At the Air France counter, which won't open until 5:00, James is still grouching around, and Tyler wants to know what his passive-aggressively steamy deal is. James's deal, of course, is that he wanted to look for internet access last night, and he thinks they might have gotten reservations on that 6:00 AM flight if they had. Tyler remains convinced it would have done no good, and I think we know that Tyler is not going to have his mind changed by James. James is lucky he doesn't get cut off with an "I said good day, sir!" somewhere along here. It appears that Rob is aware of the Air France flight being at 7:05, since he says he and Kim will have a lead of an hour and five minutes when they get to Paris. The fight between the A(AM!)s continues as Tyler wants to know why James didn't "speak up" if he was so worried. Of course, as James points out, he did speak up, and Tyler told him to forget it. I don't know that this "you should have argued with me more" thing ever sounds very convincing. I understand if it's "you didn't say anything and now you're complaining," but not so much "when I told you to shut up, you should have fought me harder." It's a little too "save me from my own bossiness" for my personal taste. We learn here that even when bickering over who didn't listen to whom, Tyler and James still say "dude" just as much. I think even if they were having a fist fight, it would be like, "Oof! Dude!" "Ow! Dude!" And so forth.
Commercials. Nobody gets that happy over Pizza Hut. It just doesn't happen.
When we return, we are waiting for Rob and Kim's flight to take off, and for the other teams to get themselves some tickets so that someone will be in Paris to race besides the Pointies. If nobody else showed up, they'd like it, but it would be lonely. Lyn and Karlyn buy tickets on Iberia for the 7:25 AM flight, which is arriving at 9:05. They also learn that their flight lands at Orly, not Charles de Gaulle. The nice lady assures them that if their actual destination is the Eiffel Tower, then Orly is better, because it's better located. For people who aren't accustomed to multiple airports, I suppose this might be mystifying, but in addition to the New York situation, if you've ever dealt with Dulles and Reagan, for instance, it's apples and oranges. Dulles means driving in the suburbs like you're going to the mall; Reagan means getting tailgated by six thousand harried lobbyists in SUVs and weaving your way through downtown. (It also means... getting lost, but that's a whole different thing.) (I just want to say that if the sign tells me to get in this lane, I don't appreciate it when it turns out that the only way to make it to my exit is to be in the opposite lane.) Lyn is hopeful that maybe they'll make up a little bit of time by being at the better airport. Meanwhile, Tyler and James are ticketed on the Air France flight leaving at 7:05 and arriving at... 9:00. Heh. Not much of a lead, there. I wonder what that's about. As far apart as those airports may be, I don't know that I buy that you'd lose a half-hour just flying to Charles de Gaulle. Maybe they fly slower. James talks about how they're going to be a little more than an hour behind Rob and Kim. Kim's just happy about going to Paris. (Aaaand... make out!) At 6:00 AM, their flight leaves. At 7:05 AM, the boys leave. At 7:25 AM, the girls leave.