Oct 26, 2011 - 12:04 PM
I'm not ashamed to admit I was a total dimwit - at the last minute, when trying to decide what pass to buy, I quickly mapped out our travels (very limited this time, a few days in Rapperswil on foot, a day trip to Lucerne, and a full week in Locarno for hiking) and checked fares on the SBB site. In my ignorance, I did not notice that the system was automatically assuming I had a half-fare card when it gave me prices for each trip. GAH. My (wrong) math showed that for our travels, the half fare card by itself would cost a tad more than paying (what I thought) was full fare for our limited travels. I don't know if you can change the settings permanently on the site, or if this happens for everyone, but make sure the "half fare travel card" isn't checked when you are looking for full fare prices to create your spreadsheet..... Odds are I'm the only dummy around here! At least I didn't travel like I did last year, when I was on a train/boat/bus several times a day!