris to London to Las Vegas

1 connection through Gatwick, but arrives in Vegas too early to seem to match.

1 connection through Heathrow that seems to match timing
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #78 on: December 10, 2013, 12:13:30 PM »
There was a direct flight from Pairs into Las Vegas around the same time Peach posted in the live sightings.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #79 on: December 10, 2013, 01:05:14 PM »
Remember please, spec goes into the SPEC thread.

The actual flight carrying racers was this one:

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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #80 on: December 10, 2013, 09:23:52 PM »
There was a direct flight from Pairs into Las Vegas around the same time Peach posted in the live sightings.

Cool.......could you post the flight number, times, etc?
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #81 on: December 10, 2013, 10:02:41 PM »
There was a direct flight from Pairs into Las Vegas around the same time Peach posted in the live sightings.

Cool.......could you post the flight number, times, etc?

There's only one: XL Airways France has a direct flight from Paris to Las Vegas, it runs only during summer months between July and August, yearly.

Flight on Paris-Las Vegas: SE42, 1400-1615 (not available in December and winter time)
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #82 on: December 11, 2013, 01:34:24 AM »
Since the teams flew out of London, not Paris...it really doesn't matter, does it? :lol:
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #83 on: December 11, 2013, 07:47:57 PM »
There was a direct flight from Pairs into Las Vegas around the same time Peach posted in the live sightings.

Cool.......could you post the flight number, times, etc?

There's only one: XL Airways France has a direct flight from Paris to Las Vegas, it runs only during summer months between July and August, yearly.

Flight on Paris-Las Vegas: SE42, 1400-1615 (not available in December and winter time)

Thanks claude......It is just strange to me how a seasonal flight in the summer shows up in a winter search.....lol  I use two different flight data bases and neither showed any direct flights from Paris to Las Vegas.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #84 on: December 22, 2013, 12:11:52 AM »
Sequestered teams traveled Bangkok>>Seoul Dec 4

then Seoul>>>Vegas





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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #85 on: March 10, 2014, 07:53:07 AM »
Flights for Leg 3 (Note: it is all production-provided):

First flight - The first six teams boarded the non-stop flight to Kota Kinabalu as we posted in spoilers thread:
AK 1531 CAN-BKI, 0255 (11/21) - 0602 (11/21)

Second flight - Brendon & Rachel, Jessica & John and Joey & Meghan
AK 1017 CAN-KUL, 2108 (11/20) - 0118 (11/21) -> AK 5100 KUL-BKI, 0645 (11/21) - 0935 (11/21)
« Last Edit: March 10, 2014, 07:58:07 AM by claude_24hrs »

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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #86 on: March 16, 2014, 09:49:40 PM »
Leg 4 Flights (All Flights were on November 22, 2013)

First Flight: Dave & Connor, Jet & Cord, and Leo & Jamal
AK 5117 BKI-KUL 1835-2105 (Actually 1913-2150)

Second Flight: Margie & Luke and Flight Time & Big East
AK 5119 BKI-KUL 1935-2205 (Actually 2023-2307)

Third Flight: Caroline & Jennifer, Jessica & John, and Brendon & Rachel
AK 5121 BKI-KUL 2015-2245 (Actually 2026-2309)

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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #87 on: March 16, 2014, 10:31:23 PM »
Burns me they had PROVIDED flights again.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #88 on: March 16, 2014, 10:33:06 PM »
Peach, it's possible that the provided flights were a result of the last minute leg(s) substitution and to get the filming back on track for leg 5.

The leg 5 preview sure implies that the flights next week are not provided.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #89 on: March 17, 2014, 01:34:10 PM »
You can still say you are limited to flights on (list airlines) and make them work to find their own flights. Our GAMES flight challenges are more difficult.  :gaah:

And I do not complain much, but last week's flight separation was ridiculous. If you MUST put teams on flights 3 hours apart for whatever reason, then at least make the largest # of teams on the last one. And then give them an hours of opp followed by a complex route info task that GIVES TEAMS A CHANCE. I have to agree completely with Meghan's comments in her exit interview here:

http://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print/interview-joey-meghan-talk-amazing-race-all-stars

So far, substitutions or not, not impressed. Taxis and flights on a silver platter, great fun. The only real transport challenge we have had so far was navigating the metro in Guangzhou.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #90 on: March 17, 2014, 01:35:27 PM »


The leg 5 preview sure implies that the flights next week are not provided.

They are provided if you go to the designated travel agency.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #91 on: March 17, 2014, 07:05:34 PM »
Agree with TheSchnauzers that the provided flights were probably because of the last minute leg switch-up... They probably also had to keep teams from arriving in Kuala Lumpur too early, before nightfall!

I give them a pass for keeping a travel agency open for the teams in KL. With no other agency open and the no-online-booking rules I don't know how else teams could have made it to Sri Lanka...
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #92 on: March 22, 2014, 07:32:51 AM »


The leg 5 preview sure implies that the flights next week are not provided.

