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Express Pass
Express Pass
Type Reward
Description Allows a team to skip a task and receive the next clue
Introduced Season 17
Versions Used In US
Australia
Latinoamérica
Norway
China Rush
Vietnam
Philippines
Canada

Introduced in Season 17, the Express Pass allows a team to skip any task of their choosing without penalty and immediately receive the next clue. The pass can be used up through the eighth leg. The pass is awarded to the team who arrives at the Pit Stop first on the first leg (with some exceptions) of the race. If one team uses an Express Pass and that team is U-Turned, the U-Turn will have no effect on that team.

Starting from Season 22, the award for placing first in the first leg was two Express Passes (one for the team to use for themselves and one to give away before the fourth leg). This reward was continue to used until Season 24 as they revert back to reward only one Express Pass in Season 25.

In Season 25, the Express Pass was rewarded and can be received as part of an optional searching task on the second leg. This mark the first time that team will receive the Express Pass without from Phil and other racers.

Uses of the Express PassEdit

17x1 Express Pass

Jill & Thomas win the Express Pass on Season 17.

  • Season 17: Jill & Thomas were awarded the first Express Pass for arriving to the Pit Stop first in Eastnor, England. They used it to skip the Sleds or Beds Detour in the fourth leg.
  • Season 18: Gary & Mallory were awarded the Express Pass for arriving to the Pit Stop first in Sydney, Australia. They used it at the end of the fifth leg (a double-length leg) at a roadblock when all other teams had already arrived and were working on the puzzle.
  • Australia Season 1: Sam & Renae were awarded the Express Pass for arriving to the Pit Stop first in Bali, Indonesia. They used it on the 3rd leg (Vietnam → Hong Kong, China → Macau, China) to skip the roadblock arrange the zodiac.
  • Season 19: Ernie & Cindy were awarded the Express Pass for arriving to the Pit Stop first in Taipei, Taiwan. They used it on the seventh leg (Malawi) to skip the detour (dugout or lugout).
  • Latin American Season 3: Felipe & Alejandro were awarded the Express Pass for arriving to the Pit Stop first in El Calafate, Argentina. They used it on the seventh leg (Chile) to skip an additional task in the Puritama Hot Springs.
  • Season 20: Rachel & Dave were awarded the Express Pass for arriving at the pit stop first in Santa Barbara, Argentina. They used it on the third leg (Argentina → Paraguay) to skip the detour (stacked up or strung out).
  • Norway Season 1: Cathrine & Michelle were awarded the Express Pass for arriving at the pit stop first in Jaipur, India. They used it to skip an additional task in leg 4 (India → Thailand).
  • Vietnam Season 1: Thanh Thủy & Minh Thoa were awarded the Express Pass for arriving at the pit stop first in Hanoi, Vietnam. They used it to skip the roadblock in leg 3 (Hoa Binh → Ninh Binh) but later got eliminated in the same leg.
  • Season 21: Natalie & Nadiya were awarded the Express Pass for arriving at the pit stop first in Surabaya, Indonesia. They used it to bypass the roadblock in leg 8 (Russia).
  • China Season 3: Liu Weiwei & Lei Sheng were awarded the Express Pass for arriving at the pit stop first in Yangcheng, China. They used it to bypass the detour (Screw This or Scrap That) in leg 7 (Anhui → Jiangsu). They became the first team to arrive the Pit Stop in 1st place after using the Express Pass.
  • Latin America Season 4: Renata & Ana Paula were awarded the Express Pass for arriving at the pit stop first in Brasíli, Brazil. They used it to bypass the detour in leg 8 (Bolivia).
  • Philippines Season 1: Marc & Kat were awarded the Express Pass for arriving at the pit stop first in Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines. They used it to bypass the roadblock in leg 5 (Benguet → Zambales).
  • Season 22: Jessica & John were awarded the Express Pass for arriving at the pit stop first in Motu Piti A'au, Bora Bora, French Polynesia; but however, in a new twist, an additional Express Pass shall be given to another team of their choosing before the end of the fourth leg. Jessica & John decided to give their other Express Pass to Dave & Connor while traveling from Bora Bora, French Polynesia to Christchurch, New Zealand in leg 3 (French Polynesia, France → New Zealand). Dave & Connor used it on the same leg to bypass the detour, and became the first team in the standard version to arrive the Pit Stop in 1st place after using the Express Pass. In the fourth leg, Jessica & John were eliminated while in possession of the Express Pass becoming the first team to do so.
  • Canada Season 1: Kristen & Darren were awarded 2 Express Passes for arriving at the pit stop first in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. They gave 1 to Vanessa & Celina, who used it in leg 4. However Kristen & Darren were eliminated in the same leg while in possession of the Express Pass.
  • Vietnam Season 2: Linh Chi & Phúc Vinh were awarded the Express Pass for arriving at the pit stop first in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamand they used it to bypass the Roadblock in leg 11
  • Season 23: Tim & Marie were awarded with two Express Passes for arriving at the pit stop first in Iquique, Chile and they used it to bypass the detour at the fifth leg in Gdańsk, Poland. They gave the 2nd Express Pass to Nicole & Travis at the start of the fifth leg which they later used it to bypass detour at eighth leg in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • Latin America Season 5: Evelyn & Jorge were awarded with two Express Passes for arriving at the pit stop first in Cartagena, Colombia. They gave the 2nd Express Pass to their compatriots Astrid & Aleja at the start of the fourth leg, and used it to bypass the second roadblock on Leg 3. Astrid & Aleja used it to bypass an additional task in the Club Universitario de Regatas during Leg 5.
  • Season 24: Jet & Cord were awarded with two Express Passes for arriving at the pit stop first in Guangzhou, China and they used it to bypass the detour at the eighth leg in Bagnoregio, Italy. They gave the 2nd Express Pass to Caroline & Jennifer during the 2nd leg, who immediately used it to bypass the Roadblock.
  • The Amazing Race Vietnam: Cuộc Đua Kỳ Thú 2014 : Sơn Ngọc Minh & Mint were awarded the Express Pass for arriving at the pit stop first in Quang Ninh Province .They used it to bypass the U-turn in leg 5
  • Canada Season 2: Natalie & Meaghan were awarded with two Express Passes for arriving at the pit stop first in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. They used it to bypass the Detour in Leg 3 in Hong Kong. They gave the 2nd Express Pass to Pierre & Michel at the start of the fifth leg, who used it to bypass the Roadblock in Leg 6.
  • Australia Season 3: John & Murray were awarded with two Express Passes for arriving at the pit stop first in Geraldine, New Zealand. They used it to bypass the Roadblock in Leg 2 at Angkor Wat, Cambodia. They gave the 2nd Express Pass to Carla & Hereni at the leg 3 pit stop as the host Grant Bowler being mention at the pit start that the 2nd express pass was required to hand over the other teams by the end of leg 3. Carla & Hereni used their Express Pass to bypass the Roadblock in Leg 4.
  • Season 25: Adam & Bethany were awarded the Express Pass by taking the optional Express Pass searching task in the Oxford, England. They used it to bypass the Detour on Leg 8.
  • Philippines Season 2: Vince & Ed were awarded the Express Pass for arriving at the pit stop first in Manila, Philippines. They used it to bypass the Route Information Task on Leg 4.

Double Express PassEdit

Starting from season 22, the first place team in the first leg was awarded with two Express Passes. One is for them to use while the other has to be given to another team before the end of a designated leg (fourth leg for season 22, fifth leg for subsequent season). The Double Express Pass was continued until Season 24.

Latin America season 5, Australia season 3 and Canada seasons were the only international versions to give the Double Express Pass.

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