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User currently offlineNygfan84 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 172 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

any post-show commentary from anyone?

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User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

I'm sure somebody has brought the problem with the aviation forum to Johan's attention. The main thread starters aren't showing up for some reason.



Anyway, as I can't read your post, I'll just say that I enjoy watching the Amazing race too. I'm not big on reality TV, but the travel bug inside me is intrigued by this show.



I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Sure....yes. They flew Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Korean Air to Seoul, via Singapore and Hong Kong. They showed a China Airlines 747-400 taking off.

I wonder if this was filmed during the SARS epidemic, as those airports and the planes seemed empty.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4382 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

I think it might have been early on in SARS due to the snowy, wintery weather in South Korea. I dont think i would have liked that underwater task much...I agree that one thing that really gets on my nerves about the show is the aircraft camera shots. AAAH! Nuts I wonder how one does take off from Schiphol in a KL 744 and land in Milan on an AA md-80. Gotta try that. Big grin

Justin



The Best Care in the Air, 1984-2009
User currently offlineInflightmags From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

I think the approximate date would be February 6, 2003 of episode July 31, 2003. Looks like When tian/jaree got eliminated that was Feb 2. The married couple (#2 spot, 07/31/03 episode) were married on February 2. So that is my approximate. Need to watch I believe the July 17 episode and visit all the teams EXCLUSIVE VIDEO in the official AR4 website...to believe me...

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4382 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

Good call man! Niice detective work. Big thumbs up

Justin



The Best Care in the Air, 1984-2009
User currently offlineInflightmags From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2305 times:

Why thank you!!!
 Smile
 Laugh out loud
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 Wow!
Too bad it will be over in a couple of weeks
 Angry  Crying  Pissed
And hopefully they will renew the show for the 5th time...


User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1980 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 days ago) and read 2288 times:

I absolutely love this show and even though the airplane footage doesn't match most times, it does a pretty good job in showing the airports. The fact that they did some footage around the Indian airports was excellent beyond words!
One question though, how if the teams only have 400 dollars to complete the task, do they get from Borneo to Seoul walking up!
Anyone know how to put in for this show if they do renew it for a 5th time? Didn't see anything on their website, but I'd love to have the opportunity!

Jeffrey



"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

Yesterday's show was sweet. How a few guys got to the DMZ area was quite interesting and how they were scared and had never seen 70 tanks roll by beside their cab.

Also how the majority of the groups had cabbies where the driver didn't understand english like Chip and Reich.

I think the Han ghang dip was awesome but the octopus delicacy was like a skit in Fear Factor.

Only thing I criticize was that there was like barely ANY footage of ICN except the drop off area.

Because I normally dont watch this show until recently, I was wondering if there has been any scenes in North America?



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2018 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

Cool thread! I was thinking the same thing about last night's episode. Sometimes the episodes of this show are dull, others are great! Last night's was great! Airport scenes were minimal though.

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4382 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

A340Spotter,
I believe all the flights tabs are picked up by CBS, so price is never an issue for air travel on Amazing Race. (of course the prices would be astronomical) I think the money issued per leg is merely for cab and miscellaneous costs. Money seems to never become an issue on the show, so i don't think the amount per leg matters unless you really screw up and misuse it.
Hope this helps,
Justin



The Best Care in the Air, 1984-2009
User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

Jpetek is right. The amount given to them at the start of each leg of the race does not cover airfare. I am very sure the cost is astronomical to CBS...and maybe that's why all contestants are not allowed to buy J or F tickets.

The stock footages of airports and airplanes are the only things that get to me sometimes... last night's episode showed an MH 744 landing amidst a mountainous backdrop, and the subtitles said "SINGAPORE"... SIN doesn't have such high mountains anywhere near the airport, and MH 744s are very rare in SIN.

But the fun part of this show is to guess which airline the contestants are actually flying just by looking at the aircraft seats and seat covers that they are sitting on.

Anyone knows where they will be flying to after Korea? Back to the US to complete the last few legs of the race perhaps?



There's always a better way to fly...
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

Yep, it's nice to see parts of airports that I'll likely never see.

As an aside, my 4-year old daughter and I met Jon (of Jon and Al, the clowns) at the Ringling Brothers circus here in New Orleans last weekend. He's the 'pre-game' entertainment' (doesn't wear clown garb), and also the human cannonball. Very entertaining.

I hope clowns win, but I'm thinking now that the gay guys will win, clowns second, the other 2 guys third, Kelly/John last.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineAeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 705 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

"I am very sure the cost is astronomical to CBS...and maybe that's why all contestants are not allowed to buy J or F tickets"

I would imagine the full fare walk up fare would be equal to a J or F class ticket anyway. I think the rule of them flying econ only is to create consistency, and perhaps also to add a little more difficulty because there would almost always be first of biz class seats available on short notice.


User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4382 posts, RR: 27
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1890 times:

Yeah, i wonder if they had a choice, what would they choose? Econ or Biz/First, a tougie. Plus, CBS doesnt want them getting too comfortable, if at all Big grin.

Justin



The Best Care in the Air, 1984-2009
User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 day ago) and read 1866 times:

If i had someone else paying id be into F class like a dirty shirt lol
i dont know why, bit i think them gays are gunna win....

CanadianNorth



What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineMike77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 203 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (11 years 22 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

Awesome episode Thursday night! I sure hope it gets renewd for a 5th season.
Too bad we didn't see more of the airport in Seoul, but it was still exciting to see them scrambling for flights between Malaysia & Korea.

It's getting to be a tight race. I hope the clowns and Jon & Kelly lose. They really annoy me. The clowns have irritated me ever since they arrived at the first pit stop in Italy with clown noses on - and Jon & Kelly are funny, but SO
whiny and arrogant. I hope to see Reichen & Chip win, or those two other guys.


MICHAEL


User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2018 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (11 years 19 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Yes, I hope Chip and Reichen win too. They succeded in eating the live squid!

I was glad to see the Amazing Race go to India. I would love to see the Amazing Race in the next season actually somewhere in Latin America ???


User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7125 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (11 years 18 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

You know i had an idea for an carrer be an media aviation specialist you know tell the media and movies the right planes to shot. Or maybe get a pass and shot them for them. Any way yes i love seeing them pick airlines

I remember once they had to go thourgh MIA twice once to Mexico City and some idiot siad no lets take Aero Mexico to Mexico City instead of American Airlines because they will have more flights. Also when they needed to go to LHR from Mexico they had to stop in Miami one person did not get an connecting flight with BA or AA so they almost went on IB but they got on BA. I remember the Ancoucre person saying the groups of 4 flights to chose from MIA-LHR i just love that part.



"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineInflightmags From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 18 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

I believe AR 2 traveled down to Sao Paulo...the middle east and the south pacific is one place they haven't been to yet...

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