Booking return ticket when you dont know what date you will return.
October 27, 2006 11:00am CST
Traveling from Murcia - Madrid, want return ticket but do not know my return date so cannot make reservation. How do I do this and what do I have to do in Madrid when I do know when I am coming back? Is it possible to purchase an open return ticket and take pot luck on the first available train I see or must I have a reservation?
27 Oct 06
You could book your return ticket on "standby" which would mean when you wish to leave,the first available seat will be offered to you. It's kind of like the "open ticket" you suggested, but gives you first choice of return times (depending on how many people are "ahead of you" on standby.) The best thing to do is make these arrangements as early as possible, so you get the best possible outcome.