EMT Advance - Can i upgrade to 1st ?

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ushawk

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The above question really :lol:

Im travelling on EMT this weekend from St Pancras to Sheffield and back and booked the ticket in Standard, but now wouldnt mind upgrading to 1st class.

Am i able to do this or not ? Im thinking no because of the seat reservation but i have no idea.

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wintonian

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Its available to "holder of most standard tickets" whether that includes advances I don't know but it costs £9.00.

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Its available to "holder of most standard tickets" whether that includes advances I don't know but it costs £9.00.

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What i read on their website, doesnt say about Advances though.
 

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The website says weekend first upgrade isn't available on certain promotional tickets - I think they add that clause for when they've had red dot days and the likes. I've not tried it recently on an advance tickets because rarely is first advance £9 more than standard advance on weekends - so the cheapest way to travel first is usually to buy a first advance. Some TMs announce weekend first as the train departs and they certainly don't say the offer isn't available to holders of advance tickets

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If you already have a Standard Advance Ticket I'm not sure it's really worth paying an extra £9. I travelled to London and back on Saturday from East Midlands Parkway and although I did get a coffee on the way there, on the return journey the trolley never came through and I never even got a drink.

At only a slightly higher price at weekends for 1st Class with Advance Tickets, I usually use it for the more comfortable seat, but I wouldn't pay £9 extra when you get little more for your money. I must admit that EMT 1st Class Advance is great value during the week when you do get more refreshments and reasonable fares are still available off peak.
 
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