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2x1 FRECCIAROSA train discount

We are traveling from Venice to Santa Margherita L. On Trenitalia it looks like there is a 50% rate called 2x1 FRECCIAROSA. It is my wife and I traveling. I believe we can use this discount right?

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11. Re: 2x1 FRECCIAROSA train discount

thanks!

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12. Re: 2x1 FRECCIAROSA train discount

Oh, well, Aristofane, you can still be priests and we can't!

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13. Re: 2x1 FRECCIAROSA train discount

Two nuns travelling together qualify for the discount, as does a nun and a priest; but not two priests travelling together.

Two sisters travelling together, or a sister/brother, qualify, but not two brothers.

Two female friends travelling togehter, or a female/male, qualify, but not two male friends.

A Mother/Daughter, or a Mother/Son, or a Father/Daughter, qualify, but not a Father/Son.

Figure that.

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14. Re: 2x1 FRECCIAROSA train discount

Could simply be to avoid businessmen on the expensive routes getting together and claiming the discount.

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15. Re: 2x1 FRECCIAROSA train discount

No question that this is the reason.

Of course, two business women travelling together, or one business man and one business woman travelling together, qualify for the discount. But the perception in Italy (and probably the reality) is that these cases are rare, compared to the cases of two business men travelling together.

Nevertheless, the restriction easily qualifies as an example of .....

[edited out]

Can anyone contemplate this rule in the U.S. or indeed any other English-speaking country?

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16. Re: 2x1 FRECCIAROSA train discount

Still relatively few business women in Italy.

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17. Re: 2x1 FRECCIAROSA train discount

Respons from the European Consumer Centre regarding my enquiry about Treinitalia 2x1Frecciarosa ticket offer:

In relation to your complaint against Treinitalia we are sharing your case with our sister office ECC Italy, who will contact the trader on your behalf. However, we are not in a position at this point in time to know if the ECC are in a position to pursue this matter as consumer legislation may not apply on this occasion since the company shares are owned by the State through the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. Frecciarosa is part of Trenitalia, the main rail operator in Italy. Trenitalia is a subsidiary of Ferrovie dello Stato S.p.a. (Piazza della Croce Rossa 1 - 00161 Roma), a government-owned holding that manages infrastructure and services on the Italian rail network.

Although there may be a case for the mobility of women in Italy, it would be hard to see a justification for positive discrimination in this case.

Please do bear in mind that the ECC does not have any enforcement powers or sanctioning abilities.

Kind regards,

Cxxxxx Lxxxxxx

Consumer Advisor

ECC Ireland

European Consumer Centre (ECC) Ireland

MACRO Centre, 1 Green Street, Dublin 7

T. +353 (0) 1 8797 620

F. +353 (0)1 8734328

www.eccireland.ie

t. @eccireland

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18. Re: 2x1 FRECCIAROSA train discount

In the United States (and elsewhere), nobody would have ever dreamt up such a gender-specific promotional program which does not stand up to scutiny under any reasonable or rational test. But from the marketing geniuses at [edited out], one can always expect the unexpected!!!

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19. Re: 2x1 FRECCIAROSA train discount

It appears that Trenitalia marketing staff actually READ postings on this website about its train service, and take note of highly critical postings such as this one.

Trenitalia's newest 2 for 1 promotion is now GENDER NEUTRAL and no longer patently discriminatory (as was the previous 2X1 Frecciarosa promotion):

www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp…

www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp…

NOTE: The English-language webpage has NOT BEEN UPDATED to reflect dates in March (see the Italian-language webpage hyperlinked above).

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