Originally Posted by rsambuca
Getting away without tickets just reeks of more Producer interference to me. This wasn't a short 2 minute ride between stops on City Transit, that part of the trip must have been a few hours long. Having ridden trains throughout Europe, there is absolutely no way that they wouldn't have been checked in that time frame.
Just to play Devil's Advocate, if they showed the video of Cindy and her man (keep forgetting his name) actually purchasing that ticket and how they dropped that ticket to the ticket taker, is that interference?
Is it interference if they picked up the ticket that was dropped (the camera zoomed to it on the floor so we know they saw it and probably wouldn't just leave it lying there, just like passportgate
) and handed it to the ticket checker for the 2nd train? After all, they did purchase a ticket. It's not like they didn't have enough money and then the producers bought a ticket.
Maybe the producers simply need to be very forthcoming of their assistance on this, but assess a penalty. I.e., a policy that the producers will pick up tickets, passports, and other small (but important things) that are dropped and caught by the camera/producers. These will then be given to the appropriate person for use by the team. However, a team that loses such documents/tickets and relies on camera/producers is assessed a 2 hour penalty. That way, the team isn't stuck somewhere when they bought a ticket but simply lost it, but they do suffer a penalty and most importantly, all of this is clearly revealed to the viewer so we aren't left to think that:
1.) Magically some random person picks up a passport and brings it to LAX and stalks out the contestant who needs it because they tweeted about the found passport and got tweet responses about TAR and to go to LAX.
2.) Magically that second train in Europe, a non-commuter train, didn't check tickets when we know that leg of the trip cost what, 77 euros according to Cindy?
Just food for thought.