dzug1 wrote: »
The FARE will be the same on all sites, by definition - they all sell the same tickets at the same price with few exceptions.
moonrakerz wrote: »
dzug1 is just about correct - the fare SHOULD be the same on all sites !
On a rail forum there has been a lot of comment regarding apparently different prices on different sites for the same journey.
This DOES appear to be happening in a few cases. Three reasons:
1. Some tickets may have slightly different routing/TOC restrictions on them, which are not obvious at the time of booking.
2. One TOC appears to have "frozen" some prices.
3. When purchasing a ticket on-line the ticket is made "not available" to other would-be purchasers for a period of time, to enable the original booking to be completed. If the original booking is not completed the ticket will be made available for re-sale but after a delay.
Therefore it is possible to find a cheaper ticket available after it appears that all those cheap tickets have been sold - If this is noticed when using a different website, then the natural conclusion is that the second website is selling tickets at a lower price than the first. It isn't - it is just that a cheaper ticket has become available again, it will be on all websites at that price.
What is indisputable is that most TOCs are cheaper than the commercial ticket sellers due to lack of booking/postage fees etc.
Butts wrote: »
I came back last time via Glasgow :
Sandwell & Dudley - Stafford (Change Wolves)
Stafford - Glasgow Central
Glasgow QST - Falkirk
Through 1st TKT Stafford - Falkirk 47.00
S&D - STA 9.00
So a bit cheaper but it was a Sat - crap 1st Service Food/Drink plus you have the arseing about changing stations in Glasgow.
Jeff_Bridges_hair wrote: »
your leaving it too late really to get anything better if im honest. Seems you only care about the free booze which is a shame because you can do that journey much much cheaper.
have you tried splitting at Crewe also?
jules42 wrote: »
help please lovely people
2 adults and 2 kids using family rail card
northallerton - london kings cross
29/1/11 leaving after 7 am returning after 20.00 hrs
It will rise to 1.40% from June
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