They are provided if you go to the designated travel agency.
I HATE the fact that there are so many production-provided flights, but it's because the Malaysian legs weren't planned and they had to have provided flights to and from Malaysia. Hopefully, teams will HAVE TO FIND THEIR OWN FLIGHTS from Sri Lanka to Rome, and throughout the rest of the race. For the first HALF of the Race, teams have been provided flights

Leg 1 (Los Angeles to Guangzhou) Two provided flights (standard for Starting)
Leg 2 (Guangzhou) No travel, as teams stayed in Guangzhou
Leg 3 (Guangzhou to Sabah) Two provided flights
Leg 4 (Sabah to Kuala Lumpur) Three provided flights
Leg 5 (Kuala Lumpur to Colombo) Provided travel agency, still provided flights
Leg 6 (Colombo to Kandy) Teams most likely traveled by train.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #93 on: March 22, 2014, 08:42:57 AM »


The leg 5 preview sure implies that the flights next week are not provided.

They are provided if you go to the designated travel agency.
I HATE the fact that there are so many production-provided flights, but it's because the Malaysian legs weren't planned and they had to have provided flights to and from Malaysia. Hopefully, teams will HAVE TO FIND THEIR OWN FLIGHTS from Sri Lanka to Rome, and throughout the rest of the race. For the first HALF of the Race, teams have been provided flights

This sucks, especially because the order would have changed. Teams would only be slightly less than an hour apart, and the bottom feeders may have had a chance, unless they were forced to take the 5:30pm Malaysian flight (which had a massive delay).




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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #94 on: March 25, 2014, 02:50:21 AM »
The flights for leg 5 seems to have been:
Flight 1:
  MI 341 KUL-SIN 21:40 - 22:25   (scheduled 21:40 - 22:35)
  SQ 468 SIN-CMB 22:59 - 00:02+1 (scheduled 23:05 - 00:15+1)


Flight 2:
  MH 179 KUL-CMB 00:29+1 - 01:28+1 (scheduled 23:05 - 23:59)

Flight 3:
  D7 180 KUL-CMB 10:47+1 - 11:34+1 (scheduled 09:20+1 - 10:10+1)

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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #95 on: March 26, 2014, 02:03:43 AM »
And the trains from the Fort railway station in Colombo probably were:

Train #1
  Fort - Galle  06:55 - 09:19
This carries everybody but Margie and Luke.

Train #2
  Fort - Galle  14:25 - 16:31
Poor Margie & Luke are 7 hours behind at this point.

This 2.5 hour train ride seems to cost about Rs.65 (~1$).
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #96 on: April 01, 2014, 12:49:43 AM »
Well it was nice to see the train to Galle. It was completely demolished in the tsunami in about 75. New cars were really nice. The old train was pretty dilapidated.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #97 on: April 13, 2014, 08:55:30 PM »
Rome flights

UL581 from Colombo to Rome, 0120 (11/28) - 0711 (11/28) (scheduled 0120-0715) - direct flight


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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #98 on: April 23, 2014, 07:11:40 AM »
The rail travel schedules from Orvieto, Italy to Luzern, Suisse are both interesting and surprising. All the early morning departures involve backtracking to Rome. Then to Milan to Chiazzo (from the released press photos) to Arth-Goldbau to Luzern.

There is one connection that leaves Orvieto about 12:30 pm that goes to Florence, then Milian, then Chiasso, then Arth-Goldbau then to Luzern. This particular connection arrives at approx. 10:20 pm. There are some screen shots from the preview that show a town square after sunset. So this connection could work with a HoO in Luzern upon arrival. The route info task of cleaning the hotel room in the AM. It would be interesting if teams had to clean their own rooms or production rooms....lol.
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Re: TAR24 Transportation
« Reply #99 on: April 24, 2014, 05:59:46 AM »
The rail travel schedules from Orvieto, Italy to Luzern, Suisse are both interesting and surprising. All the early morning departures involve backtracking to Rome. Then to Milan to Chiazzo (from the released press photos) to Arth-Goldbau to Luzern.

There is one connection that leaves Orvieto about 12:30 pm that goes to Florence, then Milian, then Chiasso, then Arth-Goldbau then to Luzern. This particular connection arrives at approx. 10:20 pm. There are some screen shots from the preview that show a town square after sunset. So this connection could work with a HoO in Luzern upon arrival. The route info task of cleaning the hotel room in the AM. It would be interesting if teams had to clean their own rooms or production rooms....lol.

You spelled Swiss wrong.

Google shows a possible route via Orte and Milan, getting there at 8:44am. They can do tasks in Chiasso in daylight, and then proceed to Lucerne and do a night leg.

https://www.google.com.sg/maps/dir/Orvieto+TR,+Italy/Chiasso,+Switzerland/@44.7748883,10.7072576,6z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m18!4m17!1m5!1m1!1s0x132ecd06ba76106b:0x52122993d30fa840!2m2!1d12.1107446!2d42.7185068!1m5!1m1!1s0x478682cad3d73e45:0x798f6d252cd82e6!2m2!1d9.0270226!2d45.8349334!2m3!6e4!7e2!8j1385925300!3e3


 

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