Jpetek is right. The amount given to them at the start of each leg of the race does not cover airfare. I am very sure the cost is astronomical to CBS...and maybe that's why all contestants are not allowed to buy J or F tickets.
The stock footages of airports and airplanes are the only things that get to me sometimes... last night's episode showed an MH
744 landing amidst a mountainous backdrop, and the subtitles said "SINGAPORE"... SIN
doesn't have such high mountains anywhere near the airport, and MH
744s are very rare in SIN
But the fun part of this show is to guess which airline the contestants are actually flying just by looking at the aircraft seats and seat covers that they are sitting on.
Anyone knows where they will be flying to after Korea? Back to the US to complete the last few legs of the race perhaps?
There's always a better way to fly...