I was thinking the same thing Lan, and perhaps they better check their flights directly with the airline too or they may find themselves going to Timbuktu.
Hornet - since you are on a tight timeline, you will need expedited passport services. For an additonal fee of $60 plus overnight dely chgs per app, you can have 2 week service http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_831.html
You can also speed up the process by downloading the app at http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_830.html
saving time of locating an office near you. Complete them, get yourphotos taken, and then take it to an office near you.
This site will lead you to an office nearest you http://iafdb.travel.state.gov/
There are also private service bureaus who will do this for you, but why pay the extra $$ when you can do this yourself easily.....leaves more $$ for Belikins, panty rippers, conch & lobster!
Good luck & Post haste!