So the 6:00 AM flight leaves, carrying TK and Rachel and Nick and Don. Kynt and Vyxsin are getting ready to board their flight to Warsaw. Kynt says that it takes off in twenty minutes, so we're getting close to the line, as far as other teams showing up for this particular flight. Nate and Jen get their tickets at their counter and go. As Azaria and Hendekea check in, Ron and Christina run up to check in as well. But when Hendekea goes to inquire into seats close to the front of the plane, she's told that they can't change their seats, because they're in business class. It's kind of a great/awful moment as Hendekea, startled, grabs the desk and says, "Business class?" She grabs Azaria and passes on the bad news, and he has the same terrible moment, caught on camera, where he realizes that...noooo no no, they do not want business class tickets. Not the free drinks. Not the extra-wide seating! Not the slippers! ANYTHING BUT THE SLIPPERS! Angry as hell, they run back up the stairs to the travel agent's office. Nate and Jen and Ron and Chris check in for this flight. Upstairs at the travel agent's, Azaria and Hendekea ask the agent to redo their tickets in economy, but now she's working on something else, and they have to wait. By now, downstairs, Nate and Jen are being bugged to hurry onto the plane, so upstairs, Hendekea and Azaria are out of luck, as the agent finally tells them. She says there are no seats, but I think the issue is that the plane is, like, leaving. Now. "We messed up bad," Hendekea says miserably, one hand to her cheek.
After we return from commercials, Azaria and Hendekea tell the travel agent that they just need the fastest way to Dubrovnik, now that they've missed all the fast ways to Dubrovnik. Hendekea loudly blames the decision to leave the line, but I'm not even sure that's the issue at all. This was a really hard thing to predict, and I'm not sure this has anything to do with the decision to get out of line. I mean, there are certain risks inherent in getting out of line, but this isn't really one of them. Getting out of line was literally the cause, because I guess the agent in the other office wouldn't have screwed up, but the actual problem here is a lightning-strike weird thing that really, nobody can predict. It could have happened to them anywhere, really, so while I like her, blaming him for the running around is kind of unfair here. But I feel her, too, because he's really bossy, and sometimes, you have to fight bossy with whatever unfair resources you have at your disposal. They get a flight through Frankfurt. "Can we get economy class, please?" says Azaria, remaining just on this side of the bitchy line while waving his foot next to it, all, "I'm not touching you!" The agent has some good news for Azaria and Hendekea, though: the folks traveling through Prague (that's TK and Rachel and Nick and Don) will be late, because there are, she says, "all kind of delays." They all agree that they'll just hope that there are "all kind of delays" for the other teams.