Jun 15, 2022 - 10:30 PM
Hello! I read your pages about the Saver Day Pass and have calculated that a combination of the Half Fare Card and a Saver Day Pass on the long travel days will be the best approach for my trip this summer.
There are three days where I need a day pass and I've been logging on right at midnight Swiss time 60 days in advance to purchase them since all of the guidance says that they are cheaper the earlier you book. I've noticed that the starting price actually seems variable and I wanted to check on whether that is really the case or if something strange is happening.
For example, on 13 August when I checked the first class was 49CHF while the second class was 39CHF. Today I checked on 15 August, and it started at 59CHF for first class while second class was still 39CHF. It was literally one minute past midnight so it's hard for me to imagine that enough people had already purchased first class to move the price up to the next level. It's been a little difficult to confirm my math about the best passes when the price seems so inconsistent--in this case I decided to stick with second class since there was a more significant difference between the two. Anyway I think my actual question here is whether the starting price at 60 days really does vary and what that might be dependent on. I'm not sure what to expect when I buy the tickets for 18 August in a few days!