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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #160 on: October 27, 2019, 05:47:32 PM »
Looks like UA sells options where you can board or exit at Metropark, NJ, a 13 minute ride from EWR.
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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #161 on: October 27, 2019, 05:51:18 PM »
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I wanted to write to thank everyone and write that I was able to change my Amtrak ticket and get on an earlier train for my return home, even tough this was an Economy Basic fare. In fact, I changed my train twice! First, I asked a United agent at the transfer desk outside customs. The agent called someone and they put me on a train that departed in one hour (my original train departed in four hours). Second, I called Amtrak Guest Rewards while walking to the Amtrak station and the agent put me on a train that departed in 30 minutes. Regarding the type of fare, these are not Saver or Value fares, they are a special United fare class. Thankfully, the trains I wanted had inventory. The only issue with UA/Amtrak ticket was that I had to apply for a mileage credit for the Amtrak segments because these did not post automatically.
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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #162 on: October 27, 2019, 05:52:09 PM »
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United usually doesn't "buy" your ticket on Amtrak until very close in, anywhere from a week prior to departure to a couple days before, so you most likely won't be able to change until very close in.
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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #163 on: October 27, 2019, 05:54:04 PM »
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Two ZFV datapoints that have had the same problem:

When I realized my original train was late from ZFV, I went to the ticket window to be put on an earlier train to protect my connection in EWR. No problem making the change and the codeshare number stayed the same on the new train.

I even called UA in both cases to let them know what I was doing and to document the wazoo out of my reservation in case I looked like a no-show. Sure enough, both times when I took an earlier train, my reservation had been marked as a no-show by UA.
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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #164 on: October 27, 2019, 06:16:52 PM »

So you actually need to take the train? Hmm... Maybe I should cancel my reservation
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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #165 on: October 27, 2019, 06:18:49 PM »
So you actually need to take the train? Hmm... Maybe I should cancel my reservation
It seems unclear whether you need to pickup your ticket or if you need to get scanned on the train. But if you do nothing then your return trip will be cancelled.
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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #166 on: November 02, 2019, 07:11:46 PM »
Could I give my ticket for someone else?

Like find a nice guy and ask him to scan it for me by the conductor

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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #167 on: November 02, 2019, 07:27:16 PM »
If one person has the CC on his name itís fine to print out for everyone?
Iím booking myself with one kid and my wife with our other kid?
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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #168 on: November 02, 2019, 09:35:14 PM »
Could I give my ticket for someone else?

Like find a nice guy and ask him to scan it for me by the conductor

This is a bad idea, the conducters will think it's funny business why someone is scanning two tickets. And if he only scans yours he'd better be getting off at zfv.

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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #169 on: November 02, 2019, 09:42:50 PM »
This is a bad idea, the conducters will think it's funny business why someone is scanning two tickets. And if he only scans yours he'd better be getting off at zfv.
Just tell them the truth.
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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #170 on: November 03, 2019, 01:11:10 AM »
Just tell them the truth.
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Any info on what route the train takes?
And how long to each destination?

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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #171 on: November 03, 2019, 07:37:17 AM »
Read the DDMS post.
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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #172 on: November 03, 2019, 08:35:54 AM »
Read the DDMS post.
not asking above the 13 minutes looking for a car rental along the way

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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #173 on: November 04, 2019, 11:37:33 AM »
Just tell them the truth.

I dont understand what you mean, M218 was asking if he can find a nice guy and ask them to scan your ticket while they are on the train.

First - that's not so easy, there's only a few people getting on at EWR, and most not the type you could ask favors.

Then this guy is supposed to ask the conductor to scan his ticket and his friends ticket because the friend needs to show he took the train but actually didn't?

The conductors don't look to me like they would go for that.



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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #174 on: November 10, 2019, 03:59:46 PM »
Any car rentals around ZFV?

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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #175 on: November 10, 2019, 05:14:35 PM »
I dont understand what you mean, M218 was asking if he can find a nice guy and ask them to scan your ticket while they are on the train.

First - that's not so easy, there's only a few people getting on at EWR, and most not the type you could ask favors.

Then this guy is supposed to ask the conductor to scan his ticket and his friends ticket because the friend needs to show he took the train but actually didn't?

The conductors don't look to me like they would go for that.
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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #176 on: November 10, 2019, 05:45:24 PM »
Any car rentals around ZFV?

Yes make sure they are open when you want it

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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #177 on: December 10, 2019, 11:17:20 AM »
Maybe someone could help me with this one
I need to go from TLV to upstate NY For Feb,1,20
1. leaving Jan 30th from TLV
2. No luggage
3. One person
4. return FEB,2,20
any ideas if the train goes upstate? or any good tickets thru ZFV?


(Just for kicks Any flights leaving 02/02/2020 02:02:02 ?)


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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #178 on: December 10, 2019, 11:27:55 AM »
Maybe someone could help me with this one
I need to go from TLV to upstate NY For Feb,1,20
1. leaving Jan 30th from TLV
2. No luggage
3. One person
4. return FEB,2,20
any ideas if the train goes upstate? or any good tickets thru ZFV?


(Just for kicks Any flights leaving 02/02/2020 02:02:02 ?)

Check Stewart international airport

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Re: ZFV Master Thread
« Reply #179 on: December 10, 2019, 11:36:02 AM »
Check Stewart international airport
Expensive! want it for cheaper if not i could go to JFK
but the train does go!