The Boston/Cha/Taraweasel plane lands in Melbourne at 2:45, followed by the Teeth at 3:20. The Teeth try to finagle an earlier flight, but eventually they wind up on exactly the same flight to Christchurch as everybody else. I sort of admire Blake for constantly trying to improve his lot, but honestly, he does expend a lot of energy on complex plans that don't pan out, you know? He should go work for Salon. At any rate, everybody winds up on the same flight to Christchurch at 6:15 that night, which gets them in at 1:00 in the morning. Everybody takes a snooze in the lounge at their departure gate for the next flight.
The next morning at 5:30, we see Oswald starting the day by putting in his contacts. Wow, now that seems like it would be a pain in the ass on a trip like this. I'd almost think you'd wear your glasses and forget it, though I suppose that could be awkward, too (that's apparently what Danny did). I also feel obligated to mention that Oswald is still really cute. Really, really cute. Are you sure I shouldn't marry him? Hmm. All right, if you still think it might be a bad idea.
As we begin the day, Blake hatches The Plan That Launched A Thousand Forum Posts, which is to carry on the backpacks rather than checking them. At the gate as they board, the gate agent says, and I quote, "Bring any bags?" And Blake says, "Uhhh, no." Yeah, that's a lie right there. He wasn't asked whether he needed to check any, he wasn't asked whether he wanted to check any, he wasn't asked whether he had checked any. He was asked whether he brought any bags, and he said no. And, in fact, I'd argue that the word "bring" specifically suggests that she's referring to whether he has any bags with him right now. And he says no. Big old lie. Furthermore, it's a lie to an airline, which, in these times, is not something one should do. Yes, the agent could see that they had bags after they had passed her and headed down the tunnel, but I'm sure it becomes rather tiresome to chase idiots all day long, and furthermore, she probably knew they weren't terrorists, what with the CBS cameras and everything. Any way you slice it, though, it's still a lie. To that point, the other teams are quite distraught to see that Blake has pulled off this particular Wacky Scheme. They argue to the gate agent that it's hardly fair that the Teeth were allowed to carry their bags on when other teams weren't.