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Old May 30, 19, 8:28 pm
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miklcct
 
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Originally Posted by RedChili View Post
Reminds me of something that I did a number of years ago. I simply had to get from Novosibirsk to Irkutsk on a certain day, no flights were available, and all trains were fully booked. So, instead of flying 792nm non-stop, I had to fly on two separate tickets with S7 1,509nm OVB-DME, transfer by bus to SVO, and with SU 2,281nm SVO-IKT. The whole journey took around 21 hours instead of 2 hours.

Couldn't you short-ticket a train, and pay the fare difference on board? This is the strategy for people who need to travel on fully-booked train in China.
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