Dustin and Kandice are the first to get to a travel desk. They specifically ask the agent to help them before helping Sarah and Peter, and when Peter gets there, his first bellow is "Don't screw us." I'm not sure how that would be accomplished, but I'm sure Peter could think of something. The *lyns get themselves to a different agency. The A(AM!)s are at yet another place, followed by the Pointies. All the teams are doing basically the same thing, asking for the fastest possible way to Chennai. Unfortunately, Dave and Mary have been split from the *wins and *lyns, so they're having to find the agency they're looking for on their own. When Mary asks a local for the address, she learns that the agency is gone -- and it turns out that the *wins are currently finding out the same thing, having arrived at the agency's doors. Mary asks for another one of her addresses, and she coaxes a local into going with her. She tells him that he speaks excellent English and dresses well. It's like Mary is running a preschool for people from other countries, and this is the day she hands out merit badges. If she were less appealing, this would likely earn her a sock in the jaw. Mary finds an agent to help her.
The *wins also find their way to an agency other than the one that's already gone, so they're getting ready to ask about tickets, too. Meanwhile, at the agency where the BQs and Peter and Sarah went, the lady is telling them that the only way to get out today is to go to Bangkok at 8:00 PM, and then get to Chennai at 12:00 noon the next day. None of them think this sounds really great, but it seems like all they can get, so they book it. At a different agency, the *lyns get the same news -- it's the 8:00 AM to Bangkok, then to Chennai, arriving at noon. They try to confirm that this is the earliest you can possibly do it, and the lady is sure that it is. They book. Elsewhere, Mary quizzes and quizzes about how nobody can possibly be scheduled to get to Chennai any sooner than the tickets she's being offered, and she gets repeated assurances. You can't get there any faster than this -- getting into Chennai at noon tomorrow.