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Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 20:53
Replies: 24
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Posted By Dave W
RLWL gives no guarantee of Confirming. It might...

RLWL gives no guarantee of Confirming. It might get you seats, it might not. It relies on other people cancelling between now and about 4 hours before departure time when the charts are drawn up and...
Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 20:27
Replies: 24
Views: 380
Posted By Dave W
It has dawned on me that RLWL (Remote Location...

It has dawned on me that RLWL (Remote Location Wait list) tickets are not issued for the source station. So we can deduce that these UNCONFIRMED tickets relate to the train from Amritsar departing ...
Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 18:53
Replies: 24
Views: 380
Posted By Dave W
I agree in that hypothetical circumstance. It...

I agree in that hypothetical circumstance. It could equally change to RLWL1/CNF and RLWL2/RLWL1 if only one cancellation took place


BUT

I'm not sure that helps in this situation. bedspring...
Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 18:45
Replies: 24
Views: 380
Posted By Dave W
I totally agree with that. I don't understand...

I totally agree with that. I don't understand what you are trying to say in #17 when the ticket status shows as

Booking Status Current Status
RLWL/1 RLWL/1
RLWL/2 RLWL/2
Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 18:37
Replies: 24
Views: 380
Posted By Dave W
Agree but in this instance it seemed a bit...

Agree but in this instance it seemed a bit unlikely as the tickets were booked on the day the 60 day window opened.

We now know why there is no berth showing on one of the bookings.
Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 18:36
Replies: 24
Views: 380
Posted By Dave W
First one isn't confirmed. The second one is...

First one isn't confirmed.

The second one is confirmed. A pair of side berths which convert to single seats facing each other. Good seats to have.

Which is which?
Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 18:21
Replies: 24
Views: 380
Posted By Dave W
Interesting that you have Confirmed but no berth...

Interesting that you have Confirmed but no berth allocation. For 2AC I would normally expect the berth to be allocated when you book. have you checked the PNR?
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Yesterday, 17:44
Replies: 173
Views: 90,966
Posted By Dave W
Haven't been back to Mumbai since February 2013...

Haven't been back to Mumbai since February 2013 so don't know if anything has changed. Most other towns/cities that we went free or cheap wifi was pretty easy to find.
Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 17:31
Replies: 24
Views: 380
Posted By Dave W
I am guessing that you mean train 12716 at 13.20....

I am guessing that you mean train 12716 at 13.20. Indianrailinfo shows that it averages about 20 minutes late out of Delhi and into Agra. Nothing by Indian Rail standards. The train comes from...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Yesterday, 17:23
Replies: 173
Views: 90,966
Posted By Dave W
A couple of years ago we found Mumbai to be the...

A couple of years ago we found Mumbai to be the most difficult place that we went to in India as far as getting WiFi is concerned. Every CafeCoffeeDay and some bars claimed to have free wifi but...
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Yesterday, 15:40
Replies: 20
Views: 316
Posted By Dave W
If you think that it is difficult collecting...

If you think that it is difficult collecting money from friends and colleagues what chance do you think you will have of collecting crowdfunding pledges from unknown parties?
Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 15:23
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By Dave W
Might not be your ideal but it beats walking and...

Might not be your ideal but it beats walking and means that you have a certain fallback position if for some reason FTQ has gone when you get to india.
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Yesterday, 14:52
Replies: 20
Views: 316
Posted By Dave W
The person who collects the money must be the...

The person who collects the money must be the only one allowed to amend the spreadsheet. Others get to see it on a view only basis.
Forum: Money Issues and India Travel Yesterday, 14:43
Replies: 20
Views: 316
Posted By Dave W
1. Let somebody else do it OR 2. Name...

1. Let somebody else do it

OR

2. Name and Shame . Keep a list on a spreadsheet. Tell people what payment is due and when, that you will mark off who has paid and email the spreadsheet to all...
Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 14:23
Replies: 24
Views: 380
Posted By Dave W
A mixture of learning from other users of...

A mixture of learning from other users of IndiaMike and a bit of personal experience. I use Indiarailinfo to look up information about specific trains It is much more user friendly than the official...
Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 14:16
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By Dave W
Exactly what I meant. However that trick won't...

Exactly what I meant. However that trick won't work for 26th September.

There is always the option to book Sleeper class which still has plenty of availability.
Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 12:05
Replies: 24
Views: 380
Posted By Dave W
OK. I looked at your other posts and it would...

OK. I looked at your other posts and it would appear that you want to use this train to get from Delhi to Agra. As far as I can see there is some sort of minimum distance restriction which means...
Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 11:52
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By Dave W
You could book the wait list for now. and then...

You could book the wait list for now. and then cancel when you get your FTQ.

OR

Which date do you want to tra vel? It may be possible to get what you need now by booking to a different...
Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 11:51
Replies: 11
Views: 210
Posted By Dave W
No. See...

No.

See http://www.indiamike.com/india/indian-railways-f10/foreign-tourist-quota-ftq-a-basic-guide-t192751/

The good news is that the Quota on this train is big. 4 in 2AC, 6 in 3AC and 20 in...
Forum: Indian Railways Yesterday, 04:08
Replies: 24
Views: 380
Posted By Dave W
Travelling from NDLS to where?

Travelling from NDLS to where?
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Yesterday, 02:29
Replies: 22
Views: 292
Posted By Dave W
There is no reason why the OP cannot make a...

There is no reason why the OP cannot make a viable plan based on FTQ but she needs to be aware of the limitations. This thread might help...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Yesterday, 02:21
Replies: 22
Views: 292
Posted By Dave W
A bit misleading A relatively small number...

A bit misleading

A relatively small number of trains have FTQ and the quotas are not in every class. There are some serious omissions. For example the westbound Maharudar Express between Varanasi...
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Yesterday, 02:18
Replies: 22
Views: 292
Posted By Dave W
It needs to be a number that has not previously...

It needs to be a number that has not previously been registered against an IRCTC account.
Forum: India Travel Itinerary Advice Yesterday, 02:14
Replies: 22
Views: 292
Posted By Dave W
The only non-Indian card that IRCTC will accept...

The only non-Indian card that IRCTC will accept is Amex with SafeKey enhanced security.

Last time I looked hard at MakeMyTrip they had a stated policy of not accepting non -Indian cards but one or...
Forum: Packing Tips for India travel Aug 19th, 2014, 22:48
Replies: 116
Views: 3,285
Posted By Dave W
It's the Dress McWiki Source :...

It's the Dress McWiki



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