1st Class Delhi - Jaisalmer

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Hey all,

Fairly urgent one due to volume of tickets left so want to book in the next hour or so;

I'm returning to India in March - yay! 9 times now!!!!! Wooooooo!

I need to choose between 1st class and 2AC for the Jaisalmer Express but the 1st class is twice the price and not sure if worth it?

Thoughts? What's the difference? Any pictures of 1st class V 2AC?

Thanks

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Not much of a difference in 1A and 2A except for the price as you mentioned. 1A will have seats for either 4 people or 2 people. 2A will have seats for 6 people out of which 2 will be side lower and side upper. However in 1A there is chance that you might be allotted a coupe.
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x - Cross posted - x

In brief 1AC has cabins with doors and no side berths. A few 2s (known as coupes) but mainly 4s.

See http://www.indiamike.com/india/india...st-ac-t165934/

ADD - We have had coupes much more often than not. When we haven't it has either been because the train is full of MPs or there have been people older than us travelling as a couple.
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Thoughts? What's the difference?
In 1AC, you'll get served.

I'd take 1AC for a journey greater than 12 hours without hesitation.
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post In 1AC, you'll get served.
That may hold good for Rajdhanis and Durontos but there was precious little service when we did Jaisalmer - Delhi in 1AC.
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Oh, thanks Dave.
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If you are taking 14659 (Malani Express) there seems to be 4 seats for general quota in 1A. If you want to travel 1A then book them as soon as possible. If you are getting wait list then book 2A.
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In brief 1AC has cabins with doors and no side berths. A few 2s (known as coupes) but mainly 4s.

See http://www.indiamike.com/india/india...st-ac-t165934/

ADD - We have had coupes much more often than not. When we haven't it has either been because the train is full of MPs or there have been people older than us travelling as a couple.
Thanks as ever Dave. Based on your experience of mainly getting coupes we've splashed out on 1AC. Fingers crossed we get a coupe!

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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post If you are taking 14659 (Malani Express) there seems to be 4 seats for general quota in 1A. If you want to travel 1A then book them as soon as possible. If you are getting wait list then book 2A.
That will now say 2....we snapped them up .

Thanks all.

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Originally Posted by NomadicBoo View Post Thanks as ever Dave. Based on your experience of mainly getting coupes we've splashed out on 1AC. Fingers crossed we get a coupe!
Chances increase a bit if you mention 1 lower berth and 1 upper berth.
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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post Chances increase a bit if you mention 1 lower berth and 1 upper berth.
I have noticed a change while booking tickets over the last few weeks. If booking 1AC you get 4 choices.

UPPER
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COUPE

I have requested Coupes for both of us for our trains . Let's see what happens
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Originally Posted by Dave W View Post I have noticed a change while booking tickets over the last few weeks. If booking 1AC you get 4 choices.

UPPER
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CABIN
COUPE

I have requested Coupes for both of us for our trains . Let's see what happens
Did not know that. Thank you Dave. Let's see if this helps people in getting coupe.
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Originally Posted by NomadicBoo View Post Thanks as ever Dave. Based on your experience of mainly getting coupes we've splashed out on 1AC. Fingers crossed we get a coupe!
NB - There are those who believe that the trick to getting a coupe is to travel with a small dog.

Do you have room for one in your luggage? More here http://www.indiamike.com/india/india...y-dog-t135807/
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Originally Posted by Dave W View Post NB - There are those who believe that the trick to getting a coupe is to travel with a small dog.
I think there are others who believe that the trick is to travel with a senior lady.

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By that logic a senior lady with a dog is surely guaranteed a coupe?

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Edit - Dave - I didn't get those options on Cleartrip when booking, just upper or lower. Where do you book your tickets?
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Dave usually books them from IRCTC.

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