Then a bunch of teams all get on the flight that will be transferring in São Paolo. Travis tells us that unlike Nicole and himself, the other teams on this plane (Tim & Marie, Jason & Amy, Nicky & Kim) have a much later connection out of Brazil, so he only hopes they don't fix that. Finally, in the early morning, the Afghanimals and the blondes get on their plane that'll be connecting in London and arriving at 11:00 AM. They take their seats with all attendant high-fiving goofiness. And look, it only took until now for everyone to finally get out of Chile.
In Buenos Aires, all does not seem well with Team NFL. They're safely on the ground, but their connecting flight to Madrid has been delayed by a whopping four hours, so now there's no way they'll catch that 7:00 AM flight from there to Lisbon. They're now looking for alternatives. And working pretty hard at it through every available avenue, from what we can see. It probably isn't helpful for me to point out that their best alternative would have been to not attempt this unnecessarily daring three-flight connection in the first place.
The most popular flight out of Chile lands in São Paolo, and Jay hollers, "Run, Forrest, run!" as he and Amy sprint through the nearly empty terminal. They're hoping to get on standby for the earlier flight from here to Lisbon, hence the rush. Tim & Marie are a little slower, but it matters not because when they arrive at the gate, it's closed and there won't be anyone at the podium to talk to about it until an hour before the flight. So for now, they just sit down to wait, which seems like a flawed strategy. And even when they see the baseball wives heading off somewhere, they don't seem to be worried about it. That's both lazy and unwise, because rather than accepting their lot, Nicky & Kim have taken some initiative and sought out the "executive lounge," where there's someone currently on duty who can get them on the top of the standby list for the earlier flight. I wasn't too impressed with the baseball wives last week, but this is how you do it, people.
Meanwhile, in Buenos Aires, Chester & Ephraim are just trying to get to São Paolo, because now the best they can hope for is to catch up with the other teams there. Once they board the flight and are congratulating themselves for having made it -- over an onscreen graphic identifying this as "Flight 2 to SÃO PAOLO" -- an announcement is made that this flight has been delayed. So, you know, oops.