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Air China To Fly Olympic Torch? Destinations?  
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6298 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5798 times:

Is this aircraft flying the torch? where all will it fly to?

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27546 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5805 times:

The Olympic Flame Arrives in Athens 29 Mar 2008


http://news.ert.gr/en/c/3/31793.asp

The Planned Route

Validated by IOC, the Olympic Flame will be lit in Olympia, Greece according to tradition on March 25, 2008. From March 25 - 30, the Torch Relay will travel across Greece, ending at the Panathinaiko Stadium, the site of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. After the handover ceremony in the stadium, the Olympic Flame will arrive in Beijing on March 31, 2008. In Beijing, a ceremony will be held for the arrival of the flame into China and Beijing 2008 Olympic torch relay will commence.

The cities along the route are:

Beijing; Almaty; Istanbul; St.Petersburg; London; Paris; San Francisco; Buenos Aires; Dar Es Salaam; Muscat; Islamabad; Mumbai; Bangkok; Kuala Lumpur; Jakarta; Canberra; Nagano; Seoul; Pyongyang; Ho Chi Minh City; Taipei; Hong Kong; Macao; Hainan Province (Sanya, Wuzhishan, Wanning, Haikou); Guangdong Province (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Huizhou, Shantou); Fujian Province (Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Xiamen, Longyan); Jiangxi Province (Ruijin, Jinggangshan, Nanchang); Zhejiang Province (Wenzhou, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Jiaxing); Shanghai; Jiangsu Province (Suzhou, Nantong, Taizhou, Yangzhou, Nanjing); An'hui Province (Hefei, Huainan, Wuhu, Jixi, Huangshan); Hubei Province (Wuhan, Yichang, Jingzhou); Hunan Province (Yueyang, Changsha, Shaoshan); Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (Guilin, Nanning, Baise); Yunnan Province (Kunming, Lijiang, Xamgyi' nyilha); Guizhou Province (Guiyang, Kaili, Zunyi); Chongqing; Sichuang Province (Guang'an, Mianyang, Guanghan, Leshan, Zigong, Yibin, Chengdu); Tibet Autonomous Region (Shannan Diqu, Lhasa); Qinghai Province (Golmud, Qinghai Hu, Xining); Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Urumqi, Kashi, Shihezi, Changji); Gansu Province (Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Jiuquan, Tianshui, Lanzhou); Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (Zhongwei, Wuzhong, Yinchuan); Shaanxi Province (Yan'an, Yangling, Xianyang, Xi'an); Shanxi Province (Yuncheng, Pingyao, Taiyuan, Datong); Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (Hohhot, Ordos, Baotou, Chifeng); Heilongjiang Province (Qiqihar, Daqing, Harbin); Jilin Province (Songyuan, Changchun, Jilin, Yanji); Liaoning Province (Shenyang, Benxi, Liaoyang, Anshan, Dalian); Shandong Province (Yantai, Weihai, Qingdao, Rizhao, Linyi, Qufu, Tai'an, Jinan); Henan Province (Shangqiu, Kaifeng, Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Anyang); Hebei Province (Shijiazhuang, Qinhuangdao, Tangshan); Tianjin; and Beijing.

One of the highlights of this leg will be the attempt to bring the Olympic Flame to the highest peak in the world Mt. Qomolangma. During the arrival ceremony for the flame into China on March 31, 2008, one of the lanterns with the Olympic Flame will be kept aside. The torchbearer team will then attempt to take the Flame to the highest peak on a day in May that presents the best climatic conditions for the ascent.

[Edited 2008-03-29 08:52:51]

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6298 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5790 times:

And this aircraft will be flying it?

AFRICA

Dar Es Salaam

AUSTRALIA

Canberra

CENTRAL ASIA

Almaty

EUROPE

Athens
Istanbul
London
Paris
St.Petersburg

FAR EAST

Bangkok
Ho Chi Minh City
Jakarta
Kuala Lumpur
Nagano
Pyongyang
Seoul
Taipei

MIDDLE EAST

Muscat

NORTH AMERICA

San Francisco

SOUTH AMERICA

Buenos Aires

SUBCONTINENT

Islamabad
Mumbai

[Edited 2008-03-29 09:14:42]

User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 13116 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5788 times:
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AFAIK, yes. It's supposed to be calling in at LHR tomorrow. Can anyone tell me what time?


