When Nate and Jen arrive at the airport, they find that it's closed, and she starts complaining about everyone catching up. "Who would think that the airport would be freakin' closed?" he wonders, and I resist the urge to quietly raise my hand in memory of a particularly traumatic trip to Spain during which I and a bunch of other high-school juniors missed a charter flight, found the airport closed, and wound up sleeping on the floor of a conference room at the local Marriott before spending two more days in New York before we could get to Spain by connecting through Paris, which is now notable because it is the only time I have ever been to Paris. I think I missed my chance at a big lawsuit-based payday, I have to say. When Ron and Chris arrive, they receive the news of the closed airport smoothly enough that it doesn't give away the tickets they have, and the two teams agree that the missing Nick and Don were probably smart enough to go back to sleep after leaving the mat. TK and Rachel and Kynt and Vyxsin arrive as well, and Vyxsin (I believe) says everyone's "in a clump," so it's all just fine. Of course, Ron and Chris are in a clump with tickets, and Nick and Don are asleep with tickets, so it's not quite as fine as she thinks.
At 4:30 AM, the airport opens, but much to the consternation of everyone involved, they run inside only to find that the Air France counter doesn't open until 5:30 AM. Boy, that's a tease. Elsewhere, Nick and Don finally leave their hotel to head for the airport, where Ron and Chris are in the check-in line, TK and Rachel and Nate and Jen are in the ticket-buying line, and Kynt and Vyxsin are in line at Lufthansa, presumably in lieu of being third in line to buy tickets at Air France. If any of these teams without tickets were as smart as all of them seem to think they are, they'd be calling places, and I really don't understand why they aren't. Jen sees what Kynt and Vyxsin doing and dismissively/nervously says that they're up to the usual "mischief" like actually going to different ticket counters and asking questions. Different counters? Questions? They are witches! Buuuuurn them! Over at Lufthansa, Kynt and Vyxsin are told that there's a flight leaving at 10:00 AM that would get them to Mumbai at 1:00 AM. Armed with this information, they head back to Air France. When Nick and Don pull up at the airport, everybody grumbles inwardly about how they slept in while everyone else dogged it at the airport. TK concludes that "somehow," they've got reserved seats along with Ron and Chris. And "somehow," in this case, means "by phone." Jen grumps to Nate that she doesn't see why they can't reserve seats like other people do. I think she could use a refresher on the difference between "can't" and "don't." Ron and Chris and Nick and Don successfully retrieve their tickets.