In the amazing race, teams of two travel the world and complete various challenges that often have to do with the history and culture of the countries they are in. The teams that fall to the bottom of the group are eliminated until there are three left to race to the finish line. . Through the years, CBS has launched several an amazing run travel rules to keep the competition fair, safe, challenging, and of course, entertaining. If these rules are broken, contestants face penalties or other consequences. Here are some examples.
‘The Amazing Race’ crews are only allowed 1 pit stop at each stage
Each destination of the race, such as Germany, Austria and Italy, is considered a “leg”. At the end of each stage there is a “pit stop”, where teams meet host Phil Keoghan on a mat and he tells them where they are in the race. These pit stops are the only times drivers have to rest, eat, showeretc The races in their entirety take about three weeks, so it’s very fast, as executive producer Elise Doganieri said. People.
“We are never in one place for long. They literally fly, land, do homework, make a pit stop, sleep for 12 hours, and then get on a plane, on a train, or drive to the next place,” Doganieri said.
Pre-COVID ‘Amazing Race’ contestants had to book their own flights
For many years, an amazing run teams were responsible for booking their own flights between destinations. This often led to drama, as runners faced delays, missed flights, or other obstacles at airports. Some teams even nearly ended up on the wrong flights.
However, when the COVID outbreak began, the amazing race made some changes to the travel rules to mitigate the risk of exposure to the virus. Now, the teams travel via charter flights or private jets.
Runners also had to book crew tickets.
When booking flights, contestants didn’t just have to take into account themselves. They also had to reserve two additional tickets for crew members who would be joining their team to document their trip. EP Bertram van Munster told People that teams had to wait until four seats were available before they could book any flights.
That’s what it will be like the amazing race Have you ever gone back to that flight booking drama? Last year, Keoghan assured fans that chartered flights wouldn’t exist forever.
“Hold on mate… flight booking will be back as soon as the ‘return to work’ Covid protocols are off our backs.” tweeted in 2022.
An incident led to a rule that ‘Amazing Race’ contestants couldn’t overbook trips
One thing that contestants used to do to get ahead of the competition was to book several extra tickets. This sabotaged other teams by making sure they couldn’t find seats on the same plane or even on other flights. However, van Munster told People that some teams took it too far, so the amazing race had to create a “no overbooking” rule.
“We had a team order of over $300,000 worth of tickets for one flight, it was just ridiculous,” van Munster explained. “They would book all the flights out of town! So now they can only book one flight, making sure that’s the flight they want to be on.”
‘The Amazing Race’ teams are prohibited from using a GPS to travel through the legs
Remember the days when you used paper maps to find a destination instead of following a GPS? the amazing race the contestants sure do. They are prohibited from using their personal cell phone or GPS to find their next location. This adds a challenge, as runners must be able to follow a map. However, if they get lost, they can ask the locals for directions and even look up directions on a local’s phone.
Eliminated runners must stay until the race is over.
the amazing race seasons are filmed months before they air on television. Therefore, if a team is seen leaving the race early, it would give away the fact that they have been eliminated. To avoid spoilers, eliminated teams are not allowed to go home until the race is over. But don’t worry, they are not required to stay in stuffy hotel rooms where no one can see them.
“They’re also going to a fun place,” van Munster told People. “Very often we send them to Lisbon, Portugal or Costa Rica. So they can have a good time… It’s not bad to sit by the pool with your friends”.
the amazing race has been renewed for season 35, but CBS has yet to announce a release date. Stay tuned to the Showbiz Cheat Sheet for more updates. Meanwhile, all other seasons are now streaming on Paramount+.