Pulling my hair out thanks to SNCF!!

Feb 25th, 2008, 03:53 PM
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Pulling my hair out thanks to SNCF!!

Hello everyone. Well I am 90 days out from needing TGV from Paris to Marseilles, have done countless dummy runs, logged on this am accessed English language, to find PREMS for two (134 euro ) entered cc details etc and now the page is just loading loading loading.....
Tried again on another computer, all PREMS gone for my train (1354 CDG) can't believe it!!! So frustrating after all the help I have had with accessing site in English etc. from Tim S notably and others, and now have fallen at the last hurdle.
There doesn't even seem to be any IDTGV cheap tickets available even if we do decide to leave from Gare Lyon - I guess its now too late for them?
Sorry, thought I would be posting triumphantly about my success but... not to be... back to the drawing board......
good luck everyone else!
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Feb 25th, 2008, 03:58 PM
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Who told you it was 90 days out - it's three months out. Right now in the US you can book trips for May 26.

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Feb 25th, 2008, 04:05 PM
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Hi Stu, yes I can book May 26 as of 0930am my time this am and I attempted to (there were PREMS there at that time) but the process failed and now they're gone!
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Feb 25th, 2008, 04:12 PM
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Yep - you're correct. They are gone.

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Feb 25th, 2008, 04:14 PM
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Just had to share my despair with someone! Looks like best option may be a cheap flight to Nice or Marseilles now.
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Feb 25th, 2008, 07:01 PM
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Ok... tips for new players - the PREMS are back!
Too late for me, I had given up and booked airfares to Nice instead for $AUD 4 more!
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Feb 25th, 2008, 08:29 PM
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Back??? Did they disappear & then resurface again??? In 3 weeks I need to book the same CDG to Provence thing you did for our neighbors who are renting "our" gite in Provence. Seems like I need to watch what's happening for about 3-4 days before "book" date. Do you agree????

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Feb 25th, 2008, 08:50 PM
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yep, they were gone and then... I couldn't resist, I went in and had another look and they were back - about two hours later!
Like I said, had already booked flights so too late for me.
Oh well, we will enjoy a couple of nights pre conference in Nice instead of Toulon which will be much nicer anyway.
Good luck Stu!
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