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trenitalia: deffernece between first and second class?

Old Jul 28th, 2005, 08:27 AM
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trenitalia: deffernece between first and second class?

basically, we just want to sit together. Will that be a problem in second class?
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 08:32 AM
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Hi tc,

Not usually, especially if you have seat reservations.

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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 08:33 AM
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We never had problems finding seats together. We did have first class whenever it was available and basically, it was less crowded and less "funky" smells.

Some routes were only second class and that never caused a problem.
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 08:34 AM
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thanks guys! sorry for the TYPO.
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 08:35 AM
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How many are you? If you reserve seats, you can get seats together. If you haven't reserved and the train is busy, you may have to sit in isolated empty seats. Generally, second class is more crowded than first because most people don't want to pay an extra 50% for a slightly bigger seat.
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 08:48 AM
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okay i booked it, but the seats are 52 and 58...does that mean they are together???
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 09:10 AM
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Hi tc,

What train, what day?
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 09:13 AM
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it says Carozza 8: 52-58 saturday in sept.
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 09:20 AM
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Hi tcc,

I think that you can use the website to make a seat reservation next to an existing seat reservation.

Try simulating the purchase of another ticket near one of yours and see what comes up.

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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 09:34 AM
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well, looks like i was able to "pretend" to book seat # 53. I guess we aren't sitting together. =o( is there a way to change it?
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 09:42 AM
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Hi tcc,

Yes, you can cancel a ticket and buy another one on the website.

Click "Timetable and purchasing".
"Refunds" is on the right side of the page.

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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 12:02 PM
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seems so tricky to request a refund, do you think i can change it when i get there(at Termini) a few days ahead of time? Next time i buy tickets, do you reccommend that i buy one at a time to ensure that we are next to each other?
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 12:08 PM
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Hi tc,

I think if you request a refund, you get a confirmation code that you can then use to pay for your new ticket.

You can turn in your ticket(s) at Rome TE and buy 2 new ones.

>Next time i buy tickets, do you reccommend that i buy one at a time to ensure that we are next to each other?<

Considering your recent experience, that might be a good idea.

I think you are the first person to report this problem (on this board)when the train wasn't just about full.

When we bought our tickets for our Italian trip, we did have one time when we were across the aisle from each other, but we just changed places with some other people.





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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 12:23 PM
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This is an ES train, yes?

Chances are if your seats are not right next to one another, they are in the same group of four. My experience is that most Italians will "go with the flow" about seating. If others see you are traveling together, they will happily shift seats so that you can sit next to one another or facing one another. It may be that the other seats in your group aren't taken, so you can sit wherever you want. Certainly the conductor will be unconcerned if you are in the correct seat, as long as you are on the correct train. I wouldn't concern myself too much about this. How long is the trip?
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 12:30 PM
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tccgirl, when I booked our seats for the Eurostar last summer on-line, it automatically assigned us 5 seats together. What bad luck for you! I wonder if they assigned you aisle seats across from each other or something?

See if there is any help for you on the train travel info section on www.slowtrav.com

Did you choose 1st or 2nd class? On our Eurostar trains we sat in 1st class and there were usually a few empty seats. I walked through the 2nd class cars and they were much fuller.

good luck!
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Old Jul 28th, 2005, 12:39 PM
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Thanks all of you! just wondering how many seats are in each car?
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