(Sneakily) buying a seat for a 2 year old

#1 Aug 2nd, 2014, 18:38
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Hi Folks,

Does anyone know, if I buy a ticket for my 2 year old by (in effect) claiming he's 5 (in order to secure his own seat), is it likely the ticket inspectors/other passengers will mind?

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#2 Aug 5th, 2014, 03:28
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Originally Posted by JosephK View Post Hi Folks,

Does anyone know, if I buy a ticket for my 2 year old by (in effect) claiming he's 5 (in order to secure his own seat), is it likely the ticket inspectors/other passengers will mind?

Cheers

Go ahead and enter the age as 5 to get a seat for your 2 year old. I don't think this is a major offence, you just want a seat for your child and you are willing to pay for it.

I don't think anybody including the TTE (Travelling Ticket Examiner) will mind.


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#3 Aug 5th, 2014, 04:34
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Maybe a moral offence in denying another Pax an available seat. On some routes like Agra the rough crowd of commuters will take up the slack of enforcement..
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Thanks for your replies, guys.

A moral offence? Well, maybe! I have been wondering about that...

They're just going to be short day-time journeys, so is it less of an offence in AC chair car or sleeper class? I can't quite work that one out...

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#5 Aug 8th, 2014, 21:40
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Originally Posted by JosephK View Post Thanks for your replies, guys.

A moral offence? Well, maybe! I have been wondering about that...

They're just going to be short day-time journeys, so is it less of an offence in AC chair car or sleeper class? I can't quite work that one out...

Cheers
AC chair car or sleeper class?

Since you are paying more for the AC chair seat, you can rationalize that you have paid a higher fine for your "moral offence" and maybe feel less guilty

In any case, your offence is unusual because the Railways is more concerned about losing revenue due to ticketless travel and less organized to fine someone who has paid more than the rules require.

Enjoy your train travel and if your son is like other Indian 2 year olds then he will spend less time in his seat and more time running back and forth in the aisle and amusing other passengers.

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