i agree the amount of bunching this season is absurd. when it's coincidental i don't care, but when it's forced by operation hours, etc, i really feel it's unfair. like
last week at the 8:30am slave museum. what's the point of hauling butt to get an early arrival time only to be equalized?
i also think we're seeing less airport footage in general and that may have to do with the perception that it isn't "high drama" enough. shows like "the soup" on E, were making fun of the TAR scenes in airports with dramatic music and the old "dun, dun, dun" quality. maybe the editors wanted to avoid criticism like that.