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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DevdogAZ, Nov 26, 2012.
I've only heard Ryan referring to the $2M prize.
They were going to have a tight layover in Frankfurt so just to make sure they didn't get stuck there for many hours, they bought tix on the flight with the tight connection, plus tix on another flight that was leaving a couple hours later.
The reason they didn't get on the first one is because the Russian ticket agent didn't check them in all the way to their final destination. So the airline personnel in Frankfurt assumed they weren't coming since they hadn't checked in, and by the time they got there, it was past the check-in cut off.
I got confused about the two tickets things. Did they buy two parallel tickets? I would have thought that the rules would be that they could only buy tickets that they're going to use.
Because they're buying "day-of" tickets, they're paying full fare and they're fully refundable. So the race rules allow them to book as many flights as they want, provided they don't book business class or first class.
Ah, I forgot about the fact that they're not buying their tickets in advance and thus wouldn't be entitled to discounted-with-restrictions fares.
I would love to see some of the prices they pay. At the beginning of the game when it would be 11 teams times 4 tickets each you'd be talking about real money.
Thanks for your explanation in the other post.
I'm just surprised they have so much money to buy two full fare, fully refundable tickets.
If they have that much money, I don't know why other teams don't do that strategy too.
And it's their own fault for not making sure they were checked in for the next flight.
They pay airfare by credit card - I believe they can ONLY charge airfare on the card they have. They pay cash for trains and taxis. In certain localities they are restricted as to using only certain airlines and (in some African countries) only using tagged cabs as well.
I thought it was rather ridiculous that Abbie and Ryan expected the Beekmans to be OK with being U-turned while they were moaning about it themselves. I'm glad Trey and Lexi blocked that from happening.
I'm guessing a lot more racers have done double booking but they don't typically show it because it hasn't come into play, this time it did.
Have any teams ever game the double u-turn like this episode? It was good strategy to ensure that Ryan and Abbie were the only team who had to complete both tasks, and therefor would likely be in last place.
I don't remember anyone doing it on purpose... only on when the sailor kid and his dad used it on someone who'd already gone by it but they didn't know.
Beekmans need to go, they hem and haw about playing the game like they're going to Kumbaya to the million. Would have loved for this to be a non-elim leg. Producers why you can't massage things when we want it.
I agree, I hate their Kumbaya attitude because I don't buy it for a second. I don't know how they convinced a team as strong as Abbie and Ryan to go against their self-interest by saddling themselves with the burden of racing with an inferior team. I enjoyed hearing Phil ask them if they would rather he eliminate them and allow Abbie and Ryan to check-in. They are full of it. And they are only still in it because they have gotten lucky three times - two non-eliminations (one with extra manipulation by producers) and this leg when Lexi and Trey saved them because they are no competition.
The last line had the message about the upcoming U-turn.
At this point I really hope the twins win. The are without doubt the team most motivated and focused on the goal of winning the race. If they do win, there's no doubt they earned it.
I am glad my two teams are still in it... Chippendales and twinnies.
Didn't the Monster Truckers do a similar thing? They U-turned somebody who had already gone by, right?
I used to want the Twinnies to win, but that money episode left a bad taste in my mouth. So I wouldn't mind if Chippendales won.
They are my favorites too! Chips are a little ahead for me though because Jaymes will give his money to his cancer afflicted father.