Rob and Amber arrive at the airport and go inside. Rob asks a nice lady about a flight to South Africa, and he learns that Varig has the earliest flight, and it will connect through Sao Paolo. (Which I am careful to spell correctly, as I spelled it incorrectly before, and received copious emails from the Sao Paolo Spelling-Related Defense Fund, understandably enough.) They get tickets to Johannesburg, leaving at 10:55 AM and arriving in Johannesburg the next day at 6:55 AM. And their ticket lady lets them carry their bags on. Meaningful And Moderately Ominous Soundtrack: "Ding!"
Brian and Greg stroll into the airport. They get tickets on the same flight. "We're golden," they say.
5:49 AM. Uchenna and Joyce. They are mighty happy about heading for Johannesburg. Uchenna says that they "have a plan to have more faith in [their] instincts." They leave in their taxi, and she's literally jumping up and down over how excited she is. I begin to suspect that they are here just so I can be really sad at their eventual Philimination, because they're that cute.
6:05 AM. Ron and Kelly. They rip the clue and get in a cab. They debate in their "Oh, why do I have to have an opinion? I had an opinion last time" kind of way whether to go to a travel agency, but ultimately, they decide to just head for the airport. Kelly reveals that this is the longest time they've ever spent together, so apparently, they are long-distance also. Or else it means that they just met, which -- hey, I know somebody who's advanced that theory in the past.
6:11 AM. Lynn and Alex. I do briefly love Alex for having a purple do-rag on his head, because not everyone is brave enough for that. "Don't step in the horse poo-ey!" Alex calls out as they run from the mat. So we've got partners caring for each other -- maybe that's something to build on. Lynn tells us that the two of them are having a wonderful and awesome time, but of course, they're here to win. The most vapid comment the show has seen, probably, since the "I look forward to being underestimated" cracks we've seen in the past from self-proclaimed "underdogs."
Uchenna and Joyce and Ron and Kelly get to the airport. They get tickets on the same flight as everyone else, but unfortunately, they get very unlucky and hit a ticket lady who forces them to check their backpacks. Man, that lady handles my issues at the airport every time, I swear. Lynn and Alex arrive, and they do not get the mean ticket lady, so they are able to carry on.