Me and a relative of mine will be staying at location A. We will be leaving A by train - traveling together to location B, and then we split up with me continuing on by train to location C.
We want to sit next to each other on the way from A to B. Obviously, the simplest - but slightly risky - way is to just not reserve seats and stick together. But sometimes either you have to reserve seats, or you expect the seats might run out and you'll be stuck without a reservation.
Now, if we were both just traveling to B, or both traveling to C, we could buy 2 tickets at the same time with reserved seats, and I'm guessing they would be reserved alongside each other. But since we aren't, we can't. If we were to buy just a ticket to B together, the ticket to C would (with many/most railways) be much more expensive. Also, let's assume the seat reservation just means you just get a seat assignment, not that you get to pick a specific seat - which would solve the problem.
So, my question is how to get both seats reserved next to each other for just the A->B part of the journey...
- In general, i.e. any railway system with which you have experience.
- In Germany, with Deutch Bahn, with the A->B being on an ICE (ask for more details if necessary).