Mel and Mike are out of there in fourth place at 3:18. Mel reminds us that he's nursing a groin injury from the previous leg, but "I'm just going to keep limping my way across the world." Sounds fantastic. They're also going to be calling ahead for tickets from their taxi.
Amanda and Kris leave in fifth place, at 3:47. In the taxi, Amanda admits to anxiety, which Kris tells her to let go of. "We're doing this together," he encourages. Come on, you two, give me something to work with here.
Brad and Victoria take off at 3:56, and also borrow their cabbie's cell phone. A lot of that going around. In fact, even Cara and Jaime, the cheerleaders, are doing it after leaving at 3:59. As are sisters Kisha and Jen, having left at 4:02. Kisha solo-interviews that she still sees Jen as the little sister, and we see her micromanaging her in the back of the cab. Jen in turn interviews that it's pissing her off. Well, this can only go uphill from here.
Steve and Linda leave at 4:04, as Steve says, "We have absolutely got to do things a little different today." He is correct, and they will, but not in the way he means. Linda interviews that they're happy just to not be the first team eliminated (which worked out well for Nick and Starr last season), and Steve adds that he was wrong for the way he treated her during the previous leg. He's even tearing up over it. "You know I don't hold it against you," she comforts. Wow, I hope this isn't just for the cameras. In the van, he sits in the back-back seat behind her as he suggests that she probably doesn't need her rain suit any more. They then join the montage of teams who are working the phones to secure plane tickets. You know who's not doing that? The Stuntmen. Literally, one of them says, "Now it's chill time." And Mark interviews that since they're in third, "We can just kind of chill. Relax. Not always be on G-O, not always be on that trigger." And thus they end up being just about the only one of the teams en route not to have plane tickets. At least part of that has to be karmic retribution for using the expression "on G-O."
Steve says they're feeling less intimidated. "And Germany has beer, so hopefully there'll be a beer challenge," Linda says. Steve and I both hear that, loud und clear.
Christie and Jodi, the Flight Attendants, leave at 4:12, and they obviously know enough to borrow their cab driver's phone. Margie and Luke arrive at the terminal first, which is good because they don't have tickets yet either. While the Flight Attendants are trying to secure tickets over the phone on a 7:10 Swiss Air flight, Margie and Luke actually get them in person, which they wouldn't have been able to manage had they not arrived first. Because when Mark and Michael approach the counter without reservations -- and Margie and Luke realize how lucky they just were -- Christie learns over the phone that there's only one seat left on the first flight to Munich. So both they and the Stuntmen end up on an 8:45 flight. I have more sympathy for one of these teams than the other, and it's the one that was dumb in the previous leg rather than the team that was dumb in the current one, which is still less than an hour old.