The Air France counter opens, and Tian and BuffJon both reach ticket agents at the same time and start the booking process. The lady behind the counter explains that she can only send you to Amsterdam by routing you through Paris, and there are only enough seats for two teams on the flight. The problem, obviously, is that if Tian books two sets of tickets before BuffJon can book, BuffJon will get hosed. Tian tells Chip that he'll have to have a conversation about it with Kelly and BuffJon. And what -- ask permission? She should have just said she wasn't doing it, because that was rather a cluckety-cluck approach. Unsurprisingly, here's what BuffJon has to say to the Chipsters on the applicable ethics: "No cutting. I'll punch your eye out." Hee. No, no, I know -- you shouldn't threaten physical violence. But still. "No cutting" is an unassailable sentiment, and it's about time somebody told the Chipsters to step off the sense of entitlement. The Chipsters leave and head for British Airways. Reichen explains that they knew they could "use [their] physical abilities to get in front" later in the leg, so they "decided to honor the line" and let the flight thing go. Again, right decision, wrong reason. You would never give up a flight on the theory that you can run faster. The reason to leave is that they didn't have a choice about abiding by the line. When Tian told them they had to talk to Kelly and BuffJon about it, she "decided" she wasn't buying their tickets.
At British Airways, Millie is booking tickets on the 6:50 AM flight to London for the International Society of Clowns and Virgins. Back at Air France, Tian hands a ticket to Jaree while Kelly asks the ticket lady whether they're flying into Orly or Charles de Gaulle. "Charles de Gaulle," the lady explains. You wouldn't think it would matter, but it does, a little, later. Hee -- "flying into Charles de Gaulle" sounds like something that would happen in a movie called The Fantastic Voyage II: The Eminent Cadaver.