I do it all the time, they don't check. But if they ask just act and say you're 15, I've only been asked once.(Original post by MutantGecko)
i have a job interview in london soon.. i will be travelling from crewe to london euston, and will be booking the tickets soon.
i would like to get a child ticket as they are around half the price, but could i get away with a child ticket (im 17 but look about 13)? or are they really strict with this sort of thing?
thanks for any help
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- 01-04-2011 23:29
- 01-04-2011 23:29
you could most probably get away with it, but still dont risk it.
- 01-04-2011 23:36
It's the sort of thing I get away with all the time and I'm 18.
The other day, I got sold a kid's ticket and I didn't even ask for one, he just assumed I was a kid.
Sometimes, I'll be with my mum and she'll ask for a child's ticket for me and I think that makes it look more real because they don't think she'll lie.
It depends how young you look though and also how far you're travelling. I've never done it for a long distance journey where there's more likelihood of it being checked and being found out and I also really do look very young for my age.
- 01-04-2011 23:43
It really is the luck of the draw. My drama teacher's daughter when travelling on the underground in london got done for it, as they thought it was suspicious for a child to be travelling during the day. She got fined 200 pounds. You won't be saving money if you get caught. On the other hand, I've accidently ended up in first class on the overground and got child tickets out of habit (is it weird I forget how old I am?) on the underground and no-one's batted an eye.
- 13-08-2017 18:42
I have a niece that is 15 but looks older ! We are travelling to Brighton next week and I will get her ticket but don't know whether to get her child or adult What id do I need to prove that she is only 15 and should go as a child ! Thanks