Standing in First Class

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  1. life210

    life210 Member

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    Too often, On my way from Newcastle to Leeds with Cross country on a Friday evening, it is pot luck if a single set or double set comes.

    By the time we get into Leeds, the platform is heaving, however generally it is ok if there is a double set. With a single set however, I can imagine many will be standing, even in first class. Surely this defeats the object of first class? are passenger on such services eligible for a refund?
     
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    cf111 Established Member

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    Technically no, as your ticket entitles you to be conveyed from A-B, but not a seat.
     
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    Always worth writing to customer services if it does happen. I scored a full refund when I pointed out to TPx that if I'd wanted to stand, I could have saved money and stood in standard class :)
     
  4. 455driver

    455driver Veteran Member

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    But standing in 1st class is better because the carpet is thicker! :lol:
     
  5. PermitToTravel

    PermitToTravel Established Member

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    That's probably actually true, it'll be worn out less!
     
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    route:oxford Established Member

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    They are usually quite sympathetic to complaints about lack of seats in first class.
     
  7. 455driver

    455driver Veteran Member

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    I should bloomin well hope so with the prices they charge for a 1st class ticket!
     
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