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Old 28.12.2012, 08:10
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SBB - Do they offer a discount to OAP's

Visiting family, do the SBB offer discounts to old aged pensioners? It looks like they don't?

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Old 28.12.2012, 08:54
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Re: SBB - Do they offer a discount to OAP's

(Edited: wrong info, see below: No they don't.)

Poor pensioners get Erganzungsleistung to their AHV.

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Old 28.12.2012, 09:03
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Re: SBB - Do they offer a discount to OAP's

If you look at this as an economist, there's no point offering discount to customers who have less potential of repeat business in the future .....
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Old 28.12.2012, 09:13
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If you look at this as an economist, there's no point offering discount to customers who have less potential of repeat business in the future .....
I disagree, all that spare time let's get the OAP's on the trains at off peak times!
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Old 28.12.2012, 09:18
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No they don't. Poor pensioners get Erganzungsleistung to their AHV.
Yes they do. The GA is heavily discounted for senior citizen. Which gives them the opportunity and joy of blocking complete IC trains during rush-hour... (note to all older user: If you organize a hiking trip with 50+ people and decide to all take an IC between Zurich and Berne before 9 am, why not tell the SBB beforehand? And please wait with the hiking songs till you are closer to the mountains...)
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Old 28.12.2012, 09:28
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And please wait with the hiking songs till you are closer to the mountains...)
I didn't realise that any of the other passengers, with their eyes and ears rivetted to their phones, could actually hear anything.
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Old 28.12.2012, 09:34
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I didn't realise that any of the other passengers, with their eyes and ears rivetted to their phones, could actually hear anything.
My thought was "I'd rather sit in a cart full of burqua clad women than this". Only worse train ride I had in Switzerland was up Jungfraujoch with a massive group of Indians blasting Hindi music from some boombox.
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I disagree, all that spare time let's get the OAP's on the trains at off peak times!
Non-Swiss should pay a premium of 25% and only be allowed to use the first and the last trains of the day.

Says OAP Busby.
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Old 28.12.2012, 10:17
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I disagree, all that spare time let's get the OAP's on the trains at off peak times!
Seriously, just for a second, as it is not permitted to take ones bike on the S-Bahn between 6a.m.- 8a.m. und between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. I assume that these are considered peak hours. It is quite difficult if you travel any distance at all to go hiking, biking, shopping, looking round art galleries or whatever, to avoid the 'rush-hours' at both ends of the day. And no-one, moaning about my being in 'their' train in the evening. is going to consider than I got up at the crack of dawn to get out of the ZVV area before 8 a.m. or having moaned about me in the morning is going to be grateful to me for waiting in the wilds until 7 p.m. to start my homeward journey. Of course, I could avoid weekdays altogether and do all my travelling on Saturday and Sunday, which would make me really popular.
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Old 28.12.2012, 10:30
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Seriously, just for a second, as it is not permitted to take ones bike on the S-Bahn between 6a.m.- 8a.m. und between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. I assume that these are considered peak hours.
Good comparison. I think seniors should be treated the same as bicycles and be banned during peak hours. And get their own lane at the supermarket check out where they can turn their coins over as long as they want to.
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Good comparison. I think seniors should be treated the same as bicycles and be banned during peak hours. And get their own lane at the supermarket check out where they can turn their coins over as long as they want to.

I'd just like to add that paying with a plastic card should also be banned at supermarket checkouts, it is in fact much quicker paying by cash as we OAPs do. Should a system of OAPs queues be introduced where we all pay in coins, then we'll be the first ones out of the shop - and strict controls will be needed otherwise all those card-waving youngsters will be trying to crash the rapidly moving queue.
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