Virgin Trains Weekend First with Family and Friends Railcard

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  1. 168lover

    168lover Member

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    Hi all,

    On the 10th of May my dad and I are doing the charity railtours positioning move using 2 37s to Crewe. We are going to go back on a pendolino using a family and friends railcard. I am wanting to use the virgin trains weekend offer as it is only £5 for under 16s but my dad doesn't want to pay £15 for his part so what I was wandering was would I be able to be in first class and my dad be in standard whilst on a family and friends ticket?
     
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    robert7111a Established Member

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    You have to be travelling together if you want the benefit of the railcard discount
     
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    thanks for the reply, I'll try and make my dad see the benefits of going first class:D:lol:
     
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    If that fails asking the guard may yield positive results. It may take some explaining but I wouldn't be surprised if they allowed it as long as they see you together with railcard at some point.
     
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    I don't think there is an exact definition of what "travelling together" means in this context. Clearly you must be on the same train, but if a train is busy it is plausible that two people might be sitting some distance apart in order to find a vacant seat.

    As long as you can find each other on demand to show the necessary railcard / tickets, I don't see a problem with this. It will probably be easier if you both sit close to the first/standard class boundary so you are not too far apart.
     
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    They are travelling together. They are on the same train. The OP will not have a problem with purchasing the desired upgrade. I may have my quibbles with Virgin Trains but they are not Ryanair!
     
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