When purchasing tickets learn from my mistake

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Jun 16, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The experts on this forum are amazing and I so appreciate all of the advice. I purchased a 15 day Swiss Pass and other reservations from Happy Rail. The company was very helpful and responded quickly. My head was so filled with what/when about travel I failed to read they charge in Euro rather than CHF. It is entirely my fault that I have spent $$ more than I could have. At the age of 77 one would think I would have been more aware. Hope this helps someone. Now no Candy or Cheese for me, smiling. Thanks for all of your assistance.

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Jun 17, 2017 - 6:40 AM

Best Walktravel,

But Euro 1.00 is Chf 1.08

That is not a great different.

Nice hollyday in Switserland.

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Jun 17, 2017 - 7:06 AM

Hi Waktravel,

Thanks for your post! Yes, comparing prices can indeed pay off. You'll find the retailers listed on myswissalps.com/ swisstravelpass/ price for you to compare. I'm not sure when exactly you ordered but this might have been just bad luck time wise. About a week ago raileurope.com offered very low pass prices AND a promotion. So if you've been comparing with them they were indeed cheaper than anyone else. A few days later their prices went up and now they only have the promotion for 13 more days. A 15 day pass is currently $19 more with Rail Europe than Happyrail, so things can change quickly. Happyrail offers very competitive prices on average, but they could not match the temporary low Rail Europe prices plus the promotion I guess.

Happy travels!

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Jun 17, 2017 - 8:42 AM in reply to waktravel

>> Now no Candy or Cheese for me

Candy, cheese - and especially chocolate - are EXACTLY what you need at times like these ;-)

I'm trying to work out how you made the mistake.

On the Swiss Railways Official Ticket Shop, the 15-day 1st class Swiss Travel Pass is CHF 722.00.

On the Happy Rail site the same pass is 657,00 Euro.

So did you just compare the numbers and pick the lower one without realising it was in a different currency?


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