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Blog Entry# 1301185  
Posted: Dec 08 2014 (22:14)

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Last Response: Dec 30 2014 (11:04)
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Dec 08 2014 (22:14)  

PKV   19087 blog posts   72 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 1301185            Tags   Past Edits
" I have,by virtue of my seniority due to age, acquired some kind of expertise(?), in booking tickets under the LB quota, for me and my wife, SEVERALLY and NOT JOINTLY, meaning separate tickets and not combined tickets. In all such cases, we are always under STRESS as to whether we would be allotted berths in separate or same coaches. Now take a look at my recent bookings.
> By 12621 Tamilnadu Express Sleeper Class from MAS to NDLS DOJ 15th May
No. of LB Quota berths available then : 6, Berth nos
allotted : S9-57/60
> By 12330 WB SK Express 3AC from DLI to SDAH DOJ 22nd May
No. of LB Quota berths available then : 3, Berth nos allotted : B1/12, B2/9
> By 12863 HWH-YPR Express Sleeper Class from HWH to YPR DOJ 25th May
No. of LB Quota berths available then : 13, Berth nos allotted: S6/12, S7/9 .
Since, usually 2/4 berths are earmarked in each coach for the LB Quota,
I have now arrived at the conclusion that if the NUMBER OF AVAILABLE VACANT BERTHS IS AN EVEN NUMBER, THEN my wife & I get berths in the SAME COACH.
Views/comments invited. "
(An old post of mine dated 30th April, 2013, now reposted.)
By way of further confirmation, today I booked 2 separate tickets under LB quota, for myself and my wife, by 12253 YPR-Bhagalpur Anga Express for 3rd Jan, 2015. At the time of booking, 4 berths were available in sleeper class. As this was an EVEN number of vacant berths, we got accommodation in the same coach viz. S8/ 9 & 12.
Views/comments invited.

3 posts - Mon Dec 08, 2014

8 posts - Tue Dec 09, 2014

Dec 09 2014 (19:42)
PKV   19087 blog posts   72 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1301185-14            Tags   Past Edits
No it does Purna. Because to begin with 4 vacant berths were there. After I booked my ticket it showed 3 available. Following my wife's ticket the figure came down to 2.

Dec 09 2014 (21:46)
Ateek   1131 blog posts   4377 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1301185-15            Tags   Past Edits
but I have booked with option of coach no, though status was WL. But I used quickbook option instead.
So if you want berth with LB quota avl but GNWL is status, then prefer QUICK BOOK. Option of coach then becomes avl.

Dec 09 2014 (22:31)
mlotlikar   151 blog posts
Re# 1301185-16            Tags   Past Edits
I am using the same facility to book tickets fr my Parents ( Even Nos of availability ensure the adjacent Lower Berths ) Infact some times, when availability was odd nos, i had waited & constantly followed the Indian Rail site till the availability happens in even numbers
May be this is the Added Benefit enjoyed as a Rail Fan as well as little more knowledge of systems than other people.

Dec 10 2014 (16:12)
Purna   1772 blog posts   5755 correct pred (87% accurate)
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Agreed sir, but I was asking about the availability update on the cancellation of a LB ticket, not on booking

Dec 30 2014 (11:04)
mmsravan   116 blog posts   97 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1301185-18            Tags   Past Edits
Jus experienced the above phenomenon
Was booking BBS-SC on 12841+17208 combination
The availabnility was 5 last evening. Went to the counter and booked and got tkts in diff bogies - S6 and S9
So went again this morning and booked one for my dad. When he entered the details the person told i will be getting the seat in S9 , so eventually mom
and dad were getting opposite seats. Was overjoyed and told him to book. But by the time he finished and took print the seat came in S10.The counter guy said in these few moments someone has booked the tkts. Hehimself cancelled the tkt. All plotting failed and cold water on all hopes.
The guy at counter told its time for tatkal, so went and sat while about 10 or so people booked tatkal tkts. The idea that came to my mind was since it was showing seats in S10 the adjacent ones in S10 will be next to be booked. Seemed risky but took the risk and booked two tkts again and thanks to gods grace got the adjacent seats for my parents in S10. hurray... hurray .......... Cancelled the old ones...... Net loss is 120 but dont mind as they hv got adjacent seats.
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