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    Avanti ticket issues between Christmas & New Year

    Is anyone having any success in booking Avanti tickets between Christmas and New Year? I'm trying to book a journey between Abergavenny and Aberdeen which always includes an Avanti Leg from Crewe to Edinburgh. I'm only being given options via Manchester (TPE) or Birmingham & York (XC & LNER)...
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    Stagecoach North Scotland

    Yes - that's the ticket. The zone covers a wide area for £4.50! 1631625851 Looks like you were correct. https://www.aberdeenairport.com/about-us/media-centre/the-727-bus-service-connecting-the-airport-and-the-city-to-go-electric/
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    Stagecoach North Scotland

    £4.50. Great value for the length of the trip I took.
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    Stagecoach North Scotland

    Took a trip to Culloden Battlefield today and was sold a Zone 1A ticket for this.
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    LNER First Class Stirling to Edinburgh - Is it worth it?

    How disappointing, as I said not for me but others, especially given they added an extra daily service on the route in recent years. I'll hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Lol.
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    LNER First Class Stirling to Edinburgh - Is it worth it?

    Thanks for the prompt reply. It's on a Thursday so I'm guessing not too busy. Just had a reply from LNER saying drinks and snacks and any proper food would be a bonus. I'm not that bothered given the cheap ticket but I'd be annoyed at not getting more if I paid full price as it's not that...
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    LNER First Class Stirling to Edinburgh - Is it worth it?

    As the title says - is it worth it for the length of the journey? Is anything served to passengers on a 48 minute service? I'd be looking to get the 1034 service which comes from Inverness so I guess food and drink service would already be happening rather than a delayed start as happens on...
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    Avanti - no WiFi = no food or drink. Why such basic customer service failure?

    Good question - on busy routes I don't see how it could lose money. If so many airlines in the world can make money from onboard sales then I don't see how a major intercity railway service can't. There's also the customer service aspect if we are all being encouraged to get out of our cars and...
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    Avanti - no WiFi = no food or drink. Why such basic customer service failure?

    Thanks - I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking that there needs to be a bit of common sense and initiative on our railways. Having worked in retail, and hospitality I was acutely aware that people remember the problem being solved rather than the problem itself and that if the till isn't...
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    Avanti - no WiFi = no food or drink. Why such basic customer service failure?

    Currently on an Avanti Super Voyager service. The Shop is closed due to COVID so it's at seat ordering via the Avanti website however you can only order if connected to the train WiFi rather than mobile data. The WiFi isn't working (no IP address) apparently for most of the journey from Euston...
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    TFW counted place reservations

    Yeah - you're probably right now that I think about it. Fingers crossed that people are being sensible. The TFW service from Crewe is just two carriages at times so will be 'fun'. I'm guessing that counted place reservations are new to TFW as the social media team had to ask another department...
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    TFW counted place reservations

    Ah ok - an encouragement rather than an enforcement then. Fingers crossed it means a higher likelihood of getting on the train planned. When asked what systems that TFW and Arriva have at Crewe to monitor and enforce the limits of train capacity because of COVID they said just have a ticket...
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    TFW counted place reservations

    No - it's an off peak return.
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    TFW counted place reservations

    Thanks. Ticket quota reasons means what exactly? They are encouraging seat reservations at the moment. TFW said the following to me:
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    TFW counted place reservations

    Have a counter place reservation on a TFW service from Crewe to Abergavenny next week. Does anyone know whether they are limiting those without seat reservations on services so those who do have reservations are given priority on their services because of COVID? Don't really understand counted...
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    Avanti Seat Reservations - What are my options?

    Thanks all for your replies. Picked up my tickets at the station and made seat reservations there. Just as well as still haven't heard back from traintickets.com. Is it worth me complaining to Avanti about their refusal to make seat reservations when the consensus here is that they should have...
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    Avanti Seat Reservations - What are my options?

    Thanks. So I should print the tickets at the machine and then go to the travel centre? 1606839442 Urgh. Surely their customer service people on email should know that. Why would they not? Thanks for your reply.
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    Avanti Seat Reservations - What are my options?

    Hi all, Have a booking from Aberden to Abergavenny which includes a portion on Avanti from Edinburgh to Crewe. I bought these on traintickets.com and I only received seat reservations for the Aberdeen to Edinburgh portion on LNER. Avanti is recommending seat reservations at present, I'd have...
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    Lineside video - is this a safe distance?

    Thanks - wasn't sure how to do that.

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