I've ( rather the autofill on my browser ) filled in my surname in place of my cotraveller's surname. Now he's got a ticket on the wrong name.
It is a non-refundable, non-exchangable ( hence, affordable ) SNCF print at home ticket ( Which says i can reprint at the station ).
How big a problem is this? Is it likely that they'll deny us boarding? Raileurope ( from where i bought it ) give me a standard "You'll have to book a new ticket" reply.
Does anyone have any experience with the TGV lyria? How strictly / how much in advance do they check the ticket and ID? Having to rebook is a bit silly for such a small mistake.
Although I'd rather not be looking for loopholes,
- Does the conductor have a copy of our names that he'll check against?
- Does the ticket at the station have our names on it?
- Will we manage to get ourselves onboard before the mistake is realized? If it is and it's unacceptable, How big is the fine?
I'll probably end up booking a new ticket, but these things are ridiculously expensive without the offer we got.
Update: I contacted TGV-lyria as suggested by Tony in his answer. They replied saying "" In general when you have printed tickets these are not controlled together with your ID-Card. It should also not cause any problem when explaining your situation to the chief on board.""
That's enough assurance for me. Thank you everyone! :)
*Update 2: * The ticket Master didn't even ask for ID. And so far everyone has been very friendly about the tickets so I doubt it would have been a problem had he noticed the mistake