Wednesday, October 06, 2004

And while we're annoyed...

Have you tried ordering tickets online for Amtrak from outside of the US? The system demands an American or Canadian zip-code for your billing information. Somebody really should tell them that zip-codes are not universal. Or that foreigners might want to use Amtrak, for instance to get to conferences.

3 comments:

JR said...

Oddly, Amtrack recently just spammed the Washington Post Express (the commuter daily version of the Post) with ads bragging about their new, user-friendly website.

Were you able to resolve the issue?

Torill said...

Actually, I had to put in a US zip-code. So Volda now is in the Brooklyn area.

User-friendly. Right.

JR said...

Surely they meant US-friendly? ;-)

Glad to hear it worked out (I was going to offer some DC zips, if need be).