Can we please have no more than 1 Bunching per episode, and not in the 2nd half of the show?
I think we all agree that to an extent bunching is a neccassary evil of the show, and that the race is run 1 leg at a time. What you did in one leg usually has no lasting effect on the next leg.
That is fine, and it is what it is. Teams will lose 5 hour leads, cause they leave at 3 am and flights 3,000 miles don't happen on an hourly basis.
But it's getting to be a bit much.
This is how it seems to have been going this season
Leave Pit Stop - do a task - BUNCH at the airport.
Arrive at new city - go to get new route info, find out said location is closed until tommorrow morning, meaning it doesn't matter what flight you took.
Get route info - do detour - travel to next route info - and BUNCH again.
Leave route info, travel to Roadblock, finish race 5 minutes apart.
If they are going to have some "bunching", at least make it in small groups, so teams that arrive first, can leave first. The bunching on the glacier was fine, those who got there first, got to leave first and keep their lead. there was a reward for finding the waterfall quickly.