When the ticket counter finally opens, the Linzes get their tickets to Panama. Michelle Godlewski mutters to her sisters that she's not optimistic about getting on. Mama Gaghan, meanwhile, explains the same thing to Carissa, that they'll need to run for the American counter as soon as Continental runs out of tickets. The Bransens get a set of tickets on Continental. Mama Paolo and DJ bicker in line about who's going to take care of getting the family's tickets. He, of course, continues to believe that he's the only personal capable of doing anything right, and he brags about not being "retarded." One certainly would not entrust anything important to one's mother, I guess. The Gadzookskis, half-teasing and half-not, ask the Paolos please to take their bitch session elsewhere.
Right around here, it becomes clear that although they didn't announce it, probably because it would make the leg look even lamer than it already does, they were actually spoon-fed the Continental and American flights in their clue. How else did Wally know in the car, "It's going to be Continental or American," before they even started calling? More to the point, why is there a yellow and white flag sitting on the counter at the Continental desk? I've only ever seen that with spoon-fed flights. So presumably, the clue said, "Continental flight blah, or American flight bling." Hey, why make them do anything incredibly challenging like arrange a flight?
At any rate, the Paolos get their tickets third. Sharon Buttinski leans forward right along here and tells DJ to be nicer to his mother. "He is just absolutely cruel to you," Sharon notes to Mama. I know Sharon means well, but if DJ doesn't know that on his own, he's certainly not going to hear it from some stranger. If you're not going to be embarrassed to go on television and tell your mother what an idiot she is, you're not going to be shamed by the lady behind you in line.