I see nothing that deserves a penalty either...
No one checked their tickets so they got lucky. So, nope.. no penalty for sure.
Speeding is not allowed, rather or not you get caught by a cop. Why would riding without tickets, rather or not you get caught by the conductor, be allowed?
Because I think they did get their tickets technically, but lost it. So it's not like they purposely did it or what. I think when the producers were filming, they were definitely wishing for tickets to be checked so that there's more drama. BUT, it didn't happen.. so they let it go!
I don't think they will be penalised, but I personally think that there should be a race rule that someone should be penalised if they travel without a ticket. I personally think there should be some sort of rule like this, but I don't think there is.
look at most of the examples so far, speeding while driving, not having your travel documents, not settling your bill (usually a cab), ect.
And none of those real life situations apply.
Speeding is a huge, huge safety issue not just for arcs, but film crew, and locals. Completely understandable reasons to prohibit and punish.
Travel documents are required to make further progress, so either way race is over for team, also it's very scary losing your passport in another country you can't stress enough for teams to keep them.
Race documents, a way to make sure teams actual complete all tasks in a leg, again necessary to ensure fair play.
Settling yor bills, again cheating locals of money is certainly no way to race, teams would due it all the time. It's one thing for locals to over charge ( which does happen if you travel ) its another to basically give racers card Blanche to cheat locals.
Losing a ticket that was already paid for, and wasn't got by any ticket agent, seems like no penalty to me, nor does it seem lie it should have one.