Couldn't they check-in and then go to get the bags?? Are they litterally sequestered during the PitStop time?? Can't they leave the place where they are??
DavidMV, I don't think it matters whether the rules allowed them to or not. Please read this from my earlier post in another thread:
The Amazing Race 16 / The Amazing Race 16 Spoilers/Speculation / Re: TAR16 Media Thread on: April 01, 2010, 11:30:45 AM
...I do disagree with Sam on whether Steve and Allie can go back to LaDigue to retrieve their bags. I doubt it. here's why:
1. They will be released from the pit stop and need some form of transportation off of Praslin island. That transportation will be set up to take them to the Seychelles International Airport on Victoria island which is about 30 miles away from La Digue. They may have time to go back there, but probably would not and even if they wanted to they might have already written off the clothes and intend to replace them wherever they can. We know that they will need cold-weather gear for upcoming legs, but they do not know that at that point.
In fact, the boat left Praslin Island at 2am, the boat trip over at least 30 miles would take nearly 2 hours, and they needed time to checkin for the first flight after that to Dubai. That earliest flight is at 0605 connecting in Doha. There was no time for a 60 miler roundtrip by water and helicopter would have bee cutting it way too close.