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Stupid question : Reserving a 2nd class seat with a 1st class Global-pass (Senior)

  • 15 June 2024
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Hello all ;)

I imagine this is possible on German (DB) and Austrian (OBB) trains?

Why do you ask?  I've noticed that on some lines the 1st class is often fully booked, whereas reservations in the 2nd class are "for sale".
Or do people travelling in 1st book more often than those in 2nd?
In a nutshell. 
Thanks for your insights 

J.-François ;)

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Best answer by BrendanDB 15 June 2024, 17:57

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No problem to reserve seats in 2nd class with a 1st class pass. 

When someone buys an ordinary (non interrail) 1st class ticket, seat reservations are often included in the price (with flexible 1st class tickets with DB and all 1st class tickets of ÖBB).

There’s also just fewer seats in 1st class than in second.

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No problem to reserve seats in 2nd class with a 1st class pass. 

When someone buys an ordinary (non interrail) 1st class ticket, seat reservations are often included in the price.

There’s also just fewer seats in 1st class than in second.

Thank you for your information.
I'm going to do this in "certain" cases


In the past my boss said to me: "But sir, you can travel 1st class with us"... my reply:
"Yes, but you know I prefer to eat in the restaurant car, so why travel 1st class" I said to him, but: "Here's the bill for the restaurant": The manager: "Ahhhh...all the same, and with 2 Cognacs ;)" with a smile It was good? 

Thank you ;)

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