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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:21 PM

Tried accessing it on two different computers. Looks like it has been blocked. I don't know why Amtrak always does this as the program doesn't harm anything. Anyone got a clue to what is happening??.

This is what I get after entering a search.

Query failed: insert into choice select distinct sessId,conCode,seg,train, depSta, arrSta from result where sessId = order by conCode,seg
Error: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'order by conCode,seg' at line 2
Query failed: delete from result where sessId =
Error: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '' at line 1
Query failed: select * from choice where choiceId =
Error: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '' at line 1

Fatal error: Call to a member function fetch_array() on a non-object in /home/biketra1/public_html/common/mysqlI.php on line 87



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:28 PM

I have been having trouble with internet explorer, but no problem with firefox. Not sure what the issue is with IE, but I get the same error.



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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:34 PM

Works OK with Chrome......


California Zephyr LNK-DEN(RT), DEN-GJT (RT), OMA-CHI(RT) 2/11, Capitol Limited CHI-WAS (RT) 2/11
Silver Meteor WAS-WPB (RT) 2/11, Empire builder FAR-CHI (RT) 3/12, CL CHI-WAS 4/12
SM WAS-WPB 4/12, SM WPB-NYP 4/12, LSL NYP-CHI 4/12, EB CHI-FAR 4/12, EB FAR-CHI 4/13, CL CHI-WAS 4/13
SM WAS-WPB 4/13, SM WPB-NYP 4/13, LSL NYP-CHI 4/13, EB CHI-FAR 4/13, SM WPB-NYP 2/14, LSL NYP-CHI 2/14
EB CHI-FAR 2/14, EB FAR-CHI 2/14, CZ CHI-DEN 2/14

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:34 PM

Works on Firefox, fails on Safari.

 


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:43 PM

Working ok a few moments ago, Dolphin Browser on Android phone.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:57 PM

Just tried in on my Firefox connection and is working fine


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:07 AM

Yep, definitely borked on Safari.
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 07:47 AM

Yep, definitely borked on Safari.

I just tried it (amsnag.net) on Safari (running on Windows XP) and it worked fine.

 

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:02 AM

I discovered that Amsnag works (using IE9 on Windows 7)IF you use the link www.biketrain.net and not www.amsnag.net. This is a great resource and we all owe a special word of thanks to John for creating it. It makes it so much easier finding a fare that fits your time frame and budget.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:19 AM

This is a great resource and we all owe a special word of thanks to John for creating it. It makes it so much easier finding a fare that fits your time frame and budget.

While John is certainly deserving of kudo's for hosting Amsnag and helping to troubleshoot & keep it running, as well as his other contribution namely the Amtrak status maps, he is not the creator of Amsnag. That honor goes to Paul (PaulM).
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:52 AM

This is a great resource and we all owe a special word of thanks to John for creating it. It makes it so much easier finding a fare that fits your time frame and budget.

While John is certainly deserving of kudo's for hosting Amsnag and helping to troubleshoot & keep it running, as well as his other contribution namely the Amtrak status maps, he is not the creator of Amsnag. That honor goes to Paul (PaulM).
Alan: Thank you for the correction. We certainly want to give credit where credit is due so with apologies, please allow me to rephrase my comment:

We certainly owe a  word of thanks to PaulM for creating Amsnag and to JohnB who has offered his technical expertise to keep it running. Amsnag has been a great resource for us LD travelers



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:26 PM

I just received an e-mail alert that was complete nonsense (absurdly low fares), but for only one of the segments I was watching. Did a manual check and the numbers went back to normal. There does not seem to be a "Contact us" link on their web page.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:47 PM

I just received an e-mail alert that was complete nonsense (absurdly low fares), but for only one of the segments I was watching. Did a manual check and the numbers went back to normal. There does not seem to be a "Contact us" link on their web page.

Amsnag is not a "for profit venture". It was designed by a forum member as a courtesy resource for other travelers.  Usually websites that have contact links are those where you purchase something.  In this case you are paying nothing to use the service..

The site has not only always worked well, it has also saved many forum members money. If you book early enough, are flexible on the dates, and check back regularly (if you are fare watching) you will get the lowest bucket fares that are available on a particular route. Bucket fares will fluctuate depending on factors such as ticket sales for the train on the day of travel, the season and the anticipated demand. .



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:39 PM

I just received an e-mail alert that was complete nonsense (absurdly low fares), but for only one of the segments I was watching. Did a manual check and the numbers went back to normal. There does not seem to be a "Contact us" link on their web page.

Amsnag is not a "for profit venture". It was designed by a forum member as a courtesy resource for other travelers.  Usually websites that have contact links are those where you purchase something.  In this case you are paying nothing to use the service..

The site has not only always worked well, it has also saved many forum members money. If you book early enough, are flexible on the dates, and check back regularly (if you are fare watching) you will get the lowest bucket fares that are available on a particular route. Bucket fares will fluctuate depending on factors such as ticket sales for the train on the day of travel, the season and the anticipated demand. .

Why are you telling me this? I just got an alert from them that had nonsensical fares. There is no mechanism for me to report it to help stop it from happening again. Saying "the site has...always worked well" in response to this report that it is not working well is pointless.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:41 PM

Why are you telling me this? I just got an alert from them that had nonsensical fares. There is no mechanism for me to report it to help stop it from happening again. Saying "the site has...always worked well" in response to this report that it is not working well is pointless.

Actually the mechanism, if you will, is to come here and do as you've done; make a post about it. Either Paul or John will see your post and try to look into things. John may well simply hand off the problem to Paul however, since it really is Paul's baby.
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:13 AM

There's an email address posted on the website.

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2012: Apr: WIL=>WAS=>WIL (NER) // May(NTD): WIL=>PHL=>WIL (NER) / PHL=>PAO=>PHL (Keystone) // Aug: WIL=>WAS (NER) / BWI=>WIL (NER) // Oct(Gathering): PHL=>WIL (NER) / PHL=>HAR=>PHL (Keystone) / SEPTA, NJT, PATCO, River Line, Princeton Dinky
2013: May(NTD): WIL=>WAS=>WIL (NER)  // Oct (Gathering): WIL=>CHI (Card) / CHI=>MKE=>GLN=>CHI() / CHI=>JOL=>CHI () / CHI=>WIL(CL=>NER) / CTA, Metra. SEPTA (WIL=>NRK) // Nov:  PHL=>PHL (Autumn Express) 
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:09 AM

There's an email address posted on the website.
Cleverly hidden right there on the main page :D

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:07 AM

And, just in case some of you haven't looked it up, ""wurfsendungen"" means junk-mail. Go Paul!

 

Still wasn't working from IE9 last night. FWIW. Which isn't much.

 

Again, many many thanks to Paul for the filter. For my next trip, Amtrak gives me 13 routings, of which I'm only7 interested in one! What a pleasure to not have to wade through the other 12.

 

And I like the new feature that tells you which day it's "snagging", especially the "Stand by", which I consider much more polite than "Please wait.". 

 

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:08 AM

Yeah, I found it yesterday. Once you log in you can't see this page again, so yes 'cleverly hidden' is an accurate and unsarcastic description. 

 

I don't know German so I didn't know what the address meant, but in fact I received a response to my e-mail, acknowledging the apparent issue and promising to look into it.


Edited by Chuckles, 25 March 2013 - 12:56 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:18 AM

Here's the error. Notice the size of the price drop, e.g. bedroom went from $897 to $224. I received the alert and re-checked manually 35 min later, as you can see below, and the price was in fact the original one ($897 for the bedroom).


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Edited by Chuckles, 25 March 2013 - 10:32 AM.




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