Phil tells them to "bring me what I want," and then get in one of the Ford Foci waiting nearby and drive it, where else, to LAX. Before saying go, he gives them a clue as to what he's looking for: "Queensland And Northern Territories Aerial Services." Before we even have time to think about what the initials of that phrase are, we get a close-up look at one of those paper airplanes. They all have phrases Sharpied on the sides of them, but this one is marked QANTAS, which happens to be the name of an Australian airline made famous in Rain Man. Speaking of acronymic airline names, I once had a London tour guide who told us that "Alitalia" stands for "Always Late In Takeoff, Always Late In Landing," which may or may not be the case. Phil just gets 22 blank looks before he goes into his speech: "The world is waiting for you. Good luck, travel safe, GO!" And so it begins. Chills again, but I think part of that is because I'm watching with the wife and kid this season. Why haven't I done that before? Oh, yeah, because half the time the show gets pushed back so late it ends two hours past his bedtime.
Anyway, the re-racers scamper across the scrub in a big mob, repeating Phil's phrase to themselves with varying degrees of accuracy. Amanda and Kris are the first to return to Phil with a plane, but theirs is marked "Queen Express" so they have to go back. Ron and Christina try "Pan Am," even though Christina already knew it's Qantas. Other teams are finding Qantas, and Mel and Mike are the first team to get seats on the first flight. I hope that's not the last time they're in first place. Zev and Justin are right behind them, closely followed by Jet and Cord. Phil, now mobbed by re-racers, stats tossing incorrect planes to the winds. Sure, it's littering, but this is the second-windiest place on earth, meaning they'll end up someplace less windy. The Whites get to the cars and open their first clue, telling them to fly to Sydney, Australia. Right behind them are Zev and Justin, followed by the Cowboys, and Cord calls this a "once-in a-lifetime opportunity -- again!" "Saddle up, partner!" Jet says. The credits can't ignore a cue like that. Do those guys really talk like that to each other when the cameras aren't on?