Re: [78attendees] WARNING !!! Re: Maastricht to Brussels-Nat-Aero, Sat 07:09

Klaas Wierenga <klaas@cisco.com> Fri, 30 July 2010 22:01 UTC

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Subject: Re: [78attendees] WARNING !!! Re: Maastricht to Brussels-Nat-Aero, Sat 07:09
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Tina,

Given that you travel across national borders I would build in a bit of a safety margin (eventualities DO happen), that is what I do whenever I am not very familiar with the timetable, the route etc. But in my opinion there is no reason for panic.

Klaas

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On Jul 30, 2010, at 11:10 PM, "Tina TSOU" <tena@huawei.com> wrote:

> The counter in Maastricht gave me the route for Sunday like this.
> Maastricht			v16:09
> Liege-Guillemins		a 16:42
> 					v 17:00
> Brussel-Nood		a 17:54
> 					v 18:45
> Brussel Nat. Luchthv   a 18:56
> 
> Is it the route you took? Should I return my ticket and take taxi? How much is it about taking taxi from Maastricht to Brussels?
> 
> 
> B. R.
> Tina
> http://tinatsou.weebly.com/contact.html
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Jul 30, 2010, at 9:57 PM, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ wrote:
> 
>> - Don’t believe at all in the info about the trains that they provide in the
>> web site.
>> 
>> - Don’t believe at all in the info the employees in the train stations
>> provide
>> 
>> I will suggest to relay only in the people that drive the trains itself,
>> according to my today experience.
>> 
>> I was flying out from Brussels to Madrid.
>> 
>> I decided just in case to take an earlier train that actually needed.
>> 
>> I was in the station 40 minutes before the train should leave. It was a
>> direct express train from Maastricht to Brussels North and then only one
>> change to the airport.
>> 
>> Guess what ... IT WAS NOT TRUE. I needed to change the train 4 times. In the
>> first change in Liege for the info about the right itinerary, and after,
>> asked for a complain form proving them that the web site was WRONG. They
>> told me it is outdated and they know it for ages ...
>> 
>> Well the worst is that the new itinerary was also INCORRECT ! I only
>> discovered it asking to the train driver who provided me the right itinerary
>> to all the way thru in order to be able to be in the airport 36 minutes
>> before my train departure.
>> 
>> I was not lucky, and the check-in was already closed and was not able to get
>> my bags thru (no problem with me because I had already my boarding pass), so
>> needed to get my bags directly into the plane as a very special favor
>> because I'm Platinum level in Iberia, throwing away some of the liquids in
>> the security control, and when arrived to Madrid, discovered that my bag was
>> lost in the way (a direct flight !).
>> 
>> It seems that I will get it tomorrow, as local staff forgot to put it on the
>> plane, even if I run across all the airport with the bag !
>> 
>> Of course, I'm going to claim for injuries to the train system, even if I
>> need to spend money in lawyers, but definitively, we should boycott any new
>> meeting that need to use the Belgium/Netherlands train system.
>> 
>> I'm sorry about this but, even if I was quite the last days with all the
>> noise about the trains, and I was thinking that people was exaggerating, now
>> I realize that the people was completely right, THEY HAVE THE WORST TRAIN
>> SYSTEM IN THE WORLD.
>> 
>> So please, IAOC/secretariat. For any NEXT MEETING make sure that the
>> official web sites for transport are 9999% ACCURATE, 100% is not enough.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Jordi
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> From: Gregory Lebovitz <gregory.ietf@gmail.com>
>> Reply-To: <gregory.ietf@gmail.com>
>> Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 10:44:19 -0700
>> To: <78attendees@ietf.org>
>> Subject: [78attendees] Maastricht to Brussels-Nat-Aero, Sat 07:09
>> 
>> Hey all,
>> I'm heading to the Brussels airport on Saturday morning, early. I've got a
>> 07:09 train from Maastricht city center, with two transfers, that gets me
>> into Bruxelles-Nat-Aero at 09:10, in time for my 11:00 flight.
>> 
>> Anyone from NH want to share a cab to the train station, and make the
>> journey together?
>> 
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