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User currently offlineAirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5726 times:

Anybody knows the dates or approximate dates for each city visited? Thanks for the data.

User currently offlineSamL From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5669 times:

slightly off topic perhaps but those are quite random cities, anyone know how they were chosen? DAR and MCT seem especially odd, why SFO rather than LAX or NYC?

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6298 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5441 times:

Yes city selection seems odd, latest is that Bombay has been replaced by Delhi.

User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4949 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5428 times:
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this is probably a stupid question but is the torch still lit on the plane???

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27546 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5413 times:

The Torch will leave Athens today on the Air China plane and will arrive into Beijing tomorrow .

User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5378 times:



Quoting SamL (Reply 5):
slightly off topic perhaps but those are quite random cities, anyone know how they were chosen? DAR and MCT seem especially odd, why SFO rather than LAX or NYC?

The US Olympic comittee selected San Francisco. As in any case , why not?

For SFO spotters, the aircraft will arrive on April 8th at approximately 0400 into the G-Terminal. It will be there all day so hopefully someone can get a few shots.



John@SFO
User currently offlineB2443 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 705 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5304 times:



Quoting 777way (Reply 2):
Taipei

I thought they (Taipei) opted out?


User currently offlineBmibaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1859 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5250 times:



Quoting Scbriml (Reply 3):
AFAIK, yes. It's supposed to be calling in at LHR tomorrow. Can anyone tell me what time?

I thought it was *next* Sunday...


User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 576 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5234 times:



Quoting Trex8 (Reply 7):
this is probably a stupid question but is the torch still lit on the plane???

Well, I guess so. Wonder what security measures they take.


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10059 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 5208 times:



Quoting PlunaCRJ (Reply 12):
Quoting Trex8 (Reply 7):
this is probably a stupid question but is the torch still lit on the plane???

Well, I guess so. Wonder what security measures they take.

Maybe another stupid question but how can any lit torch be lit during flight? Wouldn't it fill up the entire cabin with smoke (eventually)?

A388


User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5190 times:

Also is it lit since last olympics? like not put out?


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27546 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5188 times:

Here is a very good website. Its the official Torch relay site with maps and dates of where it will go.

http://torchrelay.beijing2008.cn/en/


User currently offlinePlunaCRJ From Uruguay, joined Nov 2007, 576 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5058 times:

No the last Olympic´s torch was put out in Athens, at a Ceremony, at the end of the Olympics. This torch was lit up somewhere in Athens using the sun rays... and yes... the idea is to have it on permanently until the Olympics.

User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 13116 posts, RR: 46
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5042 times:
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Quoting Bmibaby737 (Reply 11):
I thought it was *next* Sunday...

Yes, my bad - go my Sundays mixed up. Due at LHR (but I don't know the time) 6th April.



Je Suis Charlie
User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7837 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4891 times:

Here is a link to a drawing of the specially painted Air China A330 carrying the torch. Can anyone confirm the time of its arrival in London and whether it will be at LHR?

http://torchrelay.beijing2008.cn/upload/0327torch/charterplane.jpg

Then click on 'English' and go to bottom left corner and under 'Downloads' click on '3 The Charter Plane'


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27546 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4784 times:

How is the Olympic flame kept alight?

Visiting 135 cities in 21 countries, covering 137,000 kms in 130 days. How does the Olympic flame remain burning, even on a plane?

When the Olympic torch is paraded through London on Sunday, all eyes will be on stars like Dame Kelly Holmes and cricketer Kevin Pietersen.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7327079.stm


User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 499 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4527 times:

What is the flight number? I'm guessing Air China (CCA) ___? I tried tracking it to/from KSFO but couldn't find it.

User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 499 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4520 times:

Never mind, I found it:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CCA2008

Seems it made some tech stops to/from SFO. Funny, I thought the A330 would have been lightly loaded and able to make it from Paris and to Buenos Aires nonstop.

[Edited 2008-04-10 22:32:58]

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