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Rail Planner App - Add spouse/partner?

  • 13 March 2023
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I purchased a Eurail Global Pass - Flexi for my wife and me.   I downloaded the Eurail app for the first time and added my passport number as requested. However, I don’t see an option for adding my wife on the pass in the app.  Am I missing something?  Any guidance is appreciated.

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Best answer by rvdborgt 13 March 2023, 22:41

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You can add another pass if you go to My Pass and tap on the big + at the bottom right. If you put both passes on 1 phone, then you can't travel separately though. If your wife also has a phone, then I'd advise to put her pass on her own phone.

Additionally, don’t activate it yet. That's not needed to make reservations, and has no advantages, only a possible disadvantage. You can only cancel activation until 23:59 CET before validity starts and if something unexpected happens after that (e.g. you wake up ill), it's too late to cancel.

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Here is some useful information from the experienced travellers in the Community regarding both planning, reservations and activation of pass and travel days. 

 Planning

The rail planner is normally not up to date, as it only is updated once a month, so to be sure of the time table you better check the timetable and availability on the websites of the national railways. The bigger national railways, like DB (Germany) SBB (Switzerland) and ÖBB (Austria) cover several countries. 

 Reservations 

The advice from the experienced travellers in the community is to use other ways to make reservations than the Interrail/Eurail website.  You can look at the guide in the link:

https://community.eurail.com/train-connections-reservations-47/how-to-get-reservations-105

If you, after having looked at the guide, have questions about how to make specific reservation, please give your travel details (departure date, time and route) preferably in a new topic, and you will get advice.

Please note that Interrail/Eurail charges an extra fee of 2 EUR per person and train in addition to the fee for the seat reservation.

 Activation of pass

During the activation process you choose the start day of the validity of the pass. Once the validity has started it can't be changed even if you haven't travelled. The advice is therefore to wait with activating the pass and starting the validity until the first day of your travel as you only can deactivate the pass no later than 23.59 CET on the day before the validity starts. If your travel plans change in the last moment you can't deactivate the pass and change the validity. 

It can be wise to make a test and activate the pass with a start date well in the future and then deactivate the pass immediately, just to see that everything works.

 Activation of travel day

The advice from the experienced travellers in the community is also never to activate a travel day, that is connect a journey to your pass and create the ticket (QR code), until just before boarding the train, otherwise you might loose a travel day if your travel plans change in a late stage  You can't delete a travel day in the past. A travel day can only be deleted until 23.59 CET the day before the travel day.

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