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#1 DoB

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 12:28 PM

I have an upgrade coupon (12-hour) that expires at the end of the day tomorrow. Anybody want it?

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 03:19 PM

What are the terms (buy it by end of day tomorrow, or *USE* it by end of day tomorrow?)? And what is meant by "12 hour"?

 

I need to book a coach trip for a less-than-12-hour trip on the LSL next January. Would love to be in Business Class. Just wondering if this could be used for that. Thanks for answers.


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 05:11 PM

What are the terms (buy it by end of day tomorrow, or *USE* it by end of day tomorrow?)? And what is meant by "12 hour"?

 

I need to book a coach trip for a less-than-12-hour trip on the LSL next January. Would love to be in Business Class. Just wondering if this could be used for that. Thanks for answers.

It is my understanding that it would have to be used by the end of the day tomorrow.  The 12-hour refers to the period of time before the beginning of the trip when one first attempt to upgrade.  If the trip begins at 7pm tomorrow, one can upgrade no sooner than 7am tomorrow.


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 07:42 PM

 

What are the terms (buy it by end of day tomorrow, or *USE* it by end of day tomorrow?)? And what is meant by "12 hour"?

 

I need to book a coach trip for a less-than-12-hour trip on the LSL next January. Would love to be in Business Class. Just wondering if this could be used for that. Thanks for answers.

It is my understanding that it would have to be used by the end of the day tomorrow.  The 12-hour refers to the period of time before the beginning of the trip when one first attempt to upgrade.  If the trip begins at 7pm tomorrow, one can upgrade no sooner than 7am tomorrow.

 

 

Thank you, Penny. For those of us that have no experience getting or using upgrade coupons, it helps to have an explanation.


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I'm a "little Old Lady in Tennis Shoes" (LOLITS) from Eastern Oregon. I love to travel by train, though I live way out in the toolies, far from the nearest Amtrak station (Chemult). My station would have been Baker City, but they cancelled the Oregon Pioneer just before I took my first long-distance train trip as an adult. I've taken most trains in the West, but I'm still exploring new routes in the east.


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 10:04 PM

It is my understanding that it would have to be used by the end of the day tomorrow.  The 12-hour refers to the period of time before the beginning of the trip when one first attempt to upgrade.  If the trip begins at 7pm tomorrow, one can upgrade no sooner than 7am tomorrow.

 

Yes, thanks for clarifying. It is valid for travel through 08/01/2017 12:00 AM CT (whether that refers to the start or end time of the trip I leave as an exercise to the reader), and it can only be applied within 12 hours of departure.



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 01:16 AM

What are the terms (buy it by end of day tomorrow, or *USE* it by end of day tomorrow?)? And what is meant by "12 hour"?
 
I need to book a coach trip for a less-than-12-hour trip on the LSL next January. Would love to be in Business Class. Just wondering if this could be used for that. Thanks for answers.


I don't know if one can upgrade to BC on the LD trains with a coupon yet. I wouldn't hold out hope on that one.

To the OP you would have much better luck trying to give away your coupon with plenty of advance warning on when it expires. A month or two at best. Giving it away at the very last minute usually doesn't turn out well.
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 09:38 PM

According to this, upgrade coupons are valid on long distance trains now, although the restrictions listed on the coupon do exclude them.

 

I realize the coupon is less likely to be of use to others as its expiration date approaches, but that's also when it's less likely to be of use to me. Had I known I wouldn't be using it two months ago, I would have offered it up two months ago. Until a few days ago, I had tentative plans to use it myself.



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 05:01 PM

According to this, upgrade coupons are valid on long distance trains now, although the restrictions listed on the coupon do exclude them.

 

I realize the coupon is less likely to be of use to others as its expiration date approaches, but that's also when it's less likely to be of use to me. Had I known I wouldn't be using it two months ago, I would have offered it up two months ago. Until a few days ago, I had tentative plans to use it myself.

 

Understood, It happens sometimes. :) 


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