E tickets? Huh? Wha?

#1 Dec 3rd, 2007, 19:36
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I don't understand them. Before you ask, yes I have looked at the guide. I just get weird errors when I try to book them every time that don't make sense in the English I know. And I see things in posts like picking up e-tickets in Delhi... By my understanding e-tickets were usually issued on your computer and you get a reservation number. Am I mistaken?

Are the courier delivered i-tickets really the only option?

Thanks in advance!
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What's the question?
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Wow. I can't believe my searches didn't pull that thread up. Thanks. Unfortunately I also found that they still won't take my credit cards... (Time to call to borrow the AE?)

Also a shame that it just seems that none of the trains I want have that RAC seating available...? Anyone know how they select that?
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Originally Posted by LFR3 View Post Also a shame that it just seems that none of the trains I want have that RAC seating available...? Anyone know how they select that?
RAC isn't a kind of seating - it's a waitlist status. Why would you want to choose RAC?
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Hi, I think the irctc.co.in site may have had some problems over the last few weeks as I was unable to successfully complete any train bookings in my last couple of weeks in India, even though I'd had no problems previously. If I could actually make it through to the credit card payment section, it would all fall over there (using the same card and payment gateways that had worked previously).

I ended up having to go to a train station to make the bookings. Which is fine if you're in India! If not, you may have to phone them on the numbers given on the site.

You can't book RAC ticketing via the site, you can only book available seats.
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You can book RAC (Reservation Against Cancellation) -- if there are no berths available on the selected train, it will automatically put you on the RAC list, the same as if you book any other way. I have done this myself.

Just to repeat one tip that has been made elsewhere, if you book outside normal Indian business hours, eg between 5.30am and 9am IST, you are much less likely to experience problems.
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I dont think you can get RAC or WL on e-tickets...as simple as it gets...

You only get confirmed tickets on E-Tickets...for other RAC or waitlisted you need to get i-tickets

PS: I huts check the IRCTC site, yes you can book RAC tickets on E-tickets, but not the Waitlisted.
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