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EuRail Select Pass - 3 Country 5-Day - $125
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I’ve done several search queries to find a thread on this topic, but I did not come across any that mentioned the sale Eurail is having starting May 12th, 2009, which is celebrating their 50th year since instating the Eurail pass.

USA Today, on 4/30/2009 wrote:
Beginning May 12, the company will offer its Eurail ticket at the 1959 rate: $125 for a five-day, three-country rail pass.
Source: USA Today

I have a couple of questions about this promo, if anyone knows any more than is already in the article.

1. Being under 26, does this mean that I can buy a first-class pass for $125?
2. Do you see any issue if I were to buy 2 of them at this price, keeping one as back-up in case I extend my travels in the 28 days I have?
3. If I were to buy two, instead of saving one for the end, this could also increase the array of countries I can visit (since I can have one pass France-Spain-Italy, the other France-Benelux-Austria, for example), correct?
4. I wanted to confirm that once I buy them from their website, it is not transferable (give to a friend), the countries are to be decided on, and it’s only refundable for 85% of it’s price IF UNUSED, correct?

My thanks in advance.

I am leaving from Chicago, IL with $1200 for 29 days
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There’s a post on this here, but no more information than you have.
My guesses on your questions..,

1. You will be able to buy an adult pass (1st class) even though you are under 26.
2. Buying two passes would be a good idea. I don’t know if you can or not. If this special is available on several travel agency websites (instead of just raileurope.com) I’d try to buy them on 2 different websites if it’s “1 to a customer” one raileurope.com
3. Your plan sounds like a good idea…
4. Passes aren’t transferable. I believe you are correct about the refund — unless there’s a special “no refunds” for this particular offer. You may find better/easier to read information about refunds at www.railpass.com to confirm.

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Wow, sold out by 9 a.m. Pacific time.

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It also started at 9 (12 pm eastern). There’s something very fishy about that sale. My guess is they had something like 5 passes…anybody manage to get one?

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I tried at 9:30 central time and they were sold out, I guess as I couldn’t get the cheaper price to pop….

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I was on there before it started, and the option didn’t appear until 12:05pm, then when you went to purchase it gave you errors. I must’ve tried 25 times, and all it would say was: Request returned from server without any data. (or something like that).
Then you go back to the home page, and it says: Sold out.

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We tried and got the same error message. Frown

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tried and got the same… I waited until it opened up (11c)… what a joke.

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Apparently there were only 250 passes at that price, which of course wasn’t disclosed. Plenty of angry people out there:
http://www.flyertalk…