Amazing Race finale OAD 5-9-10

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by bryhamm, May 9, 2010.

  1. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001


    What FAA rule do you think exists that covers a flight attendant moving passengers from coach into business class or first class during the flight? Sometimes they'll bump passengers up for relatively minor problems with a coach seat -- problems that don't compromise the safety of the passenger in that seat, such as the headphone jack not working or the tray table not being level -- and I've never heard of a flight attendant getting in trouble for that kind of thing, either with their airline or with the FAA. (In those cases, the bumped-up passengers usually don't get the actual first-class service -- no fancy meal, no free drinks, etc.)
  2. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    I'm almost positive this was the configuration of the plane (a Boeing 777). Presumably, "Amazing Race" rules preclude the teams from paying extra for United's "Economy Plus" seats; therefore, the two teams that stayed in coach would have been in Row 30 or behind, with Dan and Jordan somewhere in rows 8-15. And the exit door being used was, it appeared from one brief camera shot of the outside of the plane, the one between rows 9 and 11. (Door number "2L," as opposed to "1L.")
  3. martinp13

    martinp13 Roller coaster addict :)

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    I know if I was stuck in an unfavorable set of seats, I would go up and down the aisle during the flight, explaining that I'm in a race and need to get off the plane in a hurry. So when they turn off the seatbelt sign, people might let me get towards the front. Teams may try this and they never tell us.
  4. realityboy

    realityboy Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    I agree with everyone that the final task was just way too easy. There was just no way to make up any time after the flight. Even at the Industrial Light & Magic challenge, the cowboys had to wait for the Bros to finish.
  5. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    West St....


    I thought it was as much Leo and Mike (the cops) that had the say in U-Turning the beyotches as it was Brent and Caite, wasn't it? Seems to me I recall the cops drilling Caite along the lines of "and what do you do when you get to the U-Turn" and Caite's response something like "U-Turn the *bleep* out of 'em," or something like that.

    I also agree with whomever posted that the friction between Brandy and Caite was such a large part of the race over several weeks that it warranted the coverage it got at the finish. If Brandy had kept her trap shut about the whole thing, or had pretended to accept Caite's apology (which apology wasn't really necessary), that would have been it.

    I MUCH prefered that they did show it than to have them not show it and find out about it later.

    BTW, did anyone notice if that first couple, who were Philiminated before the race even left US soil, were at the finish line? Or was it pretty much once they were Philimnated, it was as though they were never involved?

    Not that they would agree to it, but if there was any team from this season that I wouldn't mind seeing in another competition it would be the Cowboy Brothers. I am SO glad they lasted as long as they did and not some whining, bickering drama queens that would have added more negativity each week - Dan and Jordan provided more than enough of that.

    And I LOVED the conversation that Jet and Cord had at the airport when the window opened talking about grabbing Jordan by the back pack and slinging him backwards (or whatever it was they were saying). THAT was funny - especially with Dan standing behind them listening in.
  6. brianric

    brianric Well-Known Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    Pennsville, NJ
    In my industry (nuclear power) Brandy would be forced to pee in a cup. :D
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    In that same interview, they say:
    Again, in the LA Times interview, they said:
    That wasn't this season, that was last season (TAR 15).
  8. mike_k

    mike_k Registered User

    Sep 20, 2005
    Mason, OH
    From Bermuda, too. :)
  9. jneugeba

    jneugeba Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    Denver, CO
    I'm pretty sure they were in a row with the bulkhead behind them, so they were either in 9 or 15, most likely 15 (9 is pretty desirable because it is in the mini-cabin.)
  10. IJustLikeTivo

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Newer security rules prohibit going outside your cabin during flight. Econ stays in econ, first in first etc or so they say.

    I do know for a fact that allowing someone to stay in a higher cabin than they pay for violates United rules or used to be. I read about an attendant on flyertalk that got in trouble for allowing a friend to move forward.

    In the interview with the LA times, they said they just moved up for the end of the flight but that still against united airlines policy.
  11. IJustLikeTivo

    IJustLikeTivo Active Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    It was certainly one of the two as they were clearly in United Business class seats.
  12. miketx

    miketx Active Member

    Sep 22, 2005
    One of the worse endings ever. For me, it's as if Flo and Zac won all over again. When Dan and Jordan cut in line, it was over for me........extremely classless. Oh well, we've had a bunch of good seasons since Flo and Zac (and I should leave Zac out....he was a good guy saddled with an extremely bad person). Hopefully karma will catch up with Jordan and Dan eventually.
  13. pudding7

    pudding7 New Member

    May 13, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Definitely a boring season finale. The challenges really had almost no opportunity to really screw up. (although the cowboys figured a way to mess up the ILM thing. Hey, maybe mention the fact that the other guy was spinning around? Hey, maybe man up a bit and take a step forward)

    This episode was just too linear. No chances of wrong turns or bad decisions to affect the outcome.
  14. TIVOSciolist

    TIVOSciolist Bye to High Society

    Oct 13, 2003
    Airlines will also move dead bodies up to first class.

    I wonder if it is against TAR rules to fake being dead in order to get an upgrade.
  15. Dnamertz

    Dnamertz Active Member

    Jan 30, 2005
    The lesbians did come off bitter, but how did Caite put her in her also not winning and finishing in 3rd place? And quite possibly for the reason the lesbians said, not u-turning a stronger threat.

    And talk about bitter...u-turning a team all because of one little "where is her tiara" comment. That was the only comment CBS could come up with, and you know if there were more, or a worse comment, CBS would have showed it instead of that one tiara comment that they showed about 8 times. I wonder how Caite will feel when she sees that other teams, including the brothers, also made fun of did everyone watching on TV.
  16. Jebberwocky!

    Jebberwocky! Guest

    Apr 16, 2005
    Speak for yourself - I never made fun of her. I thought she was very unfairly treated.

    Just sayin
  17. Necromancer2006

    Necromancer2006 Active Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Absolutely classless, but in the end, it had absolutely nothing to do with the outcome. It's still one of those principle things though and it did tarnish them in a lot of peoples' eyes. Their "victory" came from sweet talking a stewardess into moving them up into the first class area for getting off the plane quicker.
  18. pendragn

    pendragn Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2001
    Ames Iowa
    Anytime someone that does less well than you at something tries to give you tips on how to do it, it's always a tough sell. Caite made a good point, they did better at TAR than Brandy did, why should she listen Brandy's tips on how to do better at TAR?

    I think people's impression of Caite was correct, but I think some of their treatment of her was uncalled for.

  19. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    Caite put her in her place by "dealing with it" as the mean one said. She dealt with it by u-turning her. She didn;t have to listen to her any more during the race until the end.

    And it wasn't just Caite's decision to u-turn her. There was a discussion between several teams (Caite & boyfriend, cops, maybe the cowboys, maybe the brothers) of who they should u-turn and the consensus was that the lesbians should go. It was Caite who did the u-turning and maybe she had the most reason to, but other people were in on it.
  20. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

    Jul 2, 2001
    Sarasota, FL

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