Anyway, Brandon apparently gets news of a British Airways option, and they head off to check it out. (Their mischievous camera guy, following them: "Man, that was classic. Nuns! Score! I am so getting a raise.")
Colin and Christie check in. Phil explains, with the help of the Amazing Yellow Line, that they -- and only they -- are going to St. Petersburg via Sao Paolo, Brazil, and then Paris. Elsewhere, Marshall and Lance and Chip and Kim spot Brandon and Nicole at the British Airways counter and head down to check it out. There, Brandon tells them what he's doing, which is having the guy check out "a spot on British Airways." As the two other teams hover, the lady tells Brandon and Nicole that their flight will land at 4:15 in St. Petersburg -- instead of 6:00. Marshall tries to follow them onto the same flight, but he finds that there are no more seats. "We can't get mad at 'em," Kim says easily when Brandon and Nicole are gone. "They're playing the game," Chip agrees. Sometimes, I just want to jump through the TV and thank people personally for Getting It, especially when Getting It is in such short supply. Lance grumps, "I'm not mad at 'em, but...they're scumbags." But then he sort of smiles, and I took that as more of an "I know I have nothing to be pissed about, but I'm pissed anyway" moment. Having taken offense to "Bitch," which is much more true than "scumbags" is here, I still didn't find that at all off-putting.
Brandon, Nicole, and the AYL are traveling to St. Petersburg via Sao Paolo and London. Brandon's turtleneck is creeping me out.
Mirna and Charla return to the Swiss Air lady, apparently having not yet arranged a backup plan, and she tells them that they're not getting on the flight; it's full. Mirna voices over that she was "counting on the Swiss Airlines flight," which doesn't seem like it was a great plan after she was told there were no seats on it, but maybe she was counting on her language skills to earn her a spot. They make a mad dash for tickets.
Marshall and Lance and Chip and Kim are going to St. Petersburg via Madrid and Frankfurt. Aaaand...there they go.
Bob and Joyce are struggling with the airline reservations. They're supposed to be confirmed on a route with Air France, but when they get their tickets, they turn out to be business class. As Joyce explains, there's no buying business class on the race -- economy class only, or at least the economy price only. Unfortunately, the ticket lady breaks it to them that there are no economy class tickets available. You know, I think Air France is kind of mean. Joyce starts to look at the ground sadly, and Bob tells her not to lose hope. "Start thinking positive thoughts," he says. She says she's not giving up, but she is "depressed." Heh. Yeah, I bet.