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Amazing Race 4 (LAX Airport)  
User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Posted (13 years 6 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

Did anyone watch the premier of The Amazing Race 4 on CBS tonight? The teams flew out of LAX to MXP via ZRH, FRA, and AMS on Swiss, Lufthansa, and KLM respectively.

Does anyone know whether the producers of this show were limited to what flights the teams could purchase tickets on, as a security concern, in the post 9/11 world? The host specified that only three flights were available to the teams. The LX and LH flights departing at the same time, and the KL flight departing one hour later.

The LX flight was depicted as an MD11, the LH flight a 747-400, and the KL flight, a 747-300.


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User currently offlineOdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

I would say that's a commercial for KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss rather than security concern. Notice how many times the commentator repeat the name of these 3 airlines and the camera is always shooting at these 3 airlines only? (make sense since they are only allowed to fly these 3 airlines, but I think advertising plays a big part behind this). Also when those guys won the free vacation to Hawaii, notice that he actually emphasize on AA's website?

User currently offlineJrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

I think that it was just one of the producers' ways of running the show. They often divide the teams up into groups. They did it later in the show by making the teams vie for 3 different buses.

User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4280 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

Dammit.......  Sad !

I knew there was something I was meaning to catch. Unfortunely I got caught up with Airport 75 on AMC as I was doing some work. I'll mark down next Thursday as my 'Amazing Race' day.

Normally these so called reality based programs bore me to tears, thus I never watch them. However since I had spent so much of my 20s thru late 30s, globetrotting, I can to some extent relate to this program and I enjoyed the first segment of this series.


"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6383 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

I love the Amazing Race and I didnt even know the season preimiere was tonight . Its always cool to see people globe troting the world and not having a clue were the hell they are at.

Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

Couldnt watch it because Cable wasn't working this morning  Sad And I can't watch it tonight.  Sad Gonna have to wait until tomorrow night  Sad

User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2406 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

All I can tell you about AR4 is that a team came bolting off a Qantas 767 in Cairns after arriving from Sydney, chased by the cameras.

User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

I saw it. It was most certainly great publicity for KLM, Lufthansa, and Swiss(who badly needs it). I do wonder though, why the producers did not reserve 1 pair of seats on an Alitalia flight nonstop to MXP, it might depart later, but arrive earlier. I thought this would have been a great way to reward the 1st place team at the time.


Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 hours ago) and read 3177 times:

Anybody else notice that it was called Swissair and not SWISS, no matter how many SWISS signs and planes that they showed?

User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5557 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

I noticed that too! They kept saying Swissair! They limited the flights on purpose, they all departed at different times, so if you came late, then you face the consequences. If they didn't limit the flights, then some late teams could probably find a flight to Milan faster than some of the teams who arrived first!


User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 hours ago) and read 3064 times:

The first leg of the race for Amazing Race 1, 2, and 3 also had teams split up on pre-selected flights, first come first serve. It's not for security, it's a part of the game the producers planned well before 9/11.

Anyone notice also that the father-son team wanted to stick with the air traffic controllers, thinking it would be advantageous?

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6832 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 hour ago) and read 3053 times:

Blink182; AZ doesn't fly to LAX since over a year ago......  Sad


Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineSuperdawg From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 347 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

I would think that Lufthansa, Swiss and KLM offered either free flights or something for the footage and promotion as in all previous AR's they never showed the right footage of the airlines or planes the teams were actually travelling on.

[Edited 2003-05-30 14:57:32]

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