sncf message - what does it mean

Feb 24th, 2008, 05:23 AM
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sncf message - what does it mean

i have been observing threads (with great bewilderment!)on using the sncf website to book prems tickets. i have FIANLLY got onto a page in english using www.voyages-sncf.com/leisure/fr/launch/home/ but when i try to book a prems ticket for pau to paris (via Dax Station) on the 14th may it tells me there is a technical error try again later. i get the same fare but same error message on tgv-europe website. can anybody shed some light on why i am getting this message? I have even tried just entering Dax to paris which offers no prem's tickets at all!
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Feb 24th, 2008, 06:01 AM
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mslincoln,

I've tried it out and it functions...

could you try again, copy the text and print it out here...
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Feb 24th, 2008, 06:14 AM
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Hi M,

The computer is having difficulty.

See what I have been going through at http://www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html

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Feb 24th, 2008, 07:05 AM
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mslincoln:

I hope you don't mind, but I would like to ask a SNCF question. When booking does your return have to be within the 90 day window of making the reservation? Thank you.
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Feb 24th, 2008, 07:53 AM
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benitakaren--Yes, the return portion needs to be within that 90 day window. Last year when we bought tickets, I just did it twice. Got great PREM fares, so it was worth it!
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Feb 24th, 2008, 08:11 AM
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mms:

Thanks. That is exactly what I will do.
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Feb 28th, 2008, 03:17 AM
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gosh baldrick I went to bed after i posted the question and have only got back to it days later...apologies. tried again and recieved the same following msg......
A technical error has occurred, please try again later.

Attention, you cannot make reservations for certain journeys in this list

what address did you use?

just to confirm i am doing it correctly, first i enter the travel details which subsequently brings up a list of travel options. i select the prems ticket pau to dax to paris and then click "choose this outward journey". it is at this point i get the error msg.


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Feb 28th, 2008, 03:56 AM
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i have discovered that it appears to be only the 69 euro fare that i cannot purchase. does this mean that they have all been snaffled up?.

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Feb 28th, 2008, 06:25 AM
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Hi M,

Your 69E fare might have been upsnaffled.

The 44E fare on the direct train at 08:11 is available.



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