Scotrail Bargain Berths

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  1. simonm

    simonm Member

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    Not sure if this scam, er idea, has been thought of before.
    If you book 2 bargain berths for your journey, is it acceptable to only take one of the berths and in that way bag your own cut price 1st class berth to yourself?
     
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  3. gordonthemoron

    gordonthemoron Established Member

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    can't see why not
     
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    Can you be sure they will be allocated together ?
     
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    Couldn't the guard reallocate one of the berths to a walk-on passenger?
     
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    cuccir Established Member

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    I think its been established that you can't buy two advance purchase seats next to one another and then ensure that you have two seats to yourself (and quite right too!). I don't see why this would be any different.
     
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    The official answer would be "no" and the berth could be sold to someone else.
     
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    scotsman Established Member

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    Why not just pay the supplement for sole-occupation?
     
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    It'd be more expensive than £19, would it not?
     
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    The supplement is for walk-on tickets that do not include a berth e.g. Off Peak Return, and is available from any station.

    Bargain Berths are travel & berth inclusive promotional tickets that are quota controlled and only available online. As a promotional product, their availability is very limited. There are few at £19, more commonly £29, £39 or £49. Obviously it's far less attractive to buy 2 x Bargain Berths for 1 person if they are not at the cheapest price.
     
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    It would but, as opposed to paying £19 for a berth that has every chance of being reallocated, I know what I'd do!
     
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    If you wanted to try it, your best bet would be to join somewhere like Stirling, Inverkiething, Kirkcaldy. One of the later pick up points. If you were to try it at Aberdeen, Inverness, Perth, Dundee, Fort William theres every chance it will be resold to a walk up passenger. Even then, its not guarenteed.
     
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