Charles de Gaulle. Tyler and James are looking for tickets. They learn of a direct flight tomorrow morning at 8:25 AM on Air France. It will get them to JFK at 10:15 AM. However! There are only business class seats. Of course, they can't travel business class. They ask about the economy waiting list, and they're told, "No problem." Other options include a 9:55 flight on Continental getting to Newark at 11:55 AM. (Half of TARcon crowd: "Nooooooo! Not Newark!") They set that flight up now, as their backup. Tyler interviews that the waiting list for the 8:25 flight looks to be really long, so they're not thinking anybody's getting on that one.
The next -- well, maybe the first -- significant thing happens when Lyn and Karlyn arrive at Orly and learn that there are no direct flights from Orly to New York. As in, There Are Not Any. They learn of the 8:25 AM flight from Charles de Gaulle, but not only is it full -- they can't even get on the waiting list from here. They beg, but nothing doing. The guy can't do anything about that flight without having them go to Charles de Gaulle to deal with it. They turn around to leave.
Rob and Kim are in their taxi. They look very tense. They arrive at the airport. Same deal -- 8:25 AM flight, but there's nothing available. They beg and beg, and they reference a million dollars, and they're finally told that they might be able to check with the manager about the flight. The manager agrees that he'll check. Meanwhile, in the Lyn and Karlyn cab, they have nothing confirmed at all, because they couldn't do anything at Orly about a flight to New York. Lyn is explaining all of this kind of wearily as Karlyn looks unhappily out the window. I think they know that this may be an actual Bad Thing.
Shockingly, the manager emerges on Rob and Kim's behalf and tells them that they are on the flight for sure. That's very... impressive. I don't know how that happened, but it never hurts to see how far you can get by begging and being polite but persistent. (And how!) Understandably, Kim is very relieved that they got on this flight, and she's desperately hoping that they might be on it alone. Meanwhile, Lyn and Karlyn go to check in at Air France, and the counter isn't even open at the moment. "This is down to the wire," Karlyn says.