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Old Feb 9, 19, 12:24 pm
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Should have posted before, but all of the above eventually got sorted sorted out. But it was a bit of a messy process, I couldn't get in to my miles and more credit card for months.

I just traveled on a Super Sparpreis in 1st class, and had to wait for a delayed train in Cologne. I was refused access to the lounge, on the basis that it was a Super Sparpreis. Just to give you a heads up. But the episode irritated me a bit .A 1st class ticket is a 1st class ticket, for heaven's sake.
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Old Feb 9, 19, 1:36 pm
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I just traveled on a Super Sparpreis in 1st class, and had to wait for a delayed train in Cologne. I was refused access to the lounge, on the basis that it was a Super Sparpreis. Just to give you a heads up. But the episode irritated me a bit .A 1st class ticket is a 1st class ticket, for heaven's sake.
This is clearly stated in the rules:
Für den Zutritt mit Fernverkehrsfahrschein 1. Klasse sind Tickets im Tarif Super Sparpreis, Eurail-, German Rail- und InterRail-Pässe sowie Expedienten- und DB-Mitarbeiterangebote ausgenommen.
farci and :D! like this.
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Old Feb 9, 19, 3:44 pm
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Has that always been there? Or was it just introduced with the new Super Sparpreis concept? I was just a little annoyed at having been caught out today. Didn't bother to check the rules as I have always had access on normal Sparpreis tickets. I can understand the Interrail and other passes being excluded from lounge access, though. Thank goodness not too many of the airlines do such things. One exception is S7 Airlines of Russia, which permits no lounge access or extra miles for upgrades bought online.

As an aside, I greatly appreciated the trip in 1. Klasse today from Brussels to Oberhausen, with a change in Cologne. It made for a calm, comfortable and less tiring trip.
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Old Feb 9, 19, 4:26 pm
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Interrail has not granted lounge access in Germany for several years, if ever. You get lounge access in many other countries.
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