Hi, I'm looking to book Sparschiene Austria tickets for May 2014 for myself and my wife.
I checked on the OEBB website, they say that Sparschiene tickets are available 6 months in advance.
That means today on the 10th of Nov 2013, I should get tickets up to 9th of May 2014.
I searched on the website today - on the 10th of Nov 2013 - and Sparschiene tickets are only available up to 30th of April 2014. The first 10 days of May 2014 are showing no Sparschiene availability on the Vienna - Salzburg sector.
I find it hard to believe that all Sparschiene for 9th of May 2014 will be sold out the day the booking opens on 10th of Nov 2013!
My questions therefore are:
1) Does the Sparschiene quota actually open exactly 6 months in advance?
2) Is May a peak season to the extent that OEBB will keep a smaller Sparschiene quota OR not keep a Sparschiene quota at all for May?
3) Is it possible that the Sparschiene quota is actually open and gets full that quickly? Is it possible that the Sparschiene quota for 9th of May 2014 has gotten full within 12-15 hours of its opening on the midnight of 10th Nov 2013? Is there that kind of rush for Sparschiene tickets?