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    The long and winding road. Life in a capsule. Nice, innit?😎
  3. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    TBH if that´s what they´re aiming for then they´re not going to succeed. The no ICE usage usually induces either long waits or lots of bus rides in place of trains. The wife on the odd occasion goes to her friends on Bodensee and uses her behindertenausweis to travel as it then costs her nothing and from what I can see the €9 ticket has the same restrictions. The €9 ticket is a good idea if you have plenty of time on your hands.
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  5. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    How wonderful that school children get free ticket.   We do not have that here.  But many of the travel cards here are doing the same 9 euro deal for no extra dosh.
  6. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    Sylt is rammed cars in Pfingsten and the summer, brought over on the train shuttle.  When it rains, the whole place (which is really quite beautiful) is just a huge traffic jam.
  7. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

      Except in Berlin. The (free) BVG Ticket will be automatically upgraded to 9€ ticket at no cost.
  8. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    Ha ha, many politicians might be on Majorca, or getting a helicopter to Sylt😉
  9. I forgot the Conquest of paradise. Truly goosebumping...
  10. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    Should be available from ticket machines at stations starting Monday 23.5.   The ticket is personengebunden for a specified individual only, I think you have to write your name on it.
  11. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    I was under impression, as well as my colleagues, they intentionally  offered 9€ ticket in summer months, because most people will be having holidays somewhere in Majorca and won't be using trains in Germany at all.  
  12. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    Where do I get it from ?  Main train station ??   Do I down load an app, whats it called ?    
  13. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    Looks like millions of people have the same idea, did I see 30 million mentioned in Bild Zeitung? I shall be lying low for the first few days at least.
  14. employed in DE and home office in EU

    Hello  Thank you guys, for reply.    Well, this sound rather interesting - to get paid a gross salary in Germany and you pay other contributions  by yourself in another country. Is there any article or even legislation published from German point of view about this ? What I could find was only an option that employee is officially sent by his employer to work in a foreign country for a limited length of time.  I guess my HR is not that flexible, they said I could work outside Germany only for 20% of my work time (and this is only valid because of Corona). And if I deregister from Germany (abmelden) I must cancel the work contract.  Any feedback to this?
  15. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    Okay, here it is easier.  Probably a question of frequency of use.  But great when it works.  I think if they are trying to encourage public transport they could improve this, for not much dosh, compared to the price of the bus service they have axed.
  16. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    Part of the reason is the inflexibility. Where I lived you sometimes had to order them the day before.
  17. The War in Ukraine

    Selling coal to Newcastle! ( Bit sarcastic but anyway...)🙁
  18. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    What a lovely ideas.   I loved the train from here via Strassburg down to the south of France.   And to Italy.  Waking at early dawn going through the alpines passes, and not long after the coast.     
  19. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

      Yup, that's my plan.   I also want to go on the bit between Kiel and Rendsburg where there's a really cool bridge. 
  20. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    Me too.
  21. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    I was thinking I'd start going into the office a lot more as it won't cost me any extra and it's a chance to go visit a few places on the regional trains. Not that the cost is the reason I don't do these things now, but when it's essentially free it does give you a nudge. 
  22. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    I know people who have no idea about the Ruftaxi they can use here.  Obviously they are not everywhere, but even when they are available they do not use them. It does not cost anything extra for most cardholders.  I found it amazing.  Lots of people I know do not use it, though they could.  Not sure why.
  23. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    JFC Talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth!  
  24. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

      We also have not had a car.  3 children.  Jobticket, plus cheap Stadtmobile carshare, which is flexible, so can get something big for IKEA.  Or whatever.  And wonderful not having to worry about repairs, insurance, or even gas.  The car comes with a credit card you use to fill the tank.   There are calculations you can get on this, and how many miles you have to drive to make having your own car cheaper.  We come nowhere near the limit.  Also, the lack of worrying about all normal stuff, servicing, etc.  Great service.   Obviously we live near a city, in a big metropolitan area, with other cities well connected.  
  25. The War in Ukraine

    Great business model isn't it?
  26. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

      Or that they don't go to where you want to go...
  27. 9€ Transit Ticket: where are you going?

    Our German friends don’t seem to like public transport as much as we do.  😂
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