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Unread 30-11-2008, 01:46   #1
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I am looking at the IE website for fares from Dublin to Cork.

If I select a train, 'Standard Class', I can buy a ticket for €20.00. This is cheaper than the Faircard and Student Fairs - but maybe it's a special offer?




However, if I select First Class, the first fare that appears is €79.00... but there's also an upgrade option of only €20.00.... so does that mean that I can get First Class for only €40.00?



The T&C of the upgrade seem to indicate that I can... but doesn't that mean that two seats will be reserved on the train? One for the Standard Class ticket and one for the upgrade?

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T&C's of offer say for standard class travel only
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Unread 30-11-2008, 01:56   #3
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But apart from the fact that the fare is lower than the accompanying student fares, where does it state that it's a special offer?

I looked at the front page of the IE site, and there's just an Important Notice to DART & Northern Line commuters, when I finally found the Special Offer page (assuming it is the correct link) it states: There are no Special Offers available at present, and the Upgrade T&C mentions 'irrespective of type of ticket held'.
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It was on the site earlier this week; I can't find it anymore now.
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It was on the site earlier this week; I can't find it anymore now.
So I can legitimately book my EUR20.00 ticket and add an upgrade?
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Nope standard only
http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/...ew&news_id=402
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